Sunday, August 16, 2009
Rick opened our Sunday morning worship reading the scriptures:
God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die.
8 First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither
poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.
Proverbs 30:7-8 (New Living Translation)
instructed the boys to put these words into practice in during their
sojourn at Pegasus and success will be theirs. Continue after
Pegasus and they will become examples to follow.
Lyndee ask two of the boys to read the following scriptures:
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Worship the Lord with
Come before him, singing with joy. 3 Acknowledge that the Lord is
He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with
Give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness
continues to each generation.
Psalm 100 (New Living Translation)
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins.
2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying
the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the
spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. 3 All
of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and
inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were
subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even
though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he
raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you
have been saved!) 6 For he raised us from the dead along
with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we
are united with Christ Jesus. 7 So God can point to us in
all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace
and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are
united with Christ Jesus.
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take
credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is
not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can
boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has
created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he
planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:1-10 (New Living Translation)
the boys in singing “Psalms 100”, “Open the Eyes of my Heart” and
“Crucified, Laid behind the Stone”
Ben blest us
with “I Sing Praises to Your Name” and “It will Never Loose its
Power”. After he invited the boys to receive a healing touch from
this morning was Lyndee and her subject was “Bridges”. She opened
telling the story of Don Piper and how crossing a bridge resulted in
a terrible accident where he was pronounced dead. Another pastor
came upon the accident and was impressed by the Holy Spirit to pray
for Don Piper even though the EMT’s told the pastor Mr. Piper was
dead. After praying for Don Piper for 90 minutes he came back to
life and later wrote the New York Times best seller, “90 Minutes in
Heaven” and later another book entitled “Heaven is Real”. The
bridges we cross can come from our own choices, a tragedy, God’s
intervention and sometimes unexplainable.
he crossed totally changed his life and your time here at Pegasus is
your bridge. Will it change your life?
bridges are times of transition. If the bridge takes us to bad
things we want to go back but if the bridge takes us to good things
we want to stay.
speaking about the bridges in her life, of how at age 16 she cared
for her 7 siblings as her mother was dying. How she thought she
could fix her life by a good marriage and raising her own family.
She went on relating one failed marriage after another and it was
only when she gave up trying to fix things and turned her life over
to God and lived by his grace she found purpose and peace.
She closed by
reminding the boys that Christ is the answer to everything you need
in your life.
In closing we
honored four young men who have successfully completed the Pegasus