|Sunday, August 23, 2009 – Rick opened the morning service
talking about the Friday Bible Study where they have been studying our
relationship with God. He talked about
why man is separated from God and the path to get back together with him, his
son Jesus Christ.
Cindy informed the boys that Lyndee would be leaving and
encouraged the boys to write her a letter, poem or maybe a drawing and she
would place them in a notebook to give to Lyndee as a parting gift.
Ben blessed us with his voice and spirit singing a number of
Our morning speaker was George Leader who opened asking God
to help the boys learn something today that would help them in their Christian
walk. His subject was “Being
Uncomfortable”. He used the illustration
of heat and light to absolutes and how they apply to God showing why we find
ourselves comfortable in certain settings of heat and light. Likewise it is good and evil that determines
our comfortable level with our Heavenly Father.
He explained what justification is and how we obtain it
through Jesus Christ. He talked about
willful sin and our continual participation therein. God has clearly said don’t do this and we do
it anyway. George said that the only way to get victory over willful sin is to
surround ourselves with God’s light. It
is only when we have that victory we can be the example God’s wants us to be.
George closed warning the boys that the time of Christ’s
return may be close at hand. He said he
was not trying to scare them but to make them aware of the signs of the time
and their need to heed God’s direction for their life.
Ken closed with a few words about seeking wisdom and then
had the boys recite the Lord’s prayer.