Monday, April 27, 2015

Guidance for Presidents

As I was riding back from Disciple Orale’s Memorial Run yesterday, I was asking the Lord to continue to guide me in his light and to make Him proud of what I give back. This morning as I went to the Word for my morning devotion time, the bible fell open to 1 Peter 5.

1 Peter 5: 1-4; 1 Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

Men, through James, the Holy Spirit have chosen us to be Presidents (shepherds) of charters. In the above passage, Paul is fulfilling his charge from Jesus in the early days of His walk. I asked myself what exactly are we suppose to be doing as shepherd of our flock? First I reread DCMC by-laws looking for some kind of “job description”, and then I remembered back to what I was told when appointed this position. That’s when I began to realize that we have all been given different guidance.

This drove me to continue to research some and came up with these thoughts. As a flock leader, it is a three-fold duty. 1. To feed the flock, by leading them in direction and discipline according to God’s written Word. 2. Shepherds must take oversight as leader of the charter, by personnel care and vigilance over the flock committed to their charge. 3. We must be examples to the charter, and practice the holiness, self-denial, humility, and all other duties directed. These duties must be performed with constraint; not because we must do them, not from compulsion of power, or the constraint of fear or shame, but from a willing mind that takes pleasure in the work, with a sincerely and cheerfully endeavoring soul to serve God’s people.

Paul also wrote in Acts 20:28-30; 28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Each shepherd has a spiritual gift, either be it prophetically as a translator of the Word, or an individual with strong leadership skills that can motivate the masses. As flock leaders, we ought to be feeding and shepherding the flock given under our charge as role model examples.

As stated in 1 Timothy 4:1-2; there will be individuals who fall away from the flock. We need to pay particular attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons that are hypocrisy liars from within our own flocks. These will need to be seared with a hot branding iron.

As shepherds I believe we need each other. We need to be a unified front to continue to build from within, but also to the masses from outside. I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that numerous other Christian MC/MM/RCs are looking at DCMC as an example to follow. I heard it this weekend from a MC President, that he wishes his MC was a “real” as DCMC is, and he is praying for guidance to see if stays with his MC or ours.

I love each of you. GOD IS GREAT

Gary Hippy Glover
Florida Boss
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Vision 2015

Men I want to raise $50k over the next year to launch seven brothers into full time ministry. That's seven thousand dollars for seven men over the next year. That may sound like a lot,  but if each man on the black and gray world donated $200, we'd be done. So why? 

We are starting in Cottontown with an old building that needs some upfit. Carpet, paint, sound system, ceiling repairs, bathroom repairs, adding a shower. There are other things, trademark, 501c3, separate books, advertising in the community. We have spent the entire $2k men have already put into this vision. Another $5k is needed now to compete it. In each of these locations, SC, FL, SK, TN, NC, CA, OH, the process will be different, the costs will vary. But if $7 is a fair estimate here,  it's fair elsewhere too. 

These monies are not all needed today.  Some is,  but most of it is over the course of the next year. We may launch FL and SK this year, so call it $21 this year and the rest by May 2016. In each case we will be distributing it the same way we do in Disciple, with care and prayer,  as needed. 

Why should you care? Well first it's a clubhouse for you to bunk in when you are there. And trust me, you men on this page will be traveling more often in the near future as we continue to grow. Second,  God has spoken into the lives of these men and given them an urgency to enter full time ministry. That's awesome. Even if God Hasn't called you to that, these are your brothers, and having the financial resources to help them gives you a part in their destiny. 

But I saved the most important reason for last: God wants to see those in the MC community saved,  and we are going to make a great impact there. Our impact will be much greater than just the biker community, but I have no doubt 1%ers, other club members and independent bikers will find salvation and be rescued from eternal hell fire in DWC. 

I want you to give. If you haven't read 2 Corinthians 9 you need to. Some of us our ministry is to preach and plant the seed. Some to water the seed with time spent in prayer and discussions with men. Some reap the fruit of seeing men saved. But all of us can fertilize the seed with cash. If you are hurting financially then you just pray. But if God has given to you,  if God has been good to you, if God has blessed you, then now is the time to bless your brothers and see them launched forward.

