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Welcome to the Knights of the Order of the Risen Savior.  The Order is a Christian self-improvement society sponsored by Christians At Large Ministry.  The aim of the Order is to promote Christian ideals within the individual and the spread of the Gospel of our Risen Savior Jesus Christ.  There are two levels of Knights within the Order – Knight Apprentice and Lord (Lady) Knight.  These levels must be achieved in order.  Knighthood is open to both men and women.  To apply for Knighthood please complete the information below.

The levels of Knighthood in the Knights of the Order of the Risen Savior are:

 

Knight Apprentice (KAOtRS)

 

This is the entry level rank of the Order of the Risen Savior and must be achieved before a higher rank may be bestowed.  In order to qualify for this rank the individual must pledge themselves to daily study of the Bible.  The Knight Apprentice should follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to prayerfully decide what part or parts of the Bible to study each day.  The Knight Apprentice realizes that only through dedicated study may they grow as a Christian and only through this growth may they advance to the upper Order.  In addition, the Knight Apprentice must pledge to the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by virtue of Christian living, evangelism, and acts of kindness and benevolence.  The Knight Apprentice that the true Christian is always looking for ways to become more knowledgeable of Scripture, to spread the love of Christ and demonstrate daily acts of kindness.  It is through these actions that they can advance as Christians, individuals, and as Knights.  The Knight Apprentice must hold this rank for a period of six (6) months before advancing to a higher level of Knighthood.

 

Duties of this Rank:  The duties of this rank involve the personal improvement of the character of the recipient through the voluntary, but strongly encouraged, adherence to the disciplines of this rank.

 

Disciplines of this Rank: The discipline of this rank involves daily Bible study with the aim of self-improvement and building of Christian character.  Knights of this order are encouraged to keep a journal of their daily study following the suggested guide:

 

1.      Daily scheduled Bible study of a Biblical passage ranging anywhere from a single verse to a complete chapter.

2.      Study should be pursued with an eye towards how each passage relates to the Knight and his/her self-improvement.

3.      Journal entries should address the following questions which the Knight should endeavor to answer:

a.       How does this passage relate to me?

b.      How can I apply this passage to improving my personal character?

c.       How can I practice what I’ve learned in my daily activities so that it reflects on my Christian character?

 

Spiritual Weapons of this Rank: The Spiritual weapons of this rank are the Shod Food and the Sword of the Spirit, which are explained in the following Bible verses:

 

“…and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Ephesians 6:15

“…and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”  Ephesians 6:17

 

Lord (Lady) Knight (LKOtRS)

 

This is the upper level rank of the Order of the Risen Savior.  The candidate for this rank must already hold the rank of Knight Apprentice (KAOtRS).  In addition to the qualifications for Knight Apprentice, the Lord or Lady Knight must pledge themselves to utilize every opportunity to spread the Gospel of our Risen Savior Jesus to whomever they meet.  The Lord (Lady) Knight should be active in some form of ministry to the local community.  The Lord (Lady) Knight realizes that the true Christian is always looking for opportunities to tell others of the greatness of Jesus Christ and will use whatever is at their disposal to do so.  The Lord (Lady) Knight knows that only through the study and spreading of God’s Word can they mature as Christians.

 

Duties of this Rank: The duties of this rank, in addition to the duties of the proceeding rank, involve the regular, daily practice of charitable acts through the voluntary, but strongly encouraged, adherence to the disciplines of this rank.

 

Disciplines of this Rank: The disciplines of the rank, in addition to the discipline of the proceeding rank, involve the diligent practice of charity to others.  This can range from the practice of courteous and considerate behavior towards those we encounter in our daily lives to the more involved charitable acts.  The disciplines include scheduled daily prayer, the practice of compassion, and the enthusiastic evangelization of our Risen Savior Christ Jesus.  Knight of this rank are encouraged to keep a journal of their daily activities following this suggested guide:

 

1.      Daily, disciplined practice of courteous and charitable activity as described above.

2.      Note should be made as to the time, place, and circumstances of the activity.

3.      Journal entries should address the following questions to which the Knight should endeavor to answer:

a.       What courteous or charitable activity did this situation require of me?

b.      Did my actions fit the situation properly?

c.       Did I do the most I could in this situation, or did I do the least? (Be honest).

d.      Is there anything I should have done differently, now that I can look back on my actions?

e.       Did my actions reflect my Christian beliefs and faith so that Christ was glorified?

4.      Make a record of your time spent in prayer, and the topics on which you prayed.  Remember, prayer for others take precedence over prayer for yourself, but don’t neglect to take your own needs to the Lord as well.

5.      Don’t shy away from situations that call for compassion, but seek them out.  Record the times, places, and situations in which your practiced compassion and examine your response.  Ask yourself how you could have done better, but don’t neglect to not when you’ve done all you could to the best of your ability.

6.      It’s especially important to keep a journal of your evangelical activities, as you will learn which are most effective for you.  Seek to answer these questions to learn how to be a more effective evangelist:

 

a.       Did I take advantage of every opportunity?

b.      Was I prepared materially with such materials as tracts or an available Bible?

c.       Was I prepared mentally with answers to Biblical questions/

d.      Was I prepared emotionally and spiritually through regular scheduled prayer for the demands of evangelical activities?

e.       Did I reflect the love of Christ, or did I do something that may have caused the individual to actually “tune-out” the message?

f.        Did my actions lead someone to Christ? (If so, Praise God!)

 

Spiritual Weapons of this Rank: The Spiritual weapons of this rank, in addition to those of the proceeding rank, are the Helmet of Salvation, to discipline our minds to act properly, and the Breastplate of Righteousness, to open our hearts to the troubles and discomforts of others. Other included Spiritual weapons are Spiritual prayer and the Shield of Faith.  These are represented to us in the following Bible verses:

 

“Take the Helmet of Salvation…” Ephesians 6:17

“…with the Breastplate of Righteousness in place…” Ephesians 6:14

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayer and requests.” Ephesians 6:18

“In addition to all this, take up the Shield of Faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16

 

You will find that a diligent maintenance of your evangelizing journal along with a regular review of its entries will help make you a dynamic, charismatic, and effective evangelist of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Application for Knight Apprentice (KAOtRS)

Application for Lord (Lady) Knight (LKOtRS)