Sunday, November 29, 2009 – Rick opened talking about how God has a
specific purpose for each of us, to bring glory to Him. He used Moses as
an example showing how when we attempt to accomplish God’s purposes in our own
strength it fails to glorify him and produces emptiness in us. He closed
reading a confession from one of the Pegasus residents entitled “You Are All I
Cindy led the boys in the musical portion
of this mornings worship service opening with “Now is the Time to
Worship”. She asked everyone to stand and the majority did but
there was so few who sat through every song. It was a precious part of
the worship service.
Ben blessed us waiting on the Holy Spirit
to direct him as to what He wanted Ben to sing. He opened with “Breathe
On Me” and closed with “Make Me and Instrument”.
Our morning speaker was C.J. whose subject
was “To be Thankful”. He spoke of the difficulty of being thankful
to God when we are going through difficult times as many in his audience were
experiencing. And yet it is in these very times we need to turn to Him
with a thankful heart. It is praise and thankfulness that pleases Him and
C.J. spoke of how we protect ourselves
from hurt by putting on a front while inside we are miserable. He
asked the boys what they are thankful for today and one by one the boys stood
and answered; “For a second chance”, “For sparing my grandmother’s life”, “For
Jesus Christ”, “For being at Pegasus rather than TYC”, etc;
He closed encouraging the boys to learn to
appreciate the simple things in life.
Ken closed the services encouraging the
boys to master their emotions, especially anger.