The author describes most of the lives of believers as closely associated with covenants in one way or another. He focuses on the community of believers who have to learn to keep the covenantal duty of living with others as brothers and sisters together in a covenant community. Other aspects of the covenant life include marriage and parenting.
The article provides a perspective on what it is to be a covenant community. This is applied to a typical congregation where the believers practically apply the view that as a covenant community they are to live and care for each other. This is supported by passages such as Romans 14:7-8 and Ephesians 4:25.
God is not ashamed to be called our God (Hebrews 11:16). Why should He be, in light of the abundance He has provided for his children?
What is the relationship between the New Testament church and the Old Testament people of God? Can we speak in any way of an Old Testament church? The thesis of this article is that throughout the history of the church there was a strong emphasis on the unity of the church with the Old Testament people of God. These convictions are expressed in most of the confessions produced in the time of the Reformation.