I want you to get this down inside you and take it back to your men, and talk about giving. Yall can come up with your own idea for giving.  Maybe you raise money together as a state and donate that together. Maybe you have a bake sale, bike wash, a run for the pastors we are birthing. If we can have a run for these other causes,  why not one to benefit our own brothers? 

Some of you may not be able to give but $20, and that's OK. Others might be able to give $2k and make up the difference. I'm waiting to see the largest gift myself, and I will match it. I've discovered I can't out give God, and I'm not willing to ask anyone to do anything I won't. So make me pay! 

It's worth it to see your brothers reach their destiny. It's worth it to see souls saved in seven cities every month. After all, what's it worth to you to see a man go to heaven? 

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Remember that the person who sows few seeds will have a small crop; the one who sows many seeds will have a large crop. You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly. And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.

Philippians 4:17-19 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

James Disciple Johnson 

Natl President and Founder 

Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Follow Me as I Follow Christ

Follow Me as I Follow Christ

Nobody in this club follows me. There are no robots in this club, there are no fawning acolytes, minions, henchmen, underlings, fanclubs or lackeys. No one in this club blindly serves me, no one in this club is trying to be my favorite, no one is going around kissing my ass all the time.

If there has occasionally been such a person, I straighten them out right quick, because i cant stand such people. I dont respect such things so instead we teach them how to keep it real. Usually they quit when we disillusion them of such thoughts. I want men around me that can be respected.

Occasionally some person comes along and foolishly suggests that there are such people in the club. Allow me to take a stab at explaining why from a biblical stance.

1 Cor 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Anyone who knows me, has spent a lot of time with me, not just followed me on the internet and met me a couple times, anyone who really knows me, knows that I am a failure. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. Rom 7:18.  

These are the men who have seen me fall seven times, and stand up eight, still praising God. These are the men who make no judgement about such things because they are looking at their own failings and they cant bring themselves to look down on me. These men understand Gal 6:1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

These men see the same failings in me that they see in themselves. They also see the Power of Christ in my walk. The constant repentance, the constant crucifiction of the flesh, my broken heart toward my sin, the operation of the power of God in my life. And they see en example. A man who realizes how jacked up he is, who nails that to the cross, and follows Gods calling in his life. And THAT is something they can respect, THAT is something they can follow, THAT is something they want.

When I stand up from prayer and say God showed me this or that, or God says we need to do thus and so, these men recognize Gods voice because they have been cultivating listening to it through gentleness, mercy patience and kindness. And they go to the Throne of Grace and independently double check what im saying, and find we have our ears to the same throne. They hear what I say and see how I live and evaluate it from the biblical perspective. When Im off, they correct my course, they teach me. 1 Peter 4:11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. 

Those outside this perspective are looking in. They dont understand why any man would look up to another fallible man. They dont get it at all, because they dont have all the information, or they are ignoring it. So correct them gently, lest you too be tempted. Moses, David, Joshua, Paul, all these men had people following them, and had people telling others not to follow them. Im not at that level, and Im not saying I am. However I am providing a biblical example for following a flawed man, who follows God.

We arent Jim Jones, Im not David Koresh, this isnt Waco. This is a serious group of godly men, who consider things from a biblical perspective, following a serious and strong godly leader. Dont get it mixed, thats the way the Bible does it too. Don't believe me? Read the book of Judges. One flawed man after another, sacrificing everything, given control of a rebellious nation, blessed by God. 

