Sunday June 21, 2009 – Today was “Father’s Day” and Rick
opened the morning service talking about our eternal heavenly Father.
Just like your earthly father would give you instruction your heavenly Father
provides that through his Word, the bible, and then it is our choice to accept
or reject. Let us make this “Father’s Day” our “Heavenly Father’s Day” by
coming to him in praise and worship.
Ricked closed by telling the boys about all the names Satan
is called in the bible; Lucifer, Satan, Liar, Murderer, Enemy, Prince of this
World, The Evil One, The Destroyer, The Dragon, The Accuser, The Serpent, and
the Devil. Jesus told us how to resist this devil when he taught his
disciples “The Lord’s Prayer” where we ask our heavenly Father to deliver us
from evil. It is your choice, our heavenly Father’s way or the way of the
evil one, God’s way or the destroyer’s way, the way of truth or the way of the
Liar, the way of life or the way of the murderer, the way of a friend or the
way of the enemy!
Rick closed praying to our heavenly Father.
Ben ministered to the boys in music and the Word. He
sang “Can’t Stop Praising his Name”, “All Power and Glory to Him”,” It is all
About You, Jesus”, and “Prepare me to be a Sanctuary” interjecting between each
song words of holy instruction and encouragement. Although it was Ben who
sang and talked his whole audience worshiped the Lord in a precious unity.
Our speaker for the morning was John Herrera. His
subject was “Spiritual Warfare” and his text was Ephesians 6:10-18:
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all
strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood
enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against
mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you
will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you
will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth
and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that
comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to
all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the
devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every
occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers
He spoke of the seven year anniversary of his son’s death
and how sad it made him until alone in his hotel room, the Holy Spirit gave him
this precious word; Ephesians 6:10-18. He asked the boys to keep reading
the Word even though they may struggle to understand it. Don’t give up,
be strong in the Lord and his word.
He talked about honoring our parents even though at times
you may think they do not deserve it. He asked them to give all of their
hurt to God and make it their purpose in life to live by his rules. Do
not concentrate on the things of this world but concentrate on pleasing God and
He will supply all your needs. Do right by God and He will do right by
you. Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
Ken closed leading the boys in the “Lord’s Prayer”.