Archive for November, 2015

The Perfect Gift

November 30, 2015

The next 25 days for a lot of people will be the busiest time of year preparing for that perfect Christmas gift. Shopping in crowded stores, looking at catalogs, shopping on line. 

The best gift you can give anyone is telling them about Jesus. For your unsaved friend, coworker or relative their best gift would be receiving Jesus as their Savior.

For your Christian loved ones a time of fellowship, a phone call or a message. Your time is more precious than any gift you could possibly buy.

Enjoy the Christmas season but don’t forget the best gift ever given…..Jesus.

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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True Worship

November 29, 2015

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
People worship in different ways. Some think that worship is in music, others think prayer is the only way to worship God, the religious crowd think that church is the only place to worship and there is a group that believes that the outdoors and nature is where to better worship God. 
All of these things can be part of true worship, but there are two things that must be in the heart when we worship. Spirit and truth. Our spirit must be in tune with God and worship must come from the heart not any ritual or outward appearance.

God Answers Prayer

November 28, 2015

The blessings of answered prayer. Nicky,the physical therapist that Tom led to the Lord a few weeks ago, came into the house all excited yesterday.

On his last visit Nicky was worried he had no one to care for his small daughter on the Friday after Thanksgiving as both he and his wife had to work. Tom prayed that someone would be found to watch her for free.

The answer: Nicky’s sister called him and asked if she could please watch the little girl for the day as she wanted to spend more time with her niece. Nicky then realize that that was a direct answer to prayer and is so happy in his new Christian life.

God answers prayer. He loves it when we are specific in our requests because then there is no doubt that it is Him that brings the blessing.

Matthew 21:22  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

For the Beauty of the Earth

November 27, 2015

These words that follow are a hymn written by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917) in the mid 1800’s. He looked around and saw the beauty God created and wanted to praise the Creator. We also should be thankful and give praise to our great God and Savior for everything He has given us, so beautifully written in this hymn.

1. For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 

2. For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 

3. For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind’s delight, for the mystic harmony, linking sense to sound and sight; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 

4. For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child, friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 

5. For thy church, that evermore lifteth holy hands above, offering up on every shore her pure sacrifice of love; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 

6. For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given, for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven: 

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 

Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

 Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness:

come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God:

it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,

and into his courts with praise:

be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;

and his truth endureth to all generations. 

Friends

November 25, 2015

Thank the Lord for your friends. Some people think they have few friends, some have many friends.

A friend is someone who loves you in any circumstance. They laugh with you when you are happy and cry with you when you are sad, they accept you with all your faults and if you disagree they will come to an agreement even if it is to disagree agreeably. Sometimes a friend will disappoint you but they are still there for you when you need them.

 There is one true friend that is always with you and that is Jesus. For the Christian He is the closest friend you will ever have and he never disappoints you. He listens to every prayer and has the power to answer. He comforts when you are hurting or sick. He is with you in your joys and in your sorrow. 24/7 He is there.

We are thankful for our friends here on earth but most thankful for Jesus who is ever present in our lives.

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times,

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.

Family

November 24, 2015

Usually on a holiday like Thanksgiving families get together to eat and have fellowship. Some families are very small and some families are huge with many relatives.

Families are a blessing. They are not perfect but the imperfections make each one unique. At this time of year thank God for your family. If they are live close to you you are especially blessed. If they are far away take time to pray for them today. Maybe they have passed on to Heaven and you can still be thankful for the time you had with them.

If you have unsaved relatives pray for them and do not give up. I know a daughter who prayed for her parents for over 30 years and both parents were saved just weeks before they died. God is faithful and always good.

1 Corinthians 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Salvation

November 23, 2015

Everyone who is saved has a different testimony. Some were saved as a small child through the influence  of parents, grandparents or a godly Sunday  School teacher or bus worker. They really do not know what it is like to be in the world as sinners and have the most time to serve the Lord.

Others lived a life of sin and came to know Jesus after they came to the end of their rope and felt hopeless and had no place to turn. Maybe a Christian handed them a Bible tract and witnessed to them, or they went into a mission for food and a warm bed, and still others met an SOS Events worker at an event. These people are so thankful to be out of a life of sin and many want to tell others of their wonderful Savior.

There is a group of people who lived a good life, went to church, tithed, were moral, and did not commit any terrible sin. This group is the hardest to reach for Christ because they think they are good enough to to get to Heaven, but they realized they needed to be saved.

Every category of Christian falls into one of these groups, all are sinners in need of a Savior. If you are saved you can be thankful for your salvation. This is the greatest blessing in your life no matter if you are rich or poor, male or female, young or old. Today join with us in thanking God for your salvation.

Ephesians 12-14 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Churches

November 22, 2015

Continuing the blessing we at SOS Events for which we are thankful. The churches that preach the gospel are a great blessing. There are many churches who patner with the ministry and use the 3 Things methods to reach the lost.

If you have a good church then join with us in thanking the Lord for your church and attend as often as you can. Pray for your Pastor today as he brings the message. Also, for the many people who cannot get to church we are thankful for the preachers who get the message out through TV, radio and Internet.

Hebrews 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

God’s Great Love

November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and it is a good time to think about how wonderful God has been in our lives. Everyday through Thanksgiving we will focus on one of  His special blessings.

The greatest thing we can give God thanks for is sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross that we can have eternal life. Thank you Father for your wonderful love.

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.