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.
Friday, December 6 -- Psalm 139:13-16
Amos 5; Revelation 9:1-11
He awakens me morning by morning, he awakens my ear to listen as a disciple. Isaiah 50:4 (NASB)
In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. Mark 1:35
God, as we breathe in our first waking breaths of the day, let us know that it is your spirit that fills us and sustains us. Let us use each breath to praise and serve you in love. Amen.
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