2009-03-01 Rick - 23rd Psalm

Sunday 3/01/2009 – Rick opened the Sunday morning worship service speaking about the wonder of the “New Birth” in that those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal savior become a brand new creation.  He use 2 Corinthians 5:17 as his text: 

 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

A Pegasus resident led us in prayer.

Ben told his audience that he does not prepare or have any particular song in mind when he comes to minister to the boys at Pegasus.  He prays and trusts the Holy Spirit will show up to lead and empower.  He used the biblical story of David and Goliath to demonstrate how God delights in using the weak to accomplish His purpose.  He sang “Lord I Lift Your Name on High”, “Sing to the King”, “Without Him” and “Jesus, My Gentle Shepherd”.

Pegasus Boys Choir led us in singing “Who Am I”, “East to the West” and “Makes me want to Shout”.

Chris, a Pegasus resident, read John 12:23-25:

Jesus replied, “Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory. 24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. 25 Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.

Rick our morning speaker, using a sermon by Charles Spurgeon entitled “The Good Shepherd” wherein he referred to the 23rd Psalm and in particular, the sheep David was referring to when he wrote; “The Lord is My Shepherd”.   He talked about how dumb sheep are in that they will walk right into danger without a Shepherd to guide them.  We are all like sheep gone astray and need the Shepherding of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

He talked about unbelief being the foundation for always wanting whereas belief producing an attitude of “I shall not Want”!  Most in this world are living and confessing “The Lord is not their Shepherd” and as a result will loose the guidance and inheritance God has provided for His sheep.

He posed the question to his audience; “Who is your Shepherd” and closed with an invitation to ask Jesus Christ to be their Lord, Savior and Shepherd!

Ken closed with the 23rd Psalm.