Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY SEVEN

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY SEVEN

Luke 1:18-25 (NIV)

18 “Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” 19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.” 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. 22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.
23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favour and taken away my disgrace among the people.”

Thought:

how different was Zechariah’s response to the visit of the angel to that of Mary? God doesn’t bless our disbelief. Yet Elizabeth’s response of thankfulness is wonderful. 

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY SIX

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY SIX

Luke 1:5-17 (NIV)

5 “In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.
8 Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.
17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Thought:

two thoughts today: firstly, Zechariah was going about his normal routine when God spoke to him through an angel. It doesn’t always matter where we are or the mundane things we can be doing, God speaks to us if we tune in to Him. Secondly that God answers prayers even if it sometimes needs a miracle to do so. After all, miracles are His speciality!  

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY FIVE

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY FIVE

Micah 5:2 (NIV)

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

New Testament fulfilment Matthew 2 v4-6

Thought:

amazing that God doesn’t always use the people or things that we deem to be the best. But His choices sometimes surprise us. But for each of us God has a plan and a purpose and Bethlehem was the place God chose to reveal his son.

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY FOUR

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY FOUR

Isaiah 42:1-4 (NIV)

The Servant of the LORD

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.  In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

New Testament fulfilment Matthew 12 v15-21.

Thought:

the coming of Jesus the Messiah wasn’t going to be the riotous revolution that we would understand today. There’d be no riot in the street to usher in the Kingdom of God that some of the Jews in that day under Roman occupation, were hoping the Messiah would do just that. Isaiah tell us God delights in his servant and has placed His own Spirit within Him. The tender words say a bruised reed He will not break and a smouldering wick He will not snuff out! This coming King was different! 

What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series has started! Click the below images to catch up with Day one and Day Two of the advent series.








The 0 – 4 children’s group will have their last Seedlings Celebration on the 8th December 2019, and on the 15th December, they will be having a ‘Jesus’s Birthday Party’! — More info coming soon.


Mens Ministry – yes, you read right

Men – We will be getting together for a meal out on Friday 13th December at Kokoro 7.30pm. Sign up with Siji or Steve Spaces are limited so first come first served


The Feast – Starter | Ladies Ministry

We’re looking forward to the 22nd January, spending time together as ladies for a ‘starter’! We’ll be meeting at Christ Church, Parkwood at 7:30pm. Please book on by clicking this link, £2.50 per person.

Have a read of this article post for more info on what ‘The FEAST’ is all about!


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that you can support Jubilee Church with every purchase made on smile.amazon.co.uk? With just one click:  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1115331-0 add Jubilee Church as your nominated charity and amazon will make a donation for every purchase made through it- every little helps in the building project!


Make your donations go further!

If you are eligible for gift aid, here is a link to our updated Jubilee Church Gift Aid declaration. Simply click on the link below to fill out the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnug3ZCu9KN0utngWi2wh57q6WTmEA1XZJtF7Lqcrs3Xl00Q/viewform?usp=sf_link


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Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY THREE

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY THREE

Daniel 7:13-14 (NIV)

13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every¬ language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”

New Testament fulfilment Luke 1 v31-33

Thought:

what a fabulous picture Daniel sees of Jesus! These words cheer the soul! His Kingdom will last forever! He has been given authority and sovereign power! Never doubt the power of our Saviour. You and I are part of a Kingdom that will last forever! Hallelujah! 

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWO

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWO

Isaiah 9:1-2 (NIV)

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel

New Testament fulfilment Luke 1 v34-35

Thought:

the Old Testament prophets had little glimpses of the coming messiah. One of the names given to Jesus here is Immanuel, which means God with us! Simply put God Almighty himself chooses to dwell with us!

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY ONE

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY ONE

Isaiah 9 New International Version (NIV)

Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honour Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.

Thought:

Jesus is the light of the world! We no longer walk in darkness but in His light! The light has come!

What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Star Kids – 115 Kids Sponsored!

A big thank you for the successful launch of Star Kids 2019. As of Sunday, we now have 115 kids who will receive a gift this Christmas! We have remaining, 14 international children to sponsor so if you missed out on getting a tag this Sunday, or if you’d like to help out Starkids in other ways, contact Anna at starkids@restoringhands.org.uk

DO YOU HAVE LOCAL TAG NUMBERS: #5 #8 #11 #28 #29 – You were so quick to grab a tag we didn’t quite catch your name! Please let Anna know you have the tag number so we can make our list and check it twice!


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series will be starting this Sunday! Come along to Celebration December 1st and hear about this series we’re launching by Susie Steele for the Christmas period.


LAST CHANCE TO BOOK! Care For The Family – “Left to their own devices?”

Last chance to book on for Care for the Family‘s event – “Left to their own devices?” November 28, 2019 held at St Luke’s Maidstone, ME14 5AR.

