Bible Study/Breakfast at New Horizons
About 35 cadets and teachers started their Wednesday morning off loading a bus at 7:00am and headed for New Horizons Restaurant in Camden. They were fed a delicious breakfast and had the opportunity to hear a message from Pastor Bryan Plyler. Thank you Rev Bell, owner of New Horizons restaurant, for the delicious food and great service. Thank you Pastor Bryan for an encouraging and challenging message. Here is a brief exerpt from Pastor Bryan's message...
1 Cor 15:8-10 ESV 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
Popeye would have a pity party and say “I am what I am, and that’s all that I am”. But the Apostle Paul’s “by the grace fo God, I am what I am” was not an excuse or pity party. It was an exclamation of gratitude that God had made him into something he neither deserved nor was capable of becoming without God’s grace! Of course, the Apsotle Paul went from hating and persectuting Christians and the Christian church to becoming one of the greatest missionaries, church planters, and one of the most influential men in history. God would use him to write most of the New Testament of the Bible, the world's most read book. Even though he lived some 2000 years ago, the Apostle Paul is still talked about today! By the grace of God, Paul become an incredible man who achieved great success because he allowed God to work in his life and lived his life in obedience to Him and faith in Jesus Christ. God was at work in Paul's life, but Paul also worked for His God. It took both God and Paul...working together.
You CAN’T do God’s part; He WON’T do yours. --or-- I CAN’T do God’s part; He WON’T do mine.
Pastor Bryan closed by saying how excited he was to see a room full of young men with incredible potential to do some amazing things. He challenged them to live for God and attempt to do great things for Him.
Commandant Lt COL Armstrong closed our time with prayer for God's blessing on each cadet!