I had the honor of speaking at the Eagle Court of Honor for Alex Randall yesterday. Thanks Alex (Alex was in my small group of guys who just graduated in June of 2008).
I used 2 Timothy 3:10-17 as my text.
My prayer for Alex is similar to the charge from Paul to Timothy:
You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
How about you? For the Christians in this readership, are you standing firm in the things the Lord has taught you? Are you following the example of those Godly people who have provided the example? You see, my prayer for Alex, is really a prayer for all of us! Let’s use these last few days of 2008 to examine where we have been, celebrate His work, thank those who have set the example and seek His Word and Spirit for the direction of 2009.
Congratulations, once again, to Alex, and thanks for giving me the opportunity to speak from this passage, it gave me some great moments of meditation!