Archive for March, 2018

Bad News

March 21, 2018

The USA is in trouble within. Far too often there is news about a school being attacked, usually by a student. Children are killed or injured. Police officers are in constant danger, and some are shot doing their duty. Unrest—murders, robbery and every kind of sinful activity is reported everyday. It is discouraging to see the news on TV, social media or radio. When will it all end? The Bible says there is hope for our Nation. Christian it is up to us. We need to put God first, humble ourselves before Him. He will heal our land. If we don’t things will only get worse.

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.

Spring is Here!

March 20, 2018

The calendar says it is the first day of spring. Many of us have been waiting for it because winter has been hard. In northern areas it may not feel like spring yet, snow, ice and cold is still around and the forecast is calling for more. But, we look forward to spring and rejoice when the first flower comes up out of the soil. Christian life is like that. Sometimes life is hard and there seems no end in sight, but we can look to Jesus. He is the One who brings joy into our lives.

Psalms 32:11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Too Busy?

March 19, 2018

Sometimes Christians are so busy we forget the importance of getting alone with God. We are doing good things, family time, work, maybe teaching Sunday School or even preaching. The easiest time to get away from God is when we are doing God’s work. Even Jesus went away from the crowds to be alone with the Father. We must not neglect our devotion time everyday. It is vital to our walk with God.

Psalms 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

Joy of Soul Winning

March 18, 2018

There is absolutely complete joy in winning souls. Yesterday, SOS Events had three volunteers go to an event in Seffner, Fl. It was not a huge event but the people that were there were friendly and the children were having a great time. A young mother came to the booth with her beautiful little daughter. She had been wondering how to be sure she would go to Heaven but did not know what she had to do to be sure. She recently had purchased a Bible trying to find the answer. When she sat down with the soul winner she was so happy to hear how her sins could be forgiven. After she invited Jesus to be her Savior the joy on her face was a blessing to see.

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Soul Winning

March 17, 2018

“Soul winning is the main thing with God. If it isn’t first with the preacher, the preacher isn’t right. If soul winning isn’t the first thing with the church, the church isn’t right. If soul winning isn’t first for a Sunday school teacher, he or she is not a good Sunday school teacher. If soul winning isn’t the main reason for a Christian school, it is not a very good Christian school. If soul winning isn’t the main thing for a Christian newspaper like the SWORD OF THE LORD, then it is off the track and not what a Christian paper ought to be. The first and main thing with God is soul winning. Every preacher, if he is saved, has this Great Commission. If you don’t win souls, you have failed in your Christian life. No one is a good Christian who doesn’t win souls.” By Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980)

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

Mature Christian

March 16, 2018

We have looked at several stages of Christianity in the last few days. The fruit of the Spirit is what a mature Christian should strive for. Are you fully grown as a Christian or are you still a baby or child in your Christian life?

Young Christian (Child)

March 15, 2018

Yesterday we saw what a baby Christian is like. Today let us see what a Christian is like who is saved and has grown a little but has not yet matured. Children can be sweet, obedient, full of questions and like to learn new things. However, they are selfish, willful and sometimes disobedient. Young Christians have some of the same traits. If you are a young Christian, learn how to grow. Develop good habits. Go to a good Bible believing church, study the Bible daily, pray and fellowship with mature Christians. Also, learn to be a witness and tell friends and family about your faith in Jesus. Get rid of old things that would cause you to fall into sin. No matter what your physical age is, your spiritual age is the most important.

Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Newborn Christian

March 14, 2018

Do you know someone who has been saved recently? That new Christian needs to be cared for and nurtured just as we care for a newborn baby. Babies are totally dependent on us to feed, clothe and keep them safe. New Christians depend on us to care for them also. Everything is new to them. They have no knowledge of the scripture. They may have fear of going to a new church or Bible study group. It is our responsibility as a mature Christians to guide and care for them. SOS Events sends each new Christian a Bible Study an prays for them but they need more than that to grow. Please pray with us that each one will have a spiritual caregiver.

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

2018 Strawberry Festival Ends

March 13, 2018

The crowds are gone. Decorations put away until next year and another Strawberry Festival is over. God is so wonderful as He has blessed the SOS Events booth once again. We prayed for 250 decisions or more. The count was 247 (we thought), Then when the decision cards were recorded on the computer there had been a mistake. Final count 253. God answers prayer. Please pray for these new Christians as they receive their Bible Studies, that they will grow and find a good church to attend.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

An Event

March 12, 2018

“An event is when you get up in the morning.” A quote from Tom Curtis, cofounder of SOS Events Ministry. Everyday we have opportunity to witness to someone. Maybe in a grocery store, on the phone, in an email or letter. We don’t have to be in an organized event to tell someone about Jesus. At least we can give someone a gospel tract. It is our responsibility as Christians to go and tell. What event is in your life today?

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.