Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
Together we seek therefore, with God's help, to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to exercise freely the spiritual gifting from the Holy Spirit through our lives and in our worship of God together, to grow and walk together in our Christian faith, hope and love. In addition, to strive for the advancement of Grace Christian Fellowship by promoting its spirituality and prosperity, sustaining its worship, doctrines and ministry, and contributing cheerfully and regularly to support its ministry, locally and globally.
We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions, to religiously educate our children, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to walk uprightly in the world, to be kind and just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, to avoid negative criticism, gossip and excessive anger, to use our influence to combat the social evils of our culture, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
we further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love and to always be mindful of the value of every person, to remember one another in prayer, to aid one another in sickness and distress, to cultivate Christian empathy and sympathy in feelings and Christian courtesy in speech, to be slow to take an offense and always be ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
This day, we recognize God's leadership and calling in our lives to Grace Christian Fellowship and we choose to covenant together becoming a part of this local body of believers.
"God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved."
"What is it that God has said? That He has given us eternal life,
and that this life is in His Son. So whoever has God's Son has life;
whoever does not have His Son, does not have life."
1 John 5:11-12
All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have s
God Loves You!
The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"
The problem is that . . .
separated us from God.
The Bible says “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” God is perfect and holy and our sins separate us from God forever. The Bible says “The wages of sin is death.”
The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,
God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.
Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. “God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me."
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name." You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.