First Baptist Church Brandon
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Covenant

Covenant
 
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour; & on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit; we, in the presence of God & this assembly, most solemnly & joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
 
We will endeavor, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to pray for one another & to seek to help one another grow in grace & in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Together we will support & encourage those we have affirmed as leaders. We will be thoughtful & courteous to one another, slow to take offense & quick to forgive & to seek forgiveness even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven us.
We will cultivate a time of personal Bible reading & prayer & establish family devotions where possible.
 
We will raise children entrusted to our care, in the nurture & admonition of the Lord.
 
We will diligently seek to gather together for worship & service. We will be good stewards of all that God has given us, & will give as God has prospered us, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.
 
We will seek to be honest & faithful in the sight of all people. We will seek to reach others for Christ by sharing the Gospel in word or deed. We will strive to carry out His commission to spread the Gospel throughout the whole world.
 
When we remove ourselves from this place, we will as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry on the spirit of this covenant & the principles of God's Word.