Sunday, February 8, 2009 – Rick opened persuading the boys
to listen closely to our Lord when he says “I tell you the truth” and realize
we each have choice as to living our lives our way or God’s way using Romans
12:1-3 as his text:
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give
your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and
holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to
worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let
God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you
will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given
me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really
are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the
faith God has given us.
This was our first Sunday without Pam to lead the boys in praise and
worship. Her replacement, Ben told the boys that although his style of
leading in praise and worship was not like Pam’s, he, like Pam, had a sincere
desire to get to know them and wanted to challenge them to realize that nothing
is impossible and to let God revolutionize their lives. He believes that
God through Pegasus is doing an awesome work in Lockhart and was thankful to be
a part of that work.
Ken was our morning speaker and the title of his message was
“Work out Your Own Salvation”. He spoke about how each of us having
a measure of faith and a responsibility to grow that faith until it’s
foundation is unmovable. He took his audience back to his “born
again” experience and how our Lord had helped him work out his salvation using
four major points: 1. Creation, 2. “The Religions of Man” by Hutson
Smith, 3. the internal and external inspiration of the Bible and 4. The
Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
C.J. closed the service with the boys reciting “The Lord’s