What Events In Creating You To Be The Person You Are Today?

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1. What events in your family of origin were significant in creating you to be the person you are today?

It seems the women in my family passed along their spiritual fever through the generations. My great grandmother, grandmother, and mother were all active in church, consistent in faith and prayer, and committed to reading and living by the Bible. My mother in particularly spent much time reading me Bible story and scriptural text. You see, it was five children in my family and dad routinely worked two to three jobs to make ends meet. I was a very sickly child experiencing a significant number of childhood diseases during my adolescent years. As a matter of fact, I failed two grades in elementary school for missing too many
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When I relocated to Chicago, he encouraged me to go to NPTS and to attend Deer Grove Covenant Church with him and his wife. He introduced me to the Covenant Denomination and many of the key staff of Covenant HQ. Additionally, my son graduated from NPU and was the worship director for Hope Covenant Church in Crystal Lake, IL where our family served. There were many things that led me to make a decision to join the covenant, but I will name a few. My personal beliefs and values are aligned perfectly with The covenant affirmation. I greatly appreciate the denominations stance on women in ministry and service. I wholeheartedly agree with the denomination on their position on the Biblical texts. I love their mantra that they are “people of the word.” Shouldn’t all Christian be people of the Word? Lastly, I appreciate their acceptance of all evangelicals regardless of race, church doctrine, or their way of worship. …show more content…
It may involve their close family and friend to be a part of the ceremony, challenging them all to make a spiritual commitment to assist the parents in raising the child according to God’s Word and will. Secondly, the ceremony is performed in the present of God and witness such as friends, family, or congregants. The ceremony of dedication most closely aligns with the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel chapter one. Hannah vowed to give her child to the Lord for all of his life. On Hannah’s part, she physically gave the child to the priest to raise in the admonition of the Lord. Believers too, symbolically offer their children back to the God who gave them the children. An infant baptism, on the other hand, leans more to an immersing of the child into the community and Body of Christ. Baptism is commanded by Jesus (Mt 28:19-20). Dedication is not. Baptism marks the beginning of the Christian participation in the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It identifies the child as one entering upon the faith of the parents as a sacred trust before God until they reach an age of self-accountability. It recognizes the universal covenant and promises associated with all believers to include their babies. I would add that it is reasonable to assume that in a scriptural text such as Acts 16:34, the entire family was baptized which didn’t exclude

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