covenant relationship

Mosaic is a living body … a group of people brought together to form a church.

Even a casual reading of Scripture reveals that the commitment of believers to one another is anything but casual. We are a family, made up of many parts trying to allow light to shine through us corporately.

C.S. Lewis states, “He works on us in all sorts of ways. But above all, he works on us through each other.”

Believers may pursue these obligations to each other through many avenues, but the primary way in which we are to fulfill them is within the fold of this messy and beautiful reality called the local church. (1 Corinthians 12:14–20)

We believe that God calls His people into a covenant not only to Himself but also to each other.

 

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These materials will give you a biblical foundation for the Mosaic Community in Covenant Relationship and our steps in this process.

COVENANT RELATIONSHIP PREVIEW

A preview of the why, what, when and how of Mosaic Nashville’s move toward the concept of Covenant Relationship.

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COVENANT RELATIONSHIP DOCUMENT

A Covenant Relationship is about connecting with a family that is seeking to share Christ with the world and with each other. Entering into a covenant relationship with others at Mosaic Nashville is entering into a sacred agreement with each other based on a common relationship as well as some common beliefs and commitments to each other.

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Distinctives

While some of these distinctives are debated among various religious traditions Mosaic will preach, teach, and counsel on the basis of these distinctives.

MARRIAGE

We believe the covenant of marriage is holy and sacred. We view marriage as God’s design of a sacred covenant (a supernatural bonding) between a man and woman for life.

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SINGLENESS

We believe in the beauty and power of singleness. We view singleness, whether it be lifelong or a season of singleness, as a holy gift from God.

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HUMAN DIGNITY

All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society. In the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.

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BELIEVERS BAPTISM

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water as an act of outward obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; death to sin; burial of the old life; and resurrection to walk in a new of life in Christ Jesus.

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THE LORD'S SUPPER

The Lord’s Supper is an act of worship and obedience whereby believers, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

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CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Throughout the New Testament, principles of church leadership point to a central theme: plurality. The church is to be led by a plurality of godly leaders. By relying on consensual agreement of godly elders selected from the congregation, the church creates a healthy balance of leadership direction, accountability, spiritual guidance, and ministry implementation.

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