COVENANT RENEWAL SERVICE
After preaching a sermon from an early Korean Christian, they serve communion and end the service with the Lord’s Prayer. This is the Covenant Renewal service, and it is open to the public.
The Covenant Renewal service isn’t a morning prayer service or a simple public gathering or event. It’s a prophetic enaction of 1 John 2:17:
“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
The things that seem like permanent fixtures of our daily life–freeway overpasses, cars, commutes—are already passing away, despite their appearance of permanence. And the things that seem like they’ve already passed away—the words and ministries of the early Korean Christians—actually endure forever. And they endure forever not as exhibits in a museum, but as God’s continuing gift to the Korean church—the materials he is using to continue to carry out his work in Korea, whether we are aware of it or not.
This is the purpose of the Covenant Renewal service: To ensure that the voices of the early Korean Christian martyrs are heard daily in a way that shapes our daily conversations, restores true Korean Christianity, renews the church, and changes our world.