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Series: We, The Church, Take Thee, Jesus
Philippians 3: 10-12
Church Covenant: Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of the Lord, to receive the Lord Jesus
Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into a covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
Church Wedding Vows: We, the church, take thee Jesus, to be our lawful wedded Bridegroom, by Amazing Grace. To have as my Saviour, to hold as my Security, from his day through out eternity, to love supremely, to cherish sweetly, and to obey serenely, and thereto, we pledge ourselves.
I. The Attraction That Brought Us Together
A) His Personality
1. The Leading Quality - He Stands Out From The Crowd
2. The Loving Quality - He Sweeps Us Off Our Feet
3. The Longing Quality - He Shows Us How He Cares
B) His Power
C) His Position
1. As Prophet
2. As Priest
3. As Potentate
II. The Affection That Binds Us Tightly
A) The Sweetness Of His Voice
B) The Surety Of His Victory
1. The Battle At Gethsemane
2. The Battle At Golgotha
3. The Battle In The Garden
III. The Attainment That Builds Us Totally
A) The Attitude Of Attainment
B) The Action Of Apprehending
In my childhood, the spiritual environment that filled the house of God was strongly influenced by the church covenant that was physically visible on the back wall of the choir loft. I recall that periodically on Wednesday nights, our pastor would lead the congregation in reading that church covenant. Then he would preach a message based upon some portion of that covenant. What was very obvious in this church scene, was the adherence of the church and it's members to the vows represented in this document. In recent days, as it seems to be with a lot of old fashio ...
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