Pre Registration for the 2021 National Rally

25.00 Registration includes-Rally pin, Name tag, Business meeting donuts and coffee, Catered lunch for the Saturday business meeting.

God bless,  Sis Laureen Theodore ASR International Treasurer

Please Lord Grant Me A Servant’s Heart….

I feel as if the Lord had laid this heavily upon my heart for this ministry. The Lord has never audibly spoken to me and I have never seen angles that I know of so this is as close as it comes for me hering from the Lord. I have given that direction a lot of thought over the last several month’s, prayed and fasted about sitting down and putting to paper (well into a word doc) the words he has given me  asking for the anointing and the will of God to be done. Last month I had the privilege to write about presenting ourselves a living sacrifice Holy and acceptable unto God….. I ended that article with a note about a servant’s heart and with your permission I would like to continue on that thread and talk about a spirit of servitude.

I do not know if having the spirit of servitude is a learned behavior or we are just given that by the grace of God. I think it might be a combination of both, a desire in our hearts to be obedient to the Word of God and in prayer asking the Lord Jesus Christ to give us the heart of a servant just like his because it’s my desire to be more like our Lord. So what is a servant ? Bro Webster defines it as “A person who performs duties for others” and “A devoted and helpful follower or supporter”

The Bible says:
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
(Phil 2: 3-5)

Jesus had a servant’s heart and the ultimate expression of that nature is found in John 13:1-17 when he washed the disciples feet showing them the way of a true servant. Not only a servant but also the lowest of all servants, you see washing the feet of either their master or a visitor was the lowest job of any household servant in that time. This very act shows us today what approach we should take towards ministry. Not to be high-minded in the service for the Lord but to be lowly and meek. I’ll take it a step further for those who have a burden for ministry you must possess a servant’s heart with the same humility as Jesus. Here was the King of Kings washing the feet of his disciples instead of sitting on the throne of Glory.
Who are we ?

Now of all people one would think that the disciples of Jesus Christ would be the epitome of those with a servant’s heart but they were a lot like we can be sometimes, look at what Peter had to say.

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?  Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. (John 13: 3-15)

The Lord would rebuked Peter for refusing a foot washing he must have felt it was important and did not want Peter to miss out of the learning opportunity on servitude. Peter sensing the Lord was serious not only compiled but also offered his hands and his head to be washed. Peter had the right attitude when confronted, the flesh might have been unwilling but the spirit stepped in and did the right thing.

This ordinance is as much a divine command as any other New Testament ordinance. Jesus gave us an example that we do even as He had done. He said that we ought to wash one another’s feet. And again, “If ye know these things, happy are ye if you do them” (John 13:4-17). There is scriptural evidence that this was practiced by the church in the days of the apostle Paul (I Timothy 5:10). And I pray today, at our National Rally.

For this reason we as a ministry (members only) will be given the opportunity in observing both communion and foot washing on the morning of our business meeting Saturday October 16th starting at 8:00am Bro Joseph will be presiding over both the communion and the foot washing. Bro Beall oversee the foot washing for the men and Sis Beall over the ladies. I urge every member and their spouses to be involved with this act of servitude (Foot washing will be held in two separate areas within the church). This is an invitation only I know there might be those in our membership that might be uneasily about either washing another’s feet or having their feet washed (perhaps so did Peter) I understand. This is where we need to trust in each other, humble ourselves and allow the Lord to minister to the body. It’s not about our feet but about obedience and maintaining a lowly and humble spirit. I guess we should keep in mind how Jesus dealt with Peter over the subject and Peter’s reaction:

 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet? Jesus replied, You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand. No, said Peter, you shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered, Unless I wash you, you have no part with me. Then, Lord, Simon Peter replied, not just my feet but my hands and my head as well! John 13:6-9

Let’s come together for this scarit time together, minister to one another as Jesus ministered to his disciples we should minister to each other. We need to keep the faith and stay the course the Lord is coming soon. I for one want to do all I can to stay on track.

Welcome New Members for August 2021

I would like to reach out to all out new members and take this opportunity to welcome you into the greatest motorcycle ministry there is.

