2010-03-28 Luis - The Prodical Son


Sunday March 28, 2010 –  Rick spoke of the significance of the day; "Palm Sunday" telling how Jesus entered Jerusalem mounted on a donkey with crowds cheering his entrance.  A week later the same crowds clamored for his cruicifixion.  The people were looking for a king to liberate them from Roman oppresion.  Jesus came as the King of Kings to liberate them from sin and death.  His text was Luke 19.

Cindy led the boys in singing; "Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord", "Holy is the Lord", "He Knows my Name", "Blessed be your Name" and "Mighty to Save".

We said goodbye to Carlos who had been at Pegasus for 15 months.  He has been a faithful member of the worship service.  Carlos talked about how the program had changed him so much.  He told his peers they need to have that "want to" change.  Do the therapy and apply it to your life.  He wished everyone well.  Ken blessed Carlos in prayer.

Our morning speaker was Luis who has been ministering to the boys at Pegasus for 10 years.  His text was "The Podical Son";  Luke 15:11-22   "To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.

 13 “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living. 14 About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. 15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16 The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything.

 17 “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’

 20 “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’

 22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began."

He used the story to show the folly of youth and the results of living a selfish life.  In the end he showed how we can get God's attention when we truly repent.   Without true repentence forgiveness is impossible.  

Ken closed speaking a short while about giving and receiving mercy.