Rick Vargas, pastor of Bethany Fellowship in Farmingville, N.Y., was the featured speaker for the Thanksgiving Convention.
Rick, who is a former Pinecrest student, spoke at two meetings on the worship that the Father seeks, which Jesus defined in John 4:23 as worship "in spirit and in truth.
noted that as a result, David's emerging kingdom was established on the foundation of truth, rather than something similar to the Book of Judges in which "every man did that which was right in his
"Thank God that He
loved David enough to step in and take such a drastic measure," he
"Thank God for the times that He
intervenes in our paths when we are just blindly and ignorantly moving down a course that will ultimately lead further and further away from His
Thank God that He
cares to awaken us and remind us of what really matters!"
In a subsequent meeting, Rick
taught on the spirit aspect of worship, using David's later success in bringing up the ark and his
personal change of heart.
This message can be listened to online by clicking on the link at the end of this article.
At another meeting, Rick
taught on the life of Isaac from Gen.