Sis Cordia Fluharty and Bro Fred Fluharty
Wooster, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Pastor Benjamin Robinson

Sis Stephanie Ross
Orrville, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Pastor Benjamin Robinson

Bro James Diller
Orville, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Pastor Benjamin Robinson

Bro Jacob Schiefer
Smithville, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Pastor Benjamin Robinson

Sis Savanna McKenzee Schiefer
Smithville, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Pastor Benjamin Robinson

Sis Sherry & Bro Charles Austin
Shreve, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Pastor Benjamin Robinson

Bro Michael Dailey
Cullman, AL
New Life Tabernacle
Pastor Travis Dalton

Bro Thomas & Sis Tracy Hanks
Henderson, TX
New Life Tabernacle
Pastor Randy Henningan

Bro Ralph Walker
Kingston, OK
Truth Church
Pastor Darren Gilbert

The Culture of Caring

Greetings to all in Jesus name!
My heart is so heavy with concern of so many of our ASR members being affected by COVID. We have many that are sick. We have family, friends, church family, or acquaintances that are suffering from illness and many have lost people close to them. My heart and prayers go out to each and every one that is dealing with any type of ailment surrounding you.
I am so thankful we have a Saviour that hears our cries and he comforts us through are pain.
2 Corinthians 1:3 BLESSED BE GOD, EVEN THE FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF MERCIES, AND THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT.
He is a peace speaker in our time of total chaos. Aren’t you thankful for that? When we feel we have nowhere to turn or just what we are going to do- when we feel like nobody cares or understands our pain……. HE does! We need to go to him with our concerns, our hurts and hang ups. He can mend our brokenness, our emptiness and make us whole. What a comfort! There is no one like our God! He comforts us during our hard times so that we may can comfort others that are in trouble. Together, in healing and complete wholeness, we can rejoice! The Bible says: for our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, or with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and mor e abundantly to you-ward. (2 Corinthians 1: 12)
We will rejoice through our trials, TOGETHER! We draw strength for our church family and from our ASR brothers and sister! Thank God for all or our prayer warriors! We can overcome the pain and heartache we face through the blood of Jesus.



PLEASE JOIN IN PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION

Prodigals

HEALING


Bro. Mark Wever-Urgent prayers need for total healing from Covid
Sis. Leanne Wever- complete healing in her body
Bro. Randall Wild- healing in body from automobile accident
Bro. Fred Bealle total healing
Bro. Anthony Storey total healing
Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother-Tina complete healing


Chaplain Carman Hamby





Up Coming Events last of the year

4th Annual Appalachian Chapter Biker Sunday
Sept 17-19
Charleston, WV

 

 

1st  Sparta TN Biker Weekend
Sept 26-26
Sparta, TN

 

 

 

ASR National Rally
Oct 14-19
Bossier City, LA

 

Events

I would like to start with please pray for our members with COVID. It is my understanding a couple of our members are in critical condition and need our prayers! I can only ask going forward with events if there is cases of COVID in your church and or family to please make that information public if you are having a event so guests can decide if they want to risk it. Should there be a outbreak in your church or area that concerns you then please cancel the event, better to not have than spread this virus further. These are different times than we ever faced before and we need to use wisdom and courtesy to decide whether or not it is safe to move forward. In all that we do pray and pray for guidance! God bless the Azusa Street Riders!
Bro Tom Thompson

2021 National Rally

Last call to make your Reservations for the 2021 National Rally.
October 14 – 16
The cut-off date is September 15, 2021
Host Church is The Pentecostals of Bossier City, Louisiana
Thursday’s Speaker Reverend – Tom Harding
Friday’s Speaker Reverend – Jerry Dean
Annual Business meeting on Saturday the 16th.
The Host Hotel is the Comfort Suites Bossier City,LA
7950 E Texas St,Bossier City, LA
Group Name is under Azusa StreetRiders
Group Code is MM87X3
318-742-3444
For More Information
Contact Ronald Thwing ron@rspropertysolution.com
318-286-5027

I beseech you therefore …

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1-2).

As a member of the Azusa StreetRiders ministry I hold myself to a higher standard, not due to the position I hold as President, but like all of our members because of what I am a part of. Being part of the Azusa StreetRiders has driven me to that end. I know I am preaching to the choir, but I just wanted to share how blessed I am to be a part of the Azusa StreetRiders ministry along with the rest of y’all.

However I am not content, I need that deeper commitment to the things of God in order to climb to the next level. I want to be able to do the works of God just like the first century church. Some might smirk at this statement, but it’s happening on the mission field all over the world: blind eyes opened, the lame walk, and the dumb speak. So, why not here, and why not through the Azusa StreetRiders ministry? Jesus Christ is faithful to His Word, and His word proclaims that we need to believe and exercise our measure of faith.

Our ministry is made up of ambassadors of Jesus Christ sent to people that might not otherwise ever hear the true Gospel. We need to be aware that our conversations and relationships might be the only Jesus they know. We might be the only word they get. Therefore, in order to be the most effective we must be ready. The Bible puts it this way:

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (II Timothy 4:2).

In order to do, so we must also have the following:

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” (Psalm 24:4).

In other words, to be beyond reproach when we witness to the lost.

In II Timothy, Paul goes on to write:

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry” (II Timothy 4:3-5).

That tells me we might have only one shot at it, and I for one want my heart right. That is my “reasonable service.” We could be the only shot that poor lost soul might have to make it to heaven, so we need to always be ready. Our readiness comes by preparation of the heart through prayer and fasting, of which I know this ministry does both. One other attribute that goes hand in hand with a broken and contrite heart is to have a servant’s spirit.

