2009-03-22 Joe - Humility


Sunday March 22, 2009 – Rick opened the worship service talking about the Friday evening bible study whose current subject is “Prayer”.  He quoted Isaiah 55:6 (“Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.”), encouraging the boys to attend next Friday.   Then he turned our attention to a young man, Caesar, who had successfully completed the Pegasus program and was heading home.  As a departing gift especially for Caesar, Lyndee read Psalm 91:

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 This I declare about the Lord:  He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
      he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap
      and protect you from deadly disease. 4 He will cover you with his feathers.
      He will shelter you with his wings.      His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
 5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.
 6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
 7 Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you,
      these evils will not touch you.

C.J. prayed for Caesar and pleaded with the boys to follow Caesar’s example. 

Ms. Lyndee led the boys in singing “Do Lord”, “Our Deliverer”, “How Great is our God” and “Shout to the Lord.” 

C.J. quoted Psalms 22:1 “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help?”, and began to talk to the boys about taking their time at Pegasus serious.  He asked the question; “Are you sorry you got caught or are you sorry for what you did?”  He preached for about 5 minutes and surely caught the boy’s attention.

Ben blessed us as only he can do by singing; “Amazing Love’, “Without Him”, “When Jesus Comes”, “All in the name of Jesus” and “Jesus is the Answer.

Joe Ramirez was the featured speaker.  His scripture text was 1 Peter 5:5 “In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.””   Joe talked of the change Jesus had made in his life turning anger to peace, distrust to trust, selfishness to thankfulness, and unbelief to faith.   He talked the boy’s language and you could tell they appreciated his testimony.

He closed by singing a hip-hop song entitled GOD L-O-V-E.

Ken closed the service by having the boys recite the Lord’s Prayer.