Many may think the term disciple refers only to the early followers of Christ. We know that they were a praying, worshipping, loving, giving, and evangelizing group of men who refused to keep the truth of the gospel to themselves. Yet, God still desires disciples today—ordinary people like you and me whom God can use to do extraordinary things.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14
Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God.
There are many, many opportunities for prayer at St. John – during worship, individual or through group prayer.
“Just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’ Matthew 20:28
Serving has always been a part of St. John and there a many ways to do this – within the church, the community and internationally.
“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
St. John the Divine is known for doing great things in the community. Lives are being touched and renewed through the selfless giving to others in both local and international communities. St. John has always given to God first and then tending to our own needs. In doing so, we have been very blessed in so many ways.
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