James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club

Follow Me as I Follow Christ

Mouth Exposes Heart

As I was completing my nightly read in the Word, I came across a verse that God spoke to me on.
Luke 6:45; “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”
As a red letter verse, Jesus was stating that what we speak comes from deep within. Our mouths are like spigots, flowing good or evil, contingent on the state of our hearts. What we fail to realize is, we cannot clean up the way we talk without truly addressing the heart of the problem. The real issue is deep in our bodies and minds. The problem of sinful speech, like gossip, slander, grumbling, and lying, can only be corrected by getting at the heart. Having a new heart doesn’t mean it will always produce what’s pure. I am still a sinner. But I’m a sinner who has been saved by grace to speak in a new way that edifies others and glorifies God.
So before you hit the "enter button", or call a bro to complain about a post, pray about your own heart. Is it pure, are you glorifying Our Lord? Before you bash National leadership or any other individual in DCMC, think hard and ask God if what you're about to say is from Him or your flesh.
As Full Patches, we're the men who are creating DCMC history. What you do today, is written in this MC history books for all others behind use to cultivate from.
An individual, acting alone, can accomplish much; but a group of people acting together in a unified force can accomplish great wonders. Remember, National pushes out vision, but it is up to us to bring Disciple Nation into compliance. Like most in this MC, I do not agree with everything my brothers or bros bring to this page. I always, get on my knees and ask for guidance before using my spigot to rebuke from the flesh. Ask yourself, will complaining about it change the direction of this MC, if so, than I believe God will guide the words flowing from you.
1 Corinthians 10:31; “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Gary Hippie Glover
Florida Boss
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club

Saturday, April 18, 2015

What is a Set Man

The biblical position of a set man is outlined below. Although this article is from a church's point of view, you can see the cross meaning of its implementation in the club. Our National Leaders are the Set Men for this club. So when you see James post things like if you don't respect the leadership of this club, you go against Christ, you know what is meant by that.

As a local church/club adopts a concept of church/ club government, its destiny is being shaped. Church/Club government is the channel through which vision flows. God always selects His leaders carefully, equips them, and releases them to accomplish a vision He ordains. Every local church has a destiny to fulfill.

The senior (or lead) pastor is the key leader in God’s leadership structure. His office and ministry may be described as general overseer, presiding elder, first among equals, senior minister, or as Set Man. This last term comes from Numbers 27:16, where the Lord is invited to “set a man” over a congregation. If this leader is truly chosen by God to set vision, make decisions (in partnership with elders), and motivate the congregation, and if the leader faithfully seeks God, then the church’s destiny will be wonderfully realized.

Let’s examine this idea of a “set man” in more detail. Here are some words that describe the set man.

Helmsman. The set man stands as a helmsman in his leadership position to direct and manage the church/club in all areas of spiritual life and vision. He steers the ship according to his God-given gift to lead, his biblical knowledge of the God-given vision, and his proven character. The spiritual advancement of the church/club depends on spiritual leaders who are capable of breaking through obstacles at hand. The set man is key to moving the people of God forward.

Trainer. He has the ability to raise up leaders and work in a team-like manner in order to equip the church/club for its God-given task. When leadership ministries are harnessed by the Holy Spirit to work in cooperation, their effectiveness is multiplied. Recognizing and submitting to each other, they work toward a common goal and truly become a leadership team (see Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). A one-man operation destroys leadership in others. The successful set man finds emerging leaders, trains them, and then works with them in a team.

Key Leader. The set man is a person who should hear from God and give overall direction to the church. While he works in conjunction with a leadership team who gives input on buying property, building programs, choosing staff, or disciplining someone, he is still the leader God has positioned at the front of the pack. God placed Moses at the front of the Israelites, along with a team of prophets, priests, and other wise counselors, but Moses was still the set man. This does not mean that one man can single handedly meet the needs of an entire flock. That is impossible! Nor does ministry reside in one person. Still, God usually speaks to a leader of a congregation to move that church/club or the church’s/ clubs leadership group toward His vision.

The set man position is a crucial one that should be embraced with excitement, enthusiasm, and the confidence that God has set him in that position to lead His people into a new land.

Although there are different levels of Set Men within this club. The National Leadership have been set in place, to guide the overall direction of this club. The state level set man, is a point of contact for his state, because he has shown the knowledge, and reliability, and faithfulness to warrant that respect.

