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.”