2010-02-21 Luis - Fame

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 – We had a full house this morning.  Rick opened the morning worship talking about the purpose of the Lockhart Pegasus Ministry which is to help the boys successfully complete the Pegasus program.  It can be accomplished by the world’s way or by God’s way.  It is your choice!  It is our prayer that each of you would choose God’s way. 

He continued speaking about faith using Heb 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”  Whatever your problem; throw it off, get forgiveness and begin running the race God has set for you.  Get rid of the sin of unbelief.

If you are in the race then the way to win it is by looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. 

Cindy led the boys in music worship with “East to West”, “Forever”, “I am Free”, “Holy is the Lord”  and “Mighty to Save” . 

Our morning speaker was Luis Amaya who started by asking the boys; “How many would want to be famous?”  Almost every hand in his audience was raised.   And then Luis asked; “What are you doing right now to accomplish what you are aiming for?”  Almost every hand came down. 

Luis spoke of his early life experience where his father taught him responsibility through the gift of a car which Luis had to fix and maintain.  How he had successfully operated his own “Sign Painting” business for 26 years even though at the start everyone said he would fail.  He was successful because of his commitment and determination.  You can be famous through commitment and determination but without God your success will become an anchor around your neck pulling you down and robbing you of the happiness success should bring.

The key to becoming famous is to let God do it and it starts by having the right attitude and the right interest:

Gal 6:14 “As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died.”

The center of your life must not be your appearance, your street wise knowledge, your education, your friends or even your family:

1 Cor. 2:2 “For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified.”

Today begin by getting to know Jesus Christ through the daily study of his word:

Philippians 3:10 “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death,”

Luis ended by telling the boys how we develop good and bad habits by practicing something everyday for 21 days.  Practice reading his word daily and it will become a habit that will enrich your lives and in His eyes you will become famous.

Ken began his closing by giving the boys a laugh by reciting some things he had learned in life:

1.  Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

2.  Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

3.  Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

4.  Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

5.  Variation Law  - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

6.  Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

7.  Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

He invited anyone who had memorized the 23rd Psalm to come forward and recite it. A young man came up on the stage and did a fantastic job of reciting it.
Ken closed with all the boys speaking the 23rd Psalm.