Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Salvation is a FREE gift, that will cost you everything.

I have noticed that when Christians describe their relationship with Jesus, they usually say “Jesus is my Lord and Savior.” Many times, it’s said so fast that it’s all slurred together like “Lordandsavior.” Like it’s all one word. Over the last several decades the church has focused a lot on the savior part and with much teaching on grace as of late most people understand that salvation is a free gift that is paid for with the blood of Jesus that washes away our sin, so we can be born again.
What I have not heard a lot about is that even though Salvation is a free gift it will cost you everything.

I can hear people saying now. “Well how’s that? If it’s free how does it cost anything?”

Well, it cost God his only son.

It cost Jesus his Life.

It will cost us our life.

Salvation is FREE! There is nothing we can do to deserve it. It was paid for with the blood of Jesus. That’s why it’s called grace. We cannot earn it. Grace is an unearned favor. If you ask someone for a $5 favor you’re are asking them for $5 that you did not earn. It is not owed to you. We needed a huge favor from God and there is no way we could possibly earn it, pay for it, or be good enough to deserve it. Ephesians 2:8 says that “we are saved by grace through faith not of ourselves. It is the gift of God not by works.” Salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned by good works. Most people have a pretty good grip on this part of the gospel.

What I feel we don’t have a good grip on is the Lord part. Romans 10:9 says “If you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”.

Sure, Jesus wants to be our savior or he would not have died on the cross, so we can be born again. But he also wants to be our Lord. The following Scriptures are things that Jesus said that we have not heard a lot about over the last several decades.

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

Deny yourself means that we quit doing things our way and start doing things God’s way. When people in the bible times took up a cross only one thing happened. They died. We must die to ourselves and live unto God. Many times, dying hurts! When we die to our plans and take up God’s plans many times it will hurt. It will hurt because we really wanted to do certain things and now God might want us to do something different.

Jesus wants to be our Lord. Here in America we really don’t understand what Lord means like people in some other countries do. Lord means boss, master, we love what he loves and hate what he hates. When Jesus is our lord that means, we have turned our back on our way of doing things and we only do things His way. It will cost you everything to make Jesus your Lord. It will cost you your life. It will cost you your dreams and ambitions for your life for his dreams and ambitions for your life. Your plans and purposes for your life for his plans and purposes for your life. It’s not just saying “Jesus is my “Lordandsavior.” It actually means doing something. Doing his will for our life no matter what it cost us. Giving up our will for his will.

Jesus said in Luke 6:46 Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say”?

He said in Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

I believe that too many times we have presented the gospel to people emphasizing the Free gift of salvation and say to people “come say this simple prayer and you will be saved” and have not told them that Jesus wants to be their Lord. When we have said make him your Lord and savior we have not explained what Lord means.

Salvation is a free Gift! But following Jesus will cost you everything!

I think we have done people a big disservice by presenting a one-sided message. Everyone wants a “FREE GIFT” especially one that will get you out of hell and into heaven. People have not really understood what they were getting into. Then after they find out that Jesus wants their whole life, their will, their everything they say to themselves “I did not sign up for all this” and many times fall away.

I have often wondered why so many Christians ride the fence with one foot in the church and one foot in the world. They want just enough of God to escape their problem, but not enough of God to fulfill His purpose. When evaluating how we have presented the message of salvation it’s no wonder we have so many halfhearted Christians that have said a prayer and might be born again but are not living for God. There is no difference in them and the world. They never really understood that this “FREE GIFT” was going to cost them anything. So, we have our American version of Christianity where we love our American lifestyle and culture so much, that we are not willing to conform it to God’s will for our life. We are not willing to give up anything to follow Jesus; and Jesus wants it all.
I realize that some may say aren’t you preaching a works salvation by talking like this?
To that I would say NO!

