In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.
The Moravian Church has stood for basic religious principles for more than 500 years. Through these years the church has often put into written form the precepts of its faith and practice in what is known as the Covenant for Christian Living.Moravians recognize the example of Christ's life and proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord. Living the Christian life depends not only on our own effort, but upon God our Father, who in Jesus Christ accepts us as heirs of God and strengthens and sustains us.
The Moravian Covenant for Christian Living is an attempt to state in clear arrangement and contemporary form a document which has long served the Moravian Church. The Church today has need of a clear statement of its faith and life through which each member may become aware of the nature of his/her Christian commitment. Such a document can become an invaluable aid in the instruction of both new and present members and a meaningful guide in the expression of the Christian life. That such a revision of the Agreement should have been made is entirely in harmony with the spirit of the early Moravian Church which believed that all forms should be updated and made relevant to the present life of the Church.
Saturday, April 19 — Psalm 51:1-6
Leviticus 13:47-14:18; Mark 4:30-41
The Lord will again comfort Zion. Zechariah 1:17
Christ says, "You too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you." John 16:22 (NASB)
Jesus, as we prepare for Easter and the celebration of your resurrection, we should not grieve but rejoice. May we see not just an empty tomb but all the possibilities which will come our way when you return. Amen.
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This new Moravian songbook features 80 new songs by 51 composers and authors from across the Moravian Church. Includes music and guitar chords, plus new specialty liturgies. Celebrate the musical gifts of today's Moravian Church!