Jubilee Weekly May 29, 2018

“Being Sifted”

1 Peter 1:3-9

Introduction

On the farm, we had a very important piece of equipment known as a “Fanning Mill”. It was used to sort out the good grain from unwanted contaminants such as bits of straw, chaff, stones and soil particles.

The machine had a series of sieves. The hopper on top was filled with the grain that was to be separated from the weed seeds and other undesirable issues. As you turned the crank, the grain began to make its way through the mill, and the unwanted issues were separated from the good grain.

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Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly April 3, 2018

“The Fall of Man”

“Comprehending Our True Identity in Christ”
My heart’s desire is that each of us would really understand the life we have by having Jesus Christ in our lives. I fear that many have a head knowledge of the Christian faith, but not a heart transformation.

Ken Boa, in his marvelous book, “Conformed to His Image”, refers to our relationship with Christ as, “the exchanged life.” In Galatians 2:20, the Apostle Paul wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

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Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly March 27, 2018

“The Fall of Man”

“Praise God for The Resurrection”

In Philippians 3:10-11, the Apostle Paul wrote –
“I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised Him (Christ) from the dead. I want to suffer with Him, sharing in His death, so that one way or another, I will experience the resurrection from the dead.”

I can imagine that many of us would love to experience the mighty power that raised Christ from the dead. But, we might shrink back from suffering with Him and sharing in His death.
One of my favorite theologians is Dr. Ron Rhodes. Let me share with you what he wrote about the crucifixion

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Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly March 20, 2018

“The Fall of Man”

“So Great a Salvation”

Has anyone ever given you a special gift? When they gave it to you, did you pull out your wallet and offer to pay for it? I hope not. A gift is a gift. It is something that is freely given. To offer to pay for it would be an insult.

A gift must be accepted for what it is – something that is freely given and unmerited.

Folks, that is the way it is with our salvation. Listen to what Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:8-10, “God saved you by His grace when you believed. And, you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

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Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly March 6, 2018

“The Fall of Man”

“God’s Mysterious Ways”

Someone has well said, “God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.”

In Isaiah 55:8-9, we have God saying, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Can you look back over the years to some confusing, painful time you were going through and now years later, see how God used it as a building block in your life? I think that’s what Paul was alluding to in Romans 8:28 when he wrote, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

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Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly February 27, 2018

“Making Disciples”

In Matthew 28:18-20, we read —
“Jesus came and told his disciples, ‘I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’”

Dear ones here at Jubilee, our God-given mission individually and corporately is to make disciples. This is more than making converts. A disciple is a fully-devoted follower of Jesus. We put Him first in every area of our lives, introduce others to Him and then we invest ourselves into them helping them become fully-devoted followers of Christ, as well.

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Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly February 20, 2018

“PRAYER”

Jr what a privilege prayer is? Just think – we can come to our Father in heaven, anytime – day or night – and share our hearts with Him.

In Ephesians 6:18, the Apostle Paul admonishes us –
“With all prayer and petition pray at all times.” The apostle makes prayer all-pervasive.

Prayer is our hotline to heaven’s throne-room. The effectiveness of our spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:10-17) is determined by our prayer life.

• Jesus can be frequently found in prayer. Matthew 14:23; 26:41; 26:36

• He encouraged the disciples to be awake, alert and praying so that they would have the spiritual stamina to face trials and temptations when they came. Luke 21:36

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Pastor Leonard