So when we teach to respect our leadership, it's not a tyrannical, dictatorship, way of teaching. It is because they have earned their positions, and have been placed in them by God himself. Disrespecting them, is disrespectful to God.

For His Glory

Disciple Big Beard
West Coast Boss

What is a Set Man

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Respect Leadership, Respect Christ

If you don't respect the leadership of this club, you don't respect Christ, I posted the Scripture below. Christ kept us from growing outside SC till all of us stepped up our walk. You're here because of our relentless pursuit of the cross, and our daily sacrifices to serve you men and the thousands who will be touched by this ministry. Are we perfect? Nope. Just set in place by God to serve you. So don't make serving you a headache, for that is not profitable to you.

Ephesians 5:21 Be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

1 Peter 2:13-19 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.

Romans 13:1-8 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

Prayer Scriptures

Matthew 5:43-45 "You have heard that it was said, 'Y ou  shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'  But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Job 8:20 "Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.

Proverbs 10:3 The L ord will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.

Luke 18:1-8 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.  There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'  For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God nor respect man,  yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'"  And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said;  now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?  I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"

Luke 11:1-13 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples." And He said to them, "When you pray, say:  ' Father, hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come. 'Give us each day our daily bread. 'And forgive us our sins,  For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.  And lead us not into temptation.'"  Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves;  for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him';  and from inside he answers and says, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything. '  I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.    "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.  Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?  Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he?  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"

Mark 11:20-26 As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.  Being reminded, Peter said to Him, "Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered." And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God.  Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that whoat he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.  Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.  Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.  [ But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions." ]

James 1:5-8 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Prayer Scriptures

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Many received freedom at Daytona from bondages caused by suppressed emotions. These included anger, rage, bitterness, unforgiveness, and depression. This work isn't done. In fact we are just beginning to set people free. 

That's the work of the Holy Spirit, to set you free. Listen to Isaiah 61:1-2 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn. 

God wants to heal the broken places in your heart. He wants to release you from the victimization and abuse that happened to you. He wants to see you have liberty from loneliness, feelings of isolation and frustration. Fear, distress, doubt and confusion isn't His plan for you. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

God wants to create a new clean heart in you.  He wants to set you free so you can serve Him wholeheartedly. Love, joy, peace, patience and kindness aren't just random ideas, they are God's plan for you. 

Psalm 51:10-12 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit.

So the next two rallies, the Battle Scar, and the USA Run will be about Renewal. Letting go of old junk, and letting God flood us with fresh fire and the anointing of His Holy Ghost. 


Friday, April 10, 2015


Tithing is a wisdom principal commonly accepted practice in the Christian Church. A wisdom principle is something clearly laid out throughout the entire scripture. Tithe means tenth.  Literally tithing means giving 10 percent of your income to God. Tithes are first found 600 years before the Mosaic law was given. In Genesis 14 Abraham tithes 10 percent of all he has to Melchizedek (a foreshadowing of Jesus Heb 6:10). His grandson Jacob does the same in Genesis 28, promising a tenth of all he has to God. Tithing is mentioned all throughout the Scripture,  even in the New Testament where Jesus talks about it, and in Heb 7 where Paul writes that tithes are given into human hands, but that they are received by Him who lives forever. 

So why would anyone try to argue against the established Christian practice of tithing so clearly laid out in the Word? Simple: We don't want to open the old billfold. My money is mine,  and I'll spend it how I feel like.  The devil certainly doesn't want anyone tithing directly into the hands of Christ! He's standing by to whisper all sorts of reasons for you not to tithe, or frankly give anything at all whatsoever. 

But tithing was important enough that it was listed in the Old Testament law as a requirement,  as much as 23% of your income. We don't live under the OT law praise God,  but we don't throw everything in the law away either. The OT law says not to kill,  not to commit adultery, surely we don't say now we can because Christ has come? Christ didn't come so we can start selfishly keeping everything for ourselves! In fact,  Christ says in Matt 6 that we should be storing up treasure in heaven, because where our treasure is,  there will our hearts be also. So lets look at what the Bible says about tithing, how you do it, where you do it, and what the result is. 

