Jubilee Weekly January 16, 2018

“Overcoming anxiety”

(Scripture version is NLT)
Are you troubled by anxiety? Many people are. Someone once said that “Worry is like a rocking chair. It won’t get you very far, but it will give you something to do.”

Dr. David Jeremiah has pulled together the following facts about worry:

• 40% of the things we worry about, never happen.

• 30% of the things we worry about are related to past matters, which are now beyond our control.

• 12% of our worries have to do with our health, even when we are not actually ill.

• 10% of our worries are about friends and neighbors and are not based on evidence or fact.

• Only about 8% of our worries have some basis in reality; which means, that over 90% of the things we worry about never happen.

To read the entire message, use the Jubilee Weekly Link.

Pastor Leonard

Announcements Weekly December 26, 2017

1. THIS SUNDAY…A DAY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP– VERSE 6 OF PSALM 150 SAYS “LET EVERYTHING THAT BREATHES SING PRAIES TO THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD!” What a year this has been for all of us in Jubilee Fellowship. We have been through a lot but in all of it we have seen the faithfulness of God. For several weeks the Holy Spirit has been leading me to close out the year with a service or praise and worship. So that is what we will do this next Sunday. Come prepared to share what you have experienced from God’s faithfulness.

2. TRAINING FOR CHILDREN’S WORKERS. …SATURDAY, JANUARY 6TH FROM 8:45 – NOON SPECIAL TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN TO OUR VOLUNTEER CHILDREN’S WORKERS. IF YOU DIDN’T GET SIGNED UP BUT WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS TEAM BE SURE YOU ATTEND THE TRAINING SESSION.

3. DID YOU SEE THE STEVE MCQUEEN FILM? IF YOU DID YOU KNOW HOW POWERFUL THE MESSAGE IS. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT THEN GET READY—–WE WILL BE SHOWING IT RIGHT HERE ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH AT 5PM. I HOPE YOU WILL INVITE PEOPLE WHO DON’T ATTEND CHURCH. PRAY THAT THE MESSAGE WILL REALLY SPEAK TO THEM.

4. YOU CAN HEAR PASTOR RON VIETTI, OF THE VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH IN BAKERSFIELD RIGHT HERE EVERY TUESDAY AT 7PM. EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS SAYS HIS TEACHING IS GREAT.

5. OUR NEXT MINISTRY THAT I WANT TO LAUNCH IS OUR MISSIONS PROGRAM. I AM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO SERVE ON THIS TEAM THAT HAVE A REAL PASSION FOR MISSIONS. SEVERAL HAVE ALREADY STEPPED FORWARD WANTING TO BE INVOLVED. IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST GIVE ME A CALL.

6. PARKING CONCERN – FRIENDS, IF YOU PARK ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CHURCH, DO NOT PARK UP AGAINST THE BUILDING. THOSE FOLKS WORK ON SUNDAY AND WE ARE TAKING UP THEIR SPACES. THANKS!

Jubilee Weekly December 26, 2017

“Have We”

“Have We Gone Too Far?”

I think many of us are crying out to God for revival. We believe that is the only hope for our nation. But – have we drifted too far? We have many examples in the Bible of God disciplining His people for backsliding and idolatry.

As we read Psalm 85, it seems to me that the writer may have felt his nation had gone too far. He saw his people living in sin. In verse 6, we hear him crying out to God for revival. “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?”

Do we believe that God wants to revive us?

Do we believe God will revive us?

Do we want to be revived?

To read the entire message, use the Jubilee Weekly Link.

Pastor Leonard

A Christmas Poem for 2017

A NEW CHRISTMAS POEM TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE, JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND, ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES, AWARDS OF ALL KINDS, A SOBER THOUGHT CAME THROUGH MY MIND. FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT, IT WAS DARK AND DREARY, I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER, ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING, SILENT, ALONE, CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE, THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER, NOT HOW I PICTURED A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO OF WHOM I’D JUST READ? CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT, OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD, THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY, AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN’T HELP WONDER HOW MANY LAY ALONE, ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, I DROPPED TO MY KNEES AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE, “SANTA DON’T CRY, THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE; I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, I DON’T ASK FOR MORE, MY LIFE IS MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.”

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDN’T CONTROL IT, I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS, SO SILENT AND STILL AND WE BOTH SHIVERED FROM THE COLD NIGHT’S CHILL.

I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT, THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER, WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE, WHISPERED, “CARRY ON SANTA, IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.”

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH, AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT. “MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.”

This poem was written by a Marine. The following is his request. I think it is reasonable….. PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.

May God Bless You and Have A Great Day.

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly December 19, 2017

“The Fall of Man”

“A Blessed Christmas”

That is the prayer that Joyce and I have in our hearts for each of you …. that you have a Blessed Christmas.

This our first Christmas together as a church family — Ventura Jubilee Fellowship. I think just about everyone of us are convinced we have witnessed a miracle of God’s doing. From our coming out to our going in, the LORD has lead us every step of the way. We are so honored to be with you and be your shepherd and wife. WE LOVE YOU AND THANK GOD FOR YOU.

In this Christmas greeting, I can’t help but think of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

To read the entire message, use the Jubilee Weekly Link.

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly December 12, 2017

“The Fall of Man -II”

Last week we saw that Satan got a grip on Eve through a reversal of roles. Today, we want to see how our cunning adversary got his hooks into Adam. Again, I want to remind us why Christmas is so important. It was Jesus Christ, God’s Son, coming into the world to right the wrong that took place in Eden.

His approach to Adam was to appeal to his emotions rather than his intellect. In fact, Satan didn’t tempt Adam at all – he let Eve do it.

To read the entire message, use the Jubilee Weekly Link.

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly November 28, 2017

“Living for Christ”

Sometimes I wish you could peek inside my heart and sense the anguish I feel for those who are just nominal in their approach to the Christian life. I am thinking of those who read their Bible now and then, attend church if it is convenient and pray only when they need God’s help. Then I think, “If my heart is so heavy, what about the heart of Jesus who died in our place on the cross?”

How is it possible to say that I am a Christian and yet not fellowship with His people, cherish His Word or talk to Him on a regular basis?

To read the entire message, use the Jubilee Weekly Link.

Pastor Leonard