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February 24, 2009

Our Words are Powerful


Proverbs 18:21
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Matthew 12:34
For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

So when we’re talking about words we’re really talking about attitudes and heart conditions exposed.
Listen to people, catch their heart and then speak to the situation. Sometimes people just need someone to listen to them.
Wives?? Amen??

Paul Trip The Life and Death power of words 5:23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PJxbApcXFo

James 1:19
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Our words have the power to direct lives and change destinies for the good or for the bad.
We must be very careful with our words, especially around people who are looking to us for help and life.

No honor = little to no influence
Lots of Honor = Lots of influence
Exodus 20:12
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Honor allows us to stand on the shoulders of the previous generation not having to re-learn all the same lessons.
A wise man learns from the mistakes of others. A fool has to learn for himself.

I had dinner with a very good man on night and he told me he’d lost $50,000 in one securities trade. I thought woah. His comment was, got taught me a very valuable lesson about blah blah blah. I told him, man, go buy a $7 book and you can learn that lesson for a lot less.

When a person in authority is honored they are given the right to speak into a person’s life direction. The level of honor that the subordinate shows, the more power the words carry in that heart.

My observation has been that most if not all rebellion is birthed into the heart of people who are under authority that feel they have been abused or neglected. Basically they have expectations that are not being met and they hope and hope and hope for a change. Change never comes and their hope turns to bitterness and rebellion.

I’m not saying there necessarily has been abuse or neglect. Just perceived abuse or neglect will do it. The greater the honor and hope the greater the let down if expectations aren’t met.

Forms of Abuse
Physical
Emotional
Verbal
Sexual
Neglect

Let’s talk about neglect. Say you are a child and you want your dad to play ball with you when he gets home from work. He said he would etc.
You’ve been waiting all day for the opportunity to play ball with him and when he gets home he says, “Son, sorry I got busy at work today and I’ve got to work tonight.”

As adults we understand this and can make room for it. But as children this is hard. Our hopes are crushed and our dream to get to hang out with the coolest person on the planet has been destroyed. The hurt, if not reconciled can lead a child to become rebellious.

Ever notice how parents go from being the coolest person in the world to being the dumbest? Some of this is just kids learning to leave home and start their own lives. But some of it is rebellion.

Another form of abuse is not disciplining.
God disciplines those he loves, right.
Shouldn’t we?
Proverbs 13:24
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

Notice it says careful. Discipline when done incorrectly and not carefully can lead to rebellion because it can slide over into abuse.

One of my children, I’m not going to say which one, was getting a little mouthy with Andrea. I explained to this child that before she was your mom she was my wife and you are not going to talk to her that way. I don’t care which one of your cool friends is around etc. I further went on to say I had a responsibility before God to bring correction to the situation and ,”trust me, I won’t let you down.”

Let’s get back onto words.
Kind words are very powerful to change the course direction of lives. We must be honest, speaking the truth in love but when we have a chance to use kind words we should really take advantage of the opportunity.

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
Wrath is Wrong
Sometimes we think our wrath and anger turns situations around.
James 1:20
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Kindness is Key
Romans 2:4
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
If God’s kindness leads you toward repentance what does your kindness do for people around you?

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

These various character qualities listed here cause the world around us to take on the image of God. When we behave like this it causes us to become the salt and Light that we’re called to be.

Matthew 5:14-16
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Illuminating, preserving and bringing real change in the world. Becoming a vessel of honor, used by God.
Want someone to change?
compassion,
kindness,
humility,
Gentleness
patience.

A phone call one day.
1 Peter 3:1
1Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

When we get into God’s presence his character starts to conform us into the image of his son.
It’s God’s kindness that leads to repentance.
The Love of God does more to change us than fear. We also should love causing people around us to change and conform to God’s highest standard of living.

I want to be a person who brings life to my children and those around me.

Jubilee Family Church

February 18, 2009

True Love

We experienced some technical difficulties Sunday during our live video stream of Jubilee T.V. so the message is cut into 3 segments. True Love 1, True Love 2, and True Love 3. Click on each respective title to watch the video.



