Oak Hill Baptist Church
Oak Hill Baptist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Covenant


             Having been led as we believe by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

             We pledge, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this body of believers in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote their prosperity and spirituality; to sustain their worship, ordinances, doctrines, and discipline; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, toward the expenses, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations. In case of difference of opinion in the Church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.

             We also pledge to maintain family and personal devotions; to study diligently the Word of God; to educate our children toward faith in Jesus Christ, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk cautiously in the world; to be just in our dealing, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our behavior; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior. We pledge as a Church and to each other to take a stand against deeds of the flesh and to live according to the fruits of the spirit according to Galatians 5:19-26.

             We further pledge to walk together in loving Christian fellowship, to pray for one another, to aid one another in time s of need, and to rejoice with one another in times of gladness; to cultivate Christian compassion and courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, to seek to live to the glory of God.

             We moreover pledge that in the event of our individual relocation, we will, as soon as possible, endeavor to unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.