LAUGHLIN - It is reported that there are 70,000 ‚ÄúHarley's‚ÄĚ and other motorcycles in town this weekend. Some of them are being ridden by missionaries for Jesus Christ.
Pastor Fred and Esther Zariczny and the ministry team of Bikers For Christ International will be ministering at Laughlin Community Church during the Laughlin River Run for the fourth consecutive year. Pastor ‚ÄúZ‚ÄĚ and the BFC team will present the gospel message in music and the preaching of the Word at 10:30 a.m. today during the Family Worship Hour. Laughlin Community Church is located at 2910 S. Needles Highway.
Pastor Fred ‚ÄúZ‚ÄĚ was previously associated with non-Christian motorcycle clubs in Massachusetts, Arizona AND Alaska before coming to Christ in 1977. After his conversion, he laid down his bike for awhile as he entered Bible College, got married and started a family. God opened the doors for Pastor Fred to pick up another...
In keeping with the general tenor of the comments here; How about just saying Christians IN (not 'for') Christ. It does not matter one whit what your social group consists of (as long as it's not sinful), and He does not need our support as if we validate Him.
Actually I'm quite glad about these meetings. And I'm glad that the Lord is saving bikers.
God is no respecter of persons, unlike most of Christendom.
How would bikers hear the gospel of God's saving grace in Christ? Through an outreach from the local church? You must be joking! Most Christians run away at the sight of a tramp, let alone a longhaired, tattoed, Harley Davidson biker.
Brethren, Christ died to save sinners! My prayer is that God would mightily bless all who declare the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, to those who need to hear it.
The holy huddle syndrome found in most churches is a disgrace. Let us rather be up and doing, following in the Master's steps, and seeking and saving that which was lost.
It's a shame, also, that when some of these folk are converted, they still don't find a welcome amongst God's people. It's not that they separate themselves, but that they are ostracised.
I really don't agree with dividing up into so called "Christian______Clubs"(fill the blank with whatever interests you). Yeah, I know there weren't Harley's in the days of the Apostles, but the Apostles didn't start Christian chariot clubs, camel caravan clubs, donkey clubs, horse clubs, or a club revolving around some kind of man-made device of any kind, whether it's transportation or some other activity. If we don't divide over doctrine, we divide over hobbies....what's next?