Archive for June, 2014

Jesus Loves Me

June 20, 2014

The hymn that has influenced children for Christ more than any other is this simply stated one, “Jesus Loves Me.”
Anna Bartlett Warner wrote this text in 1860 with her sister, Susan, as a part of one of the best-selling novels of that day. The novel was written by Susan, entitled “Say and Seal”.
In the novel, one of the characters, Mr. Linden, comforted Johnny Fax, a dying child, with the words of “Jesus Loves Me.”

(1) Jesus loves me! this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak but He is strong.

CHORUS: Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

(2) Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

(3) Jesus, take this heart of mine,.
Make it pure and wholly Thine;
On the cross You died for me,
I will try to live for Thee.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Beyond the USA

June 19, 2014

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SOS does have influence in countries outside the USA. Pictured here is one of the team from Germany who came to Florida, was trained with SOS staff and went to the Farmers market in Plant City, Fl.
Five people made decisions for Christ.
SOS also has missionaries from England, Philippines and Yugoslavia using the “3 Things God Can Not Do” displays to interest people in the gospel.
Several invitations have come from various countries but at this time there is none of our staff able to go, however, God does send them to us.
We pray as Jabez prayed, increase our coast. 

 1 Chronicles 4:10  And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

Are You To Busy?

June 18, 2014

“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.” ~R.A. Torrey
Individuals today are too busy to serve God. SOS needs people to go into the marketplace to win souls to The Lord. We are thankful for the dedicated people who do go, but if there were Christians who would go just 5 hours a week or a month hundreds more lost souls could be saved.
Churches are also guilty of being too busy. They have programs instead of power, preaching instead of prayer ( nothing wrong with preaching, but where have the old time prayer meetings gone). Forty percent of fundamental churches that do not see even one soul save in a year.
Are you too busy to hand out a tract, pray for someone in need, visit the sick, encourage someone who needs a friend, witness to your neighbor or stop and talk to The Lord in true worship?
We need to spend our time wisely. Once it is gone we cannot reclaim it.

John 9:4
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day:the night cometh, when no man can work.

June 17, 2014

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The news today could be a chapter out of the Bible on the end times. Wars, rumors of war, severe weather in unusual places, violence, chaos, unrest in the Middle East and much more news that is predicted in scripture.
The bright side of the news is: Jesus is coming. We don’t know the time. It could be today. This is good news for those of us who are born again.
Fellow Christian, the hour is late. We must be tell others who may not be saved how they can accept the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, who paid their sin debt. Today, tell the good news to someone. Tomorrow it may be too late.

Luke 21:25-28
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Father and Sons Saved on Father’s Day

June 16, 2014

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The Lord Jesus saved 7 precious souls Father’s Day @ the Auburndale, FL. Farmers/Flea Mkt. for His glory!!.
We saw the Lord save the souls of a Dad & his two sons. The dad had just spent 6 years in prison. Now he is free from prison and today, Jesus has set him free from the penalty of sin! We also saw the Lord save a grandfather who was spending time with his grandson this Father’s Day. Special days & holidays are great times to see the Lord reap a harvest of souls. We love this mission field!!
Randy Mlinek
People like these get save every week at the Flea Markets in Florida and around the USA. You have an opportunity to be part of this wonderful harvest of souls by donating to SOS. Your gift can be designated for the cost of the Flea Markets. If you use PayPal there is a place for a message and you will receive a tax deductible receipt at the beginning of next year. A great way to store up treasure in Heaven.

Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Happy Father’s Day

June 15, 2014

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Exodus 20:12
Honour thy father and thy mother:that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Are You Happy?

June 14, 2014

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God supplies all our needs through cheerful givers. If you would like to donate to a ministry that wins people to The Lord every week and changes lives, go to SOS home page and click the donate button. You will be blessed as you lay up treasures in Heaven.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

The First Ammendment

June 13, 2014

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In the United States of America “citizens” have rights given to us by the Constitution. When we see anyone and particularly politicians trying to take away those rights we must speak up and stand up for our freedoms.
Be thankful that we have those rights. In other countries people are jailed and even put to death for speaking negatively about the government, preaching the gospel or even going to church.
Today, just for a moment, stop and thank The Lord for freedom.
Some read this blog that do not live in the USA. We are praying for you our brothers and sisters in Christ who may not have the freedom we do. Whatever our circumstances we are free in Christ as the Bible says.
1 Corinthians 7:21-22
Art thou called being a servant? care not for it:but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman:likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

The Love Of God

June 12, 2014

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? Today, my first thought was actually the first line in the chorus of a hymn, “The love of God, how rich and pure, how measureless and strong.”
God’s love for me is so strong that no matter where I am in life, happy, sad, hurting, obedient, disobedient, discouraged, He still loves me.
He not only sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to take away ALL my sins, He meets all my needs. He loves me! He loves you!
So, today, first thing I praise Him for His love. Will you join me by praising Him right now?

Romans 8:38-39
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Just As I Am

June 11, 2014

Are you ever frustrated that you can’t do more for Jesus? That you don’t have anything special to offer?

Charlotte Elliott, the author of the hymn, “Just As I Am,” certainly felt that way. She had been a brilliant and vivacious woman until an illness left her an invalid. Her situation left her quite depressed. She felt that she no longer had anything to offer — nothing to give.

But a pastor, Dr. Caesar Malan, came to visit her. Noting her despair, he encouraged her to give Christ her life — to come to Christ just as she was. That comment started a turnaround for her. While she remained an invalid, she began to search for ways to make her life meaningful.

And Dr. Malan’s words stayed with her — “Come to Christ just as you are.” Several years later, she wrote this hymn, which has become a favorite around the world. While she wrote more than a hundred hymns, this one in particular has affected more lives than she ever could have imagined.

So if you ever wonder what you can do to make your life meaningful, just put it in Christ’s hands and go where he leads. Christ has a way of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

–– Copyright 2006, Richard Niell Donovan

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.