A People in Covenant

Page 3 of the original Book of Records for The First Baptist Church in the City of New York, 1762.

If you ever decide to run a marathon, it’ll change the way you live. Successfully completing the race requires a regular exercise regimen, a disciplined approach to food and drink, and large amounts of time.

Over the past month we’ve considered a marathon of sorts, summarized in a document presented as our theological vision. If this indeed is the vision Jesus has for our church, it will change the way we live. Just as one cannot expect to keep Hostess in business with their purchase of Twinkies and HoHos and then run a marathon, so we cannot expect to fulfill this vision without that goal changing our lives.

What commitments will this vision require? They’re summarized in our covenant.

Title: A People in Covenant

Text: Hebrews 8.7–13

Overview

  • church covenant
  • God’s covenants
  • the new covenant

Resources

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One Response to A People in Covenant

  1. Laura Fels says:

    Hi Matthew! I haven’t listened to it yet, but I like your comment. When I lived in Greenville, this “non-runner” took up running, and actually did the Paris Mountain Half Marathon, starting and ending at Furman U. Only problem was we kept going up and never had a downhill – how could that happen? haha, I’m sure we did but it didn’t feel like it. I have more stories about that – but the thing that struck me is that the verse I claimed for the run was Hebrews 12:1-2. All along the route there were great clouds of witnesses cheering us on. I was limping along, and at the end, as we were coming around the bend where Stax is and then heading up a very slight but grueling grade for ~3 miles, a 72-year-old lady, offered to run me in the rest of the way. I would not have made it without her – she kept me going! She helped me throw off the things that hindered, and helped me keep my eye on the finish line! The experience was a profound illustration of the marathon of our spiritual life.

    Thanks for writing this!

    *Laura Fels*

    Christian Embassy 625 Main St., #744 New York, NY 10044 Mobile: 646-334-5319 felsl@ce-un.org http://www.ce-un.org

    On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Debtor to Grace wrote:

    > Matthew Hoskinson posted: ” If you ever decide to run a marathon, it’ll > change the way you live. Successfully completing the race requires a > regular exercise regimen, a disciplined approach to food and drink, and > large amounts of time. Over the past month we’ve considered a m” >

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