Alex Hardt’s Installation Service September 11,2022
Sunday was a wonderful celebration of the official beginning of Alex Hardt’s ministry at Crossroads. It was filled with energy and spirit as we worshipped together. The sermon and service were led by Ali _______. As his text, Pastor Ali choose 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Here it is in the Message translation: There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
This passage by the Apostle Paul to his ‘son in faith’ Timothy desired to give direction to young pastor Timothy. Likewise, Ali, used this text to give hope and direction to Pastor Alex and to us as well. When embarking on any new adventure it is good to remember that which holds you together. The basis of faith is Jesus and He is found over and over in the pages of scripture. The entire book is about Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. God’s Word shows us Jesus and His work to redeem us. God’s Word shows us truth for living even when circumstances get really messy all around us. God’s Word helps us keep our own rebellious nature in focus and under His direction. God’s Word leads us to walk more closely with Jesus avoiding mistakes and pitfall along life’s pathway. God’s Word trains us to be all that we can be in God’s army! When we have God’s Word in our hearts and minds, it allows God to shape and mold us into the exact ones He desires to do His work here on earth.
God’s Word along with prayer are to be the cornerstones of our own lives as well as Alex’s ministry among us. How can we help?
As you go through this week, take time to look into scripture. Are you having an issue with someone, a financial or health problem? Do you need encouragement, hope, direction or guidance? All of these are addressed in God’s Word and His Word of truth and hope will cut through your problems and bring relief. You can word search on your Bible App, use your concordance or use google and seek direction from God’s Word to give you strength and courage. God’s Word is true and will bring relief to the weary soul who seeks Him.
Here are some promises in God’s Word you can cling to:
Is God there? James 4:7-8a, John 14:6
How do I live the Christian life? Joshua 1:8-9, Proverbs 3:5-6
Do you need courage? Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 138:7-8a
Is God faithful? Lamentations 3:21-23, Hebrews 13:5-8
Does God forgive? Proverbs 28:13, 1 Peter 2:24
Will God provide guidance? Psalm 119:105, Isaiah 41:9-10
Is there Hope? Hebrews 10:23, Philippians 1:6, Jeremiah 29:11
Does God love me? John 3:16, Romans 8:35-39
Does God show mercy? Nahum 1:7, Romans 5:8
Does God give peace? John 14:27, Isaiah 54:10
Can God provide for me even in my circumstances? Luke 6:38 and 12:29-31
Can God save me? Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17
Is God really in control of everything? Daniel 2:19-22, 2 Corinthians 12:9
God’s Word is timeless and has answers you can claim and cling to for life!
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Sermon series, "Hope Unites." Today Ali Hasan teaches from 2 Timothy 3:16-4:3
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