Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 – Rick talked about Faith, our hope in
Christ Jesus. He spoke of where it comes from; Romans 10:17, faith comes
from hearing the message and that message is the bible. Why is faith important;
Heb. 11:6; “Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to
God must believe that He is and is the rewarder of those who seek Him.”
He spoke of the value of faith using 1
Peter 1:3-7 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his
great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. and into an inheritance that can
never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 5. who through faith are
shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be
revealed in the last time. 6. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a
little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7. These
have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even
though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory
and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
He closed asking the boys to think about
what faith really is. Study it for yourself and then put it into action
Cindy led the boys in worship through
music with “Blessed Be Your Name”, “King of Glory”, “He Knows My Name”, “Friend
of God” and “My Redeemer Lives”.
We honored one young man, Miguel, who has
successfully completed the Pegasus program. Ken came forward and blessed
Miguel in prayer.
Our morning speaker was C.J. Solis whose
subject was forgiveness. His text was Proverbs 24:16 “for though a
righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought
down by calamity.” He asks his audience if they had asked God to
forgive them for what they have done, had they asked their parents to forgive
them, had they asked their victims to forgive them. Almost every boy
lifted his hand.
He continued by showing the relationship
between how many times our parents forgive us and how many times God forgives
us. And in reverse how many times we forgive those who have wronged
us. God wants us to understand that no matter how many times we fail
God’s forgiveness is available. He is quick to forgive.
He spoke of how our Savior existed in a
human body just like ours with all its frailties. He encountered the same
temptations that we encounter and because of that He understands our need for
forgiveness. He paid the ultimate price to pay for that
forgiveness. Even though others may look down on us, God does
not. He is full of mercy and forgiveness, ready and waiting to fill you
with his mercy and love.
It is sad that some of you do not care;
willing to take a pass on all that God would do for you. You can fall; it
is okay that you are not perfect. You do not have to cover it up.
He knows what is going on in your heart. If through it all you have a
passion for God He will provide forgiveness and victory.
CJ closed reminding the boys that the
reason they were at Pegasus was because or their bad choices. He asked
them to make a good choice today; to accept God’s forgiveness and begin living
to please Him.
Ken closed the service with some Valentine humor
and reciting the 23rd Psalm.