Archive for April, 2014

He Arose!!

April 20, 2014

“Up from the grave he arose
With a mighty triumph o’er his foes.
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
And he lives for ever with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!”
Robert Lowery
Have a Blessed Easter.

Matthew 28:6
He is not here:for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Jesus is Dead

April 19, 2014

Jesus is dead. All hope is gone. The disciples, Joseph of Aramethia, the many women who followed Him, prepared to go on with life without Him. The rulers still feared Him and ordered the grave to be guarded.
These people, human like we are, had various emotions the day Jesus died and the 3 days following. Lack of faith, we might think.
What would we have done? Probably the same thing. But wait! Morning is coming!
As we wait for tomorrow, let us meditate on Jesus and the great sacrifice He gave for us, so we can be saved.

Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Seven Sayings of Jesus

April 18, 2014

In the Bible there are seven things Jesus said during the 6 hours He hung on the cross. Because today is called Good Friday, most Christians will reflect on the death of Jesus on the cross.
So much is said in those 7 sayings that volumes of books have not been able to explain all of it.
Forgiveness, Heaven, honor of parents, relationship to God the Father, physical needs, finished work and finally death.
Jesus suffered that death for you and me. Praise The Lord.

Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
Luke 23:43: Verily, I say to you today, you will be with me in paradise.
John 19:26–27: Woman, behold your son. Behold your mother.
Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?
John 19:28: I thirst.
John 19:29-30: It is finished.
Luke 23:46: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.


April 17, 2014

Pilate, Roman Governor and judge, a man who was sent to keep peace in Judea. He ruled with an iron hand.
When Jesus was brought before him, he knew that Jesus had done no wrong but to pacify the people Pilate sentenced Jesus to death by crucifixion.
Then thinking he could justify his action he washed his hands.
What is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular.
Following the crowd can lead to serious trouble and like Pilate, trying to wash it away will not take away the consequences of sin, only Jesus can do that.
We can learn lessons from examples from men like Pilate. Do not be like him and follow the crowd.

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person:see ye to it.

Jesus Paid It All

April 16, 2014

“When the Lord Jesus Christ became my surety . . . He went to Calvary’s cross, and all my guilt was charged against Him. He settled for everything, and then He cried, ‘It is finished.’ And on the basis of that finished work, God can freely forgive, and justify completely, every poor sinner who trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Dr. Harry A. Ironside

This quote is from a great preacher who is probably forgotten or never heard of by most young Christians, but he knew how to explain that our sins are completely forgiven by the death of Jesus on the cross. Jesus paid for all our sins on the cross and all we have to do is repent, admit to him that we need forgiveness, believe that He paid for ALL our sins and ask Him to forgive our sins and make our lives new.

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

God’s Love

April 15, 2014

God proved His love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I love you.”
Billy Graham

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Salvation Story

April 14, 2014

The mother, Holly 36 & sons, Alexander & Aaron were saved yesterday. The mother was saved @ 12:40 however her sons were not with her. Later the family reunited & the sons heard their mother’s testimony of what the Lord had just done for her. The sons said they wanted to hear this message too. So 30 minutes later the boys came back & Joyce led them to the Lord Jesus as well. The husband/father & oldest son are in prison. Let’s pray for their salvation.


Acts 11:14
Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

Palm Sunday

April 13, 2014

John 12:12-13
On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna:Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Busy Saturday

April 12, 2014

Saturday is a busy day for staff and volunteers at SOS Events. Today there is the weekly Flea Market in Auburndale, a big Egg Hunt at a large church in Fishhawk (1500) expected, a huge yearly yard sale at another church and many other events all around the country.
You can be a partner with SOS today by joining us in prayer for the various events. Pray that The Lord will draw people to the SOS booth, that the ones listening to the presentation will have the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and then that they will yield to that calling and be saved, also, that every convert will fill out a decision card so that we can send them a Bible study and they can begin to grow in Christ.
Please pray as soon as you read this, God will hear and answer as that is His desire to see souls saved.

2 Corinthians 1:11
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

Eggs, Bunnies and Baskets

April 11, 2014

If you go into almost any store, grocery, clothing, or drugstore this time of year what you see first is colored plastic eggs, plush bunnies, colorful baskets and spring flowers. Signs may say Happy Easter but nowhere ( except a Christian Bookstore) do you find anything about Jesus and His death, burial and resurrection.
The very reason we have to celebrate Easter is forgotten and it has become a day to be with family, friends with all kinds of activity that has nothing to do with the worship of God.
Have we as Christians become like the retail stores and forgotten the true meaning of Easter?
This coming week let us focus on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.