We believe the Lord will use personal, family, and corporate rhythms of reading Scripture, singing Scripture, praying Scripture, and obeying Scripture week to week, day to day, throughout the day to stir our affections towards loving God. Then, the result of loving God is loving what God loves, his people, whom we must disciple to read, sing, pray and obey Scripture.Read More
A simple reading through the narrative of scripture will show that God has a heart for community. From the tribes of Israel to the seven churches in Revelation, the people of God are al- ways being called together into fellowship with one another. Simply put, there is no biblical category for an unconnected Christian. The members and elders of Christ Covenant care deeply about creating biblical, corporate community. Our church family is committed to pray for and care for one another.Read More
The Great Commission is literally a commission. A commission is an instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people. What, then, is the nature of the commission given by Christ to His disciples? What are those specific instructions that apply to all Christians today?Read More
Every Christian who that is really growing in his or her faith makes personal time with God a priority. At Christ Covenant, personal devotion is one of our covenantal agreements because it is essential for spiritual flourishing and growth
in Christ. Throughout Christian history the church has long held to the idea of abiding with the Lord or being intentional to stay connected to the Lord. Jesus told his disciples on the night he was betrayed and arrested, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4-5). What Jesus is saying is that if you want a fruitful Christian life, if you want a life that is marked by the fruit of the Spirit, then you must seek to be a branch that is connected to the vine; you must seek to be a Christian that is connected to Christ.
In light of this, we ask that every member create space in their life for personal devotion. As one who abides in Christ, this should be a priority which means that you are spending at least 10-15 minutes alone with the Lord at least five times a week. Of course, we hope that as you make this a discipline in your life that the time would grow, but the most important aspect of personal devotion is consistency.
You may be asking something like, “How do I get started and what am I supposed to do?” The purpose of this field guide is answer those two questions by giving you practical steps to take as you develop the discipline of personal devotion.Read More