Malachi 3:8-12 "Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. (Whoa! Strong words from God!)       

You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! (Yup, he's saying there is a consequence to not giving. Jesus came to break the curse of sin and death,  but walking in disobedience still has consequences) 

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house (This is the first of the mechanics of tithing: bring the WHOLE tithe into the store house. The food referred to is like Matt 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. So we are tithing to the place where we get spiritually fed.) 

(now we get into what God says the Biblical results of tithing are) 

And test Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts, (the only place in the Bible where God says to test him) "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; (Ever feel like some unnecessary bill or expense comes just when you thought you were going to get ahead? I've seen my car need a repair that cost exactly what my missed tithe for the week would have been. Are you willing to let the devourer continue destroy your finances?) 

Nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes," (supernatural timimg: ie you lose your job just to find that a better one has just opened up and you get a pay increase) says the Lord of hosts.

 "All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land," says the Lord of hosts. (The blessing God lays on you will be such that it's obvious, public, others will see it) 

Now I don't know about you, but that seems pretty clear to me. Seems like God doesn't have any problem clearly getting His point across. Tithing is just one of the four specific kinds of giving listed in the Word, next we will get into offerings,  gifts to the man of God,  and gifts to the poor or alms. God bless you today! 

James Disciple Johnson 
Natl President and Founder 
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club 


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Giving at the Next Level

For years I've been pushing you men to the next level in your spiritual walk. Sometimes dragging you kicking, screaming and arguing with me lol. I've taught you the value of a daily word and prayer time, and youve seen to pay off in your life.

I've been called names, accused of being judgmental, or a cult leader for convincing you to break addictions in your life, but when you have, youve seen the payoff. Men have left prescription pills, drugs, and nicotine behind just because I laid it out there that you could through the power of Christ, and that it would please God.

I've had to battle you to get you to do fasting and prayer, dealing with arguments that it's some kind of weird Old Testament thing that people shouldn't be doing. Then after you started, the testimonies started coming about what God did in your life, how your walk has been elevated, how you've overcome in areas of your life, because of fasting and prayer!

And let's face it, when you read the Word and operate the principles in it, you achieve new breakthroughs in your spiritual walk! You produce fruit, some 30 some 60 some hundred fold.

Now I'm going to be teaching you a new principal. Give, it's more blessed to give than receive, God loves a cheerful giver, it's a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

I hope I've earned some credibility with you now. Don't make me push you begging kicking and screaming into this, don't let me be called names, like cult leader, you need to stop people who say its some kind of weird Old Testament thing. The Bible is the Bible, and the Word of God is the Word of God, and I'm not going to stop bringing it to you because Satan is telling you not to open up your billfold. It's okay if you didn't hear it before, some churches don't preach the word about giving for fear the people won't come back next Sunday. After all there's something selfish inate in all of us that the devil can harp on, that our money is our money and we'll spend it how we want.

Its not your money anyway, it's the blessing of God. And He expects you to be a good steward of it. 

In the coming weeks and months I'm going to open up the scripture for you and show you in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, that there are four kinds of giving: tithing, offerings, gifts to the man of God, and gifts to the poor or alms. The scripture lays out mechanics for how each of these should be given, to whom, and what the results are when God sees you doing it.

So hang on to your Bibles, and get ready for a wild ride. Be prepared for people who don't want to give, who think they'd rather spend their money themselves, and that it's wrong to give to the work of the Lord, to say so. Be prepared for them to say all manner of evil about us,  because we are teaching you some next level principals. Be ready for them to call us evil and greedy because we want to see you ha e success in your walk with God. 

And be prepared. Work the principals in the Word about giving, because you're gonna see results! And God might just blow you away. 

James Disciple Johnson 
Natl President and Founder 
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club 

Giving at the Next Level

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Should Pastors Be Paid a Salary?

"Should pastors be paid a salary?"

A church should definitely provide for the financial needs of its pastor(s) and any other full-time ministers.