A small group Bible Study:
Discuss the Greatest Commandment:

Mark 12:28-31
28One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" 29"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' 31The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."


Understanding Love from
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Love is superior
1. Love is superior to human and angelic tongues
2. Love is superior to prophecy and words of knowledge
3. Love is superior to mountain moving faith
4. Love is superior to sacrificial giving
5. Love is superior to dying a martyrs death in flames

1. Love is superior to human and angelic tongues
The apostle Paul says in scripture …
1 Corinthians 14:18
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

If the Apostle says this, how much more does he thank God that he loves?

I believe humans are fairly bankrupt in the area of Godly love without first having received the tangible Love of God for them. I believe we’re good at saying we love when we’re really in a mutually advantageous relationship. Just stop meeting that persons need and see what happens to the “love”. If it doesn’t last it was only lust.
Discuss a mutually advantageous relationship and how when the back scratching stops so does the relationship.

1 John 4:19-21
19We love because he first loved us. 20If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
Can we love God’s way if we haven’t received the tangible love of God?

2. Love is superior to prophecy and words of knowledge.
When you think how incredible prophecy and words of knowledge are, think that Love is superior. What good does it do if you prophecy without love? Your prophecies can take on the wrong direction. Even hard prophecies should be clothed in love and redemption.
1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.

Holy Spirit says that we should eagerly desire and covet spiritual gifts.
If we should covet spiritual gifts, how much more should we covet the desire to truly love?


3. Love is superior to mountain moving faith!
When you think about all the sermons on faith, all the ministries build around faith, all the emphasis put on faith. I’m glad for it and know that faith is something that we should have.
However something is superior to real mountain moving faith!
If you don’t have Love your mountain moving faith is nothing.

4. Love is superior to sacrificial giving
Think about someone that gives everything they have to the poor. If they don’t do it in love they’ve wasted their time. If they do it with wrong motives they will not receive a reward.
1 Corinthians 3:12-15
12If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

Discuss right and wrong motives when it comes to Christian Works. Have someone describe a work that is Gold and have someone also describe a work that is hay or stubble.

5. Love is superior to dying a martyr’s death in flames.
Revelation 12:11
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
One of the often forgotten components to having overcoming power is not loving your own life so much as to shrink from death. It’s very powerful and impressive

Love is superior

The 16 facets to God’s Love



1. Love is
Patient –

1: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
2: manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain
3: not hasty or impetuous
4: steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity
5: able or willing to bear



2. Love is
Kind –
1: affectionate, loving
2 a: of a sympathetic or helpful nature
b: of a forbearing nature : gentle
c: arising from or characterized by sympathy or forbearance such as a kind act



3. Love is not
Envious

1: painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage



4. Love is not
Boastful
1: to puff oneself up in speech: speak vaingloriously
2: glory, exult
1: to speak of or assert with excessive pride



5. Love is not
Proud
1: feeling or showing pride:
a: having or displaying excessive self-esteem
b: much pleased : exultant



6. Love is not
Rude –
c: offensive in manner or action : discourteous
d: uncivilized , savage
e: coarse , vulgar



7. Love is Not
Self Seeking

: the act or practice of selfishly advancing one's own ends



8. Love is not
Easily angered
1 : a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism
2 : rage
an intense emotional state induced by displeasure.



9. Love Keeps no record of wrongs
Conscious or unconscious
The only way to keep no record of wrongs is to surrender your personal rights. When you do this you have lost the right to keep track and make things “fair”. This blind love is truly love. With this type of love bitterness doesn’t have a chance to spring up. With bitterness you don’t have God’s kind of love in action.



10. Love does not delight in Evil
Someone would delight in evil if they had a corrupt heart. This heart needs to be renewed by the Lord.
False realities aren’t a part of true love.
Someone who likes to see people hurting, that’s not love.