We are not saved by our good works. We are saved unto good works. Paul said in Ephesians 2:10 "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them". The change in our heart when we are born again will produce the good works. Sure, we have a will we can choose not to listen to our heart and not do the will of our father, but if Jesus is really Lord of your life then you will want to do the will of your heavenly father.

When we are born again there is a change in our spirit man. According to Romans 5:5 God puts his love in our heart. That love will cause us to want to do good. As we listen to that love in our heart and obey it, we will follow God’s plan for our life.

Jerry Moyer
Jubilee Gang Ministries

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ministering to families in Mississippi

Families Worshiping together at our Family event in Picayune, MS

Last weekend we ministered at Christian Life Assembly in Picayune, MS.
During this 3 day event we saw around 20 people make Jesus Lord of their live including an entire family on Oct. 31st during a family outreach event. 

Testimony from the road:  

We were so blessed by the ministry of The Jubilee Gang. This was our second event with them. In the words of one of our grandmas who was with us each night "I was so blessed by and impressed with this ministry! Not only did they bring the truth of Gods word in a powerful way, but, it ministered to all ages! Something for everyone there. From the youngest to the oldest! ". If you are serious about seeing the truth of the gospel presented to your children and adults in a meaningful and fun way, this is a sure thing!
Sharon Worley Pastors wife at Christian Life Assembly in Picayune, MS

Below are a few Pictures from this event...

We had an awesome 1st night at Christian Life Assembly in Picayune, MS.
16 children & teens came forward to be born again and make Jesus lord of their life. came forward to be born again and make Jesus lord of their life.

We had an awesome family event in Picayune, MS at Christian Life Assembly. It was awesome to see whole families learn together, worship together, have fun together, and experience God together!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Jubilee Gang Ministries Update

2016 has been a great year so far!

To date we have ministered in over 30 churches and camps, and have seen 988 people come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their life. We have already traveled from coast to coast from VA to CA & AL to MN and then up to Canada and what seems like everywhere in between this year. We still have 5 more events during the last 2 1/2 months of this year.

In Nov. we will be heading out to WA state where we will be ministering in Edmonds, WA on Thanksgiving day. During this event we will be ministering to many homeless people and immigrants that have never heard the Gospel. We will be doing three 1/2 hour programs where the Gospel will be presented and people will have an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of their life as well as being fed an awesome thanksgiving meal provided by WestGate Chapel. I am very excited about this opportunity to share Jesus with people that have never heard the Good News! This is what it's all about folks!

We will also be doing a community family outreach in Port Angeles, WA at Eastern Hills Community Church while we are in WA state. 

2016 Summer Tour MapOver 12,000 niles in 3 months, 12 states, and 19 churches and camps.Logan, WV, Houston, MO,  Oxford, MS,  Hamilton, GA, Mobil, AL, Mesa, AZ, Corcoran, CA,  Doyle, Tennessee,  Hazlehurst GA, Kearneysville, WV, Parsons, WV, Butler, PA, Elkins, WV,  Tonganoxie, KS,  Gering, NE,  Onalaska, WI, Lawson, MO, Springfield, OH

2016 Fall Tour Map
Bolt, WV,  Troup, TX,  Oshawa, ON CANADA, Front Royal, VA, Warren, MI, Picayune, MS, Edmonds, WA, Port Angeles, WA

New Jubilee Gang Stage Update:

Over this year we have been raising and saving money for our new stage that will be a LED video wall background. We have saved and raised around $20,000 toward this project. The cost of the entire stage is around $60,000 however we are doing it in 2 phases. The first phase is the center section which will be a 12' X 8' Video Wall. The cost for this section is $40,000. We have been and continue to be an anti loan family and ministry. However, at this time we felt like it was the right thing to do by borrowing $20,000 to complete this 1st phase, plus replace a few lights that are starting to not work properly. We are trusting God for this money to come in to pay off this loan ASAP. When this is paid off we will invest in the rest of the stage which will cost another $20,000.
   This project has been a huge stretch for us. I debated for over a year if we really wanted to go this direction. I don't personally make $60,000 in over 3 years. However, after much prayer and consulting with several pastors we respect and our board, we decided to move forward with this project.
  I have said many times that my motto for life has always been "Dream a dream so big that unless God does it, it will not happen." This project has given me the opportunity again to practice what I preach.  Someone once said, "God never gives you a dream that matches your budget. He's not checking your bank account, He is checking your faith."

