2010-05-23 Robert - Lust

Sunday May 23, 2010 – Rick spoke of the internal inspiration of the scriptures encouraging the boys to begin reading them.  This marvelous volume contains 66 books written by 40 authors over a period exceeding 1500 years, revealing the will of God and the salvation of mankind through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Cindy led the boys in singing “Now is the time to Worship”, “East to West”, “Forever”, “He Knows my Name” and “Trading my Sorrows”.

We honored Dominick who not only successfully finished the Pegasus program but also would be receiving his High School diploma this coming Friday. 

Our morning speaker was Robert James who spoke on the subject; “Lust”, of how mankind has attempted over and over again to discredit the bible.  Why?  So they can be free to do whatever they want to do and since mankind is prone to sin that is what they want to do. 

Romans 1:18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.  As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.

He talked of how Satan will use are natural wants to create lust within us and instead of worshiping and following God we begin to worship and follow that lust, the end result being our destruction.  It begins with unbelief which causes departure from the Christian walk.

Heb 3:12 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters.  Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.

Ken closed with the 23rd Psalm.