Reformed Heritage Church’s Congregational Response to God’s Covenant of Grace

Purpose: We confess that the distance between God and man is so great that we would have no hope of approaching God in covenant, without His gracious work to design, initiate, regenerate us, promise Himself freely, and empower us to respond by faith. We trust that it pleased the Lord to make a covenant of grace by which He freely offers life and salvation by Jesus Christ unto sinners like us.

Those God saves He also adopts into His family, the true, global, and timeless church. As a local assembly of Christ’s body, we respond corporately to His covenant of grace, as God's people have throughout all of redemptive history (Ex. 24:3-12), committing ourselves to press on together to live for him, by His strength in us and for His glory.

Reformed Heritage Church's Covenant Response

In response to the Father’s eternal love, the Son’s accomplishment of our redemption, and the Spirit’s sovereign application of this great work to our own lives, we commit ourselves as members of Christ’s body, lived out within this local congregation:

To give ourselves daily to our God, so that whether we eat, or drink, live or die, we wish to do all for the God who loved us and saved us, who has become our portion now and for eternity.

To give ourselves to each other as fellow-heirs, born from above into the family of God, made alive in Christ, sealed by the Spirit. We agree to meet together faithfully in order to stir each other to love Christ, and follow Him in careful obedience. We agree to bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ, laboring together under God’s help in order to bring each other to the full measure of the stature of Christ.

To give ourselves as light and salt in this dark world, striving to live in such a way that those who are strangers to God may see our good works, and glorify our Father who is in heaven. We look to God for our sufficiency, to be faithful ambassadors of His gospel, to be a distinct aroma of the knowledge of His Son in every place, and to be humble and reverent witnesses to the hope that dwells within us.

We beg God to hear us in this, and to give daily the desire and ability to walk in these Biblical principles; aiming at His pleasure in our individual and corporate lives. 

May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering. All our hope is in Him, who is our life.

Adapted with permission from Christ Church New Albany, retrieved from: Christ Church - Covenant