Our Faith

 

Heidelberg Catechism Question 1: What is your only comfort in life and in death?

Answer: That I am not my own, but belong–body and soul, in life and in death–to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to Him, Christ, by His Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

The Gospel
Are you a Christian, that is, a follower of Jesus Christ? Are you at peace with God the Father, your creator to whom you are ultimately accountable?  Here are two presentations that can help you understand the truth of God’s good news.

  1. God’s presence in our lives produces peace, purpose and power
  2. Steps to Peace with God (Flash animation)
The Reformed Tradition
The 33 chapters of the Westminster Confession Of Faith (WCF) are presented with easy access to each individual chapter.

The Westminster Catechisms are great teaching tools for understanding Scripture and the reformed tradition of faith. At Covenant, our Covenant Cadets programs helps many of our children memorize the several questions in the Shorter Catechism. Here are links to both the shorter and larger versions with scriptural contexts.

 

The Westminster Catechisms are great teaching tools for understanding Scripture and the reformed tradition of faith. At Covenant, our Covenant Cadets programs helps many of our children memorize the several questions in the Shorter Catechism. Here are links to both the shorter and larger versions with scriptural contexts.

Why We Baptize Our Children
Pastor Caines has written this short paper to explain the theology behind our practice of baptizing children and newborns.

“Apples and oranges. That’s often the way it is when people from different backgrounds discuss ‘baptism.’ They think they are talking about the same thing and become terribly exasperated trying to understand how their definitions can differ radically. What they often do not understand is they are describing radically different sacraments.

Why Do We Baptize Infants?

Teaching Your Child to Worship
Pastors Mullinax and Caines have written guidelines for teaching our children to worship in the congregation. It is available here in PDF format.

Teaching Your Children to Worship