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Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update


White Ranch was so good last week, 18 riders strong and the perfect combination of tacky dirt, cool temps and rocks to smash.  A few rocks smashed back, but we all made it back down from some hot dogs and some interesting Chipotle Mustard that seemed to have very few takers.  Judge for yourself tomorrow night at Deer Creek. 

Deer Creek, a beast of a climb for the first 1.17 miles,  then some perfect singletrack followed by more rock smashing back to the car. 

Matthew 5:8  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”  

Does anyone have an example of the perfect bike or at some point had your bike "perfect"?  We all have in our mind what it would take to get the bike dialed into "perfect".  For me this is new tires, fresh stickers, new grips and no scratches. 
 
The 6th beatitude is
Matthew 5:8  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”  
 
In ancient times the heart was viewed as the operating center of the human (not the brain).  In the context of this beatitude, pure means clean - no impurities. Think of an operating room.  Operating rooms are designed with no 90 degree corners and the air is to be circulated every 12 minutes.  It is to be pure and clean (setting aside any junior mint mishap … Seinfeld reference). In this context pure means - through and through.  So Jesus is saying that he wants us to have a clean heart through and through.

Similar to the debate on the perfect bike, this seems like an impossible task, right? My perfect bike is not so perfect has the fresh tires get dirty and smashing rocks seems to lead to scratches no matter how much shelter tape I apply. 

We start each day with the same, best intentions of being "perfect". For example, have you uttered any words today that would demonstrate your heart is not pure? Have you said anything negative about another person? Have you ever stolen something?  Have you ever murdered anyone with your thoughts? What about coveting someone else’s bike? Jesus said, what comes out of the mouth comes from the body. It is an impossible task, and that is why we need Jesus and need to keep striving for him.  
 
So what do we do with impurities in the heart?
  1. Agree and confess your sins.  Jesus will give you a clean heart.  He shed his blood on the cross to take away our sins.  When we confess our sins (our impurities of the heart), and believe in Jesus, Jesus’ blood covers your heart - it purifies us.  
  2. Prepare.  Are you preparing and getting ready for Jesus coming again?  What are you seeking instead of God? Contemplate on that, set it aside and focus on Jesus.
 
The heart wants what it wants.  What do you want?

 
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

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

Where: Deer Creek

Directions: 13896 Grizzly Dr, Littleton, CO 80127
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
http://denverbomb.com/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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