Sunday January 24, 2010
– Opening our morning
worship service, Rick talked about how the characters in the bible are examples
for how we should and should not live our lives in Christ. He spoke
of how Saul disobeyed God’s specific commands and when through the prophet
Samuel he was confronted, He made excuses for his misbehavior. He asked
the boys to consider their own situations like when they are caught in a
disobedient act. Do they respond like Saul with excuses or do they
confess, repent and ask forgiveness?
Look at King David. He sinned
terribly with Bathsheba! When he was confronted how did he respond?
He fell on his knees and asked forgiveness. Both Saul and David got
caught in their sin. One was sorry he got caught and the other sorry he sinned
against God. Each had to suffer the consequences for their sin, one with
God and one without. Likewise here at Pegasus if you break the rules you
suffer the consequences which will be much easier if you are truly sorry for
your act and not the fact you got caught.
Cindy was joined in the music part of our
worship by a musical group who came all the way from Austin to play for the boys. They led
the boys in singing “Better is one Day”, “Let all the Earth Rejoice”, “I will
Worship You”, “More Power”,”Now is the time to Worship” and “Here I am to
Cindy invited Dean, who has finished the
Pegasus program and will be going home in the coming week, to come up on the
platform and speak to the boys. He told the boys that this program is not
that hard if they will just speak up and ask for help. He plans on
entering college to continue his education. Ken came forward and
prayed for Dean.
Our morning speaker was C.J. Solis.
He recognized the boys who were on PPL zero hours and the AB honor roll and
then began to speak about Faith. He talked of the goodness of God and the
evil perpetuated by the devil. Are you working this program? Do you
think you can beat the system on your own? Are you saying to yourself you
can beat that polygraph? Are you blaming where you are on someone else or
on your own bad choices?
Or do you have the faith that with God’s
help you will make the changes necessary to be the man God wants you to
be. It is faith that provides the hope that each of us will be successful
in the tasks before us. CJ used examples like the biblical story of Noah
and the “Leave it to Beaver” TV series to demonstrate faith and hope.
Life is not always lived on the mountain top. It has its valleys and as
we walk through them it is faith that gives us the hope that we will be back on
top of that mountain.
He closed telling the boys that he had
faith that each of them could turn their lives in the right direction. Do
not be like all of those who made fun of Noah as he built the ark and then when
the rains came pled to enter in. Now is the time to enter into a life of
faith in God and hope for the future.
Get it together guys. I love you!
Ken closed leading the boys in the Lord’s