Jubilee Weekly January 15, 2019

“Our Adversary II”

We are continuing our study regarding our adversary, the devil. We are looking at names or titles by which he is identified in the scriptures.

1. He is called, by Jesus, a Murderer.
In John 8:44, Jesus said, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him.”
In John 8:37-38 Jesus said, “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.”

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God bless you,

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly January 8, 2019

Our Adversary”
Part I

In 1 John 2:1-3 we read, “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”

Remember these words — “We have an Advocate … Jesus Christ the righteous. “Remind yourself often of this truth. The reason is that we also have an adversary. Our Advocate is for us. Satan, our adversary is against us and will do everything he can to sabotage our lives.

In 1 Peter 5:8 we read, “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walked about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
He is referred to in the Scriptures by a number of names.

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God bless you,

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly January 1, 2019

“Things New”

In many ways 2018 was a blur. We praise God for His faithfulness to us and Jubilee. Thank you for your friendship, fellowship and prayers. We love you and are so grateful for all the ways you support us.

I believe 2019 will be our best year yet, as we follow our Shepherd Savior, Jesus. Recently, I received a copy of Steve Epperson, Jr.’s book, “First Words of Jesus”. It is a very meaningful read. He takes us to the temple where Jesus’ parents found Him at age twelve, interacting with the religious leaders and officials. The family had gone to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.

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God bless you,
Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly December 25, 2018

The Privilege of Prayer

Over the years the LORD has blessed me in many special ways. One of my great joys is to reflect on the ways He has led me, protected me, provided for me, taught me, used me, etc., etc.

Do you know what my greatest joy is? It is the privilege of prayer. Any time I want I have the privilege of calling on my God, the Creator of heaven and earth. In Jeremiah 33:3 He gives me this invitation – “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

I have never been invited to talk with one of our Presidents. The Queen has never invited me over for tea and crumpets. But the King of Heaven says “Come on and talk to me and I will answer you.” I never have to worry about being led astray, deceived, mocked, or betrayed. Prayer is such a privilege!

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God bless you,
Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly December 18, 2018

Advent #4, – “Hope for all Mankind”

In this fourth and final advent meditation, I want to share with you the fact that Christ’s birth in Bethlehem would offer hope to all the world.

We see that in a very familiar verse of scripture — John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.”

I am particularly intrigued by the fact, that the most important news the world would ever receive was first given to a group of lowly shepherds.

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God bless you,
Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly December 11, 2018

“The Symbolism of Christmas”
Advent #3

I suppose that to many of us there are many things that speak to us about Christmas. However, to me personally, there is one symbol that brings Christmas close to me and that is ‘The Advent Wreath’. If you do the research on this tradition, you will get a broad perspective on its history and meaning. You can check that out for yourself. In this meditation, I want to focus on the significance of the wreath and what it means to me as an evangelical Christian.

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God bless you,
Pastor Leonard