Grace Covenant Print

“Having been, as we trust, brought by Divine Grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves wholly to Him; we do now solemnly and joyfully covenant with each other to walk together in Him with brotherly love, to His glory as our Lord.

We do, therefore, in His strength engage:

† That we will exercise a mutual care, as members one with another, to promote the growth of the whole body of the local church in Christian knowledge, holiness and comfort; to the end that we may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God;

† That, to promote and secure this object, we will endeavor to uphold the public worship of God and the ordinances of His house, and to hold constant communion with each other therein, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together;

† That we will cheerfully contribute of our property for the support of the poor, for the support of home and foreign missions, and for the maintenance of a faithful ministry of the Gospel among us;

† That we will not neglect private and family devotions at home or the great duty of religiously training our children and those under our care, with a view to the service of Christ and the enjoyment of everlasting life;

† That we will walk circumspectly in the world, to the end that we may win souls for the Lord Jesus Christ. We will endeavor to be a Christian example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity of life. We will remember that God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind; that we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth, and that a city set on a hill cannot be hid;

† That we will frequently exhort, and if occasion shall require, admonish one another according to Matthew 18:1-35, in the spirit of meekness, considering ourselves lest we also be tempted. As in baptism we have been buried with Christ and raised again, so there is on us a special obligation thenceforth to walk in newness of life;

† That we will, upon moving to another locality, seek to associate ourselves with a church of like faith and practice.

††† May the God of peace, Who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do His will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be glory, forever and ever. Amen”.