Necessary and Ongoing

I hope you see outreach as necessary and ongoing.  A penciled sketch I saw recently illustrated a group of people standing in a church foyer.  The words above the exit read, “You are now entering the mission field.”  The caption under the drawing asked, “What if they never leave?”

It’s a striking reality more and more.  Christians caught up in “church work” only existing with other Christians.  Here’s an excerpt from last Sunday’s message,

“Personally, I like a balance of churched and non-churched people in my life.  A) it’s a sign I’m doing my job as a Christ-follower; I should have some non-churched friends I am trying to reach for Christ, but most importantly B) this unique balance is vital for the health of the “air” I am giving out to everyone on a daily basis.

What I mean by balance is similar to how the air we breathe is balanced.  Just one more ounce of oxygen and we’d burn with just one spark, but just one less and we’d suffocate!  What you give out has the capacity to burn people up, or suffocate them.  It’s not the words we say, as much as, the way we value and care for the people we interact with.  We need a perfect blend in our words, love, care, action and deeds.

You need people, saved and unsaved, to have a pure mixture.  Too many “church-only” people and we find we only share our God saved life with the already convinced; that’s a waste.  However, too few and we will find we slip away from the faith in God that saved our life; that’s a tragedy.”

My personal prayer for you is that you experience firsthand outreach each and every week. There are too many opportunities all around us!

Let’s Talk Racing…

Summer Showdown: June 26-28

This will undoubtedly be the biggest field of cars in the last decade at Evergreen Speedway.  We like our chances in this race!  Me and John will both be fielding cars, and it’s gonna be a huge weekend.  To all my TRC’ers, on Sunday I’ll have a code (JKRC) you can use when you buy your tickets online.  As you use the code a credit comes back to me at the speedway, and I will use this credit to pay some of the racing expenses.  I’m really looking forward to winning souls, representing all our sponsors and all the people of TRC on this big weekend.

Jeff Knight New Hats and Shirts

Some have seen the hats and want one.  Good news!  We will have 50 hats available this weekend at TRC services, $20.  We will have shirts available at the races beginning Thursday next week, $15.  With every hat and shirt purchased it goes along way to offset expenses in winning souls through racing cars.  I am so thankful for the people who support me in this journey!

New Book.

Yes, after 11 years of Winning Souls through Racing, I am working on a book about the day I made a decision to merge being a pastor and a race car driver, the theology of soul winning and great stories about all the people who’ve made it special.  Pray for me as we keep unpacking what it means to be a Winning Soul!

SIR Construction

Super excited to announce a new partnership on the #70 car.  SIR Construction is a General Contractor in the Monroe area who specializes in Insurance Claim repairs ie. fire, flood and damage.  They also do remodels, and new construction.  Scott, the owner, is a huge race fan and I’m very appreciative of the support.

Bethneibert.com

Another new sponsor to the team.  Beth is a social media genius and she can help any brand get the word out about what they are doing to grow their effectiveness in business and in life.  Check out her website and like her facebook page!

A Quick Review of the Races on June 9th…

We had a good showing in the 19 car field.  We ended the first main event in 4th.  We ended the 2nd main in 3rd after starting in the back.  We had a fantastic late race surge to put the car on the podium.  I’m super excited about how the car performed, and think it tells us a little about how the car will perform at the Showdown this next week.

THE TRUTH

THE TRUTH

  1. God Loves you, God wants you
    1. For eternity ~ John 3:16
    2. For his own ~ John 3:3
  1. Sin divides you from God
    1. Man is Sinful ~ Romans 3:23
    2. Man is separated ~ Romans 6:23
  1. God put his love on the line by giving Jesus Christ to you.
    1. Jesus died in your place ~ Romans 5:8
    2. He rose from the dead ~ 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
    3. He is the only way to God ~ John 14:16
  1. Salvation is your choice
    1. It’s free; received through faith and cannot be earned ~ Ephesians 2:8-9
    2. You must receive Jesus Christ as Lord ~ Romans 10:9-10; John 1:12
    3. You’ve been personally invited ~ Revelation 3:20
  1. What Happens?
    1. Forgiveness of sin ~ 1 John 1:9
    2. New Birth ~ John 3:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:17
    3. Faith ~ Romans 10:17
  2. What now?
    1. Fulfill the command of Christ

i.     Baptisms ~ Matthew 28:19; Acts 19:1-6

ii.     Communion ~ 1 Corinthians 11:28-32

iii.     Boldness

iv.     Witness

        • Worship and glorify God ~ 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 5:13-16
        • Conformed to Christ’s Image ~ Romans 8:29; Corinthians 3:18
        • Emulate the works of Jesus ~ Genesis 1:26, 28; Matthew 10:7-8; Mark 3:14-15; Acts 10:38
        • Make Disciples of all nations ~ Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:46-53; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; Colossians 1:28

A LATE FRIDAY NIGHT PROMPTING

Greetings TRC!

I want to share with you how valuable tomorrow morning can be if you make yourself available for the Marketplace Ministry event.  Erik Van Alstine is not only a personal friend of Melinda and I, he is one of the most sought after local church leaders and speakers in the Northwest.  What do I mean by local church?  This guy breathes his church in and out with his Pastor, Kevin Gerald.  I’ve seen him lead scores of initiatives on behalf of the church, and he knows the real deal in communicating the bible, scriptural principles and full life living.  He likes fast cars too, so that’s a bonus!

Not only that, but he is incredibly successful in the market place.  He and I have discussed, at length, the multiple companies he has started and succeeded with, not only that, but Erik is very honest with the ones he started that didn’t succeed.  His experiences are being captured in a new book entitled The Code.  This book is not out, but having talked with him today he told me he is doing three 20 minutes sessions on the content of the book in the morning at The Rock Church.  He also told me he wants to open it up for Q & A.

I would be amiss to not encourage you with all of my heart to make yourself available for this time.  Continental Breakfast at 8:30, session begin promptly at 9:00AM.  Looking forward to seeing you there.