As we begin a new school year, these days are often filled with making new commitments and promises. How many commitments do you think you make in the course of one day? How many people have you promised your time, effort, gifts or service?
The scriptural meaning of covenant is to make a lasting agreement with God. Covenants are always centered in God. Covenants are never broken by God. Covenants are always permanent. They cannot be adjusted or amended, only broken.
Throughout scripture we see the story of God's faithfulness in covenanting with us. God remained faithful to the covenants made with Noah (Genesis 9:1-17), Abraham (Genesis 12:1-9) and Moses (Deuteronomy 5:1-21). Even when God's people were disobedient, God offered a lasting and saving covenant through Jesus Christ.
What does it mean to you that God loves you so much that God would make a covenant with you to provide both salvation from sin and peace in life?
One way that we continue to grow into our covenant with God is through our study of God's Word. Each year we take time to share about the many opportunities where you can connect and grow in this relationship at JCPC.
This month we will be highlighting our groups and classes through a virtual open house. You'll see pictures and videos highlighting our offerings this month on our church website and through social media. This is a time of year when we make commitments to grow in our faith through the Education ministry at JCPC. At 9:30 a.m. drive in worship, we will commission all of those who have made the commitment to teach and lead this year in many of these Education ministry groups and classes.
Take some time to not only to make new commitments and promises, but to renew our covenant with God.