Archive for November, 2016

Old Testament Prophecy

November 30, 2016

Jesus birth was prophesied in the Old Testiment many times. People were looking forward to the birth of the Messiah. One of the well know prophecies is found in Isaiah.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

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Christmas is Coming

November 29, 2016

Christmas is less than a month away. Everyday we will explore the wonderful truth of Jesus’ birth. The first prophecy of Jesus birth is in Genesis.
Check out the blog each day and follow with me the miraculous story of the birth of our Savior.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Joy, Faithful Servant

November 28, 2016

One of SOS Events charter members of our Senior Servants needs prayer. Joy, a perfect name for this season, is in the hospital and needs our prayers. She has worked with SOS Events for many years and learned how to win souls at the Strawberry Festival. 

Several years ago, Tom Curtis was introducing Joy to someone at church, telling them how she won her first soul to the Lord and Joy spoke up and said, “Three, Tom, I led three to the Lord.”

Please pray for her today as she needs to be healed.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Christmas Bells

November 27, 2016

Christmas Bells are especially associated with Christmas as they proclaim the birth of Jesus and are therefore a sacred Christian symbol relating to the Nativity. Jingle Bells are commonly used on Christmas decorations, ornaments and feature in many Christmas card illustrations.

Luke 1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

The Christmas Tree

November 26, 2016

The left overs from Thanksgiving are eaten or put away, now is the time people start to decorate their homes for Christmas. We will look at some of the traditions of Christmas and see how we can celebrate the birth of Jesus when we put them up.

Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. The Christmas tree is a symbol of Christ. This very ancient custom, exalts the value of life, as in winter what is evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, and it reminds Christians of the tree of life.

Many Christians do not believe that you should have a tree because it was used in pagan holidays in ancient time, but whatever your thoughts on the matter we can use Christmas decorations to point to Christ.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Black Friday

November 25, 2016

Today is what America calls Black Friday! Christmas has become so commercialized that a lot of people will be in stores before dawn and many started on Thanksgiving day rushing for the best deals. By 5:30 AM many store were already out of some popular toys. 

Our extended family, married children and family not living in our home have decided not to exchange gifts this year but to spend time rather than money on one another. This will give the best gift of all to each other and that is true love and fellowship. It also will help each of us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone 

November 24, 2016

Carolyn’s Thanks

November 23, 2016

Tomorrow is a day to give thanks. It’s not the turkey, parade or shopping. It is a day to Praise The Lord for His goodness. I am thankful for my Savior, Jesus. God has blessed in the past year in spite of many trials. I am thankful for all my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and in law family. God has given me the most loving caring family. I am thankful for my 2 sons that now reside in Heaven along and my dear husband, Tom, and many other family members. The pain of not having them here on earth can be excruciating but knowing we will be together again softens the pain. Thank you Lord for the Holy Spirit who gives comfort in the dark times. Friends and workers in SOS are more than I can count. The encouragement from them has been a blessing. If I listed all the Praise to The Lord it would take a volume of chapters so I will just wish to all Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Friends

November 22, 2016

Give thanks to The Lord for good friends. What would we do without them. The best friend we can ever have is Jesus.

Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Thankful for Family

November 21, 2016

Family is a great blessing! Large or small our family is something to be thankful for. We are especially blessed if our family are Christians. Then not only do we have earthly ties but we have spiritual bonding as well.  

If your family or some of the members are not Christians there are still wonderful things we can be thankful for in our relationships to each of them. Think of a good quality in that person. Maybe they have a great sense of humor or are a good example in one area. I think of my alcoholic grandfather, he always tried to help me with problems. My mother who taught me how to be hospitable even if there was not much money or provisions. Be thankful and if they are still living and pray for them. My parents were saved shortly before their deaths after 30 years of prayer. Remember God is faithful and wants that loved one to be saved or restored back to fellowship if they are backslidden. 

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;