The number one issue when it comes to money and wealth is ownership. Who is the owner of the money and assets in your possession? Well, according to your bank statements, 401k statements and the titles to your home and car, you are. However, the Scripture paints a different picture. In Exodus 19:5, God says, “The whole earth is mine.” Job 41:11 states, “…Everything under heaven belongs to (God).” This is not only true in a general sense, but He specifically owns everything. Psalm 50:10-12, “For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. … [Read the rest of this post]
Archive for December, 2011
Marketers know something about how you spend money that perhaps you don’t know about yourself and that is your buying decisions are emotional and not rational. That’s why car commercials aren’t really about the car, but about how the car makes you feel. That’s why jean commercials are not really about the pair of jeans, but how the pair of jeans makes you feel. Marketers know that they will be more successful targeting your emotions than your rational, because when it comes to finances, we tend to make emotional decisions. As you can imagine, this also is the reason why … [Read the rest of this post]
Every morning you probably take at least one glance in the mirror to see if everything is in order (i.e. hair, teeth, clothes, etc). You do this so that if there’s something that needs to be adjusted, you can make the adjustment and out the door you go. This practice keeps you looking good, and at times could even save you from embarrassing yourself.
What if I told you that there was a mirror that doesn’t just tell you how you look on the outside, but it uncovers the true motivation of your heart? Would you care to glance at … [Read the rest of this post]
The last thing that you probably want to think about now is how you spent money in 2011, especially since Christmas just happened. However, the next few days present a great opportunity to get things on track financially in 2012. Therefore, I am going to write a 5 part blog series on finances and walk you through a few things for you to consider and give you the tools to make a fresh start possible. It will be be a mix of Biblical wisdom as well as some practical tips I learned when I was Financial Advisor for seven years. … [Read the rest of this post]
For the same reasons that we posted the top 5 blogs of 2011, we wanted to also release to you the top 5 messages of the year. What dominated the top spots were the messages from Terry Virgo’s “Three Nights of Grace” and the messages from the series “What I Like About You”. The top 5 messages that were not apart of those series were:
As the year winds down, I thought it would be good to bring back to our attention
The elders of Jubilee consider it a pure joy and a privilege to be able to speak into your life through preaching and through this blog (which we hope you find valuable). It’s a responsibility that we don’t take lightly and we’re so thankful for all of you who take the time to read it.
Since there are many of you who are new to the church or just new to blog, I thought it would be good to catch you up on … [Read the rest of this post]
Someone recently pointed out this quote on Terry Virgo’s website that I found very helpful.
‘Ecstasy and delight are essential to the believer’s soul and they promote sanctification. We were not meant to live without spiritual exhilaration and the Christian who goes for a long time without the experience of heart-warming will soon find himself tempted to have his emotions satisfied from earthly things and not, as he ought, from the Spirit of God.
‘The soul is so constituted that it craves fulfillment from things outside itself and will embrace earthly joys for satisfaction when it cannot reach spiritual ones. … [Read the rest of this post]
Draught and famine has surrounded our Newfrontiers family in Kenya. In the post below, Nigel Ring, Administrator for Terry Virgo gives us an update of Kenya’s crisis:
The most severe crisis of drought and famine that has been faced by the Horn of Africa for over half a century has now been impacting several nations for over one year. Our involvement with churches in Kenya has enabled a crisis fund, currently standing at £230,000, to be channelled direct to places of the most severe need through this network of churches in the tribal semi-arid desert regions of Samburu and Turkana.
Sunday Bryan talked about the importance of spending time in the Bible, meditating on it, thinking about it, repeating the truth to yourself, getting into it and getting it into you. I was reminded of a story about a student, a fish, and a Harvard professor that illuminates the importance of this kind of dilligent observation. I found the story recently at the end of the book Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God by John Piper. The story was originally published in American Poems, 3rd ed. [Boston: Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1879], pp. 450-54). Thanks … [Read the rest of this post]
“This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith.”- 2Timothy 1:18-19
I feel God is saying to us,” The fight is on”, But God has not left us defenseless He has given us weapons and authority to fight. One of the weapons God gives to us is prophesy. Why? God watches over his word to perform it. His word that goes out from his mouth does not return … [Read the rest of this post]