From Care for the Family:

“Last week, a BBC article highlighted that for many children and young people, there is often no escape from the school bully at the end of the day. The bullies are still able to reach them through social media and online chats wherever they are.

Next week at Left To Their Own Devices? Katharine Hill and Philip Jinadu address this challenge and share insights on how parents can equip their children to make wise choices and develop resilience online. Plus they’ll share useful tips on how to keep a close connection with your child and enable them to thrive in the digital world. There is only one week left to book your ticket – don’t miss this vital parenting event.”


The Princess Project – Christmas Fair

The Princess Project charity will be running a Christmas Fair to raise awareness and funds to continue the amazing work they do.

Did you know that they offer love, support, and encouragement to mums by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs?

Why not come along on Saturday 7th December from 10am – 12pm at Christ Church, ME15 9JW. You can chat to them on twitter @princess_proj and visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/princessprojectuk to find out more!


The 0 – 4 children’s group will have their last Seedlings Celebration on the 8th December 2019, and on the 15th December, they will be having a ‘Jesus’s Birthday Party’! — More info coming soon.


Mens Ministry – yes, you read right

Men – We will be getting together for a meal out on Friday 13th December at Kokoro 7.30pm. Sign up with Siji or Steve Spaces are limited so first come first served


The Feast – Starter | Ladies Ministry

We’re looking forward to the 22nd January, spending time together as ladies for a ‘starter’! We’ll be meeting at Christ Church, Parkwood at 7:30pm. Please book on by clicking this link, £2.50 per person.

Have a read of this article post for more info on what ‘The FEAST’ is all about!


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that you can support Jubilee Church with every purchase made on smile.amazon.co.uk? With just one click:  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1115331-0 add Jubilee Church as your nominated charity and amazon will make a donation for every purchase made through it- every little helps in the building project!


Make your donations go further!

If you are eligible for gift aid, here is a link to our updated Jubilee Church Gift Aid declaration. Simply click on the link below to fill out the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnug3ZCu9KN0utngWi2wh57q6WTmEA1XZJtF7Lqcrs3Xl00Q/viewform?usp=sf_link


Want to connect in?

Homegroup is a great way to get to know people without the bustle of Sunday! Contact us at office@jubilee.co and we’ll get our pastoral team in touch 🙂


Join our Mailing List!

If you’d like to be added into our mailing list, please contact us at office@jubilee.co

What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series will be starting next week! Come along Sunday December 1st and hear about this series we’re launching for the Christmas period.


Star Kids Launch this Sunday

This Sunday we will be launching Star Kids! Putting a smile on children’s faces locally, and internationally by donating a gift to those who would go without this Christmas. Pick up a tag this Sunday! If you aren’t able to make it this Sunday Celebration and would like to sponsor a child or help in some way, please contact Anna at starkids@restoringhands.org.uk


Care For The Family – “Left to their own devices?”

It’s not too late to book on for Care for the Family‘s event – “Left to their own devices?” November 28, 2019 held at St Luke’s Maidstone, ME14 5AR. We really encourage those with children to book on to attend this course, as the content is so relevant to family life today. If you missed out on a postcard or brochure this past Sunday, you can find out more and sign up here: https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/owndevices


The Princess Project – Christmas Fair

The Princess Project charity will be running a Christmas Fair to raise awareness and funds to continue the amazing work they do.

Did you know that they offer love, support, and encouragement to mums by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs?

Why not come along on Saturday 7th December from 10am – 12pm at Christ Church, ME15 9JW. You can chat to them on twitter @princess_proj and visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/princessprojectuk to find out more!


Mens Ministry – yes, you read right

Men – We will be getting together for a meal out on Friday 13th December at Kokoro 7.30pm. Spaces are limited so first come first served


The Feast – Starter | Ladies Ministry

We’re looking forward to the 22nd January, spending time together as ladies for a ‘starter’! We’ll be meeting at Christ Church, Parkwood at 7:30pm. Please book on by clicking this link, £2.50 per person.

Have a read of this article post for more info on what ‘The FEAST’ is all about!


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that you can support Jubilee Church with every purchase made on smile.amazon.co.uk? With just one click:  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1115331-0 add Jubilee Church as your nominated charity and amazon will make a donation for every purchase made through it- every little helps in the building project!


Make your donations go further!

If you are eligible for gift aid, here is a link to our updated Jubilee Church Gift Aid declaration. Simply click on the link below to fill out the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnug3ZCu9KN0utngWi2wh57q6WTmEA1XZJtF7Lqcrs3Xl00Q/viewform?usp=sf_link


Want to connect in?

Homegroup is a great way to get to know people without the bustle of Sunday! Contact us at office@jubilee.co and we’ll get our pastoral team in touch 🙂


Join our Mailing List!

If you’d like to be added into our mailing list, please contact us at office@jubilee.co