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

Seven of the 50 "Jubilee Cards" help us catch onto the Roots Rhythm. They clue us in to God's strategy to bless the world through the spiritual descendants of Abraham, a.k.a. "Group 1A." The seven "Roots" cards sign us up to become part of his strategy. Using them each day is like going back to a song you like and listening to it over and over, soaking it in. 
Each card has a verse, a declaration, and a prayer, arranged in a "Ready, set, go" sequence.
 
READY -- the daily Roots Verse reminds you of the big idea of Roots Season.  Each verse will tell you something about what group you belong to and what the purpose of that group is. The way you go through your day today should be spreading God's blessing any way you can. God gave it to you to give to them. 
SET -- the daily Roots Declaration links the big idea of Roots Season to your day. It pinpoints one game-changing act of God that has huge effects on everything. The Declaration defines your day for you, which means your pains and your enemies can't tell you who you are.  
GO! -- the daily Roots 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 "Roots Verses" - adapted for daily personal use
Roots Declarations - one-liners to set the tone for your day
Roots 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 8 

 

Roots Verse:  All families on earth will be blessed through Abraham, and that includes 
yours, ________.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Genesis 12.3


Declaration:  This is a day to remember God's promise to Abraham, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as fruitful branches on the Abraham family tree.

Prayer:  Thank you that as we bless others, we are part of the fulfillment of your ancient promise to Abraham.

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Mondays

SYNC Card 9 

Roots Verse:  Some of the branches were pruned and you wild olive shoots were graf-ted in. Now you are fed by that rich and holy root, but that doesn’t give you any bragging rights, ________.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Romans 11.17

Declaration:  This is a day to remember God's promise to Abraham, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as fruitful branches on the Abraham family tree.

Prayer:  God of Abraham, thank you for grafting us into Abraham’s family tree and letting us get nourished by that root.

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Tuesdays

SYNC Card 10 

 

Roots Verse:  Just go ahead with what you’ve been given, ________. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Colossians 2.7

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember God's promise to Abraham, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as fruitful branches on the Abraham family tree.

Prayer:  Thank you for our deep roots in Jesus, through whom we become members of Abraham’s family. 

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Wednesdays

SYNC Card 11 

 

Roots Verse:  I am the Vine, you are the branches. When we are attached, _______, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of John 15.5

Declaration:  This is a day to remember God's promise to Abraham, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as fruitful branches on the Abraham family tree.

Prayer:  Thank you for our living attachment to Jesus the Messiah, the source of a fruitful life.

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Thursdays

SYNC Card 12

 

Roots Verse:  The Spirit of Christ produces fruits such as these, ________: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, loyalty, tolerance, and self-control.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Galatians 5.22-23


Declaration:  This is a day to remember God's promise to Abraham, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as fruitful branches on the Abraham family tree.

Prayer:  Thank you that a fruitful life comes not by us trying harder but by accepting your Spirit’s influence.

 

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Fridays

SYNC Card 13

Roots Verse:  Now that you belong to me, you are an heir of Abraham. You have a share in 
everything I promised him, ________!

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Galatians 3.29

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember God's promise to Abraham, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as fruitful branches on the Abraham family tree.

Prayer:  Thank you that we get to be heirs in Abraham’s family, sharing in all the promises you gave him.

 

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Saturdays

SYNC Card 14

 

Roots Verse:  Jew or Gentile, backward or sophisticated, slave or free – none of it matters 
any more, ________. I lift my people above all that.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Colossians 3.11

Declaration:  This is a day to remember God's promise to Abraham, and to live like it matters. 

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as fruitful branches on the Abraham family tree.

Prayer:  Thank you for making us all equals in the family of Abraham. We won’t look down on anyone 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 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 our roots. They SYNC us with Christ, the descendant of Abraham who opened the door to the Abraham family so we could be adopted into it. The cards remind us of this, and it has an almost magical effect on us. In SYNC with Christ, we belong. We participate in the family's mission. Out of SYNC, we would not have a share in any of it. We would be left out like strangers at a family reunion.

 

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. 
BTW, the bigger danger about Scripture is that we will read it and not change our view of ourselves to SYNC with it. In that case we are hearers but not doers (James 1.22). Use whatever version best motivates you to get on with the doing of the Word.
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