If you would like to give toward this project please click on the link below...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Family God Encounter in Front Royal, VA.

Families around the altar going after more of God.
Last week we ministered to the families of Dynamic Life Praise & Worship Center in Front Royal, VA.

Again it was awesome to see entire families learn together, worship together, have fun together, and experience God together.

We saw 54 children, teens, & adults come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their life during 4 services. Several times the altar was packed with parents & grandparents with their children and grandchildren going after more of God and seeking more of Him together during worship. 

Children and their families enjoying
the Jubilee Gang Family Service
Families playing the Pizza Flop Game, Enjoying
Wild Thing and coming to Jesus at the altar
Jubilee Gang Family Service in Front Royal, VA

Testimonies from the Road

Our church was so blessed to have the Jubilee Gang's ministry this past week. They bring a relevant, impacting message for people of all ages. The pace of their presentation is engaging and keeps the audience interested and involved from start to finish.
We could tangibly sense the presence of God during the ministry time around the altar. This was a very special time for us as a church family, with all ages present.
The Jubilee Gang has a great ministry and is doing an outstanding job sharing the gospel across America.
Pastor Carlton and Elvi Rogers
Dynamic Life Ministries
Front Royal, VA
The Jubilee Gang was just at our church and it was truly an awesome experience. Jerry and Candy were excellent in every aspect of the event. From set up to tear down they were top notch. The services were relevant and the main focus was having Jesus be the Lord of your life, they also added a family worship time that I really enjoyed. Watching families singing together was just precious. We also had them for Chapel and all my students loved them. You really need to see Jubilee Gang!
Yvette M. Pauley
Teacher at Dynamic Life Christian School in Front Royal, VA

Monday, October 3, 2016

Ministering to families in Canada!

   Last Friday we partnered with Calvary Baptist Church in Oshawa, ON, Canada to reach out to the families in their community. Around 300 people attended and it was great to see entire families have fun together and learn about God together. During this event we saw around 20 people come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their Life. One family that came forward had been involved in the churches summer sports program but had never came to a service at the church before this night. It was awesome to see the whole family at the altar giving their lives to Jesus.
   Next weekend we will be returning to Front Royal Virginia at Dynamic Life Praise & Worship Center for a 4 day event starting on Sunday, October 9th at 2:30 PM and running through Wednesday Oct 12th with services at 6:30 nightly on Monday through Wednesday. 

Below are some pictures from our event in Canada

Families playing the Pizza Flop Game
in Oshawa, ON Canada.
Children playing the Chicken in the Basket Game
in Oshawa, ON Canada.
Jerry praying with around 20 people to be born again
and make Jesus Lord of their life in Oshawa, ON Canada
including children, teens, and adults. 

Testimonies from The Road...

We were fortunate enough to have Jerry and Candy bring the Jubilee Gang experience to Calvary Baptist Church in Oshawa, ON Canada this past week and we were very impressed with not only the level of professionalism that they blessed us with, but were so thankful to have people so committed to bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to their audience. Our event was a community outreach event, and the gifting that the Lord has blessed Jerry with to deliver the gospel message was very apparent and the culmination of a great evening. Simply a great experience with some really great people!
- Pastor Jim Neville Oshawa, ON Canada

