A Dogs Life

February 6, 2016

“God help me be the person my dog thinks I am.” This is a church sign with a lot of truth.

If you have a dog, you feed him, provide shelter, love him, watch that he is comfortable and he or she is your companion and friend.

A dog is loyal, loves you no matter what, is waiting and rejoices when you come home, is a true friend.

Our relationship with God should be the same. He takes care of us, provides food and shelter, loves us, watches over us and is always our companion and friend.

We should take a lesson from our pets. We should love God with all our heart, be loyal, watch for the Lord to come back and rejoice in His presence.

Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all my mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

True Friends

February 5, 2016

Yesterday we were reminded of some of our friends on Facebook.
SOS ministry is blessed to have many friends. Senior Servants meets once a month and 15 to 20 ladies come, work and fellowship. These ladies are true friends and we are thankful for each one.

The volunteers who work at events, on the property and our staff and missionaries are also our true friends.

Our families are  our closest friends, but there is One Friend who is the best friend of all and wants to be your friend also. He is the Lord Jesus Christ. This Friend is with us at all times. When we are awake, asleep, in joy and sorrow, in sickness and in health. He promised never to leave or forsake us. What a Friend we have in Jesus!

Hebrews 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.


 

Eleven Trust in Jesus

February 4, 2016

 Eleven people trusted Jesus as their Savior at the Flea Market yesterday. A picture is worth 1000 words. 

Luke 14:23  And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

What a Friend We Have In Jesus

February 3, 2016

 1. What a friend we have in Jesus, 

all our sins and griefs to bear! 

What a privilege to carry 

everything to God in prayer! 

O what peace we often forfeit, 

O what needless pain we bear, 

all because we do not carry 

everything to God in prayer. 
2. Have we trials and temptations? 

Is there trouble anywhere? 

We should never be discouraged; 

take it to the Lord in prayer. 

Can we find a friend so faithful 

who will all our sorrows share? 

Jesus knows our every weakness; 

take it to the Lord in prayer. 
3. Are we weak and heavy laden, 

cumbered with a load of care? 

Precious Savior, still our refuge; 

take it to the Lord in prayer. 

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? 

Take it to the Lord in prayer! 

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee; 

thou wilt find a solace there. 

The words of this hymn were written by Joseph Scriven, a man that had suffered much tragedy in his life. The day before his wedding his fiancé had drowned in a lake. Brokenhearted he decided to move from Ireland to Canada to start a new life. His mother stayed behind and Ireland and word came that she was gravely ill. He wrote her a poem that became the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”.

He fell in love once again, and before the wedding could take place his beloved Eliza contracted tuberculosis and died. He never married. In his later years he became ill and his friend found the words to his poem. He had never intended his poetry to be published but the words were to beautiful not to be heard by others. His death was also a tragedy, he was ill and delirious, walked outside, fell into a creek and drowned.Edit

God use the tragedies in Joseph’s life to bless generations with the wonderful words of his writings. It is obvious that his love for the Lord gave him peace even in tragedy.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Event Idea

February 2, 2016

An idea for an event is a Block Party. Invite neighbors and have food, fun and fellowship. It does not have to be long. Two or three hours.

A church in Lakeland, FL had a Block Party last weekend and about 30 people attended. Three people were saved. Two children and one adult. 

That is a great percentage. Ten percent of the people there were saved. 

SOS Events calls events like that “Churchyard Events”. The great advantage is that the new converts are already familiar with the church and do not feel uncomfortable to come to church as they have already been on the property and have met some of the church members. Praise the Lord for “Churchyard Events.”

Luke 14:23  And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Are You Ready?

February 1, 2016

Today in our world there is a great lack of true wisdom. We see politicians make decisions that effect all of us but they don’t want these decisions to pertain to themselves. Some police officers believe they are above the law but are quick to make the average citizen obey whatever they say. Teachers who take advantage of students, etc., we could go on and on, but the main problem is that we have allowed the lawmakers to take God out of our society.

We need wisdom in our homes, our cities, counties and nation.

Today’s post is one that was written two years ago and unfortunately nothing has changed. In fact things are getting worse.   The Bible does predict that things will get worse before Jesus returns. Are you ready for His return?
Acts 1:11  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Why?

January 31, 2016

Do you ever get discouraged? Do you wonder why something is happened in your life that you don’t understand?
That is exactly what happened yesterday to Tom Curtis. When he awoke he found the vaccum pump that is on his leg to help a wound heal was not working. Just the day before the home health nurse had come to change the dressing and everything was fine when she left. Now an alarm went off and nothing worked. After doing everything in the instruction book to solve the problem there was nothing left to do but call for another nurse to come and fix it. Discouraged and wondering why, there was nothing that Tom could do but pray and trust the Lord.
About two hours later, in walked a new Home healthcare nurse, whose name is John. John changed the tubing on the pump and everything worked fine. Tom, never letting an opportunity to witness go by, asked John if he knew for sure he was going to go to heaven.

John said he did not know, but that just two days ago another patient had asked the same question. Tom told John that God was working on his heart and it’s time for him to trust in Jesus. John agreed and in just a few minutes accepted Jesus as his Savior. As you can see from the picture both Tom and John are happy about that decision. 

Discouragement turned to joy and complete understanding why God allowed a trial to come into Tom’s life.

  
 2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Presidential Race

January 30, 2016

January is almost over in a presidential election year. TV, radio, newspapers and magazines seem to have one theme, the election. As an American I want to be informed but get weary of hearing the same thing over and over again.

Each candidate say they have the answer for our country, but the Bible has only one solution to the problems in any nation.

Christians can make a difference in the nation that you reside. The Bible says we must humble ourselves, seek God’s face and He will heal our land. It is our responsibility to be informed, vote, but the most important thing that we can do is put God first in our lives, Love and honor Him and trust Him for the results.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Parking Lot Salvation

January 29, 2016

Quite frequently Tom will wait in the car while Carolyn goes shopping. Always looking for someone to witness to, Tom saw a young man collecting the grocery carts to take them inside. Tom called him over to the car.

Tom was going to hand him my tract, and decided to carry on the conversation a little longer. Tom asked the young man whose name is Christian if he was 50, 75, or 100% sure he was on his way to heaven.

Christian said, “I am not sure at all.”

Tom then proceeded to lead Christian into the plan of salvation and Christian gladly accepted  the Lord. All of this took place in less than five minutes.

Usually when a person is working handing them tract is all that should be done because we would not want anyone to  have a problem with their employer. But Christian was working outside that day and the conversation was very short.

Tom did not get Christian’s full address because of the time but did get his phone number and will follow up.

2 Timothy 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Bad or Good?

January 28, 2016

“There is nobody so bad that they can’t be saved and nobody so good that they don’t need to be saved.”                                         Adrian Rogers

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;


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