I hope that this bulletin finds you enjoying a close walk with the Lord. It certainly is a privilege to be a Royal Ranger leader and have the opportunity to help shape lives. What an awesome responsibility. Lets all be sure that we are equipped to do it right!!
Last week the executive staff and I drove out to Dayton, Ohio to the National Royal Rangers Lead Conference. The teaching of our assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rick DuBose encouraged me. Pastor Rick made a few very important points as he discussed the results of a Barna Group Survey concerning Bible engagement.
- A definite correlation in the level of Bible engagement of a person and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The more Bible-engaged a person is – the more likely they are to experience the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
- It is obvious that higher levels of Bible engagement lead to greater display of the gifts of the Spirit in an individuals life.
- Bible engagement will produce an appetite for resources surrounding Bible study.
Consistent Bible engagement will have a positive effect on your daily walk with the Lord, your desire to draw closer to Him and spread His gospel message through godly example and other avenues of mentoring. Do you want to see God working in your life, your family, your church and your ministry? “Seek ye first the kingdom of God…” – Matthew 6:33
Steve Monez is the director of the NY Royal Rangers.