Dr. Johnny Bley
Theme: The deliverance of the captives
Proposition: History repeats itself. Following the wisdom of Scripture, it is beneficial to release the captives (prisoners in the MDOC) every 50 years.
Objective: To restore social order, and to revitalize the economy.
Interrogative Sentence: Is it not reasonable to ask God to keep his promise and deliver us from the penalty for our sins, (imprisonment in the MDOC)?
Key Word: Jubilee
Transitional Sentence: The text today from Isaiah 61:1-2 was quoted by Jesus at the beginning of His public ministry (Luke 4:18-19), thus making the Jubilee a provision of the New Testament (Covenant).
1. Man's problem (prison overcrowding during a time of economic want)
1. The Mississippi Jubilee will restore social order and revitalize the economy:
Introduction: Through the Mosaic Law, the LORD provided His people with practical wisdom. One of the provisions of this law is the Jubilee Year. At the beginning of His public ministry, Jesus incorporated the concept of "the favorable year of the Lord" as a part of the New Covenant
Title: The Mississippi Jubilee: Blueprint for Survival
Conclusion: A Jubilee year in Mississippi during the calendar year, 2010, will serve to restore social order and to revitalize the economy. It is a God-initiated principle which can be used as a divinely-appointed remedy to the crisis we face in the year 2010.
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