Covenanting with Each Other

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Preached at Watchet Baptist Church on 10th April 2016. #2 of 3 part series in preparation for the annual Covenant Service.

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Covenant Service ...partnering together to see God’s Kingdom come Your Kingdom come Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven Sunday 15 th May 2016 Please put this date in your diaries – thanks! .

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I commit to the people in this church community (Spoken to each other in the church community) Recognising that God wants us to live out our faith together and to encourage each other to become more like Jesus, I commit to serving God in this church community. Please disciple me as I open my life to you. You are my community for discipleship, mission and worship in this coming year. I will live out the vision and values of this church in partnership with you. .

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Vision & Values Mission Statement Watchet Baptist Church… sharing God’s message of HOPE with our communities. Vision Statement A place to 'be' as well as to 'do', right in the heart of the community. Values Hospitality – Creativity – Justice & Mercy – Learning – Mission – Prayer

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Covenanting with each other 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. Acts 2:44 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

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Discipleship 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. Romans 12:10 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 16 Live in harmony with each other. Romans 12:16

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Discipleship 16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other ... James 5:16 19 ...if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, 20 you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins. James 5:19-20 .

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United We Stand The Church – the Body of Christ Ephesians 4: 4, 12, 16 Everyone has a part to play in the Body of Christ Ephesians 4: 7 A postles – P rophets – E vangelists – Pastors – Teachers Ephesians 4: 11

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United We Stand “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4: 3

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BEWARE – Unity Killers!!! 3. Gossip 2. Cliques 1. Unity-Killing phrases… “It's not just me who thinks this way, there are lots of ‘others’ who think the same...“ “The Bible clearly says…” / “God told me…” “We’ve never done it like this before…” 5. Throwing the book around – “ 3.2 of the constitution says…” 4. ‘Voting’ with your feet

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United We Stand 1  How good and pleasant it is     when God’s people live together in unity ! 3  … For there the Lord bestows his blessing,     even life forevermore. Psalm 133

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I commit to the people in this church community (Spoken to each other in the church community) Recognising that God wants us to live out our faith together and to encourage each other to become more like Jesus, I commit to serving God in this church community. Please disciple me as I open my life to you. You are my community for discipleship, mission and worship in this coming year. I will live out the vision and values of this church in partnership with you. .

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Covenant Service ...partnering together to see God’s Kingdom come Your Kingdom come Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven Sunday 15 th May 2016 Please put this date in your diaries – thanks! .

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