Destination: A Culture of Grace. A People of Hope.

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I covenant that I will work to create a Culture of Grace and Peace in  my family, work, and church, at all times, everywhere. These are the expectations that I have of myself:
 
I will treat others as I would want to be treated – Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
 
I will listen with the intent of understanding – James 1:19 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
 
I will remember to “Begin with the End in Mind.” The “end” goal of my life is to praise and glorify God – Ephesians 1:12 “in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.”
 
I will view every person as a person of value and respect everyone. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
 
I will remember that we are all on the same team. 1 Corinthians 12:13a – “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body”
 
I will be willing to let God show me what I need to see in every situation– Ephesians 1:18—I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
 
I will have a spirit of openness to another person’s point of view and be willing to consider that I might be wrong.
 
I will seek first the kingdom of God – Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
 
I will ask clarifying questions when I’m confused – James 1:5—If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him.
 
I will strive to get rid of all anger, bitterness, malice and slander and I will treat others with kindness, compassion and forgiveness. Ephesians 4:31-32—Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
 
By the Bethel Baptist Church family