September 2016 CSBA Newsletter

  Hello and good day.  I hope as Autumn is now beginning you have plans to get some more riding in before the Winter is here.  Unless you are in Australia and then you are planning some new rides for the coming warm weather.  Either way, I hope you are riding and sharing God's love and His message of redemption, for that is what the Christian Sport Bike Association (CSBA) is all about.  If you don't have plans for October 7-9th, may I recommend the CSBA Fall Rally?  The roads will be great, the people will be cool, and you will enjoy yourself. I have been to a lot of CSBA rallies and they are worthwhile events.  So come on down to western Virginia for a great rally!   

  I was finishing up I Corinthians the other day and came across this verse in chapter 16: 13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  14 Do everything in love.

  Paul writes this at the end of I Corinthians to admonish and encourage the believers in Corinth who endured persecution and faced the temptation to compromise. As believers and followers of Christ, we too face the same circumstances. You will be tempted to compromise, the reason why the Flesh is so tempted by the World and the Devil, is that they give us what we want in our carnal mind and desires. When we came to Christ we were dead in our sin, but Christ made us alive.


August 2016 CSBA Newsletter

     Erosion, it happens. When we hear of erosion, we often think of streams that in the course of time take soil away from a stream bank. This erosion widens the riverbed but also carries silt downstream where it can clog the stream or create “sand bar” islands in stream that divert the flow of the stream. Although it is a natural part of an ecosystem, erosion is seldom thought to be a positive thing. Recently in Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River Watershed has asked land owners and farmers not to plant crops or utilize the land right next to streams. Instead they have asked for the farmers and land owners to plant trees in this space to create/reinforce a riparian buffer. They hope to minimize erosion and have the trees absorb excess water and fertilizers used in agriculture and landscaping. The excess fertilizers getting into streams have added to algae and plant growth in streams, thus diminishing water quality in the Watershed. Now, I am not a hydrologist or a biologist, but all of this got me thinking about our spiritual life with God.


July 2016 CSBA Newsletter

Happy summer to everyone! Except for our Australian members, the rest of us are in the warm of the riding season. I hope you have been able to get out and ride. In that getting out, I hope you have shared the Word with someone. Let us all keep our eyes open for opportunities that God puts in our path. In this way, we may partner with Him in His work.


I recently was listening to the radio in a truck I was driving and I heard Pastor Chuck Swindoll share a message called “Encouraging Essentials for a Dynamic Ministry”. You may go to his website to look up the message in its entirety. I wanted just to share some outline in order for us to apply it as we minister in the Christian Sport bike Association.  He used the text from I Corinthians 15:58 and 16:13-14.


58 - Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.


13 - Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  14 - Do everything in love.


January 2016 CSBA Newsletter

Hello all, and Happy New Year. I hope you are in the beginnings of a great New Year. Perhaps you are working on a winter project for your bike or making plans for a new riding season. Or if you're an Australian, you could be in the middle of the riding season. Either way, 2016 looks to be a great year with some new things happening.

As I look back on the past year we were able to get a lot of positive things accomplished. Many of the chapters are doing well and two new chapters were launched. We achieved our non profit status with the federal government and the sales tax license with the Commonwealth of PA. We revised the By-Laws and brought some new faces onto the Board.

This year will continue as last year with the same Operating Principles of Vision, Accountability, and Transparency. We as the Board commit to follow these and model them for you by being: Accountable- Our email addresses are up for you to access us when you need to do so. To call us out if you disagree with a decision or question our actions. Transparent: Whenever the Board meets or has a conference call, the Secretary will take minutes and after approval from the Board, they are posted in the Members Only Section of the forum, so you can see what is being discussed and decided. Any questions and concerns you have can be brought to the Board by your chapter leader for discussion at any of our meetings. We also invite chapter leaders to four conference calls each year.

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