Culture of Caring

Greetings in Jesus name!  I trust the each of you have had a blessed ad great July.  We are blessed and highly favored.  Ain’t God good?  I am be young thankful for the blessing he has given me and his mercy that he shows each and every day.

You know, circumstances come our way that we don’t understand and I, myself, question God- WHY?

WHY did this happen, WHY did that happen?  We are all guilty of having questions.  We know that bad things happen to good people every day.   None excluded. We are all affected by the harsh realities of life.  We must acknowledge that we, as human beings are not eternal, infinite, or omniscient.  We can not expect to fully understand Gods purposes and ways.

The book of Job deals with the issue of why God allows bad things to happen to good people. Job was a righteous man (Job 1:1), yet he suffered in ways that are almost beyond belief. God allowed Satan to do everything he wanted to Job except kill him, and Satan did his worst. What was Job’s reaction? “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him” (Job 13:15). “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:21). Job did not understand why God had allowed the things He did, but he knew God was good and therefore continued to trust in Him. Ultimately, that should be our reaction as well.

Why do bad things happen to good people? As hard as it is to acknowledge, we must remember that there are no “good” people, in the absolute sense of the word. All of us are tainted by and infected with sin (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8). As Jesus said, “No one is good—except God alone” (Luke 18:19). All of us feel the effects of sin in one way or another. Sometimes it’s our own personal sin; other times, it’s the sins of others. We live in a fallen world, and we experience the effects of the fall. One of those effects is injustice and seemingly senseless suffering.

When wondering why God would allow bad things to happen to good people, it’s also good to consider these four things about the bad things that happen:

1) Bad things may happen to good people in this world, but this world is not the end. Christians have an eternal perspective: “We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16–18). We will have a reward some day, and it will be glorious.

2) Bad things happen to good people, but God uses those bad things for an ultimate, lasting good. “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). When Joseph, innocent of wrongdoing, finally came through his horrific sufferings, he was able to see God’s good plan in it all (see Genesis 50:19–21).

3) Bad things happen to good people, but those bad things equip believers for deeper ministry. “Praise be to . . . the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:3–5). Those with battle scars can better help those going through the battles.

4) Bad things happen to good people, and the worst things happened to the best Person. Jesus was the only truly Righteous One, yet He suffered more than we can imagine. We follow in His footsteps: “If you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. ‘He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.’ When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly” (1 Peter 2:20–23). Jesus is no stranger to our pain.

Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Despite the sinful nature of the people of this world, God still loves us. Jesus loved us enough to die to take the penalty for our sins (Romans 6:23). If we receive Jesus Christ as Savior (John 3:16; Romans 10:9), we will be forgiven and promised an eternal home in heaven (Romans 8:1).

God allows things to happen for a reason. Whether or not we understand His reasons, we must remember that God is good, just, loving, and merciful (Psalm 135:3). Often, bad things happen to us that we simply cannot understand. Instead of doubting God’s goodness, our reaction should be to trust Him. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5–6). We walk by faith, not by sight.

PLEASE  JOIN IN PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION

Prodigals

HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Bealle total healing
  • Bro. Anthony Storey total healing
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother-Tina complete healing

 

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome New Members for the Month of June

Bro Michael & Sis Colton Frizzell
Vivian, LA
Pentecostals of Bossier City – Bossier City, LA
Pastor Jerry Dean

Bro Shane & Sis Carrie Hayden
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church – Washington, IN
Pastor Peter Aldrich

Bro Nicholas Smith
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church – Washington, IN
Pastor Peter Aldrich

Bro David & Sis Alicia Locke
Old River – Winfree, TX
Peace Tabernacle – Baytown, TX
Pastor Kenneth Grant

Pastor Gene & Sis Reta Alphin
Lincoln, NE
The Life Church of Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
Pastor Gene Alphin

Bro Ken Johnson
Denison, TX
Truth Church – Denison, TX
Pastor Darren Gilbert

 

 

Please Forgive Me …

Forgive me Lord …

I have sat down and attempted to write this for several days only to have a hindering spirit press against my goal of putting to paper what the Lord laid upon my heart. I pray this softens someone’s heart in what might be a difficult situation.

Forgive Me Lord …. I think for many of us this might have been some of the first words we ever expressed to the Lord Jesus Christ. Coming to the Lord broken, many of our lives upside down looking for a way out of a sinful lifestyle, tired of all the shame and heartaches that plagued us in life. Whatever the reason that drove you to an alter of repentance for the first time I can only imagine that these words would have at some point been expressed.

