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Obedience is the highest form of worship. However, we will not offer our lives as living sacrifices if we have not first lifted Christ up in a spirit of thanksgiving and praise. Worship must be practiced 7 days a week or it won’t be practiced on Sunday. You can not truly worship the Lord without knowing Him. If we love Him we keep His commandments. The fear of the Lord is learned as we faithfully strive to keep His commandments. When we seek to honor Christ He is totally for us. If we do our “own thing”, He will be totally against us.
Learn about our God and savior Jesus Christ and how his sacrifice allowed us to live. Each day we strive to be better than the prior, and God shows us the way. Our mass leaders are simply a means of translating the Word.
Join the annual church kickball game and play against your fellow church-goers. Team Red Robins won the 2020 Kickball game, with Team Blue Bison just 2 points behind. Best of luck to all 2020 entrants.
Participate in the famous Latin Mass. The entire ceremony is done in Latin. We have translators on staff in each section of pews to make sure everyone can understand what's happening. Be part of the experience.
Newly Renovated Worship Area
After 11 long years of raising money through donations at Sunday mass, we were finally able to remodel the inside of the church. We have brand new pews with soft, spacious seating next to it to enhance your church-going experience.
I've always loved this church. The priest is great and his sermons are always spot on. And I almost forgot the music! It's the best! I just love listening to the young adults playing guitar and drums as part of the mass. It really brings the worship to a whole new level. You have to check it out.
The Marvin Chapel Baptist Church really is a great place to attend mass on Sundays. I enjoy meeting new people every week and I typically go to multiple masses a day because it just feels good to be part of a greater mission. Can't thank you all enough for the support when I moved here.
Duval County homeowner
A Quick Story About Faith and Our History
Back in 1996, when I was nineteen, I purchased a used Honda four-wheel drive ATV. Over the last twelve years a lot of memories were made on that ATV. Originally it was used to transport me from field to field as a cotton scout. Memories of mud bogging with close friends that I haven’t seen in years flood my mind when I sit on that machine. We would ride for hours each weekend. Most of these guys are now preachers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, or farmers. It was a steel horse that I used to work cattle along side of two now deceased cow dogs that I once owned. When Jamie and I started dating back in 1999 Sunday evening four-wheeler rides was one of our favorite pastimes. The memories are more than I can count but they continue to bring my joy to the boiling point.
In 2004, when we entered fulltime ministry it was left beneath a tractor shed to collect dust and rust. A few weeks ago I aired up the tires, pressure-washed away the dust and mildew, and cleaned the gas tank. I was more than a little surprised to see that it would still run. It no longer shines, the racks are bent and rusty, the tail light is busted, it has no working brakes, and the seat is nothing more than a piece of exposed foam. Although it has definitely seen better days it still has the power to light up the faces of my wife and little girl. A lot of people, like that machine, sit around and collect dust when they have quite a few memories left in them. It doesn’t matter if you have seen better days. The point is that you still have the power to light up someone’s life. Solomon said, “Do not say, why were the former days better than these? For you do not inquire wisely concerning this” (Ecclesiastes 7:10). The command is one to live and bring joy to someone else’s life. It really all comes down to this; we can stay under the barn and rust out or we can smile, polish up, make some memories with what we have left, and wear out. Amen!!! Polish up and get on with it then.