Archive for January, 2016

Why?

January 31, 2016

Do you ever get discouraged? Do you wonder why something is happened in your life that you don’t understand?
That is exactly what happened yesterday to Tom Curtis. When he awoke he found the vaccum pump that is on his leg to help a wound heal was not working. Just the day before the home health nurse had come to change the dressing and everything was fine when she left. Now an alarm went off and nothing worked. After doing everything in the instruction book to solve the problem there was nothing left to do but call for another nurse to come and fix it. Discouraged and wondering why, there was nothing that Tom could do but pray and trust the Lord.
About two hours later, in walked a new Home healthcare nurse, whose name is John. John changed the tubing on the pump and everything worked fine. Tom, never letting an opportunity to witness go by, asked John if he knew for sure he was going to go to heaven.

John said he did not know, but that just two days ago another patient had asked the same question. Tom told John that God was working on his heart and it’s time for him to trust in Jesus. John agreed and in just a few minutes accepted Jesus as his Savior. As you can see from the picture both Tom and John are happy about that decision. 

Discouragement turned to joy and complete understanding why God allowed a trial to come into Tom’s life.

  
 2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Presidential Race

January 30, 2016

January is almost over in a presidential election year. TV, radio, newspapers and magazines seem to have one theme, the election. As an American I want to be informed but get weary of hearing the same thing over and over again.

Each candidate say they have the answer for our country, but the Bible has only one solution to the problems in any nation.

Christians can make a difference in the nation that you reside. The Bible says we must humble ourselves, seek God’s face and He will heal our land. It is our responsibility to be informed, vote, but the most important thing that we can do is put God first in our lives, Love and honor Him and trust Him for the results.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Parking Lot Salvation

January 29, 2016

Quite frequently Tom will wait in the car while Carolyn goes shopping. Always looking for someone to witness to, Tom saw a young man collecting the grocery carts to take them inside. Tom called him over to the car.

Tom was going to hand him my tract, and decided to carry on the conversation a little longer. Tom asked the young man whose name is Christian if he was 50, 75, or 100% sure he was on his way to heaven.

Christian said, “I am not sure at all.”

Tom then proceeded to lead Christian into the plan of salvation and Christian gladly accepted  the Lord. All of this took place in less than five minutes.

Usually when a person is working handing them tract is all that should be done because we would not want anyone to  have a problem with their employer. But Christian was working outside that day and the conversation was very short.

Tom did not get Christian’s full address because of the time but did get his phone number and will follow up.

2 Timothy 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Bad or Good?

January 28, 2016

“There is nobody so bad that they can’t be saved and nobody so good that they don’t need to be saved.”                                         Adrian Rogers

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

3 Birthdays

January 27, 2016

January 27th is a date marked on the calendar as special because in the family there are 3 birthdays. There are Birthday wishes, cards, presents as these 3 are celebrating their physical birth, but there is a more important birthday to celebrate in all of their lives. That is their second birthday. That birthday is a Spiritual Birth the day they accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Happy Birthday Barry, Jeannie, John and all others who may have a birthday today.

The question is do you have two birthdays? Have you been born again? If you would like to know how go to the home page and click on the 3 Things God Can Not Do, then continue down to the ABC’s of salvation and pray. You have to repent of your sins, believe in your heart and ask Jesus to make your life new. Then please go to the decision card page and let us know of your new birth so we can celebrate with you and pray for you.

John 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Going Fishing?

January 26, 2016

This week a Pastor from Virginia was excited to help expand SOS Events ministry. He is planning a training in the next month or two as several people have expressed interest in learning the “3 Things God Can Not Do.”

In our conversation he said one of the ladies that was at an SOS training a few years ago, just last week took one of the 3 Things tract, used it to witness to her brother in law and he accepted Christ. What joy! Even after years this woman used what she had learned and used it to fish for men. 

Using the simple plan of salvation in SOS Events materials works with enthusiasm of the soul winner and the power of the Holy Spirit. Want to learn how to fish?

Ecclesiastes 11:1‚Äč Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Matthew 4:19  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
  

One Little Word

January 25, 2016

Have you ever taken one word and studied every verse in the Bible about that word? Love is a good example. In the KJV version there are over 280 verses on the word love not includining suffixes. We learn so much about God and our relationship to Him just from that one little word. 

A few examples:

1 John 4:7 & 8  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.   He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Can’t Go To Church

January 24, 2016

Many of our friends and family on the East Coast cannot go to church today, because of the blizzard snowstorm that took place this weekend. 

What a wonderful opportunity to gather your family together and worship God.Sing together, read the Bible and pray. It is also a good time to thank the Lord for His blessings. He brought you through the storm safely, you have food to eat and fellowship with your family. Worshiping together at home teaches your children that God can be worshiped any place.

Sometimes we cannot go to church for other reasons than the storm. Maybe a sick child or you are sick yourself. Do not neglect to worship God whatever the circumstance. Every day should be a day of worship, so this is good advice on a daily basis.

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Are You a Winner?

January 23, 2016

Winners are losers who gave it one more try. 

There is an insurance company in town that always has a interesting saying written on their sign. This one caught my eye because it reminded me of the Christian life. 

God never promised that when we get saved our life will be easy. In fact the devil will attack a Christian and try to make him or her ineffective for the Lord. God did promise that He will go through our trials and testing. It is our responsibility to keep on serving Him no matter what the circumstances.

If you seem to be at a place where nothing is working in your Christian life, give it one more try. The biggest thing to remember is don’t quit. Some of the greatest inventors, statesmen, preachers and musicians failed many times befor they became successful at the goal they were trying to reach.

Philippians 2:16  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

To God Be The Glory

January 22, 2016

Verse 1

To God be the glory, great things He hath done;

So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,

Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,

And opened the life gate that all may go in.
Refrain

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the earth hear His voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,

And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.
Verse 2

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,

To every believer the promise of God;

The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
(Refrain)
Verse 3

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher, and greater will be

Our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.

This is one of the hymns written by Fanny Crosby about 1875 and was popular in England. Ira Sankey introduced it to America in the D. L. Moody revivals but it became popular when Cliff Barrows used it in Billy Graham’s London crusade and then in the crusade in Nashville, TN. 

Many of the older great hymns are no longer being sung in our churches as newer music is being introduced more frequently due to modern media. New is good but let us not forget the old hymns that have stood the test of time and honored God in ways that some of the newer songs lack.

Romans 16:27  To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.