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

Seven of the 50 "Jubilee Cards" help us catch onto the Honor Rhythm. They clue us in to God's strategy to break the power of evil by honorably sticking to the mission God sends us on, no matter how bad things get for us. Eventually evil breaks down and we don't. 
 
The seven "Honor" cards help us live honorably because we see ourselves in Christ, and he is the ultimate "honorable finisher." Each card has a verse, a declaration, and a prayer, arranged in a "Ready, Set, Go!" sequence.
READY -- the daily Honor Verse reminds us of the big idea of Honor Season.  Each verse tells us something about what it means to be part of Jesus's empowered movement for good in the world.
SET -- the daily Honor Declaration links the big idea of Honor 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 Honor Prayer invites God to SYNC us with the big idea and the Declaration. The Prayer is great to use as we are heading out the door to start the day and/or walking into the place where we spend most of the day. 
 
See/print Jubilee Cards (scroll down)
Seven "Honor Verses" - adapted for daily personal use
Honor Declarations - one-liners to set the tone for your day
Honor Prayers to SYNC you with the verses and declarations
 

Jubilee Cards (default wording)

Put your name in the blanks below, or

see options to customize your own version.

Sundays 

SYNC Card 36

 

Honor Verse:  Because of the joy ahead, I endured the cross, disregarding its shame. 
So can you, ________. 

     Adapted from the New Living Translation of Hebrews 12.2


Declaration:  This is a day to remember Jesus carrying his cross, and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as honorable finishers, inspired by Jesus carrying his cross.

Prayer:  Thank you that you showed us how to totally disregard human shame. Help us do that too. 

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Mondays

SYNC Card 37

Honor Verse:  Remember, ________, a servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted 
me, they will persecute you too.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of John 15.20

Declaration:  This is a day to remember Jesus carrying his cross, and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as honorable finishers, inspired by Jesus carrying his cross.

Prayer:  Thank you for the warning. May we never be surprised or confused when opposition comes.

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Tuesdays

SYNC Card 38

 

Honor Verse:  When people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me, chalk it up as a blessing, ________.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Matthew 5.11

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember Jesus carrying his cross, and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as honorable finishers, inspired by Jesus carrying his cross.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for being proud of us when we get called scum by those who hate you. Keep us going.

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Wednesdays

SYNC Card 39 

 

Honor Verse:  Anyone who won’t shoulder his own cross and follow behind me can’t be my disciple. There is no comfortable way, ________.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Luke 14.27

Declaration:  This is a day to remember Jesus carrying his cross, and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as honorable finishers, inspired by Jesus carrying his cross.

Prayer:  Yes, Lord, we are leaving our comfort zone behind. You are all we’ve got now. Get us through.

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Thursdays

SYNC Card 40

 

Honor Verse:  Don't be intimidated by your enemies, ________. This will be a sign to them that they are doomed and you will be saved.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Philippians 1.28

Declaration:  This is a day to remember Jesus carrying his cross, and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as honorable finishers, inspired by Jesus carrying his cross.

Prayer:  Let us not be intimidated by our enemies today. We know they don’t have a chance against you.

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Fridays

SYNC Card 41

 

Honor Verse:  ________, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of James 1.2

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember Jesus carrying his cross, and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as honorable finishers, inspired by Jesus carrying his cross.

Prayer:  Dear Lord, please bring us joy even in our troubles today. Remind us you are using them for our good.

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Saturdays

SYNC Card 42

 

Honor Verse:  Don't forget about those who are persecuted, ________. Suffer with them as if 
you were there yourself.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Hebrews 13.3

Declaration:  This is a day to remember Jesus carrying his cross, and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as honorable finishers, inspired by Jesus carrying his cross.

Prayer:  Lord, we remember those who are persecuted for you. Give them your strength and peace today.

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

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

These tools work for us because they keep turning our attention from our own situation to Christ's example and instruction. "Glance at your problems. Gaze at God." Christ saw our problems coming and gave us these tools in advance so we would not be overwhelmed when our crises hit.  

 

The cards remind us of Jesus carrying his cross, and that story has an almost magical effect on us. To See Yourself iN Christ (SYNC) means that you see yourself in him even when he is on his way to die for his mission. Each time we read a card, it refreshes our memories. It puts this compelling picture of Christ in front of our eyes again, and we are inspired to take the honorable way forward. How could we dishonor a leader like him? He has captured our hearts and we are going to be loyal to the end.

2. 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 the paraphrased 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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