Covenant Group Study blog 

Welcome to the Covenant Group Study Blog. As we begin to study Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians, we will seek to establish a covenantal relationship. As United Methodists, our heritage dates back to John Wesley. In the early days of Wesley's movement, he formed a system or method for discipleship. The centerpiece of the system were covenant, or accountability groups called Classes - a handful of people who held each other accountable. Paul's letter is at once instructional, an admonition and encouraging. Our world has changed drastically in the past 15 years. Our group will start on the 15th Anniversary of the devastating attacks that happened on 9/11. Yes, a lot has changed - BUT our God, our Creator, our Savior and King - He has not. We will rely on His discernment through the Holy Spirit as we take a deeper look at this letter.
Thursday, June, 22, 2017 | 8:31 AM | by ledington

Suffering and Hardship

Why is suffering and hardship critical to our growth as Christians?
Wednesday, June, 14, 2017 | 10:06 AM | by ledington

Removing Masks

It may not be Halloween, but do you wear masks?
Thursday, June, 8, 2017 | 9:33 PM | by ledington

Generosity Applied

A look at a different type of generosity.
Saturday, June, 3, 2017 | 6:14 AM | by ledington

Godly Jealousy

Exploring the idea of godly jealousy through 2 Corinthians 11: 1 - 6 and what it means for us.
Thursday, May, 25, 2017 | 9:17 PM | by ledington

Measuring

Who sets our standard for measuring? Why do we measure?
Thursday, May, 18, 2017 | 10:32 AM | by ledington

Authority

What is true authority?
Saturday, May, 13, 2017 | 8:39 AM | by ledington

Warrior

What does it mean to be a warrior for God?
Saturday, May, 6, 2017 | 9:58 AM | by ledington

Obedience

We must encourage one another towards obedience in our walk with Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, April, 26, 2017 | 8:48 PM | by ledington

Enriched

Do we see that the Holy Spirit is enriching our lives in ways that we do not imagine?
Friday, April, 21, 2017 | 9:25 PM | by ledington

Inspiring

Reflections on what it means to be inspiring through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Wednesday, April, 12, 2017 | 11:59 AM | by ledington

Bunny Trails

Why do we call it Easter and where did the bunny come from?
Saturday, April, 8, 2017 | 2:03 PM | by ledington

"Follow Me"

Jesus has called us to turn from our selfish ways, take up our cross and follow Him. Will you?
Wednesday, March, 29, 2017 | 11:05 PM | by ledington

Monday through Saturday Worship

How deep does your worship extend? Do you attend church each Sunday and that's it? or is there more? Do you take your worship experience and extend it to the rest of the week?
Friday, March, 24, 2017 | 9:10 AM | by ledington

Willingly

A thought, a reflection on how we serve willingly.
Friday, March, 17, 2017 | 10:15 PM | by ledington

Transformed Giving

What are all of the possible ways that our giving may be transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ?
Wednesday, March, 8, 2017 | 11:57 AM | by ledington

Enthusiasm

Sunday, March, 5, 2017 | 3:51 PM | by ledington

Generosity

What does it mean to be generous?
Wednesday, February, 22, 2017 | 10:14 AM | by ledington

Encouragement 2

How do we receive encouragement?
Friday, February, 17, 2017 | 11:08 PM | by ledington

Holy and Encouragement 1

What does it mean to encourage someone?
Tuesday, January, 31, 2017 | 9:50 PM | by ledington

Appreciate

What does it mean to live a life that appreciates? How deep does that go?
Thursday, January, 26, 2017 | 10:25 PM | by ledington

Reconciled

The Cross is not a nice piece of jewelry to wear. The Cross is not a trivial event in the course of history. The Cross is His story. Be in awe of what God has done at the Cross.
Friday, January, 20, 2017 | 10:36 PM | by ledington

Be Transformed

The life of a Christian is truly extraordinary and transformed.
Thursday, January, 12, 2017 | 9:59 PM | by ledington

Chrysalis

Exploring what it means to be in the chrysalis stage in our walk with the Lord.
Saturday, January, 7, 2017 | 6:35 PM | by ledington

Resolved

What does it mean to be resolved and in our right mind?
Saturday, December, 24, 2016 | 3:25 PM | by ledington

Unprepared

Search for a deeper meaning in the story of Jesus' birth. Listen for the Holy Spirit speaking to you.
Wednesday, December, 14, 2016 | 10:24 PM | by ledington

Prepared

Saturday, December, 10, 2016 | 9:14 PM | by ledington

Never Give Up

What does it mean to never give up
Thursday, December, 1, 2016 | 6:26 PM | by ledington

The Treasure

Thoughts on 2 Corinthians 4: 6 - 12, especially during Advent
Thursday, November, 24, 2016 | 12:15 PM | by ledington

Purpose

What is our purpose, as Christians? How do we testify to what we believe?
Wednesday, November, 9, 2016 | 9:56 AM | by ledington

Veiled and Unveiled

We who live an unveiled life must continue to serve those who are veiled. In spite of elections and disasters, we must focus on God, Who endures.
Friday, November, 4, 2016 | 7:49 PM | by ledington

Enduring

Enduring, like righteousness, is of God.
Thursday, October, 27, 2016 | 10:13 AM | by ledington

Righteousness

This week we will be seeking to understand righteousness through 2 Corinthians 3:7 - 11
Monday, October, 17, 2016 | 5:00 PM | by ledington

Resurrection

Thoughts on what it means when there is a new covenant and the Spirit gives life.
Friday, October, 14, 2016 | 10:54 AM | by ledington

Your Father's Tablet

How is it that God speaks into our lives today?
Friday, October, 7, 2016 | 6:22 PM | by ledington

Conquering Faith

What does it mean to have a conquering faith?
Saturday, October, 1, 2016 | 6:18 PM | by ledington

Compassion

How should we respond to conflict with our Christian brothers and sisters?
Thursday, September, 22, 2016 | 10:04 AM | by ledington

Communication

How to communicate in light of the trials that surround us.
Saturday, September, 17, 2016 | 8:25 PM | by ledington

Trials

Thoughts on what it means to go through trials
Friday, September, 9, 2016 | 4:18 PM | by ledington

Comfort

Thoughts to prepare for discussing 2 Corinthians 1: 1 - 7

RESOURCES


Download the materials for weeks 1-4 (Sept 11, 18, 25, and Oct 2. 
Download the materials for weeks 5-7 (Oct 9, 16 and 23)
Download the materials for weeks 8 - 15 (Oct 30 up to Dec 18)