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Covenant tells us God seeks and keeps reconciled relationships with others. Jesus Christ is God’s covenant love in flesh and blood. We experience this love as costly grace, God’s hands open and outstretched to the world on the hard wood of the cross.
Christians are people who accept God’s offer of covenant love in the water of baptism. They respond by turning away from sin and accepting the freedom and power God gives to resist evil. They confess Jesus Christ as Savior, put all their trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as Lord within the community of the church. Christians understand that the life of covenant love cannot be lived alone; it requires a community of prayer, forgiveness, and love.
Christians are covenant people.