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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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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]
Christ Followers are dedicated to each other.
I want you to notice some of the imagery found in Acts 2:42-27. There’s a picture I see of the early church that is quite revealing…Everyone was filled with awe, all the believers were together, and every day they continued to meet together.
The early church understood and had a clear sense of community. They wanted to be together and they were dedicated to each other’s needs. We are told if a practical, physical need arose, the early church sold their possessions and gave to anyone who had need. If a spiritual … [Read the rest of this post]
Christ followers desire to be in God’s presence.
Often when we think of church, we think of wanting to be around people. However, the church in Acts 2 shows us that although it’s great to be in the presence of others, our first priority is to be in the presence of God. The early church understood that if you are getting together for a spiritual purpose, the most important thing that can happen is to grow closer to the Spirit of Christ.
In Acts 2, we find a church that is dynamic, active and powerful. In Acts, we see the first churches and they were rapidly growing and on fire. The Holy Spirit was moving, but in the midst of this we see a group of real followers that were devoted to true community. Read Acts 2:42-47 and find out what made this church so powerful:
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All
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A study by the American Council of Life Insurance reported that the loneliest group in America is college students. That’s surprising! Next on the list are divorced people, welfare recipients, single mothers, rural students, housewives, and the elderly.
Americans are some of the loneliest people in the world. We are a mobile society where many graduate from high school, move away from home for college, and then move again for a job. Most people will switch jobs 2-3 times. This contributes to our loneliness, and you couple this with our high divorce rate and that makes for some very lonely … [Read the rest of this post]
Hi, my name is Dillon Neely and I am on a summer internship with Jubilee church’s leadership team. For me personally, the reason I chose to do the summer internship is a pretty simple one. I want to be faithful with the influence God has given me; I want to learn how to bring glory to Jesus through the people I lead and I want to learn to lead a greater capacity of people for the sake of seeing more and more people come into life with Christ.
The reason I chose the Jubilee internship over all other “leadership opportunities” … [Read the rest of this post]
We have considered what the Bible says about marriage in my previous posts. In today’s world, one doesn’t need to look far to see the need for healthy marriages and families. Regarding this important issue of having a biblical marriage, there are three key principles to keep in mind:
- Marriage is designed by God rather than by western culture;
- Christ is to be the center of your marriage;
- Partner together as a team in your marriage.
Designed by God
Marriage was and is God’s creation and we need to recognize Him as the marriage expert rather than looking to … [Read the rest of this post]
When discussing a biblical view on marriage, we need to consider what scripture says to wives.
“Let the wife see that she respects her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33)
“Even if any of them [husbands] are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your… respectful behavior.” (1 Peter 3:1-2)
Wives need to know about a husband’s need for respect. Today, more than ever, we need to think biblically and not just culturally. Emerson Eggerich talks of this in his “Love and Respect” seminar and materials…
“In this culture, a … [Read the rest of this post]
God designed marriage to meet the first problem of the human race: loneliness (Genesis 2:18-22). Adam was alone and God said that this was “not good.” God created a woman who would join together with the man and by God’s design; they are spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically exactly suited to each other.
Marriage begins with a need, a need for companionship or friendship and completion. Marriage was designed to relieve the fundamental loneliness that people experience. One good definition of love is meeting your spouse’s needs. To the degree that you don’t meet each other’s needs, the two of … [Read the rest of this post]