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.
Monday, March 10 — Psalm 34:19-22
Exodus 15:22-16:36; Matthew 22:23-40
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. Psalm 118:17
Paul wrote: Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death so that we would rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:8-9
Gracious Lord and God, may the simple joy and certain knowledge of our salvation move us to take up your great good work. May your Spirit move in our hands and in our hearts. 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!