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

Seven of the 50 "Jubilee Cards" help us catch onto the Power Rhythm. They clue us in to God's strategy to spread heaven's power all over the world, breaking the power of evil. The strategy is to distribute Jesus's power by projecting his Holy Spirit into all his followers, individually and together. Where they go he goes, and where he goes, the power of evil cracks. 
 
The seven "Power" cards are reminders of our connection to the power of the Spirit. Each card has a verse, a declaration, and a prayer, arranged in a "Ready, Set, Go!" sequence.
READY -- the daily Power Verse reminds us of the big idea of Power 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 Power Declaration links the big idea of Power 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 Power 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 "Power Verses" - adapted for daily personal use
Power Declarations - one-liners to set the tone for your day
Power 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 22

 

Power Verse:  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, ________. And you will be my witness everywhere you go..

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Acts 1.8


Declaration:  This is a day to remember the Holy Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost Day, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as walking evidence of God’s power for good.

Prayer:  Thank you for the Holy Spirit’s power that turns us into walking evidence of God’s goodness.

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Mondays

SYNC Card 23

Power Verse:  All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me, ________. You, then, are to go and spread my authoritative proclamation.

     Adapted from J.B. Phillips Translation of Matthew 28.18-19

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the Holy Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost Day, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as walking evidence of God’s power for good.

Prayer:  Thank you, King Jesus, that you hold ultimate power and you authorize us to spread the news.

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Tuesdays

SYNC Card 24

 

Power Verse:  I want you to know what is at work in you, ________ – my incomparable, incredible, endless, boundless power.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Ephesians 1.19

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the Holy Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost Day, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as walking evidence of God’s power for good.

Prayer:  Thank you that your incomparable, incredible, endless, boundless power is at work in us today! 

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Wednesdays

SYNC Card 25 

 

Power Verse:  Be “power-hungry” in a good way like Paul, _______. He wanted to know me personally, experience my resurrection power, and be a partner in my suffering.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Philippians 3.10

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the Holy Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost Day, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as walking evidence of God’s power for good.

Prayer:  Lord, we would give anything to experience your resurrection power today, even if it kills us!

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Thursdays

SYNC Card 26

 

Power Verse:  My divine power has given you everything you need for a godly life, as long as you know who I AM, ________.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of 2 Peter 1.3


Declaration:  This is a day to remember the Holy Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost Day, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as walking evidence of God’s power for good.

Prayer:  Thank you for already giving us everything we need to live the life you want. Now we can do it!

 

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Fridays

SYNC Card 27

 

Power Verse:  When Peter said, “In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, stand up and walk!” what did the lame man do, ________?

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Acts 3.6

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the Holy Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost Day, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as walking evidence of God’s power for good.

Prayer:  Lord, bring glory to the Father today by doing through us some things we can’t do on our own.

 

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Saturdays

SYNC Card 28

 

Power Verse:  Don't quit now, ________. I did not give you a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of 2 Timothy 1.7

Declaration:  This is a day to remember the Holy Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost Day, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as walking evidence of God’s power for good.

Prayer:  Thank you for the spirit of power, love, and self-discipline. That is the spirit we will live in 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

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

These tools remind us that we get to live our earthly lives with heavenly power because Jesus wanted it that way. He sent heaven's power to earth through his Spirit. They SYNC us with Christ and his resurrection so that we can live as free citizens of his kingdom. 

 

The cards remind us of Pentecost Day, and that story has an almost magical effect on us. We are connected to the risen Christ himself! We are electrified by his life and power. Without his Spirit, we would be unplugged, unable to do whatever we were built to do. Each time we read a card, it is like hitting the power button on an appliance or a TV. The machine goes to work, assuming it really is plugged in. 

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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