Our Covenant with God and One Another
Having professed Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and having been baptized as a symbol of our obedience to Him, we enter into this covenant as the Body of Christ.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit we will endeavor to be a modern example of an “Acts 2 Church” whose sweet fellowship and powerful witness is described this way:
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47)
Aided by the Holy Spirit we will love, serve, and honor one another. We will actively support the mission of God’s church and make every appropriate sacrifice to ensure its well-being. We will conduct ourselves within the body and within the community in a manner consistent with the faith we profess. We will strive to “keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach.”
(I Timothy 6:14) (See also: Matthew 5:13-16; Galatians 5:13-26; Philippians 1:27-28)