Oath of Dedication
Having come into the Covenant of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom by believing that Jesus is the Christ, repenting of my transgressions against His Law, being immersed in water for the remission of sins, and having committed to walk in newness of life by obedience to His Law/Word, and being in agreement with the essentials of Union Christian Churchís doctrinal statement, itís mission, and direction; I, ____________________________, being led by the Holy Spirit do unite/partner with Union Christian Church in membership. In so doing, by Godís grace, I covenant myself to Jesus Christ and the members of Union Christian Church to the following:
I. To grow in the faith. II Peter 3:18
A. By learning the basics and essentials of the Word. I Peter 2:2
B. By attending faithfully. Hebrews 10:25
C. By studying to attain the knowledge of the truth. Colossians 3:10; Colossians 1:10
II. To protect the unity of Union Christian Church. Ephesians 4:3
A. By acting in love towards God and other members. I John 4:21
B. By being joyful. I Thessalonians 4:16
C. By being gentle. James 3:17
D. By being faithful. II Timothy 2:2
E. By being meek. Colossians 3:12
F. By being temperate in all things. I Corinthians 9:25
G. By refusing to gossip. Proverbs 20:19; Proverbs 11:13; Leviticus 19:16
H. By following the authority of the Scriptures. II Timothy 2:15-16; II Timothy 3:16-17; I John 2:5
I. By consenting to Biblical authority. Hebrews 3:17; Hebrews 13:7; I Thessalonians 5:12-13
III. I will share in the responsibilities of my church. Ephesians 4:12; II Corinthians 4:1
A. By praying for it. II Thessalonians 3:1
B. By being evangelistic. Matthew 28:19-20
C. By faithfully assembling for the purpose of worship, fellowship, service, and discipleship. Hebrews 10:25
1. Weekly Sabbaths. Leviticus 23:3
2. Feasts. Exodus 34:22-23
a. Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread.
b. Pentecost/Feast of Weeks/Feast of Harvest.
c. Feast of Trumpets
d. Day of Atonement
e. Feast of Tabernacles/Feast of Ingathering.
f. As the needs of the body dictate.
D. By bearing one anotherís burdens. Galatians 6:2
E. By giving to itís needs. Malachi 3:8-10; II Corinthians 9; I Corinthians 9
IV. I will serve the ministry of my church.
A. By discovering my gifts and talents. 1 Corinthians 12:31
B. By being equipped to serve with the leadership. 1 Corinthians 14:12
C. By developing a servants heart. Galatians 5:13
D. By being willing to assist. 2 Corinthians 4:1
E. By establishing righteousness in all areas. Romans 3:31; 1 Peter 2:24
F. By taking dominion for Christís Kingdom. 2 Corinthians 10:4; Hebrews 11:33
V. I will enhance the perception of my church
A. By giving and working to meet its needs.
B. By living a Christlike life.
Having proclaimed my desire to unite with Union Christian Church as a partner, fellow-laborer, and member of this body, I confirm my unity in the following:
...I believe that the Bible, as outlined in our statement of beliefs, is the final authority for faith and practice and no other works except these are to be accepted as inspired by God.
...I believe that there is but one God.
...I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and that these three are one.
...I believe that Jesus is God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the Cross for our sins, resurrected on the third day, and ascended into heaven having been given all power and authority.
...I believe that the kingdom of Heaven was established here on earth by Jesus Christ, and that we, as Christians, must take a pro-active role in taking dominion for our King.
Be it therefore resolved, that I, and any persons under my headship, do hereby swear allegiance to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom, and do dedicate myself and my household to serve the Lord in unity with Union Christian Church, so help me God.
Adopted: October 31, 2003
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