Who Is Jubilee Church?
Jubilee is a community on a mission to help connect people to Jesus resulting in God-honoring life change.
Part 1, Our Name
Names have significant meaning. Several people in the Bible had their names changed to represent a new stage in their life. In the Bible, God decreed the year of Jubilee as a time of great celebration and joy when all debts were cancelled and all slaves were set free. At Jubilee, we want to live with the acute awareness that we owed a debt that we could never repay because we were slaves to
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During Wednesday Morning Prayer I had a vivid picture of what I knew was two pieces of manna (although I’ve never actually seen any). One piece looked appetizing but the other piece was full of worms
Manna was the bread-like food that God the Father provided for the Israelites as they traveled through the desert (see Exodus 16:14-21). Every morning he provided manna that the people would gather. He instructed his people to gather enough for each day in the morning. Any bread that was kept over night became full of worms and foul by the next morning.
Why did … [Read the rest of this post]
In Genesis 2:21, God said that among, “…every beast of the field…there was not found a helper suitable for him (Adam).” So God gave Adam, Eve. For those who desire marriage, God has someone in mind who will be suitable for you, which means there are mates who are not suitable. First question I would ask someone seeking a mate is, “Are you looking to God to show you this person or are you like Adam and are looking among the animals…among the beasts of the fields? I’ve counseled too many people who thought they were marrying the person of … [Read the rest of this post]
There are echoes of truth all around us in culture. Sometimes we have to listen and look for them, but they are there. The Bible says that God has put eternity in men’s hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11). People long for the eternal and the perfect, they long for the truth of God unknowingly. And we have the opportunity to respond with understanding and love, to explain the echoes of truth and point to Jesus.
The Hunger Games is a recent series of books and a move that provides a good example. I’ve heard people point out that the teen violence depicted … [Read the rest of this post]
Have you ever been listening to someone preach or teach and something they say, a word or phrase stands out and you start thinking about it? Before you know it you have stopped listening to the speaker and all you’re thinking about are the implications of what grabbed your attention. That happened with me listening to Terry Virgo speak at Celebration Midwest. He made the statement that God has created us to be responders. The idea of being a responder, specifically, a responder to God was something Terry said that grabbed me.
I was reminded of how all that Jesus … [Read the rest of this post]
We’ve just finished our series on Ephesians, and one of the things the author Paul hits on near the end of chapter 6 is the importance or persevering prayer. But he doesn’t give us much practical explanation as to how that works. So I want to offer to practical pointers to growing in persevering prayer. I am by no means adding anything to scripture, these are just things that have helped me grow in my prayer life.
This may seem like it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. If you want to learn how to pray, … [Read the rest of this post]
By: James Priest
This year we won an Outstanding Community award from Long Middle School for the efforts of our Frontier Year Team. The school wanted some help with landscaping and gardening as well, so our Tuesday Night Community Groups showed up and helped out.
Some of us pulled weeds from the school’s gardens. The school wanted to give the students the opportunity to grow their own veggies, so they put in these gardens, where anyone in the community can grow food.
The principal here really wanted the walkway leading up to the school to have landscaping on either side, … [Read the rest of this post]
Giving to God is one of the greatest privileges that our gracious Father in heaven has bestowed upon us. When we see God for who He really is, we’ll begin to echo the words of King David, “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” (1 Chronicles 29:14)
Because everything comes from God and it’s a privilege to give, our posture should be to look for every opportunity to do so even above … [Read the rest of this post]
There are two reasons why the elders decided that we would receive an offering to pay for all members and regular attendees to go to Celebration Midwest
Reason 1: We value the mission of Jesus.
We exist individually and corporately for one reason: to fulfill the mission of Jesus. Everything else must take a back seat. Moreover, to stay in tune with this mission, we need consistent envisioning or we begin to forget the mission we’ve been called to (the vision dies – Proverbs 29:18). With this in mind, the elders put a high value on Jubilee Church being … [Read the rest of this post]
This Sunday, I will be speaking on Spiritual Warfare. A friend gave me this excerpt from Pilgrims Progress that won’t make my message on Sunday, but was helpful nonetheless…at least nostalgic. Enjoy!
But now, in this valley of Humiliation, poor Christian was hard put to it; for he had gone but a little way before he espied a foul fiend coming over the field to meet him: his name is Apollyon. Then did Christian begin to be afraid, and to cast in his mind whether to go back, or to stand his ground. But he considered again, that he had … [Read the rest of this post]