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St. Johns Presbyterian Church is a warm, welcoming church that desires to serve Jesus Christ through ministry to our community. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will take a few minutes to get to know us better. If you are in the area, we would love to have you visit with us! Located at 4275 Herschel Street on the westside of Jacksonville, Florida, we offer two Sunday morning services in both the traditional and contemporary formats. We look forward to meeting you real soon!
Join us for our sermon series, The Power to Change Your Life!
SUNDAY WORSHIP: SUNDAY, May 1, 2016 ~ 9 AM & 11 AM
PREPARE FOR WORSHIP: Do you want to change your life? This week in the sermon series, The Power to Change Your Life, we look at “patience” or “Forbearing.” In our distracted and constantly moving world, this is one of the hardest qualities for any of us. It is a fruit of the Spirit, but it is never produced without being clustered with other “fruits.” Perhaps that is why this “fruit” is so difficult, because it requires us to connect to other things like love, joy, and peace. This seems to be Paul’s understanding of “forbearing one another” in Colossians 3:12-21. This passage focuses on people sharing together in as much harmony as the human body, working and growing together. In these verses, Paul wants us to understand the power of patience and how we can build it in our lives. As you read this passage, what clues of forbearing do you find?
Colossians 3:12-21 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. (NIV)
*Be sure to download the podcast of the sermon off our website at sjpcjax.org!
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