March 9, 2014
“He came the first time to die; He is coming again to raise the dead. When He came the first time, they questioned whether He was King; the next time the world will know that He is King of kings and Lord of lords. The first time He wore a crown of thorns; the next time He will be wearing a crown of glory. The first time He came in poverty; the next time He is coming in power. The first time He had an escort of angels; the next time He will come with ten thousands of His saints. The first time He came in meekness; He is coming again in majesty.”
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.
March 8, 2014
Events like fairs, flea markets and other outside activities depend on the weather to bring in the crowds.
On Thursday this week, the weather report was not good. Tornado watches and warnings were broadcast most of the day. Rain came down and the wind blew.
SOS staff had prayed for good weather for Strawberry Festival and now we have Tornado warnings. Nobody will come to Strawberry Festival in this weather was my thought.
Our booth is inside a stone building, only one of 2 permanent buildings that are on Strawberry Festival property.
Where would people go to get out of this horrible weather? Inside the safest building they could find. Ten precious souls were saved on Thursday in just 4 hours.
My faith was small but God turned that bad situation into a BIG blessing.
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
March 7, 2014
Enjoy the cartoon but the message is true. We must remember it is God that uses us as His vessels. It is not our works that save us, nor is it our work that saves the new convert at SOS events. To God be the glory for every soul that comes to Him.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
March 6, 2014
A picture is worth 1000 words the saying goes. This couple, along with SOS worker, Randy, are just 2 of the people who have been saved so far at Strawberry Festival.
Four more days to go so please pray with us for a harvest of souls and protection for the soul winners.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
and he that winneth souls is wise.
March 5, 2014
Thinking of something to encourage those who read this blog, I chose a book on hymns, “Then Sings My Soul” by Robert J. Morgan.
He wrote a forward “The Cure For Shot Nerves”. Thinking that is a catchy title, I read what he wrote about how the old hymns can calm the spirit and help bring peace to the soul.
It is rare in some churches to even hear the old hymns anymore and that is sad.
“In the Garden” He walks with me/ and He talks with me/ and tells me I am His own.
“Jesus Loves Me”, “Amazing Grace”, “I Need Thee Every Hour” and many more that encourage the heart.
Today, if you are stressed, feeling overwhelmed, or just plan discouraged, think of your favorite hymn and sing it, hum it or just let it flood your mind with how good God is, and soon you will find the comfort you need.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
March 4, 2014
Many people get saved every week at Flea Markets in Florida. SOS has a faithful team in Lakeland, Florida. They go to 3 markets a week and average about 40 souls a week.
This is a picture of just one family who made decisions for Christ at the Flea Market.
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.
March 3, 2014
“Trust God as if it all depends on Him, and work as if it all depends on you.”
Bob Jones, Sr.
When working in a booth at an event, SOS workers know it is God who brings the unsaved in, and it is Him who saves them. However, we must work diligently to bring it about.
Several things must be done by SOS before the event can take place. The booth must be set up, kept clean, look attractive.
The workers must be trained, be faithful, get to the event early and most important have a heart for the lost and pray for The Lord’s blessing.
Whatever work we do for The Lord, Bob Jones, Sr. gave us good advice.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
March 2, 2014
Tom Curtis, founder of SOS Events has a heart for the lost. He always uses every situation to hand out a Bible tract or be a witness for The Lord.
Yesterday, we stopped for breakfast at a very crowded restaurant. There was at least a 20 minute wait to get a table.
Tom was coming out of the restroom when he stumbled and almost fell. His color was terrible and one look at him and even the people around could tell something was wrong.
A man came up behind him and would not leave his side until the manager brought a chair for Tom to sit it.
Another employee brought a glass of orange juice when I explained he must be having a low sugar attack.
Feeling really shaky and sick Tom still in the midst of it all, got tracts out of his pocket and made sure the ones that helped got a tract.
The manager of that Cracker Barrel then got us a table immediately so Tom could eat and after he got some food he felt much better.
What an example of a man that loves The Lord so much and has a burden for the lost.
For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
March 1, 2014
Praise The Lord for the 25 plus souls that have come to salvation at the Strawberry Festival in the last 2 days.
One of the girls who came into the booth with her sister to be saved, wrote on the back of the decision card; “When I prayed to Jesus I felt like there was a weight lifted off my shoulders and that He was actually in my heart.”
Alyson 14 years old
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
February 28, 2014
“A little thorn may cause much suffering. A little cloud may hide the sun. Little foxes spoil the vines; and little sins do mischief to the tender heart.”
As Christians we often think there are BIG sins, like murder, adultery, stealing, etc. We would never participate in any of those.
But the little sins we can get away with and it won’t hurt anyone. A “white” lie, gossip, unforgiveness, and many others.
Sin is sin and it can ruin the life of a Christian. Let us be careful to identify, confess and put behind us the “little” sins in our lives, that we might be the person that God wants us to be.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.