Christian Unity through Biblical Covenanting

Posted by Missouri Rev on Nov 1st, 2005

My fellow Christian agrarians and family in Christ (being truly one in the same), since it has been a week since I last posted, I thought I had better get with it. Blog duty can be quite demanding.

In addressing the biblical mechanism by which the Lord’s people come together to build Christian community and steward the land He so graciously gives us, I have written an article, Christian Unity Through Biblical Covenanting, which is based upon a sermon I preached this last Lord’s Day. Since it is far too big to post directly into my blog, you will need to go to the link below to it. It is in PDF format so you can read and/or print it.

Christian Unity Through Biblical Covenanting

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As always, I greatly desire your comments. —The Missouri Rev

4 Responses

  1. Doug Says:

    Thank you very much for your willingness to share your sermon with us out on the internet. I will print it out for reading and discussion at home.

    Doug Peterson

  2. Herrick Kimball Says:

    I read your sermon today and I liked it very much. I see the wisdom and truth in what you have said.

    My question is HOW does a Christian go about doing what you say? We are so far removed from this kind of Biblical unity that I’m uncertain how to get there from here. Are there examples of covenant communities where this is being done and working? Is this being done at your church?

    The practical aspects of implementing this approach to life are difficult for me to grasp. Where does one start?

  3. HomesteadHerbs Says:

    Your blog was recommended to me by one of your parishioners.

    My family’s first attempt at an agrarian life was to move out into the country. I didn’t plan it this way, but our Lord placed me next door to a homeschooling, reformed, covenantal family who introduced me to biblical agrarianism. Next came chickens and collecting fresh eggs for breakfast, which the neighbours helped me decide what to order. Next came making bread from scratch rather than from the grocery shelf, which the neighbours taught me how to make. Next came fencing in some pastures and bartering fresh milk for pasture for the dairy cows (with neighbours who now happen to be the pastor of my church). Next came making butter and cheese from the raw milk (which I learned myself- although I spent some time on the phone getting assistantance with the cheese recipes!). I can’t wait to see what’s next!!

    I know that RC Sproul Jr preaches agrarianism and there are alot of families who have decided to join him in Virginia in a covenant community, but I’m not sure they are completely self-sufficient and agrarian. I’d love to go visit them and chat with them.

    Thank you for sharing your sermon!

  4. Jim Ketchum Says:

    Pastor Tom,

    Thank you for the truth the LORD uses you to preach, to exhort His people to faithfulness and trust in Him alone. That is the only way any covenant community can be established, survive and thrive, especially in a culture that hates such things Psalms 11:1-3. For that is when He gets the glory due Him for having done it.

    Soli Deo Gloria,

    Jim Ketchum

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