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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRAZORIA COVENANT

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to individually receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized by immersion in the name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and these fellow Christians, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Jesus, The Christ.   

We pledge therefore, by the aid of The Holy Spirit, to love each other as Christ loves us; to strive for the growth of the church in knowledge, holiness, and ministry; to promote its life and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, disciplines, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry and the spread of the gospel through all nations. 

We also pledge to maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith; to share our faith with others as we have opportunity; to be honest in our business and personal lives and faithful in our commitments; to avoid all idle talk and excessive anger; to abstain from habits and practices which harm us personally in body, mind, or spirit; to be enthusiastic in efforts to advance the Kingdom of Our Savior.  

We further pledge to watch over one another in Christian love; to pray for one another; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to strive for the mind and heart of Christ in our dealings with others and to live in a way that brings glory to God and protects the witness of the Church; to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the command of our Savior to reconcile without delay.

We moreover pledge that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the Spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.