Archive for March, 2016

Crown of Thorns

March 21, 2016

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!  

Joni Erickson

March 20, 2016

Joni Erickson Tada had a terrible accident that left her a quadriplegic. In spite of her physical limitations she became an accomplished author and artist. Over 25 years ago she married her husband, Ken. For her wedding she had planned to come down the center aisle in her motorized wheel chair. Just before her grand entrance she noticed two distressing problems. First, she had rolled over her beautiful gown and made a big grease spot and tear in it. Then, the flowers in her lap had slipped and had lodged between her leg and the chair. She was filled with disappointment, and then suddenly the doors to the auditorium opened, and she saw her husband to be.
Here was the man who was committing his love and his life to her. Joni later said, “Once I saw Ken’s face, all I could think of was him. Everything else—the people in the church, the flowers that were sitting a little askew on my lap, the fact that my dress didn’t fall right because I was sitting in a wheelchair, the grease marks, the rip in my gown all of it paled in comparison.”
When we we see Christ, He will be all that matters to us.

Matthew 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

10 Blessings

March 19, 2016

God gives His children many blessings. The challenge for you today is to stop and name ten blessings the Lord has given you. It would be a good idea to do that daily. Sometimes we as Christians can be negative. Let’s look at the positive every day and our negativity will disappear.

My ten blessings for today are as follows:

1. Salvation (He took me out of the mire and placed me on solid ground)

2. The Bible (my guidebook for living)

3. Prayer (He hears and answers)

4. My spouse (my friend, companion, helper, lover)

5. Children (sons and daughters who love me and are there in times of joy and sorrow)

6. Grandchildren (the little ones make me smile and the older ones give me joy as they serve the Lord)

7. Great grandchildren (it is a blessing to see them born and watch them grow)

8. The promise of Heaven (many of my loved ones have gone on but I will see them again, glad reunion)

9. Friends (people who love me and stick by me through whatever happens, most of all they pray for me)

10. SOS Events ministry (many opportunities to see people come to Christ and a way I can serve the Lord)

These are only 10 of the many blessings God has given me. How about you?

Psalms 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

George Washington Quote

March 18, 2016

God has blessed America with some great Presidents. Our country has been governed by men who may or may not have been born again Christians but they honored God and the principles set down in the Bible. Some of their quotes will be posted on the blog in the coming weeks.

George Washington the first USA President honored God in his writings, speeches and at public as well as private events. He was a great statesman and leader and brought the Country through the transition from a colony to an independent nation.

  

Psalms 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

230 Decisions

March 17, 2016

The final total of decisions for Strawberry Festival is 230, men women, boys and girls who are now on their way to Heaven. They truly are a child of the King which was the theme of the booth this year.

Praise the Lord for all the opportunities He gives us to witness. This group is hearing the “3 Things God Can Not Do” from one of SOS Events Spanish workers.

  

Quote By Franklin Graham

March 16, 2016

Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.  

Primary Day

March 15, 2016

Today in the USA is important in the area of politics because in several key states it is primary day.  This is the day when registered voters go and vote for who they want to be their candidate for the next President. 

There has been great controversy this election and unrest with the American people. The whole world watches as our Country is deteriorating before our eyes in the press, on radio and television. There is hope for unity in America and though it is every citizen’s privilege and duty to vote that is not the answer for peace. 

The answer is in the Bible in 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.

 

Alabama Salvation Story

March 14, 2016

We had a lady, Sam, gain assurance of her salvation at the recent SOS personal witnessing training at the end of the Jonah Bible Study at Eastmont a couple of weeks ago. Lynda Coley, a trained SOS volunteer, led her in that assurance and in documenting it. The lady made the decision to get baptized because of the assurance and when Jeremy Lynch went to talk with her about the baptism, he ended up leading her husband, Dale, to Christ!! Now he is getting baptized with his wife this Sunday!! They will have several rows of family there to watch the baptisms which means more chances for her the rest of her family and friends to come to Christ or rededicate their lives. Sam’s sister’s name is Suzanne and her parents names are David & Gladys.

SOS Events has many stories similar to this one. God uses various things to bring people to salvation. Training, events, personal witnessing and visitation are all things that are taught by SOS Events. All the praise belongs to the Lord. He is the One who saves. We are His witnesses and He brings the increase.

1 Corinthians 3:7  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

A Wise Man

March 13, 2016

Tom Curtis is a wise man for he is always looking for people to win to Christ. He has had 3 surgeries since October but as usual his goal is to witness especially in the hospital. Last evening he had the joy of leading Alden to Jesus. Please keep Tom in your prayers for complete healing of his left leg.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

  


New Christians

March 12, 2016

Annie age 31 wrote on the back of her decision card at Florida Strawberry Festival, “Today, I Annie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior”

Mercedes 41 wrote, “my life has changed”

Sapphire age 14 commented, ” I just asked Jesus in my life”

Everett 37 made a decision and wrote, “Thank you lord for saving my sins”

Ella 63, “He forgive all of my sins”

This is just a few of the people who have been saved this year at the festival. As you can see they are all ages, gender and from all walks of life. All the new Christians need your prayers as they start their new life in Christ. He knows all their names.

Today and tomorrow is the last 2 days so please pray for many salvations. The weather is beautiful and usually Saturday and Sunday brings thousands of people into the festival. Pray God will draw them to the SOS Events booth.

John 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.