There are 5 areas to "Ranch Roping Discipleship:" horsemanship, time, stockmanship, teamwork, and roping. Just like these 5 areas are crucial to our success in ranch roping, I find that these 5 areas are essential to discipleship.
- Who we are in Christ
Luke 6:48 - He is like a man who built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat violently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Wade Black's unique experiences as the son of Martin Black, and the grandson of Ray Hunt, have shaped his horse training methods. His book "Returning to Eden - True Unity & Willing Communication" details his horse training program called the Foundation for Perfection and his spiritual journey along the way.
Wade hopes that the horsemanship movement started by Tom Dorrance, and continued by Ray Hunt, would be used to spread the Gospel, and bring people to the Lord. He has developed a 40-day discipleship program based on parables, designed to help you apply the Foundation for Perfection principles to your life. That 40-day program is outlined in his book "Foundation for Perfection: A Guide to Discipleship."
2 Cor 10:4-5 - For though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing captive every thought to the obedience of Christ. Galatians 6:7 - Be not deceived God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, so shall he reap. For he that sows to his flesh of the flesh reap corruption, but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Heb 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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- Functioning in the Body of Christ
Rom 4:5 - Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Mark 3:24 - And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
- Spiritual Gift
Eph 4:8 - Wherefore, he says, when he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 1 Ti 4:14 - Neglect not the gift that is in thee.
2 Ti 1:6 - Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.