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Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update

Green Mountain from Rooney Road lot at 5;30, dark early so bring a light.  Will be wrapping up the season and weekly planned rides soon, come out and enjoy the good weather while you can. 

Have you ever been on a trail that had two lines you can take - option A has a huge open gap jump like the picture above, option B has a small drop or no drop?  Which path do you take or who do you follow?  Do you follow someone who always takes the most gnarly line?  Or do you follow someone like me (Doug) that will likely take option B?  I wasn’t able to go on the Arkansas trip this year, but from the looks of it, I would definitely be following those taking the B lines, and not the big features or A lines.  

In life, who do you follow?  I’m reading 1 Corinthians right now, and Paul says to follow Christ.  He was addressing the quarreling that was going on among the believers of the Church of Corinth in which some people said they followed Apollos, others said they followed Paul, others said they followed Peter, and some said they followed Christ alone.  “Aren’t you living like people of the world?  When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,”  are you acting just like people of the world?  After all, who is Apollos?  Who is Paul?  We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News.  Each of us did the work the Lord gave us.  I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.  It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering.  What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose.  And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.  For we are both God’s workers.  And you are God’s field.  You are God’s building.”  1 Corinthians 3:3-9.

1 Corinthians got me thinking about the upcoming election and who do you follow?  As Christians, we must always follow Christ and work together.  It doesn’t mean we don’t differ on what candidate or policies or political party we support.  But we don’t quarrel and tear others down.  We don’t argue we follow President Trump first or we follow former Vice President Biden first.  Rather, as believers, we follow Christ first.  Of course, we can have differing opinions, but if our sole focus becomes following a political candidate over Christ, we end up arguing and quarreling with our fellow brothers and sisters and create division in the church similar to the believers in Corinth.  Instead of being united as one (see v. 16 - we are all together the temple of God), they were divided.  The great thing about going on a BOMB trip is that nobody pressures others in taking the A line.  Everyone cheers on those that take and conquer an A line and everyone cheers and supports those that take the B line.  On a BOMB trip we are one - united together in Christ.  Similarly, in life, we are one.  Thus, as you ponder Corinthians and the upcoming election, think about whether you are following Christ first or a political candidate first, and whether your actions are building others up or tearing others down.  Again, when it comes to politics it is ok for us to have differing opinions, views, etc, but as believers our focus must be on Christ first.  If you want to listen to a challenging message on this, encourage you to listen to Pastor Larry’s sermon, which can be found here: https://waterstonechurch.org/sermon5/the-new-law-giver-the-teaching-of-jesus/
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: Thursday, 10/8/2020, 5:30 pm
Where: Green Mountain from Rooney Road

Directions: 1000 S. Rooney Rd. Lakewood
Questions: Reply to this email or join the facebook group

There is already guidance on how to safely enjoy the parks and trails. 

From JeffCo Parks:
DO NOT visit parks and public areas if sick; stay home, seek medical care
DO NOT gather in groups larger than 10
Practice social distancing of at least 6’ in parks, trail heads, trails.
Bring your own hand sanitizer and/or hand washing supplies.
FACE COVERING required; use when near others or when passing on the trail
High-risk visitors, use discretion for park visits and public restroom use

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).
5:30 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
High/Midpoint Regroup, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars

See full
schedule for details.
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