11. Love Rejoices with the Truth
John 14:6
6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 17:17
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
Truth –
a: the property of being in accord with fact or reality
b: fidelity to an original or to a standard



12. Love Always
Protects-

1 a: to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction
: To guard and defend



13. Love Always
Trusts-

1 a: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b: one in which confidence is placed



14. Love Always
Hopes-
1a: to cherish a desire with anticipation
1b: to desire with expectation of obtainment
2: to expect with confidence



15. Love always
Perseveres –

: to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement



16. Love never
Fails –

a: to fall short
b: to be or become absent or inadequate
c: to be unsuccessful

1 John 4:8
whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.


Jubilee Family Church

February 11, 2009

In God We Trust

at least 85% of us do!


I received an e-mail from Carlotta Brown telling me NBC was doing an informal survey to see if "In God We Trust" should be removed from U.S. currency. I voted on February 11th, 2009 at approximately 2:00 PM and there were 11,107,521 people who had voted at that time. Seemed to me that there were a large number of people polled.

Below are the results

Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

11107521 responses

Yes. It's a violation of the principle of separation of church and state. 15%

No. The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion. 85%

If you'd like your vote to be heard please click here

Jubilee Family Church

February 10, 2009

Discipleship


If you'd like to watch the video you can also click here.
How God uses people to change lives for the better.

David and his Disciples
The Disciples before they caught David’s Spirit.
1 Samuel 22:1
1 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there. 2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him.

Who does David’s leadership anointing attract?
People just like him.

David’s background
He’s fleeing from Saul who’s determined to kill him because his family line is going to be cut of from the kingdom and David is in line to inherit the kingship instead of Jonathan, his son.
He just finishes pretending being insane in front of Achish the king of Gath because Achish’s heard about David’s reputation of killing 10’s of thousands.

The 400 “D” people
1. Distress
2. Debt
3. Discontent

The People God’s sending you may be less than desirable in your opinion, however if you have the presence of God in you perhaps God is sending them to you so you can minister life where there had been death? Hope where there had been hopelessness. Courage where there had been fear?

Norman Schwarzkopf
Was known as a man who could go into a dysfunctional army unit and turn it around. He liked the challenge and was successful in his efforts. His record somewhat speaks for itself.

When People Join their hearts with a Godly Leader like David
But what happens to the 400 “D” people if they hook up with David? They listen to him, honor him and submit to his leadership? Sometimes it’s easy to go with someone else’s plan when you’ve come to the end of your own. The 3 D’s can get you to that place.

It’s important that we embrace the 3 “D” people! Don’t turn them away because there is an excellent chance that God is in it. Perfect people might not be interested in submitting to your leadership but people who are struggling and looking for answers are more willing to recognize that they don’t know everything and need some help with life.

Let’s look one book and one chapter ahead to see what is now going on in the life of the 400 “D” people who were attracted to David.

David’s 3 “D” people became mighty!
2 Samuel 23:39
Only 37 Made the journey with David. Of the 400; 363 fell by the wayside but 37 caught the spirit that was on David and began to do the things David did. Around 9% survived David’s discipleship school.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have 37 mighty men though! Especially after we see what these men have done.

Let’s open our Bibles and take a look at the exploits of David’s 37 mighty men.
2 Samuel 23:8-23

Jesus and his Disciples
The Disciples before the caught Jesus Spirit.
Some of the Personality Traits of the Disciples


Some of Jesus Disciples could’ve been momma’s boys.
Matthew 20:20,21
The Sons of Thunder?
20Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. 21"What is it you want?" he asked. She said, "Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom."

Jesus Disciples were slow to learn
Matthew 15:15,16
15Peter said, "Explain the parable to us.“ 16"Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.

Jesus Disciples didn’t have his Heart
Matthew 19:13Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.


The Disciples had Political Agendas
Mark 8:33But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."


Jesus Disciples Didn’t meet his expectations.
Luke 8:25He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. "Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."

Jesus understood the concept of fruit production
Matthew 13:23But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."

The work Jesus Did with his disciples ultimately produced fruit! Even though Jesus didn’t see it with his Earthly eyes his disciples turned the world upside down with His teaching and the Holy Spirit equipped them to do amazing things.