The Jubilee Gang is just incredible! Over the years in ministry, I have had the Jubilee Gang do our District Kids' Camp, District Family/Kids Camp (Kids Track), and I have also had them here at my local church a couple of times. Every time, they were excellent to work with, organized, fun, exciting, and the kids (and adults) LOVED them! They were great in working with kids, volunteers, everyone. The Jubilee Gang is also VERY engaging for people of all ages. I love it when they put the verses to a beat- I still have some of the verses memorized from listening to them. Everyone enjoyed the high energy, fun, and creativity of the Jubilee Gang. I would highly recommend them for your next Camp, VBS, family/kids event, or any special event. You will not be disappointed. 
- Pastor Amanda Rose
Hillside Wesleyan Church
North Street, MI

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Weekend Family Revivals in WV & TX

Mutable generations at the altar going after more of God
together in Troup, TX
We have had a great first 2 weeks of our Fall tour season. 

In Bolt, WV conducted a Friday throughSunday morning family revival at Bolt Church of God we saw 11 children and youth come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their Life. During several of our services we saw the altars filled with entire families on their knees going after more of God. 

Pictures from our Family Revival in Bolt, WV

Last weekend we ministered at Martin's Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Troup, TX. On Thursday we did 2 Public School Assemblies in Price, TX and Troup, TX. Then on Friday through Sunday we conducted a Family Revival at the church and saw around 22 people including teens and adults make Jesus Lord of their life. It was awesome to see children, teens, parents, and grandparents all in one service learning together, worshiping together, experiencing God together, and having fun together. 
Multiple generations participating in our
Jubilee Gang Family Revival in Troup, TX
Multiple generations having fun and experiencing God together  during our Jubilee Gang Family Revival in Troup, TX

Jubilee Gang School Public Assembly in Troup, TX

Over the next 2 months we will be ministering in Oshawa, ON Canada, Front Royal, VA, Warren, MI, Picayune, MS, Edmonds, WA, and Port Angeles, WA. Please keep us in your prayers as we travel across America and Canada ministering to Children and Families. 

Testimonies from Pastors and Parents where we have ministered this Year.

This was an awesome weekend for our church. Everyone from the youngest to the oldest truly enjoyed the ministry of Jubilee Gang. We were looking for something for the whole family and Jerry and Candy did just that. They were a joy to be around and were flexible to what we wanted from an event. They have a heart to see people saved and discipled, and that shows through in their ministry. You will not be disappointed by having them at your church.
- Pastor Bill Harman Bolt, WV

We just finished a 3 day family event at our church with the Jubilee Gang and it was beyond amazing! Too see so many children and families actively engaged and coming to the alter to give their lives to Christ. Jerry and Candy have a true passion for our Lord and what they do! This event changed not only my children but myself as well. You could truly feel the presence of the Holy Spirit upon us. Every service was a new experience and left you hungry for more. New ways to look at your relationship with Christ and seek more of him! If given the chance to attend one of their events GO it's a must!!!!

- Jessica Jeffurs Springfield, OH

Jerry and Candy are awesome! Their love for children proves out each time they set up or tear down their set. It's no small process. I'm thankful and honored to know them and to have had them minister at my church. My Lead Pastor was so impressed that he had them do a Sunday morning service as a family service. I can't say enough about how great their programs are and how well they produce them. The ultimate reason I chose to have Jubilee Gang come to my church was that Jerry knows the importance of leading children and families to Jesus. The event is great, but the reason they do what they do is to lead people to Jesus. The altar service was always awesome, we saw many families impacted and several gave their hearts to Christ for the first time. If you really want to reach children and families for Jesus, the Jubilee Gang is a great choice (tool). They are awesome. It's rare in child evangelism to find people who are about salvation's, not just the entertainment.
- Brenda Bernard  Family Pastor at Loch Lynn Church of God in Oakland, Maryland

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How to promote a Family Service

How to promote a Family Service

As we travel across the United States ministering to families, we have learned that certain things work better than others in promoting a family event. Because the concept of family ministry is fairly new to the body of Christ, many church people have no idea what to expect. We have listed a few things that work and don’t work when promoting a family service to your church and community.

