Ranch Roping Discipleship

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Ranch Roping Discipleship is a daily devotional and online bible study on the power of a productive prayer closet.  The focus of the bible study is designed to help cowboys and cowgirls with the next step after rodeo bible camp (salvation).  Through this bible study we focus on using horsemanship, stockmanship, ranch roping and rodeo skills to help cowboys and cowgirls grow in their faith while learning to be more productive on the ranch and in the arena.  I feel that there are five areas that are essential in ranching, showing and rodeo and five areas that are essential in being a child of God.  These five areas are: Horsemanship, stockmanship, roping, teamwork and time.  During the first section in this bible study, we focus on “time,” during the second section we focus on “horsemanship, stockmanship,” and during the third section we focus on “roping and teamwork”.

Below is a breakdown of the “Competing from the Holy of Holies” online bible study and discipleship program.  Along with Ranch Roping Discipleship we will also touch on other areas such as:  bronc riding, stock dog and harness and packing. 

In each section of the online bible study, we will use ranching, horse show and rodeo parables to look at a different aspect of prayer and how it relates to running a business and competing in sports.  In the first section we will focus on the “science” of prayer, the second section the “art” of prayer and in the third section the “business” of prayer.   

1st Section (Science of Prayer) 

  • Returning to Eden:  Personal testimony and horse training philosophy 
  • Time:  War over Reality 
  • Bronc Riding:  Strong Holds   

2nd Section (Art of Prayer)

  • Harness and Packing: Prayer Burdens  
  • Horsemanship: “Foundation” Who we are in Christ  
  • Stockmanship:  Spiritual Discernment 

3rd Section (Business of Prayer) 

  • Roping:  Spiritual Gifts 
  • Stock Dog:  Spiritual Instinct 
  • Teamwork:  Functioning in the Body of Christ 
    • Driving:  Marriage (Being “Equally Yoked”)
    • Family: “Training up your kids in the way they should go.” 

In all the college classes I teach I have course outcomes for my students.  Below is a list of the course outcomes for this three-section online bible study.  

Bible Study Course Outcomes          

It is my prayer that students will know through scripture and personal experience:

  1. The difference between the old and new covenant 
  2. How the gospel sets people free 
  3. The power of true worship and the difference between operating in the flesh  and in the spirit. 

As a result of the previous three course outcomes students will also be able to:

  1. Love God (relate to the Father as a child of God, not as an orphan)
  2.  Love people (reflect the love of the Father to those around you)
  3. Do what God has called you to do (get an assignment from the Lord and begin taking steps of obedience to fulfill the assignment). 

Lessons

Week 1 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

In my business and marketing class I teach at TVCC I have my students ask people that they feel have lived a successful life for “Pearls of Wisdom.” These could be ideas, morals, or beliefs that they have chosen to live their life by, and feel have helped them achieve success. I tell my students be sure to ask them not only the “what to do’s,” but almost as important are the “what not to do’s.”

Week 2 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

Ranch Roping Discipleship  As mentioned earlier I will be sharing my “Pearls of Wisdom” through ranch roping and rodeo parables.  It is my prayer that through this bible study you…

Week 3 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

Week 3 “Strongholds”   My entire life I have ridden horses. For the last 28 years I have ridden colts, and for the last 18 years I have either been…

Week 4 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

Playground or a Battlefield           A couple years ago, the Lord gave me a series of dreams and in the dreams the Lord was warning me to…

Week 5 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

The “Prayer Closet”  – A Warrior’s Training Grounds   In the first post, I outlined the course outcomes of this Bible study and introduced the “healthy” graph and the question,…

Week 6 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

That Produces Sons & Daughters  From the time I was young I have always loved contact sports. I spent my early childhood on a big ranch in Nevada and I…

Week 7 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

The Life of Gideon The title of this Bible study is Gideon’s 300, so in this week of review I want to listen to a few sermons on the life…

Week 8 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

King Xerces “The Spirit of Mammon” As mentioned in the previous post I would like to share what I believe to be America’s Xerces. In the beginning scene of 300,…

Week 9 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

The Judgement Seat Of Christ         In this week’s online videos, we watched a scene from Braveheart where Robert the Bruce has a conversation with his dad after…

Week 10 – Training for the Cross 

Complexity: Standard

“Protect Them by the Name You Gave Me” . The focus of the fall term was on “Time/War over Reality” and “Bronc Riding/Strongholds.” Hopefully throughout these posts you have learned…