What the disciples were like after they caught Jesus spirit.
Acts 17:6
6But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other brothers before the city officials, shouting: "These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here,

Map of Modern Day Turkey, Greece and part of Syria

The Disciples were effectively delivering the message of the Gospel.
Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Concentric Rings of Influence
· City
· Region
· Country
· Ends of the Earth

Jesus Disciples were
· Healing the Sick
· Casting out Demons
· Raising the Dead
Sound Familiar? They were doing what Jesus was doing because they caught the spirit that was on Jesus
1. Healing
Acts 5:15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.
2. Deliverance
Acts 16:18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.
3. Raising the Dead
Acts 20:9-12
9Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "He's alive!" 11Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.

4 Levels of Discipleship
2 Timothy 2:2
2And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Paul’s Teaching in a group setting, Timothy in the group.
Timothy understanding and then entrusting the same words to reliable men.
Reliable men are also qualified to teach others.

In Conclusion
However you receive people is what you get out of them.
Matthew 10:41
41Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.

If you rightly recognize and receive people for who they are you are in line to receive what they have!
If you break away in heart and miss the dimension of God the people around you are carrying you won’t receive what they’ve got.
This is one reason why the Bible tells us to Honor our Father and Mother.

February 8, 2009

Missing Church?

A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his preachers visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. The preacher made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the preacher took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead. Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The preacher glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow,once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it. As the preacher reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, "Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday."

Hebrews 10:25
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Jubilee Family Church

Remember, the banana that gets away from the bunch gets skinned.

February 2, 2009

Congregation Appreciation Day

To watch the video of this sermon CLICK HERE!
Why Jubilee Family Church is a Great Church!

1. I’m supposed to be here, this is where God wants me and I don’t want to be anywhere God doesn’t want me to be.

A friend asked me, “How are you doing?” I said, “I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing; at the right time; I’m doing great. Thanks for asking.”

Knowing the Word of the Lord
Matthew 16:18
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
The Rock of Revelation Knowledge. Knowing who Christ is and Knowing the Voice of God for your Specific Situation.
1 Corinthians 14:12So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.

Prophecy is the spiritual gift that builds up the church.
Prophecy is hearing God’s voice and declaring it verbally.

Apostle Clay Nash is hosting a Prophetic Activation Conference
Feb Wed. 4th – Fri. 6th 7:00 PM
Feb Saturday 7th 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

It’s important that we settle this issue in our hearts. If we don’t we’ll be double minded.


James 1:8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.


In the book Commitment to Conquer the author describes his lack of commitment to his church. He got the revelation that he needed to commit himself to the people and the land where God had called him instead of having a grass is always greener mentality.
He and his Wife bought grave plots in the city where they pastor and God began to move in their church as a result of their commitment to the area God had given them responsibility for.

If this is the area and church where God’s called me. I have a responsibility to make sure it not only survives but thrives.
It blesses me so much when people come up to me and say, “Pastor, I want to help. What can I do?” I’ve got 3 hours a week I want to put in and get involved in some way.
It also blesses me when people give in offerings. I know where most of us are financially and to still be generous is a testimony to the healthy spiritual climate of our church.


Give like the Macedonians the ultimate Givers
2 Corinthians 8:1-5
And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. 5And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will.

Heart felt giving starts with Grace from God. 2 Corinthians 8:1
Grace is the substance of God that hits a persons soul and causes them to do things that put God first over themselves.
I believe we position ourselves to receive Grace by communing with the Father and other Godly people.
If you ask someone to give and they don’t have the grace to do it, it will make them grumpy, angry or whatever. However if they have the grace to give when they are met with a project or a need they are prompt to do it, eager to support and help.

When grace comes and we’re obedient we become illogical givers. Look at the Macedonian situation they found themselves in for giving in verse 2.


1. Severe Trial
2. Extreme Poverty

Let’s brainstorm for a minute and come up with some severe trials.

Extreme Poverty-
This doesn’t mean the food stamps have run low. This means there are no food stamps and there haven’t been any food stamps. No shoes, barely any clothes. Shelter is poor if any. Perhaps the equivalent of a cardboard box or a natural shelter like a cave.

