|Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009
– Rick open telling the boys how glad he was to be there. He realized that not everyone in the audience
was there because they wanted to be and encouraged them to make the best of the
Rick talked about Heb 11:6
it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him
must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek
him. Hebrews 11:6 (New Living
All I want to do is tell you what God says so you can have a
better life. Listen, learn from His Word
that you might become all that God wants you to. Have faith in Him and you will receive his
Lyndee began with the boys reading from the Bible:
1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your
relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and
you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse
those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed
through you.” Genesis 12 (New Living Translation)
Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will
follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of
their faith and endurance. 13 For example, there was God’s promise to
Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his
own name, saying: 14 “I will certainly bless you, and I will
multiply your descendants beyond number.” 15 Then Abraham waited
patiently, and he received what God had promised. Hebrews 6:12-15 (New
27 O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your
troubles? O Israel, how can you say God
ignores your rights? 28 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. Isaiah
40:27-31 (New Living Translation)
Lyndee continue leading the boys in singing “Blessed Be the
Name”. She stopped for a moment to tell
a wonderful story about how Pam and her husband were able to purchase the home
of their dreams by a wonderful miracle from God.
Lyndee invited William to share his testimony. He had received Christ as his savior that
very week. William talked about sharing
with his mother his new life in Christ.
Lyndee led the boys in singing; “No, No You Never Let
Go”, “Lift My Eyes to Calvary”,
“Amazing Grace” and “Take Me Home”. She
closed by reading an inspiring letter from a Pegasus graduate.
Ben shared about how he trusted the Holy Spirit to give him
what he should say. God can do in one
moment what man may take years to accomplish.
He sang “Your Grace Amazes Me”, and talked about God directing us to be
as wise as a serpent and gentle as a Dove.
Rick and Ken blest two boys who had successfully completed
the Pegasus program, Spencer and Quinton.
Rick told the boys that they too could complete the Pegasus
program. He introduce some visitors and
asked one, Ryan, to come and pray for the boys.
Rick continued thanking the Lord for the family visit that occurred last
week and hoped the boys were blest by it.
He encouraged the boys to believe that God has a purpose and a plan for
each one. There would be struggles in
finding that plan and path but the result is well worth the struggle.
Rick talked about the promises God made to Abraham. How through him the nations of the earth
would be blest. That blessing being his
descendent, Jesus Christ! God blest Abraham by first separating him
from his friends and family and likewise God has separated the boys at Pegasus
from friends and family and if they will accept and believe, God can bless
Rick talked about the miracle birth of Abraham and Sarah’s
son, Isaac. How he made Abraham the
father of many nations. How he
instructed Abraham to walk blameless before him. These promises were given to Abraham when he
was 99! If you will be faithful and walk
blameless before him He will bless you.
He will use you to further His kingdom.
God always does what He promises in His way and His time.
Ken closed with the boys reciting the Lord’s Prayer.