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Tracts

January 25, 2023
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

Tracts are very effective. Many Christians have been saved reading a tract, either along with someone witnessing or them or picking one up and reading it on their own.

Carolyn Curtis is a good example. She was given a tract the morning she was on the way to Niagara Falls to end her life. While getting up the courage to jump in, she read the tract, prayed the prayer on the back and was gloriously saved. Since that time many have come to the Lord through her witness.

One tract can change a life. You can be the one to give a tract to someone in person, leave one in the restroom, at a store, restaurant or any public place. Put one in a library book, in a shoe box at a shoe store.

Be creative. Think of a place to leave a tract and pray someone will find it who needs the Lord. It is a life changing opportunity.

Plans!

January 24, 2023

Planning is something most people do to make sure they stay on task.

GOD has plans for each of us too. In the Scriptures, Jeremiah speaks of thoughts the Lord has for us, plans of peace and prosperity.

But did you realize that Satan has plans for you as well? Satan is after your name and reputation. When you wake up every morning, he has already plotted how to come against you that day.

You have a choice. Whose plan are you going to follow? Call on the Lord for help and guidance in every day.

Justified!

January 23, 2023
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (‭‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬‬:‭1‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

Justified. What does that mean. If we have accepted Jesus as our Savior, it means in God’s eyes that we have never sinned.

God sees us through the blood of Christ. All our sin has been washed away.

Are you justified? If not ask Jesus to forgive you of all your sin. Believe that Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose again on the third day. Repent of all your sin and begin a new life following Our Savior.

Are You 100% Sure You Are Going To Heaven?

January 22, 2023

God is preparing a place for those of us who has accepted Jesus as our Savior.

We. Can be 100% sure we will go to Heaven.

ADMIT THAT YOU HAVE SINNED

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

“That if thou shall confess with thy mouth and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him (Jesus) from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:9

CALL UPON THE LORD

“For whosoever (you) shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”Romans 10:13

Let God Direct Your Steps!

January 21, 2023

Why is it important to allow God to direct our steps?

We make wrong decisions when we do not pray and seek God’s will for our lives.

How can we know which way to go? God will never take us anywhere that is against the principles in the Bible.

God will not lead us to walk with companions who are living in sin.

He will open the right doors for us to go through and shut the doors if it is not His will for us.

Conclusion: Pray, Read and study the Bible, Ask advice from people who are close to God, Seek friendships of people who love the Lord.

Who Can You Trust?

January 20, 2023

Who can you fully trust in? Family and friends may fail you but, Jesus never fails. The Bible tells us to trust in Jesus with all our heart.

What we think about is also very important. Philippians 4:9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things

Two last lessons from a children’s song.

Oh be careful little heart whom you trust
Oh be careful little heart whom you trust
For the father up above is looking down in love
So be careful little heart whom you trust

Oh be careful little mind what you think
Oh be careful little mind what you think
For the father up above is looking down in love
So be careful little mind what you think

What We Do And Where We Go!

January 19, 2023

Oh be careful little hands what you do
Oh be careful little hands what you do
For the father up above is looking down in love
So be careful little hands what you do

Oh be careful little feet where you go
Oh be careful little feet where you go
For the father up above is looking down in love
So be careful little feet where you go

Sometimes we are tempted to do something we shouldn’t. Taking something that does not belong to us. Maybe it is just a small thing from work or something we found and do not look for it’s owner. Whatever tempts us to do something we know we shouldn’t is sin.

Where we go is important also. Going anywhere that is not pleasing to God can cause us to fall into temptation to sin.

Be careful what we do and where we go is good advice from the children’s song, but it is even more important as adults.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Alabama SOS Events Leaders and Volunteers

January 18, 2023

Sometimes SOS Events does not have opportunity to have a booth at all events. This was the case in Alabama recently.

Carl Norton and Dale Brown decided to go into the Shakespeare Festival and walk around talking to people. The 3 Things God Can Not Do is an effective way to witness one on one.

They had 3 people accept Jesus. One was a little girl that was there with her mother.

Waiting to go to an specific event to tell others about Jesus may not always be possible, but God will bless if we use every opportunity to make our own “event”.

Jesus was the example when He talked to the woman at the well. The account is in John chapter 4.

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. John 4:6-7

Be Careful What We Hear

January 17, 2023

Oh be careful little ears what your hear
Oh be careful little ears what you hear
For the father up above is looking down in love
So be careful little ears what you hear

Another lesson from a children’s song. What are we listening to? We need to be careful to listen to things that are pleasing to God.

Music is especially important. It can honor God or can be very worldly and lead us into temptation.

What about our conversation? Do we listen to a off-color joke by one of our coworkers or do we try to steer the conversation to please God?

Radio, TV, or social media once again can be uplifting or cause us to sin by what we hear. Today let’s make the decision to only listen to things that are pure.

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21

Good Advice From A Children’s Song!

January 16, 2023

Oh be careful little eyes what you see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the father up above is looking down in love
So be careful little eyes what you see

This little children’s song we sang in Sunday School many years ago. For the next few days we will look at the Bible verses that teach no only children but adults what we should do to be obedient to God’s Word.

What we watch or read are images that are hard to forget. Today the temptation to watch sinful things are everywhere. TV, social media on our phones or computers.

If that is a problem let us determine in our hearts to only watch what is pleasing to God.

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: Psalm 101:3