Kentucky District Royal Rangers

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March 2017

ROYAL RANGERS LIVE THE ADVENTURE www.kyroyalrangers.org

{M.O.V.E.—Men Of Valor Empowered}

1.    What is our purpose? We are an instrumental auxiliary branch for ministerial affairs,  (M O V E), “Men Of Valor Empowered”.  MOVE is, a subsidiary, functioning in a supporting capacity of prayer and finances on behalf of the Royal Rangers’ ministry. We are soliciting valiant men, both male and female to become members of MOVE. All members will receive reward benefits. This may vary from Network to Network. Here in Kentucky, rewards will incur scholarships to all Kentucky District events including Leadership Training. Memberships will start at the price of a cup of coffee, $.50, that’s fifty cents per day, or $15.00 a month. Membership fees can be paid monthly or annually.    

How do you become a member of MOVE:

 Memberships Applications can be found at www.kyroyalrangers.org you can download and use the form to mail by US postage system or preferred, sign up on line here. If you chose to mail it, print it off and mail it—Royal Rangers, 2005 Massie School Road   LaGrange, Ky. 40031. Those needing a form can call or text 502-222-8888 and request one to be mailed. All memberships are tax deductible!

MARCH 25th OUTPOST LEADERS CONFERENCE—LEAD:  Location—LaGrange Assembly of God 2109 Ky. Hwy 146 40031  

Breakfast and fellowship 8:00 am. Eastern Time

9:00 am. Open Ceremony

9:30 am. Awards Ceremony

10:00 am. 2016 recaps 2017 Calendar

10:30 am. FCF Jess Craig

11:30 am. Lunch and Fellowship

12:15 pm. Leadership Training Tommy Lewis

12:45 pm. Junior Camps Tim Snyder

1:15 pm. Ky. Pow-Wow

1:45 pm. Rotary Camp Projects

2;15 pm. Open floor—prayer—and dismissal

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING AND   ******     PLACE ORDERS FOR LEADERS’ AWARDS NO LATER THAN 3/17/17 TEXT 502-222-8888 FOR REGISTRATION AND AWARD RECOGNITION.

 DEVOTION: Seeking Plainly or Vainly

Key Verse—John 18:31-35

: "Pilate said to them, ‘Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.’ The Jews said to him, ‘It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.’ This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to show by what kind of death he was going to die. Then Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?’"

 

Thoughts for Today:

There was a time when a Gentile’s following of Jesus was tantamount to converting to Judaism. The idea of “Messiah” was a purely Jewish thing. Understanding who Jesus was and the importance of His ministry required certain knowledge of God’s Word, which could only be obtained through close affiliation with Jews.

Perhaps no one understood that idea more than the guy who presided over Jesus’ trial. This concept was not just the opinion of an ignorant Roman governor. The question, “What do we do with Gentile believers?” is perhaps the most hotly–debated issue in the New Testament.

It is not so strange how the modern church has lost a Hebraic understanding of the Scriptures. Given its almost exclusively Hebrew beginnings, perhaps the most glaringly obvious question in the church today should be, “Why are there so few Jews in the pews?”

There are two kinds of people who read the Bible looking for information about Jesus: Those who seek Him plainly, and those who seek Him vainly.

The first type finds Jesus. “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” (John 8:31–32)

The second type can’t find Jesus because they’re not looking for the truth. They are looking for loopholes, so they won’t have to believe in Him. Pilate was looking for a loophole — enough information to strike a political compromise. Instead of a platform of conviction Pilate chose one of fear, for the roots of compromise are fear and weakness.

Matthew’s Gospel testifies that Pilate’s wife warned him against convicting Jesus (Matthew 27:19). But, as is the case with all people, when confronted with the facts of the Gospel, the kingship of Jesus was ultimately a personal decision for Pilate to accept or reject. Sadly, Pilate wasn’t looking for truth. He didn’t know what truth was. Jesus is the Word of God, made flesh. Apart from God’s Word, there is no spiritual truth. By rejecting Jesus’s personal testimony, Pilate was rejecting the authority of God’s Word.

“‘You say that I am a king. For this purpose, I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?’” (John 18:37b—38)

Questions to Ponder:

Is the truth something we all need to hear? If we build our lives on anything but truth, then we will inevitably suffer harm and loss. Just as truth spread from Jesus through a small group of Jewish men and into the Gentile Roman world, so today truth continues to spread to the four corners of the earth. Will you be involved in sharing the truth?

 

CALENDAR:

March

  • March 4- Ranger Derby LaGrange A/G
  • March 15-18 RR National Council LEAD
  • March 25, Kentucky District LEAD Conference

April        don’t forget the 14th this month is Junior Camps deadline

  • April 8 RMA Ranger Basics 8:00 am.-4:00pm.Location to be announced.
  • April 21-23, FCF Big Adventure (Rotary Scout Reservation)

May

  • May 19-21 Mission Action Camp Rotary Scout Reservation
  • May 19-21 JTC and  AJTC Rotary Scout Reservation

June

  • June ? RMA date to TBD
  • June 23-25 FCF Family Campout location TBD

July

  • July 13-15 FCF Regional Rendezvous @ Rotary Scout Reservation, Glasgow, Ky

 

 

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