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Sunday Worship Service

10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Sunday Bible Study

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Membership Information

 

 

I am making a covenant with my Memorial Baptist Church Family to:

  • Submit to the authority of the Scriptures as the final arbiter on all issues.
    (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
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  • Pursue the Lord Jesus Christ through regular Bible reading, prayer, fellowship and practice of spiritual disciplines.
    (Luke 18:1; Acts 17:11; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Ephesians 5:1-21; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22)
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  • Follow the command and example of Jesus by participating in the ordinances prescribed to His Church:

    1. by being baptized after my conversion.
    2. by regularly remembering and celebrating the person and work of Christ through communion.

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  • Regularly participate in the life of Memorial Baptist Church by attending weekly services, engaging in gospel-centered community and serving those within and outside of this church.
    (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25; Titus 3:14)
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  • Steward the resources God has given me, including time, talents, spiritual gifts and finances. This includes regular financial giving, service and participation in community that is sacrificial, cheerful and voluntary.
    (Matthew 25:14-30; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8-9; 1 Peter 4:10-11)
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  • By God’s grace, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to walk in holiness in all areas of life as an act of worship to Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13-16, 4:1-3). Believers should strive to put certain attitudes and actions to death while stirring and stimulating love and good deeds through the Spirit. Below are a few examples of actions addressed in the Scriptures:

    1. I will practice complete chastity unless married and, if married, complete fidelity within heterosexual and monogamous marriage. Complete chastity and fidelity means, among other things, that regardless of my marital status, I will pursue purity and abstain from sexually immoral practices such as adultery, premarital sex and pornography.
      (Romans 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, 10:8; Ephesians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)
    2. I will seek to preserve the gift of marriage and agree to walk through the steps of marriage counseling before pursuing divorce from my spouse.
      (Matthew 19:1-12; Mark 10:1-12; Luke 16:18; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11; for the role of the church in the process of divorce, see Paul’s concern for the resolution of legal matters within the assembly of the church in 1 Corinthians 6)
    3. I will refrain from illegal drug use, drunkenness, gossip and other sinful behavior as the Bible dictates.
      (Romans 1:28-32, 13:13; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:18; James 3:3-18)

     

  • Refrain from such activities that the Scriptures would deem foolish.
    (Romans 14:14-23)
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  • Take seriously the responsibility of Christian freedom, especially actions or situations that could present a stumbling block to another.
    (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)
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  • Submit to the discipline of God through His Holy Spirit by:
     

    1. following the biblical procedures for church discipline where sin is evident in another – the hope of such discipline being repentance and restoration.
    2. receiving righteous and loving discipline when approached biblically by fellow believers
      (Psalm 141:5; Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; Hebrews 12:5-11)

     

  • Do the following when I sin:

    1. confess my sin to God and to trustworthy fellow believers.
    2. repent and seek help to put my sin to death.
      (Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:5; James 5:16; 1 John 1:6-10)
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  • Submit to the appointed leaders of the church and diligently strive for unity and peace within the church.
    (Ephesians 4:1-3; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:5)
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  • Do the following should I leave the church for righteous reasons:

    1. to notify the pastor.
    2. to seek another church with which I can carry out my biblical responsibilities as a believer.