June 21, 2011

Doctrinal Statement Finale

Todays post, the finale of my doctrinal statement series really needs little introduction.  If you have followed my series thus far and read any of my books, you will know that the Church and Body-life are very important to me, and I truly believe Jesus intended for us to worship corporately , not just on Sundays (but definitely regularly with the same people), but in all of life.

Thus, as far as letting my children and others know what I believe as foundational for living this life as an Image Bearer, I come once again to the Great Image Bearing Church.  Those who disregard it do so in ignorance.  Those who mock it, do so with great foolishness.  Therefore, I boldly state the following as guidelines for participant responsibility in Body life.  God Bless.

With you for His glory

B. Covenant of Fellowship  I believe it is incumbent of each 
believer to covenant together, recognizing dependence on the 
Holy Spirit for the following:
1.  To walk together in Christian love;
2.  To exercise Christian 
care and watchfulness over one another;
3.  To pray with and 
for one another, sharing our burdens, sorrow, and joys;
4.  To 
be thoughtful and courteous to one another, to be slow to 
take offense, and to be quick to forgive and to seek forgiveness;

5.  To guard the spiritual and scriptural purity, peace and 
prosperity of the Church and its growth in scriptural knowledge 
and godliness;
6.  To assist, as the Lord enables, in the work 
of the Church, and to promote its usefulness as a witness to 
the saving grace of God in Christ Jesus;
7.  To contribute, as 
the Lord directs, to the financial support of the church, the 
relief of the needy, and the evangelization of all peoples;

8.  To love and to pray for all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ;

9.  To engage regularly in study of the Word and prayer;

10.  To bring up such children as may be entrusted to our care 
in the nurture and admonition of the Lord;
11.  To walk with 
integrity in the world, to provide all things honest in the sight 
of all men, to be faithful in lifestyle and worldview, exemplary 
in conduct, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts;
12.  To 
endeavor by example, by word, and by prayer, to give witness 
of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, that the Holy Spirit would 
work in these things to lead others to Him; 13.  To ultimately 
glorify God through the exaltation of Christ in the power of 
the Holy Spirit in everything as the primary purpose of life.

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