Knights of the Order of the Risen Savior (KOtRS)
Welcome to the Knights of
the Order of the Risen Savior. The Order is sponsored by Christians At Large
Ministry with the aim of promoting Christian ideals within the individual and spreading 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 of the Order of the Risen Savior (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 and the spreading
of the Gospel of Christ through personal evangelism. 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 and how to take
advantage of the opportunities given for personal evangelism. The Knight Apprentice
realizes that only through dedicated study and prayer may they grow as a Christian and through this growth the Knight Apprentice
can advance the Gospel of our Lord. 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 understand that the true Christian is always looking for ways
to become more knowledgeable of Scripture, to spreading the love of Christ and demonstrating 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.
this Rank: The duties of this rank involve the personal improvement of the
character of the recipient through the voluntary, but encouraged, adherence to the disciplines of this rank. It is also the duty of Knights to constantly spread the message of the Gospel of Christ to everyone they
come into contact with.
of this Rank: The discipline of this rank involves daily Bible study with the aim of self-improvement and building of
Christian character. Knights 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
c. How can I practice what I’ve learned in
my daily activities so that it reflects on my Christian character?
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 of the Order of the Risen Savior (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.
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 encouraged, adherence to the disciplines of this rank.
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
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!)
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
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.