Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 – Rick opened speaking about the critics of the bible and
how we as believers should respond to that criticism. He spoke of how we
as Christians should understand who we are and what each of us should do with
that understanding. He quoted Eph 2:10; “For we our God’s
workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works.” He spoke of
Genesis 1:31 which says that all that God had made was good. As
Christians I can know that I am the product of God’s workmanship and created
for doing good works. My life is important to God’s plan and his purpose
for me on this earth. That is what the bible says! It is our choice
to accept it or reject it. Rick closed praying for the boys.
Cindy led the boys in worshipping God through music singing; “Forever”, “I Am
Free”, “Holy is the Lord”, “Trading my Sorrows (Yes Lord)” and “Mighty to
Cindy honored two boys, Jeremy and Dustin,
who had successfully completed the Pegasus program and were heading home in the
coming week. Jeremy quoted a poem that was close to his heart and
encouraged his friends to make the right choice and complete the program.
Ken came forward and prayed for Jeremy and Dustin.
Our morning speaker was Robert
James. His text was Luke 9:23; “If anyone desires to come after me let
him deny himself and take up his cross and come after me. For who ever
desires to save his life will lose it, but who ever loses his life for my sake
will save it. For what profits is it to a man if he gains the whole world
and is himself destroyed of lost?”
Robert spoke of the futility of being a
celebrity if in the end that is all our life consisted of. Most of us
desire to be accepted by our peers and will mold ourselves to our
environment. That feeling of wanting to be accepted in reality is our
desire to be loved and the only eternal answer is to experience God’s
love. It is His Word that speaks love and life into our environment.
Satan will do his best to keep you from experiencing that love, so you must do
your best to defeat him by reading the bible and communing with God in prayer.
He closed asking the boys to reach out in
faith and hang on to the promises of God. Build up your faith by
fellowshipping with fellow believers and taking part in bible study and Sunday
morning worship services. They killed Jesus because he was speaking
truth. Don’t let the lies of this world destroy you.
Ken thanked Robert and talked to the boys
about relationships and told them God’s way to a successful relationship is
thinking more of the other one in the relationship than you do of your
self. He demonstrated how a relationship can go askew and gave the boys a
laugh by singing “I’m My Own Grandpa”.
Ken then asked a few boys to come forward
to recite the 23rd Psalm from memory. He closed having all the
boys say it in unison.