Our heartfelt desire to be forgiven for the things we had done, the lifestyle we had lived especially for those that weren’t raised in the church like myself and many others within this membership. Given an opportunity to knee before the King of Kings and ask him to forgive us for all the ugly, sinful, hateful acts in our lives and he was faithful and just to not only forgive us of those sins but to wash them away he threw them into a sea of forgetfulness. How grateful we felt for that, to be forgiven and yet it seems we have, at time the inability of forgiving those around us for so much less. Those we feel have offended us one way or another. Whether it be the warranted or manufactured in our own hearts and minds, we need to be careful, after all;

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it. (Jer 17:9)

You see I don’t even know how much the Lord had forgiven me of, many of you know my past, however the Lord knows everything every dark, dirty unmentionable secret within my heart that he has forgiven me of. I am not just talking about the first time but included is every time since. I ask the Lord to search my heart everyday and forgive me of my sins. You see I do not want anything to come between the Lord and myself that would hinder our relationship. I suppose that is why I have a difficult time watching brother next brother both in church, both filled with the Holy Ghost having a fault one to another, the inability to forgive and allowing our foolish pride to hinder asking someone for forgiveness and if forgiveness is asked the inability to in fact do so, after all the Lord did so much more for us.

Jesus Christ hung on a cross so we would not have to, why, so we could humble ourselves and ask him for forgiveness, the first step in the plan of salvation. In addition not everything we repent of and ask for with respect to forgiveness needs to be sinful in nature; sometimes it’s attitudes and actions that need a check and balance. Perhaps a time out could be in order to do a personal inventory and compare those results to the word of God. Were quick to and assured of that the Lord has forgiven us, but has he ?

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.(Matt 5:23,24)

I don’t think there is much wiggle room here in this scripture. It’s pretty much cut and dry. How can I hold ought against my brother and expect the Lord to forgive me. How can I not forgive my brother after all the Lord did for me the only thing I can come up with is pride? To proud to go to a brother who might not even be fully aware of the offense or perhaps is hurting as much as we are only to pray that the gulf between us could be closed, but because were a stiffed neck generation that wound remains open seeping until is becomes infected with hurt, anger, strife, ill will and so much more. The Lord shows us forgiveness everyday should we not in turn show others the same courtly.

Does the Bible not say that we should be Christ like where does that line end, where do we stop being Christ like and become what he hates to see in us? Love one anther as I have loved you,

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another (James 5:34,35)

Some might say I can love them but I just don’t like them, it doesn’t really work like that. We need to learn to forgive and forget it’s difficult but is possible. Because my word say;

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matt 19:26)

My Pastor early in my walk told me that earnestly praying for a person that has offended might not affect that individual’s attitude towards me (but it might) but it most certainly helps the way I look at them. I learned a long time ago you can’t earnestly pray for someone and not have it affect your attitude toward him or her. In other words I cannot pray sincerely for someone and not have the Lord soften my heart toward him or her, I have never known it not to work. You may not become best friends but one can walk brother with brother in the sight of Christ.

I closing I want to say if while reading this someone comes to your mind that maybe there is some riff between you. You don’t really know how to take that first step let me say just call them (don’t text) and talk to them from your heart let them know if there is an offense please forgive me. It will take some humility perhaps, especially if you are not at fault. Remember it might not be for them it’s more so for you. At that point in the sight of God you have fulfilled your requirements to make things right. If that individual refuses to acknowledge your attempt to set things straight it’s totally on his head, he will need to answer for that, you will not. You never know he or she might just be waiting for such a call and only eternity will tell whom all that one act might effect for the kingdom of God.

 

 

PRE REGISTER FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL RALLY

Registration is now open for the 2021 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally in Bossier City, Louisiana October 14-16. Instructions for pre registration- Log onto our website azusastreetriders.com and Click on events, scroll to National Rally and click on view details to register.  Make sure to add the lunch/dinner plans you will be attending.  Once you complete the registration make sure you receive an email to confirm you have completed the process and payment was received.  Please contact me for any questions or if you need help with registration.  We look forward to seeing you all at the National Rally!

25.00 Registration includes-Rally pin, Name tag, Business meeting donuts and coffee, Catered lunch for the Saturday business meeting.

God bless,  Sis Laureen Theodore ASR International Treasurer

Have you made your Reservations for the 2021 National Rally

Have you made your Reservations for the 2021 National Rally.
October 14 – 16
The cut-off date is September 15, 2021
Host Church is The Pentecostals of Bossier City, Louisiana
Thursday’s Speaker Reverend – Tom Harding
Friday’s Speaker Reverend – Jerry Dean
Annual Business meeting on Saturday the 16th.
The Host Hotel is the Comfort Suites Bossier City,LA
7950 E Texas St,Bossier City, LA
Group Name is under Azusa StreetRiders
Group Code is MM87X3
318-742-3444
For More Information
Contact Ronald Thwing ron@rspropertysolution.com
318-286-5027