2009-03-29 Lyndee - Prison of Sin

Sunday March 29, 2009 – A resident of Pegasus had asked Rick, what church he attended, and that question prompted Rick to open the service instructing his audience about the importance of finding the right church.  He played down denominations concentrating on biblical teaching and fellowship based on loving one another using John 6:28-29 as his text: They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” 29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”

One of the Pegasus residents recited the 23rd Psalm from memory and without error.  It is so encouraging to all of us who minister at Pegasus to hear the boys recite the Holy Scriptures.  (I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11)

Lyndee introduced two boys who have successfully completed the Pegasus program; Malic and Tracy and ask the other residents to come up on the platform and give Malic and Tracy a word of encouragement.  Lyndee read Isaiah 40:28-41:  Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.  He never grows weak or weary.   No one can measure the depths of his understanding.  29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.  30 Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.  31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.  They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Ken prayed for Malic and Tracy.

Ben blessed us as he worship in song singing; “They that wait upon the Lord”, “Learning to Lean”, “Jesus reach down His Hand for Me” and “Jesus, Thanks a Million”.

C.J. asked the audience “How many are hurting this morning”?   Over half the audience raised their hand and then he began to speak about their need to set proper goals in life.  He spoke of their foolish thoughts and their continuing to “mess up” because they were not aspiring to the right goal.  Change your goal from getting out of here to getting into heaven!

Lyndee was our speaker this morning.  She use a bird cage as a prop while she told the story of a man who purchased a bird cage full of many sparrows for a large amount of money with the goal of setting them free.  The sparrows had gotten so used to being imprisoned that when he opened the door to freedom many would not go through that door.  Many in this world are like those sparrows, imprisoned by our sin and not willing to be freed by our savior, Jesus Christ.

George Leader followed Lyndee with an invitation to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Ken closed with the “Lord’s Prayer.