FUMC held a covenant renewal service today, the first day of 2017.  The podcast today is a short homily that took place in the middle of the service.
You can go to this link to learn more about the service and read the liturgy we read today:
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/covenant-renewal-service

Also, below is a picture of the card upon which we were invited to write our personal covenant with God.  Feel free to copy it, write on it, sign it, and put it in a place where you’ll be regularly reminded of your covenant.

 

Scripture:

2 Kings 23:1-3New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Josiah’s Reformation
23 Then the king directed that all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem should be gathered to him. 2 The king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him went all the people of Judah, all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests, the prophets, and all the people, both small and great; he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant that had been found in the house of the Lord. 3 The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to follow the Lord, keeping his commandments, his decrees, and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. All the people joined in the covenant.

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