"Jubilee Cards" about Freedom
Combining verses, declarations, and prayers

Seven of the 50 "Jubilee Cards" help us catch onto the Freedom Rhythm. They clue us in to God's strategy to spread the Freedom Declaration that Jesus issued and God the Father validated through raising him from death. The strategy is to use a global movement of freedom activists. The seven "Freedom" cards are "activation cards," reminding us who we are in Christ.
Each card has a verse, a declaration, and a prayer, arranged in a "Ready, set, go" sequence.
READY -- the daily Freedom Verse reminds us of the big idea of Freedom Season.  Each verse tells us something about what it means to be part of Jesus' global team of freedom activists. He wants to flood the world with his freedom. It was never meant to stop with us. 
SET -- the daily Freedom Declaration links the big idea of Freedom Season to our day. It pinpoints one game-changing act of God that has huge effects on everything. The Declaration defines our day for us, which means our pains and our enemies can't tell us who we are.  
GO! -- the daily Freedom Prayer invites God to SYNC you with the big idea and the Declaration. The Prayer is great to use as you are heading out the door to start your day and/or walking into the place where you spend most of your day. 
 
See/print Jubilee Cards (scroll down)
Seven "Freedom Verses" - adapted for daily personal use
Freedom Declarations - one-liners to set the tone for your day
Freedom Prayers to SYNC you with the verses and declarations
FAQs

Jubilee Cards (default wording)

Put your name in the blanks below, or

see options to customize your own version.

Sundays 

SYNC Card 15

 

Freedom Verse:  Good news to the poor, release to captives, sight to the blind, freedom to the
oppressed. This means you, ________.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Luke 4.18-19


Declaration:  This is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as activists proclaiming a new era of freedom.

Prayer:  Thank you, Jesus, for declaring God’s freedom on earth. Help us spread the news and set others free.

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Mondays

SYNC Card 16

Freedom Verse:  No one takes my life from me, _______. I lay it down of my own free will. I have the right to lay it down; I also have the right to take it up again.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of John 10.18

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as activists proclaiming a new era of freedom.

Prayer:  Thank you that you freely laid down your life for ours. Keep us talking till everyone knows that.

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Tuesdays

SYNC Card 17 

 

Freedom Verse:  I died on Passover, ________. Everyone marked with the blood of the Passover Lamb is safe and free.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 5:7

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as activists proclaiming a new era of freedom.

Prayer:  Thank you, Jesus, for dying as our Passover Lamb. We will live this day celebrating our freedom. 

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Wednesdays

SYNC Card 18 

 

Freedom Verse:  God untied the death ropes and raised me up. Death was no match for me, ______, and it never will be.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Acts 2.24

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as activists proclaiming a new era of freedom.

Prayer:  Thank you, Father, for defeating death when you raised Jesus. Let us live fearlessly and free today.

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Thursdays

SYNC Card 19

 

Freedom Verse:  Never fear death, ________. I came to set everybody free from slavery to that fear.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Hebrews 2:15


Declaration:  This is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as activists proclaiming a new era of freedom.

Prayer:  Thank you for setting us free from the fear of death. Help us help others find that freedom.

 

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Fridays

SYNC Card 20

 

Freedom Verse:  I have set you all free to live a free life, _______. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Galatians 5.1

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as activists proclaiming a new era of freedom.

Prayer:  Thank you for liberating us. Let us never slip back into living as slaves of anything. We are free!

 

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Saturdays

SYNC Card 21

 

Freedom Verse:  ________, if you keep following my teaching, you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of John 8.31-32

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as activists proclaiming a new era of freedom.

Prayer:  We will follow your teaching today, Lord. We know it will set us free. 

Customizing the Jubilee Cards

SYNC is not about standardizing you. It is about encouraging you to SYNC with Jesus Christ, the master of creativity and variety. If creating your own version of the Jubilee Cards would help you more than the "default wording" version above, here are some options:

1. Which Bible version?

The default wording above uses personalized paraphrase format based on The Message. You may prefer the straight quotes from Scripture. In the downloadable Word document at the top of this page, replace our wording with the translation of your choice. Lots of options at www.biblegateway.com

2. Which form of the Declaration?

See three options

3. Which form of the Prayer?

See five options, including two that do not use the Jubilee Cards at all 

FAQs on personal use of Jubilee Cards

Why do these cards work? Where do the cards get their power to influence us?

These tools remind us of the freedom we enjoy because Jesus made the Freedom Declaration and God the Father validated it by raising him from the grave. They SYNC us with Christ and his resurrection so that we can live as free citizens of his kingdom. 

 

The cards remind us of Jesus' resurrection, and it has an almost magical effect on us. In SYNC with the risen Christ, we discover true freedom. We participate in his movement as freedom activists. Out of SYNC, we would not have a share in his freedom. We would still be chasing a kind of freedom that is only a mirage.

Isn't it dangerous to add any words of our own into a Scripture verse?  

 
The biblical warning on this point, Revelation 22.18, is about adding or deleting things that change the meaning. The intention of these adjustments of the wording on the cards is to bring the truth of the Scripture home to you in order to move you to act on it.
 
That truth is already there in the Scripture, and we do not intend to change any of it or add to it. We do not think we have; however, you be the judge. If you think this version of the Jubilee Cards is "putting words into God's mouth" that should not be there, then ignore our version and print the verse from the translation you prefer. 
By the way, the bigger danger about Scripture and change is that we will read Scripture but not change our view of ourselves to SYNC with it. In that case we are hearers but not doers (James 1.22). Use whatever form of these SYNC verses best motivates you to get on with the doing of the Word.
 
 
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