160417 - Covenanting with our Communities

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Part 3 of 3 part series in preparation for the annual Covenant Service. Preached at Watchet Baptist Church on 17th April 2016. Please 'Read More' to see this sermon presentation.

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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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Covenant Latin ‘con venire’ Lit. = a coming together Not a legally binding contract More than just a casual agreement A promise or commitment between those in relationship with each other

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I commit to Jesus (Spoken to God) Responding to Your love for me, I commit my life to You. You are my Lord. You are my Saviour. You are my example. Please help me to become more like You.

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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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Joining in with God’s loving mission and going, I commit to sharing God’s love with you, in my attitudes, in my actions and in my words. I will be good news in relationship with you . I commit to my neighbours in the world (spoken symbolically to those in our wider community)

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A Christian nation???

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‘Missio Dei’ – The Mission of God A missionary God who sends and is sent 21 Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you ." John 20:21 A mission to restore all of creation 21 Jesus must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything , as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. Acts 3:21

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  16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 A mission of love ‘Missio Dei’ – The Mission of God

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Have you got a mission, or has God’s mission got you? ‘Missio Dei’ – The Mission of God “It is not the church that has a mission of salvation to fulfil in the world; it is the mission of the Son and the Spirit through the Father that includes the church.” Jürgen Moltmann

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John 6:25-35 26  Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 28  Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29  Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 35  Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

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Joining in with God’s loving mission and going, I commit to sharing God’s love with you, in my attitudes, in my actions and in my words. I will be good news in relationship with you . I commit to my neighbours in the world (spoken symbolically to those in our wider community)

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