Sunday, August 01, 2010

Installation and Matthew 3:1-12

Today I was officially installed as the pastor at Cornerstone Church. This is a ceremony where the Central District of the Evangelical Free Church of America sends a representative to formally recognize God's leading of me to Cornerstone Church and Cornerstone's call to me to be their pastor. It was a good day. A big thanks to all who made it a special event, and a thank you to lots of family who came and were a part of the service as well.

I continued the sermon series in Matthew by taking the first 12 verses of chapter 3. It just so happened to be the description of John the Baptist's ministry. It was a hard message, but a good reminder of our need for Christ and the filling of the Spirit (Matthew 3:11-12), made possible only because of Christ's sacrificial death for our sins (cf. Romans 3:21-26) and triumphant resurrection (Romans 6:5-14), that promises life to all who believe (John 3:16).

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