Presbyterians Endeavor to Live Covenantally
God has made a covenant of grace with us as His people. We are to respond to that covenant with faith and obedience. As part of that obedience the Lord calls us to live in covenant with others, displaying the law and grace of God in our various relationships as we live as citizens of heaven in a fallen world.
Church: God calls us to be a part of the covenant community of the church. (Eph 4:1-16) This is to be a place of individual transformation, as we turn away from sin, and turn toward God by the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us as His body. (Eph 4:17-5:21)
Marriage and Family: God calls men and women together into the special covenantal relationship of marriage. This covenantal union is to be a display to the world of the wonderful relationship between Christ and the church. (Eph 5:22-33) God also calls us as parents and children to special covenantal relationships as parents and children within the family. (Eph 6:1-4)
World: God calls us to live covenantally and faithfully as we relate to the world, working for Him in all that we do, and endeavoring prayerfully to be fruitful in the midst of a world full of sin and misery. Together we labor to bring the love of Christ to every tribe and tongue and nation, and to display the mercy and justice of God by the power that He supplies. (Eph 6:5-20)