From this natural circumstance came two interesting responses.

1. Overflowing Joy
2. Rich Generosity
Have you ever considered the poor kids who kick around a balled up piece of newspaper as their only toy and have a great time?

I think about how my own children responded to not having any electricity for a couple days. They did pretty good but we had some sticky moments of complaining about boredom. I reminded them that this is what it was like 150 years ago in America and tried to teach them something.

Overflowing Joy is a joy that is too big to hold yourself. It flows over to others with kind words, smiles, and encouragement.

Rich generosity is just a tangible expression of overflowing Joy. Nothing says I love you like a gift. It’s a tangible expression of a heart that is filled with God’s grace and is overflowing with joy.

2. The People of Jubilee Family Church are Friendly and Kind


I have never been around a nicer group of people in my life. Everyone has been so kind to Andrea and I. It’s absolutely precious how you all treat us and others. I can’t say enough how blessed we are to be here with you all.

I wish there were more hours in the day so we could fellowship together more often. I encourage you to get involved as a home group leader or attend a home group. This is the pattern I believe God wants us to use so we can share the Grace we’ve received with others outside of our church body and thus expand the Kingdom of God into other hearts.

Proverbs 21:9Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
What price can you put on peace? That’s the environment we have here. It’s priceless.

Your kindness to us is a direct reflection of God working in you. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit.


Colossians 3:12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

My experience with the people of Jubilee Family church has been according to Colossians 3:12
1. Compassion
2. Kindness
3. Humility
4. Gentleness
5. Patience

1. From the moment I arrived on January 15th 2007 we’ve been treated with nothing but compassion. Compassion to us and especially our children. This means a lot to us.

2. No one has ever been mean spirited toward us. We’ve had some issues to work out but everyone has always been redemptive, not condescending, rude or cruel.

3. Humility is the key to greatness and we have yet to run into an arrogant person in this church body. It is truly a good environment for us to minister as well as for new people to feel welcome when they come in.

4. I haven’t heard a harsh word from anyone either. Your gentleness has been evident to me. Thank You

5. Patience-Being a younger pastor you all have put up with my personality and quirks. I very much appreciate your patience toward me. I realize when I first came you didn’t know me and you’ve really embraced us. We feel so welcome here.

3. We have a big vision, and if our vision is God’s vision there will be provision.


All I can do is attempt to hear God’s voice for our church and start walking it out in obedience to his voice.
It’s wonderfully exciting for me actually.
I desire to have a church that is relevant to a lost and dying world and reaching out practically with authenticity at a steady pace causing consistent growth in depth and width.


Depth-Personal growth, loving God more, learning more about him daily, becoming empowered for ministry.


Width-Numbers

I’m very pleased with the way the Holy Spirit has been visiting us in various ways in our services.
I’m also very pleased with the number of people we’ve had the opportunity to water baptize.

God is moving.
A lot of this has to do with His desire and our faith that expresses itself through prayer, and worship.

I’m excited about the literacy council. This is a ministry that we started to help fulfill the vision of the Church by practically helping people. What better way to help someone than to teach them how to read and write. I like hand up ministries much more than hand out ministries.

The Literacy Council represents the beginning of a multi phase learning/equipping center. I desire to practically help people get into the ministry as a vocation. If this is a persons desire I want us to help them by providing an environment that will prepare them spiritually, academically as well as providing a hands on dimension.

We are going to help facilitate anyone who wants to go to Bible College by opening up our computer lab and helping people get enrolled into Oral Roberts University’s distance learning program.
The church can help create accountability, encouragement and synergy for online learners that they wouldn’t have if they went out on their own.

I believe the Voice of Batesville, The Church blog and the 2 radio stations are going to make an impact in the area of media in our region.
As we endeavor to reach people we have the opportunity to reach into their homes and vehicles. I believe this gives us an incredible opportunity to touch lives with the Gospel message.
The stations coupled with the blogs give us a way to hear back from people to really interact with them.

Jubilee Family Church