Robert Lloyd Russell is a popular Bible teacher and seminar leader whose purpose in writing is to help Christians develop a living theology and dynamic discipleship. His writing has been described as inspirational doctrine, inspiring the reader and containing a strong undercurrent of sound doctrine. New and mature Christians of many different backgrounds and denominations have appreciated his writing.
Bob's first published Christian writing was a small article (reproduced below) of just five paragraphs published in a 1982 Christian periodical. Interestingly, this article was surrounded by small pieces by Billy Graham, Charles C. Ryrie, and Alexander MacLaren.
As a professionally certified management consultant, Bob is acclaimed for reducing complex topics into easy-to-understand ideas, concepts, and actions. He has served over one hundred manufacturing, service, government, and non-profit organizations, ranging in size from very small to Fortune 500 firms. Prior to his consulting experience his career included engineering, sales, marketing, and manufacturing. In his professional career he has published a number of technical and professional articles and has contributed chapters to books.
Academically Bob holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Portland and a Master of Christian Leadership from Western Seminary. He has served on a number of boards including non-profit organizations.
The following is a reproduction of the first published Christian content by Robert Lloyd Russell. It was published in the April 1982 issue of At Ease magazine, a publication for military ministries.
The "Follow Me" Patch
The "Follow Me" patch is the emblem of the U.S. Army Infantry Center (USAIC).
Notice a few things about the emblem:
First, the familiar wording which our Lord used so often, such as in Matthew 4:19, where we read, "And He saith unto them, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."This is a most basic message of the Word of God; that men ought to follow Christ.
Second, notice the sword - a two-edged sword, recalling to mind Hebrews 4:12, "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword ..."Just as the Word of God should have a central position in any believer's life, so two the sword occupies the center portion of this emblem.
Third, notice the colors.First we have the blue background - blue is often used to represent the heavens.White is the other color, commonly associated with purity, a tradition which clearly has its origins in Scripture.
Fourth, we notice the only thing left is the emblem's unusual shape.This shape is only possible by the use of an unusual number of sides - seven.Seven can be clearly shown to be the Scripture's number for completeness, perfection, or more accurately "spiritual perfection."
The "Follow Me" patch is the emblem of the U.S. Army infantry headquarters.The Army is clearly the most fundamental branch of any country's armed forces!The infantry is the most basic component of any army!And this emblem belongs to the headquarters of the infantry!Isn't it amazing - the same nation whose motto is "In God We Trust" possesses the "Follow Me" patch at the very heart of its military forces.
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