Corliss Street Baptist Church
Friday, October 21, 2016
Hearts Ablaze for Jesus!
Jesus Invites us - "Come Follow Me" - "Come and See" "Look the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29, NIV).
The Covenant of the Corliss Street Baptist Church
Having Been led by the Spirit of God to profess faith in Jesus Christ, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we do now solemnly and joyfully affirm our covenant with God and with each other.
We pledge to serve Christ in the fellowship of this congrgegation. We shall endeavor to love one another, to remember one another in prayer, to share in each other's joys, and to sustain each other in times of distress. We aspire to be a fellowship of the concerned where the lost may find Jesus Christ, sinners may find pardon, seekers may find meaning for their lives, where all who come may find welcome. We shall strive to be responsible church members through faithful attendance study, and giving.
We shall seek to be obedient to Christ in our daily living. Within our homes, in our labor, and while at leisure we shall strive for attitudes and actions which reflect God's Spirit working through us. Believing that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, we shall endeavor to avoid experiences and habits which defile the body and hinder our witness.
Bound together in a fellowship of faith with all who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we shall pray and labor for a spirit of unity among all Christians.
Believing that our call to be a church is a call to witness in the world, we dedicate ourselves anew as servants of the Lord of all life. Whenever people are in bondage to ignorance, poverty, fear, or prejudice, we shall strive for justice, freedom, dignity and peace. Whenever people are separated by barriers of hostilty and distrust, we shall be ministers of God's reconciling love. As we pledge our support to the work of our misionaries throughout the world, we commit ourselves to the mission to which God calls us all.
Acknowledging our human fraities and ever seeking forgiveness, we profess our need of the Holy Spirit, and commit our lives to Jesus Christ, and through Him to the care, the judgment, the deliverance, and the mercy of Almighty God. Amen