First Corinthians 9:14 gives the church clear instruction: “The Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.” We pay people to prepare and serve our physical food; shouldn't we also be willing to pay those who see to our spiritual food? And, honestly, which is more important—physical food or spiritual food—based on Matthew 4:4?

1Timothy 5:17–18 says, “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, ‘Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,’ and ‘The worker deserves his wages.’” There are several points made in this passage. Church elders should be honored, and this honor includes wages. Those elders who serve the church well—especially teachers and preachers—should receive double honor. They have earned it. It would be cruel to work an ox while denying it grain, and we should take care not to treat our pastors cruelly. Let them share in the material blessings of the congregation they serve. Our pastors are worth more than many oxen.

There is nothing spiritual about making a pastor “suffer for the Lord.” Yes, a pastor has been divinely called to his ministry, but it does not follow that a congregation should say, “Let God take care of him.” God says the local church is responsible to take care of him and his family. Caring for the spiritual needs of a congregation is an important work—probably more important than other things we normally spend money on, such as meeting our physical needs, maintaining our vehicles, and entertaining ourselves. 1 Corinthians 9:7 Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not [a]use the milk of the flock?

It is true that the apostle Paul supported himself as he ministered in Corinth (1 Corinthians 9:12). He drew no salary from the Corinthians. But he made it clear that he did this as a voluntary sacrifice on their behalf, “that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel” (verse 18). Paul did take wages from other churches (2 Corinthians 11:8). His arrangement in Corinth was the exception, not the rule.

Sometimes a church is just not able to provide sufficient finances for a pastor. The pastor in such cases is forced to be bi-vocational, having no choice but to work outside the church to support his family. This is regrettable but sometimes necessary. It is usually better for a pastor to be paid full-time so he can fully dedicate himself to the Lord’s work of ministering to and shepherding the congregation God has entrusted to him.

For His Glory
Disciple Big Beard
West Coast Boss

Should Pastors Be Paid a Salary?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Shoes God Has Given You to Walk In

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

1 Timothy 1:17-19 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.   This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.

Hebrews 11:1, 3, 6, 39-40 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

There are invisible things in the spirit realm,  on the spiritual time line, seeds of which have been planted in you, abilities God has placed in you, prophetic words that have been spoken over you, that you must find,  germinate, fertilize, water, and prune to bear fruit. Or they stay invisible and you go through life feeling unfulfilled.

The only way to find these things is to spend so much time in the invisible realm that the invisible becomes visible. So much time sowing to the Spirit, fasting,  in your prayer closet,  meditating the Word,  communing with God, facedown on the floor, soaking in the Spirit, sitting down the flesh, so He can reveal His will.

James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club

The Shoes God Has Given You to Walk In

Vision 2015 Sowing Seeds

Vision 2015: The Mother Charter is remodeling a church to use as DCMC’s home, bunkhouse for runs, and weekly Disciples Way Christian Coffehouse services. As well, we are already in the process of launching these in several more cities this year. This project includes thousands of dollars worth of paint, carpet, ceiling repairs, bunks, and more.

This first series of projects is one that I want all of you to be a part of, no matter what part of the country you call home. I want everyone to have an opportunity to be able to come to Mother Charter’s Club House and see their name on the wall and know that they had a major part in sowing into God's plan. This is your opportunity to leave a legacy for everyone to see for generations of Disciples to come.

I have beautiful plaques being made with the following headings and they will also have the names of the sponsors who donated. The plaques will be hung very prominently in the Mother Charter.

Black & Gray Sower Level: $1500.00 may be split into 3 payments
Platinum Sower Level: $1000.00 May be Split into 2 payments
Gold Sower Level: $500.00
Silver Sower Level: $250.00
Iron Donor Level: $100.00

All Sowers who contribute at one of the above levels of contribution, will receive a Commemorative Patch for their Rag, and also a Plaque for their home. All donations may be made through the DCMC store. If you have any questions or need special payment arrangements, please text Zach Siokos the project coordinator on this. You may sow into this project using the tabs provided at: 

Zach Siokos, Cottontown Hangaround 803-348-0046

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.