Sunday Jan 17, 2010 – Rick opened welcoming all the new members of his
audience. He spoke of the Friday evening bible study inviting all to
attend. Then he began to speak about our faith, the bedrock of our belief
and the only way to get victory over sin. He talked of the difference
between thought and sin saying a thought in itself is not a sin. It can
be an evil or a good thought and the results are depended upon how we act out
that thought. He gave examples of evil thoughts producing sinful habits
which will eventually become a character trait. The same is true for good
thoughts. It is our faith that produces good deeds from our thoughts and
overcomes the evil ones.
Cindy opened leading the boys in singing a
song requested by Kay; “I’ll Fly Away”. After we all sang; “He Knows My
Name”, “I Want to See You”, “My God is Mighty to Save” and “Yes Lord”.
Our speaker was Luis Amaya who continued
his teaching on what it means to praise God using Psalms 150 has his
text. It is praise from a thankful heart that pleases Him and that
praise comes from deep within each of us. It is our spirit that wants to
praise God and it is our body that interferes with that praise.
He asked the boys:
we should praise God; everywhere, home, school, church, everywhere!
should God be praised; for His mighty acts, for His excellent greatness
should God be praised; in song, with musical instruments, a loud voice, in the
should praise God; everything that has breath
He closed telling the boys that there will
come a day when everything that has breath will truly bow down and praise the
Lord acknowledging that Jesus Christ is Lord. (Philippians 2:11,
Luis’s wife Connie came forward to share
her love for the boys. With 34 years working for the Lockhart ISD she has
seen every problem that besets young people today including suicide. It
is that knowledge that drives Luis and Connie to minister to the boys at
Ben sang “Praise the Hurt Away”
Ken closed teaching the boys how to sing
“Praise the Lord”, and reciting the Lord’s Prayer.