Being People of the Jubilee

In the Old Testament, the number seven was considered a very special  number. Every seventh day was to be sacred to God–a Sabbath Day. Every seventh year was to be a “Sabbath Year” —a sabbatical year—in which the land was to rest. It was an expression of God’s concern for His creation and a means of teaching God’s people to trust Him for their needs (as opposed to them trusting only their work). Then, after seven times seven years came a really big deal—a particular year called Jubilee.

In Leviticus, God says: “Count off seven sabbaths of years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan” (Leviticus 25:8-10).

Come and see  during our Journey in the Word, what this has to do with our understanding and experience of how God changes our lives. You will be surprised!

Graduation Sunday 2010

Bringing the message today is a “graduate” of PCC’s youth ministry, Richard Fowler.  Richard is currently living in Washington D.C. where he is an admissions coordinator at Georgetown University Law Center.  He is also a co-founder/associate director & treasurer of Phoenix Freedom Political Action Committee – a public education organization that focuses on increasing awareness of surface transportation policies and enhancements in urban centers across the U.S.

We continue to encourage our young people, and we look forward to hearing what God has placed on Richard’s heart.

Your Service

We continue our Biggest Loser series – a series started a few weeks ago by Pastor Will.  The whole idea for this series is based on the TV show of the same name.   The premise is that by disciplining yourself to do the right things and eating the right foods, you will lose the most weight and in doing so, become the biggest winner.

Oftentimes, doing the right things doesn’t feel good.  You are ridiculed, you are faced with all kinds of external and internal pressure to give in to your natural desires to just quit, but by being disciplined, you win.

That is exactly the same way with our Christian life.  There are some spiritual disciplines, that if you follow, even though your body yearns against it, you will become the biggest winner.    In previous weeks, we covered the discipline of prayer and the discipline of reading the Word.  Today, we will be talking about the discipline of service.  As you go through our time together today, our desire is that you get to know Jesus personally and that you discover the joys of service.

God Bless You,

Your Pastors