Chesterfield Community Church

Loving God, Loving People, Serving the World

COVENANT

 

We, the members of Chesterfield Community Church, do hereby covenant with each other before God to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We voluntarily submit ourselves to one another and to the discipline of the church. Such discipline will always be for the loving purpose of restorationó restoration to fellowship with God and with the covenant communityó and it will always be done in accordance with Matthew 18:15-22.

 

We are to bring honor to the body of Christ by maintaining a good testimony.

We enter into this covenant because we have the common purpose of obeying Jesus Christ, and because we believe that we need one anotherís help to do this. As believers, and disciples of Jesus Christ, we have entered into a covenant relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacobó with the God who revealed Himself in Jesus.

 

Since the blessing and promise of the covenant have been freely extended and given to us, out of wonder, love, thanksgiving, and reverence, we hereby accept and take up the covenant responsibilities that go with such privilege. This is our reasonable service and we should do nothing less. God help us all!

 

We rely on His grace and hold fast to His promise that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Be family.

 Be committed to each other.

 Love, accept, and forgive each other until death or Godís call causes us to part.

 Live for Jesus Christ and take His commands seriously.

 Help one another grow toward Christian maturity by:

 Bearing one anotherís burdens

 Encouraging one another

 Exhorting one another

 Praying for one another

 Confessing our sins to one another

 Speaking the truth in love to one another

 Admonishing one another

 Submitting to one another

 Serving one another

 Patiently bearing with one another

 Being hospitable to one another

 Greeting one another

 Living in peace with one another

 Regarding one another as more important than ourselves

 Caring for one another

 Exercising our spiritual gifts to serve one another

 Being kind and tenderhearted to one another

 Being devoted to one another

 Accepting one another

 Forgiving one another

 Loving one another

 Invite one another to pray for us, teach us, correct us, or rebuke us, if necessary, in a spirit of gentleness and humility should we stray from our Lordís commands, because the thing we desire most in life is to serve Christ.