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Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update

Been quite a month of May some wild weather and so many great rides already this season. Looking forward to some great conditions at White Ranch week, hope to see you there.  Meet up at 6pm at the East lot and we'll continue our discussion of the beatitudes.

"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."  Matthew 7.

We often judge a person on the trail based on their appearance.  For example, what is your impression of the person riding the brand new SB150, turq shorts, turq jersey, matching socks, gloves and helmet (be careful, that is many of us in the group), or team jersey, team spandex, team helmet, socks, etc. 

Have you ever come across a person on a trail that is broken down and they don't have the parts to fix their bike but you do?  What have you done? Does it matter if they are riding a 2000 Trek 6000, or a 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper, or a 2019 Yeti SB150?  Does it matter whether they look enduro brah and are all kitted up, look like an xc racer, or are wearing cutoff shorts and a t-shirt and look like they haven't ridden for over a decade?  Does it matter their age? or whether they appear to be a new rider or experienced rider? Or have you ever been cut off by someone on the trail - maybe a super slow, brand new rider jumped in front of you on a descent where you were chatting and then you had to sit behind them.  You were annoyed. What was your reaction toward them? Did you encourage them and help them or yell at them to move out of the way?

So far as we've studied the beatitudes we've acknowledged the brokenness of ourselves and humanity (poor in spirit), wept over such brokenness and the reason for such brokenness (sin), and humbled ourselves (meek).  Therefore, we seek that right relationship with God (hunger and thirst). As a result, we begin to transform ourselves and how we interact with others. The first four focused on our relationship (both individually and corporately) with God.  The fifth focuses on our relationship with others.
The fifth beatitude is "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."  Matthew 7.

According to John Stott, "mercy is compassion for people in need."  Mercy means we look beyond people's' faults and see their needs. We focus on the masterpiece God created not the mud (brokenness).  Jesus routinely showed mercy - whether it was the woman at the well, the woman with the jar of perfume (Luke 7:36-50), or dinner with sinners.  Mercy goes beyond compassion and judgment and leads to action and forgiveness.

How do we become a community of mercy? We believe the gospel.  How can we encourage one another on to so firmly believe the gospel that we ooze mercy towards each other and towards others?
How do we extend mercy to all (including those Yeti-lovers, like me), not just those who we consider worthy of mercy, or those that are like or or those that we want to like us?

This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: Thursday, 5/30/2019, meet at 5:45pm, start the devotional and introductions at 6:00pm. 

Where: White Ranch

Directions: East Access 5611 Glencoe Valley Rd. Golden
Questions: Reply to this email or join the facebook group

Waiver: Mountain biking can result in injury. By attending this ride you acknowledge the risk as stated in the group waiver

BOMB Values:

  1. We believe we are part of God's kingdom, not just a biking club.  We believe in God, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
  2. We give thanks and glory to God. 
  3. We put the group first. 
  4. It's about the relationships: We connect with each other, encourage and support one another in Christ.


BOMB Ride Format:

What to expect on a ride (all times are very approximate and will vary from week to week).
6:00 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
High/Midpoint Regroup, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars for hot dogs

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