Saturday, September 15, 2007

Family Covenant to Honor God in All of Our Home’s Entertainment

(This covenant was written by a preacher brother of mine who developed it for his church family while preaching a series of messages on the home to his church. I thought I would pass it on to my faithful blog readers for their information and prayerfully use.)

As family members committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and wanting to live separated, holy, lives that would be pleasing to Him, (Lev 20:26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.), we pledge to from this day forward to honor God in our home’s entertainment. For wrong, sinful decisions that have been made in the past, we can only petition His forgiveness and mercy. For the many temptations/pressures to yield and compromise that lie ahead, we plea for His strength and the Holy Spirit’s enablement alone to overcome (Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy).

Knowing with certainty that God sent Jesus, “who gave himself for us; that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works”, (Titus 2:14), and that God commands us in His Holy Word to “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Prov 4:23), we pledge to set a guard around this house and in the hearts of all those who call it home. Specifically, to guard it from sinful media influences that would grieve the heart of God and cause us to sin and stumble. Influences such as any music, television, magazines, internet sites, DVD’s, and video games that are not becoming of a born again follower of Jesus Christ. From this day forward, as a family, we say “no” to feeding the desires of the flesh, and “yes” to nurturing the things of the spirit, and we do make a covenant to follow and honor Christ in all of our entertainment decisions.

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Blogger Julie's Jewels said...

Bro. Jim...this is neat!! I love it!!

10:12 PM  

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