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May 2016 – Pine Grove Mennonite Church

Posts from May 2016

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The Biblical Source of Church Covenant

In the last article we saw that the idea of covenant is biblical and we also saw that throughout church history covenant between believers of a local church was commonly practiced. In this article I would like to look at the biblical source of church covenant. Because of the new covenant we are members of […]

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Where Does Covenant Come From?

A covenant is generally defined as “a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action.” (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary) Within the Scriptures, we find a number of examples of covenants, some between God and man (Genesis 6; Genesis 9; Genesis 15; Ezekiel 20; Hosea 2; Jeremiah 31; Matthew 26), while others […]

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Are Interruptions Really Grace?

My life is filled with interruptions, inconveniences, frustrations, and unexpected events. Things break. Accidents happen. The phone rings. Just when we don’t need another added expense, something breaks. Unexpected illnesses change my carefully crafted plans. I could go on and on. You probably could too. Though these interruptions are unexpected and catch me off guard, […]