Archive for December, 2014

New Years Eve

December 31, 2014

2014 is almost over. Today is New Years Eve. Many people will be out partying. There will be accidents, fights and confusion for some who think they are having a good time, only to wake up in the morning with a headache and regrets.
There are some people who are good moral folks, who truly want to turn over a new leaf, as the expression goes, but will find that they will fall back into their same old life in just a few days or weeks.
Then there is the Christian, who knows that a new life can only begin with asking JESUS to forgive their sin, come into their heart and make their life new. CHRISTIANS look forward to 2015 with a different outlook. They know that whatever happens in the New Year, they have a friend, companion and Holy Spirit in them that helps them walk in newness of life.
If you are in the first or second group but would like a true new beginning, ask Jesus to save you today.
Our prayer for all is that you will have a safe and Happy New Years Eve and that 2015 will be blessed.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Temptation

December 30, 2014

New Years Day is almost here and many are thinking of starting out new. Here are a few Resolutions. “I’m going on a diet.” “I’m going to quit smoking.” “I’m going to exercise everyday.” “I’m not going to charge anything on my credit card.”
These are just a few that come to mind. How long do these resolutions last? Usually just until that temptation gets too strong and then the resolution is gone. A week? Two weeks?
Do you really want to start new? There is only one way to overcome temptation. Trusting in Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Volunteers for Jesus

December 29, 2014

While many people were still celebrating the Christmas season over the weekend, SOS Events had 3 dedicated volunteers go to the Big Top Flea Market in Tampa, Florida to witness for the Lord.
Ten people received the gift of salvation at that booth.
Ten people are on their way to heaven because three men gave up a few hours of their time to witness for our Lord.
SOS is blessed to have volunteers all over the USA who give of their time and energy to bring people to Jesus in all seasons.
There is room for many more in SOS wherever you live. Imagine just a few hours a week or a month in any season and you can have the joy of seeing people come to Christ.
It is simple and fun. A team ministry. Contact SOS for more information.
Email: info@sosevents.org or call the Founder, Tom. He will personally talk to you about how you can become a soul winner with SOS. (813)784-8242.

2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;

Seek Wisdom

December 28, 2014

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The New Year is almost here. The Bible says to number out days, that we may seek wisdom. True wisdom comes from God.
Are you thinking of what the New Year will bring? Maybe a new job, or a weight loss program, a new house or a new member in the family. All good goals. Sometimes our minds focus on the past and the future that we forget to seek wisdom for today.
The past is gone, the future unknown but today is all God promises. December 28, 2014 is numbered for us to seek God’s wisdom in every area of our lives.

Gift to Jesus

December 27, 2014

Did you remember to give JESUS the gift He wanted for Christmas? Many years ago, a little boy only two or three years old was in a Christmas program at a small church.
I have never forgotten the words this small child spoke on that day.
“I’m not very big
Nor very tall you see
but to the dear Lord Jesus
I give all of me.”
That small child is now a man an has given his life to the Lord working with children and influencing multitudes of lives to give their all to Jesus also.
Have you given all of you to Jesus?

Mark 10:21
Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest:go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

Gift of Salvation

December 26, 2014

The gifts have been opened, the feasting is done, some people are rejoicing, some are not pleased. Christmas 2014 is over.
For those of us who know the true meaning of Christmas the joy is still there, but for those who have never accepted God’s gift of salvation through Jesus there is a letdown today.
It is never too late to invite JESUS to forgive you for your sins, come into your heart and life and begin a new life with Him.
Today, the real joy of Christmas can be yours.

Revelation 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

A Savior Is Born

December 25, 2014

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Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

No Room?

December 24, 2014

Joseph must have been frantically looking for a place to stay for the night. Mary was probably already in labor. She was young, it was her first child and she was going through the same pain in childbirth that every mother has when giving birth.
Bethlehem was full of travelers. It was a small village with a very limited number of inns. Maybe only one, and the was no room. The innkeeper took pity on Joseph and Mary and allowed them room in his stable.
Most people look at the innkeeper as unfeeling but if you think about it he really did an act of kindness, plus scripture was being fulfilled.
If the innkeeper had known who was to be born in his stable, maybe he would have given up his own room for JESUS.
JESUS wants the best from us. Our gift to Him this Christmas should be giving Him every room in our heart.

Luke 2:7
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Journey to Bethlehem

December 23, 2014

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The journey to Bethlehem took Mary and Joseph about 4 days. It was not an easy journey for a woman about to give birth. Tradition says she rode on a donkey but that is not in the Bible account. She may have had to walk that distance.
Today take a few minutes from your busy Christmas preparation and think about the obedience of Joseph and Mary. They were willing to sacrifice time, ridicule, and hardship to bring JESUS into the world.
Two humans that made a difference to everyone from that time for all eternity.

Luke 2:4
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

Christmas Condensed

December 22, 2014

“If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: “God with us.” We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!”
John MacArthur

Matthew 1:23
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.