Exhortation: Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches

This past week our denomination changed her name from “Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches” to “Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches.” There were many reasons for this change, but fundamentally there was a great desire to reflect more and more the unity of the Christian church universal. We confess each Sunday that we believe in the “Communion of Saints.” To commune with the saints means to be of one accord on those fundamental matters of the faith. But it also affirms our communion with the saints gone before us. We are united to one vast body throughout the history of the Church. We share this morning not only union with the saints who are worshipping in all the world who confess Jesus as Lord, but also with the great martyrs and fathers of the Church in the past. More importantly to us, when we confess “we believe in the communion of saints” we are also confessing our union and communion with the One who binds us together, even the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of our union with him, we are bound to one another in love and worship. We believe in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer: Unite your holy Church, most merciful Lord. Strengthen our denomination that we may be a great force in defending the apostolic truth and pursuing unity with all the saints. Amen.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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2 Responses to Exhortation: Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches

  1. NAHASHON says:

    thank you for letting me know the changes of the name, God bless you.

  2. Pingback: A Decade of Change in American Congregations 2000 – 2010 « Church Growth Program

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