Saturday, March 27, 2010

Baptism Video: Jessica McNeal

Jessica McNeal is one of the two people we will be baptizing tomorrow at our Jubilee City Location. Check out the video of her testimony.

If you can't see the video, click the title of this blog, "Baptism Video: Jessica McNeal"

Jessica McNeal - Baptism from Jubilee Church on Vimeo.

Baptism Video: David Renner

David Renner is one of the two people we will be baptizing tomorrow at our Jubilee City Location. Check out the video of his testimony.

If you can't see the video, click the title of this blog, "Baptism Video: David Renner"

Dave Renner: Baptism Testimony from Jubilee Church on Vimeo.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Interview with Adrian Warnock, Part 4

In this 4th and final part of my interview with Adrian, we discuss his new book, Raised with Christ available at

To watch this video, click on the above title, "Interview with Adrian Warnock, Part 4"

Interview with Adrian Warnock, Part 4 from Jubilee Church on Vimeo.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Free Postage for Coming Home Invites

Do not forget to bring in the addresses of the friends you want to invite to Easter (April 4th), where will begin our Coming Home series. Jubilee will pay the your postage and mail any postcard you address.

What is the Coming Home series all about?

This series is designed for those who find themselves estranged from God because of past hurt and disappointment. If that's you, we believe God is calling you to come home. Are you ready to reunite with His love and grace?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Interview with Adrian Warnock, Part 3

In part three of my interview with Adrian Warnock, we discuss the reasons behind the growth of his church, Jubilee Church in London. To go directly to this interview, click the title above "Interview with Adrian Warnock, Part 3".

Tomorrow, I will post the 4th and final part of my interview with Adrian Warnock where we discuss his new book, Raised With Christ.

Interview with Adrian Warnock, Part 3 from Jubilee Church on Vimeo.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Let's Fast Together

Three times a year, Jubilee Church gathers together for a week of prayer that ends with a night of worship and celebration. This year, our Friday night celebration falls on Good Friday so it will be extra special. If you belong to Jubilee, MAKE PLANS TO BE THERE!!

Typically during these weeks, we encourage people to fast, but to be honest, we have not made a very big deal about it. However, this year I want to make fasting a bigger deal. God has been very good to us this past couple of years and we've seen a lot of addition and increase (150 to more than 400 in 3 years). It would be easy to take that for granted. I think it is important for us now more than ever to humble ourselves and remind ourselves who God really is and to continue to cry out to God on behalf of our city, our nation, our world.

What is fasting?

Biblical Fasting is willingly abstaining from food or drink or both for a period of time in order to pray.

Why Fast?
  1. God expects it to be a part of our lives. Jesus says in Matt 6:16 ‘when you fast…’ not IF you fast.
  2. In obedience to Gods word. Joel 2:12, 2 Cor6:4-6, Matt 9:15.
  3. To humble ourselves before God. Jas 4:10.
  4. To overcome temptations. Matt 6.
  5. To be purified from sin. Dan 9:3-5
  6. So we become weak and God is made strong. Ps 109:24
  7. To obtain Gods support to accomplish His will. Acts 13:3-4
  8. In times of crisis. Esther 4:15-16, 2 Chron 20
  9. When seeking Gods direction. Ezra 8:21
  10. For understanding and divine revelation. Jer 36:6
  11. You learn to recognize God. Luke 2:37
What kinds of fasts are there?
  • The complete fast – no food or water. Max is 3 days.
  • The normal fast – liquids only, no food
  • The partial fast – missing out some things. For Daniel he missed out meat and just ate veggies and water.
  • Activity Fast: If you must eat food (pregnant, breast feeding, have a very physically demanding job, etc) you might consider a fast from activities such as social media, television, internet, etc.
What are the rules?

There are no ‘rules’ as such. Nowhere in the bible does it tell us we HAVE to fast or for how long and what from. Its something that is individual. If you want to fast for just one meal, 2 meals, one day, 3 days, a week, it doesn’t matter. You follow what you feel happy with or if you hear God leading you to a specific time. Some people fast from other things like TV, or chocolate, or coffee. There seems just to be one provision of fasting and that it in Matt6:18 where Jesus tells the people that WHEN they fast, not to do it so it is seen by others. It is something that matters to God and not to others.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Daylight Savings

A friendly reminder that Daylight Savings is this Saturday/Sunday. Don't forget to set your clock FORWARD one hour...especially those who attend jubilee city 9 am!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Leftover XXXposed Q&A

I recorded a few extra answers to the Q&A questions from XXXposed. Here is one about understanding John 8:1-11.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Must See T.V.

Anytime Terry Virgo is in town, he is a must see and this past Sunday he did not disappoint. If you were not able to be there you MUST download the audio titled "Overcoming Setbacks." It was superb even for Terry.

Not only did he come with a great preach, he came with faith for physical healing as well. I have received 6 confirmed reports of physical healing! God is a God who loves to heal...body, soul and mind. I so much appreciate Terry's example to us to believe God.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cow Tipping...What is That?

Preaching the Gospel is the Goal
My goal for the pulpit every Sunday is to preach the's that simple. Now, I hope to apply it in a 100 different ways, which is why the subject changes from week to week. I also hope what I say is interesting, relevant and presented well; therefore, extra time is spent on the message and series presentation.

It Will Be Fun and Confrontational
We titled our next series, "Cow Tipping" because we thought it would be fun and interesting to knock over some sacred cows in culture and in the church. The content of these messages will be very meaty and at times, challenging. In fact, I expect it to confront issues in our lives that we do not normally confront.

Confusing Titles
There has been a little confusion over the titles of the messages, which are:
  1. God Wants Me to be Happy
  2. God is a Republican
  3. Tolerance is a Virtue
  4. If it is to Be, It is Up to Me
I have received several comments/concerns that the above titles reflect what Jubilee believes to be true. Actually, it's the opposite. We believe these statements are sacred cows (2 from religious circles, 2 from culture) that we plan to confront and question.

Invite a Skeptic
I think this will be a great series to invite your skeptical friends. In the first two weeks, we'll deconstruct some commonly held ideas in the church world, and in the later two weeks, we'll deconstruct commonly held ideas in culture.