Jubilee Weekly August 8, 2017

“Christ the Living Stone”

Have you ever been called a “stone”? We don’t normally think of stones as being alive. Our friend, the Apostle Peter, referred to Jesus as “a living stone.”

In 1 Peter 2:4-5, we read:

“Coming to Him, a living stone – rejected by men, but chosen and valuable to God – you  yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

Peter referring to Christ as a “Living Stone” is paradoxical because stones aren’t alive.

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Blessings

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly August 1, 2017

“Real Success”

Recently I was reading a commentary on the book of Jeremiah and a certain passage caught my attention. As I read it and re-read it, several times it really gripped me, so I prepared it as a meditation to be used in our vesper services.

This morning, I woke up much earlier than I wanted to and felt the Holy Spirit prompting me to re-work it for our Jubilee Newsletter, so here it goes. The passage has to do with success. We love success stories. Remember the TV series of years past, “The Rich and the Famous”?

How do we view success? What are some of the benchmarks of success?

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For His Glory,

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly July 25, 2017

“God’s Promises are Dependable”

Years ago, I read that someone had counted all of God’s promises in the Bible, and they came up with the figure 3,000. Sometime later I read that someone else said there were 30,000. Now, I just finished reading that someone else says that there are 40,000. Regardless of the number of promises God has given us in His word — are they good? Can we count on them? Are they dependable?

Someone wrote, “There is no quality more valuable in people than dependableness.”
The Apostle Paul saw this quality in his God. He saw God not just as a “promise-maker” but, also as a “promise-keeper.”

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By His grace,
Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly July 18, 2017

“Bringing People to Christ”

Mark 8:22-26
I have been blessed in many ways over the years, but none compare to the privilege of introducing someone to Christ. I love this passage we are going to look at today.

In verse 22, we read, “And He (Christ) cometh to Bethsaida and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him.” Bethsaida means “house of the fish”. This town was located on the east bank of the Jordan River.

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Bring them with you to our Fellowship and we will do our best to bring them to Christ.

Let’s bring them in — Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly July 3, 2017

“Our Faith Tested”

If you have been around me any length of time, you will know that one of my favorite Old Testament names for God is “Jehovah Jireh”. It means, “God who provides.”

Sooner or later our faith will be tested in one way or another. It might be on your job or in your marriage. It might be in your parenting or in your health. Some tests are more severe than others. Some tests have a greater impact on us than others.

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In the name of Jehovah-Jireh,

Pastor Leonard

Jubilee Weekly June 27, 2017

“Christ in the Bible”

That is the title of a four-volume set of commentaries produced by Dr. A. B. Simpson, the founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Dr. Simson saw references to Jesus Christ on every page of the Bible. He wrote, “The one object of the Holy Scriptures is to reveal the person and portrait of Jesus. This is the key to its interpretations.”

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In His Glory,

Pastor Leonard