As fallen, sinful, spiritually dead people, there is nothing in us that would warrant God’s love. We are dependent on favor that we cannot merit or earn. We are dependent on his grace. It is by grace that we are saved. (Ephesians 2:1-10)
A covenant is an agreement between two parties that involves blessing and obligations (or promises and conditions). God has entered into a covenant relationship with us. The heart of that covenant is his promise to “be God to [us] and to [our] children after [us].” (Genesis 17:7; see also Exodus 6:7, Jeremiah 30:22)
It is the outworking of this covenant that the Bible unfolds for us.
Church isn’t something you do. It isn’t something you go to. It isn’t a building. It’s the gathered people of God united together with Christ. Grace Covenant Church is merely one local expression of that worldwide Church.