1. It’s very important that you not advertise this as a kid’s event or us as a children’s evangelist. If parents get the idea this is for kids, they will drop off their kids and leave. It’s very important that the lead pastor promote the event as a family event from the pulpit. He must let the people know this is a time for the entire family to enjoy church together instead of being separated. The event is for children, teens, and adults, this is a time for parents to bring their kids to a service that everyone can enjoy together. This is a time for grandparents to bring their grandchildren to church. This is a time for families to invite other families in their communities to church or adopt the kids next door for a day.

2. The messages will be simple enough for a child to understand but relative to all ages.

3. This is a time for entire families to learn together, get closer to God together, have fun together, and experience God and church together.

4. Too many times we separate children, teens, and adults during church. This is a time that everyone can be together in church, enjoy, and learn together.

5. This will be a fast paced Multi media event for the entire family.

6. In order to get the parents and grandparents to buy into this concept of a family service. It must be promoted correctly from the Lead Pastor.

Things you need to know about Jubilee Gang Family Events.

1. Because of our Muti Media presentations and Jerry’s teaching style, Jubilee Gang Family Events are able to reach multi-generational groups of people.

2. Everyone in attendance will enjoy and learn bible truths in a fresh and exciting way.

3. Adults will not feel spoken down to or out of place.

4. Adults, children, and teens will be encouraged to participate in the service, not just observe.

5. Many times adults leave our family events remarking on how much they got out of the service. 
Some have said they got as much out of the message as their children did.

Jerry Moyer 
 Jubilee Gang Ministries 

To find out more about Jubilee Gang Family Events Click the link below... http://www.jubileegang.com/family-events.html

To view an article Jerry wrote called “Family event VS Kids Crusade” click on the link below... http://www.jubileegang.com/assets/kids-crusade-vs-family-event.pdf.

To view an article Jerry wrote called “Family event on a Sunday Morning”” click on the link below... http://www.jubileegang.com/assets/family-service-on-a-sunday-morning.pdf

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jubilee Gang Summer tour comes to an end with 138 Salvation's

Dear friends and partners:
We just finished our 2016 summer tour season at 6 churches in KS, NE, WI, MO, & OH. During these 6 event we saw 138 people come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their Life.
  So far this year, we have traveled over 20,000 miles, ministered in 28 churches in 13 states and have seen 877 people come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their life during our events.

 Next week we are starting our fall tour season. Over the next 3 months we will be ministering in Bolt, WV, Troup, TX, Oshawa, ON Canada, Front Royal, VA, Warren, MI, Picayune, MS, Edmonds, WA, and Port Angeles, WA.

Right before we started this last leg of our summer tour season our transmission went out in Elkins, WV which cost us over $5,000 to replace. Then one of our bearings went out on our trailer while traveling through MO and cost us another $400 to fix.
  If you would like to give to Jubilee Gang Ministries to help us cover the expense of these 2 repairs please click on the link below. 
Any help would be deeply appreciated and can be used as a tax write off.
Jubilee Gang ministries is a 501 C3 Tax exempt Non profit organization.

Testimonies From the road...

We just finished a 3 day family outreach with the Jubilee Gang. In my 10 years of serving on our Pastoral staff, this is the best thing we have ever done. Many kids of all ages responded to Jesus, as well as a few adults. Jerry and Candy love Jesus and kids.......they work very hard. Your church will be blessed by their ministry
- Jackie Mounts Springfield, OH

The ministry of the Jubilee Gang is outstanding. Jerry's wording throughout the evening is clear enough for the younger kids, yet those same words speak right to the hearts of teens and adults. In other words, the "Family Event" is definitely for the entire family!

- Pat Polo Lawson, MO

Jubilee Gang visited our church in Elkins, WV at the beginning of August and they did a phenomenal job. It seemed like Satan was attacking our church and everyone that week. However, God had different plans and we saw over 50 souls won to Jesus Christ that week. It was one of those moments and weeks that I will remember for a long time. There is nothing like seeing an altar full with entire families worshiping and seeking God together. They really did minister to the entire family, and lives were changed!

