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Covenant — January 18, 2021

In the Bible, the story of redemption is built upon divine covenants.  Reformed theology understands all action in these promises as belonging to God. God claims. God seals. God reconciles.  This issue explores God’s covenant of grace – initiated entirely by God on our behalf – and invites the church to consider what it means to live into a covenant community today.

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The self-binding God The covenant of grace reflects God’s will, and binds people to God, to each other and to the world.

Promises, promises The divine covenant reminds us of God’s claims on each life and of the covenant relationship within the community of faith.

The storm A chance encounter leads to a reflection on truth, love, justice and mercy in these times.

Ordination and ministry In the final piece of this series, Paul Hooker offers the reminder that all of God’s people are ministers.