-Adam West Elkins, WV

The Jubilee Gang is awesome! Jerry not only makes teaching kids fun, but also he is deep and takes spiritual formation to the next level! I found myself being ministered to and taking to heart what was spoken by God through him. His altar calls and real worship time is excellent!

- Chris Siordia Waynesburg, PA

Below are a few Pics from these events...

Awesome 1st night at Cornerstone Church in Chillicothe, MO
34 children came forward to be born again & make Jesus Lord of their life! PTL!!!

We had a great 2nd night in Springfield, OH at First Assembly of God. We saw 35 people including children, teens, and adults come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their life!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Over 150 people born again in WV & PA

Over the last two and a half weeks we have ministered at 3 churches in WV and a family camp in PA. During these events we have seen over 150 children and teens come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their lives. We saw many awesome times of worship around the altars as children teens and parents came forward to surrender their life to God and go after more of Him. It's awesome to see God bless us with his presence during these times of ministry. 
After finishing our last service in Elkins, WV, we packed up and were ready to head home for a 3 day break before heading to KS, NE, WI, and MO for another 3 weeks. On our way out of town to head home our transmission on our truck went out and we were forced to hang out in Elkins, WV for 2 extra days while our truck got fixed. It cost almost $5000 to get the transmission replaced in our truck. Even though we would had rather been home for those 2 days, it could not have happened at a better time when we had a few days off to get it fixed. Praise God we did not have to cancel or postpone any events because of this!
  If you would like to give to Jubilee Gang Ministries to help us cover the expense of the $5000 to get the transmission replaced in our truck click on the link below...
Any help would be deeply appreciated and can be used as a tax write off.
Jubilee Gang ministries is a 501 C3 Tax exempt Non profit organization.

Below are a few Pictures from our last 4 events

We had a great time of ministry in Kearneysville, WV at Crosspoint Church of God.
15 people including several teens came forward to be born again
and make Jesus Lord of their life during this 3 day event. 
We had a great time of Ministry in Parsons, WV.
37 people came forward to be born again
and make Jesus Lord of their life during this 3 day event.

We had a spectacular week of ministry at the Pittsburgh District Nazarene Family Camp
 in Butler, PA. Over 50 children and teens came forward to be born again
and make Jesus Lord of their Life. We had several awesome times
of worship where everyone came around the altar to press in and go after more of God. 

During our 3 day event in Elkins, WV at Elkins Church of God
Family Worship Center, we saw over 50 people come forward
to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their life. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Reaching Families in MO, MS, & GA

We are 2 weeks into our summer tour season and we have already ministered in 3 churches in 3 states Missouri, Mississippi, & Georgia. During these 3 family events, we saw 76 people come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their lives. I love seeing families learn, worship, have fun, and experience God together. 

This week we will be ministering in Mobile, AL. Then we are onward to AZ & CA. While we are in AZ we will be ministering at Sunshine Acres Children's Home for children that are orphans or their parents can no longer care for them because of drugs or their life is not together.  This will be the 1st time some of these children have experienced a ministry like ours. We are really looking forward to this event. These are the type of events we really love doing! Its ministry at its best!

Below are a few Pictures from these 3 family events...
During our 3 day event in Houston, MO we saw 46 children & teens come forward to be born again and make Jesus Lord of their lives. 
During our 3 day event in Oxford, MS we saw 20 people come forward  to be born again and the altars were packed the last 2 nights with entire families worshiping God and going after more of Him.
During our 3 day family event in Hamilton, GA we saw 10 people come forward to be born again and make Jesus lord of their lives.

We had an awesome 1st night of ministry at Faith Fellowship in Houston, MO. 20 people came forward to be born again & make Jesus Lord of their lives.