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Sunday School

January 20, 2019

Sunday School isn’t just for kids. It is a time when we can learn more about Jesus and Christian living. We have opportunity to get to know people better and make lasting friendships. Don’t send your kids to Sunday School. Go with them and join in a class where you can grow in Christ.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Government

January 18, 2019

Today in the USA we see politicians , political parties, congressmen and women not able to come to agreement on several issues. The problem is not politics, the problem is the lack of wisdom from the source that could bring unity. Trust in God and decisions based on the Bible. The first President of the United States, George Washington, knew where to seek wisdom as he stated. If all of the people in government would seek the wisdom of God and stop the hate and fighting, we could see peace and unity once again.

As Christians it is our responsibility pray for our leaders, even if we do not agree with them or their agenda.

I Timothy 2:1&2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty

One Word- COMMIT

January 16, 2019

What a great way to begin a new year. Choose one word that will fit your situation and lifestyle and focus on that for the year. There have been many suggestions. Faith, love, commitment, trust and many more.

For SOS Events Ministry this year the word is commit. Commit to winning souls, train more workers , get new events, expand into new areas, but, most importantly commit to follow the Lord’s leading in everything we do.

You can help meet that goal. Pray for SOS Events regularity, give generously, volunteer to work in events, find new events for us and in your church or club arrange for one of SOS Events Leaders to come and present the ministry.

Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Seeds

January 14, 2019

Once in awhile, volunteers for SOS Events has a booth at an event and no one gets saved. That is unusual, but this past weekend that is what happened. We get discouraged until we remember that it is not us that wins the souls it is the Holy Spirit that draws them and convicts of sin. We never know what a tract, a word spoken or prayer will do. God blesses the seed of the Word in His timing. Praise the Lord for faithful witnesses. God will give the increase. We need to keep sowing the seeds.

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

No Church Today?

January 13, 2019

There may be reasons you can’t go to church today. Illness, work or weather may prevent you from being in church. Many places in the Northern United States have cancelled church today because of snow, ice and dangerous driving conditions. If you cannot go use this time to gather round your family and read the Bible and pray together. If your are alone what a great opportunity to fellowship with the Lord without distractions.

A Pastor wrote on FB yesterday some good advice, if you stay home, don’t post your 10:30 trip to Walmart on Face Book. Whatever your circumstances today, take time to worship the Lord.

Psalms 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Are You Content?

January 11, 2019

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Clutter

January 10, 2019

God has blessed those of us in America. We have so many things that we end up wondering what to do with the things we want to keep. Most of us have a closest full of clothes we no longer wear. Storage is usually at a minimum because we want to hang on to possessions we might use someday. Our garages get cluttered with unused tools and junk. It is time we got rid of the material clutter in our homes.

We also need to get rid of the clutter in our lives. Things that we hang on to. Things that we need to get rid of, worry, not forgiving others, bitterness, bad habits and other things that rob us of joy in our Christian life. Today let us look within ourselves and get rid of the clutter that keeps us from being the shining Christian God wants u to be.

Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

There‚Äôs a Mouse in the House

January 9, 2019

A mouse is small and some people even think they are cute, however, if they find a way to get into the house they cause damage. They chew holes in fabric, get into food and can cause disease. They are smart. Set traps and they find a way to get around the trap. The only way to get rid of of this little creature is to find the place they enter, block the hole and then use poison to kill it. Not a pleasant experience, but very necessary to protect your home from damage.

Sin is like this small mouse. Sin finds a way to get into our lives using a small temptation. If left without getting rid of it, sin gets bigger and harder to get rid of. It damages our lives. Relationships are hurt, and our fellowship with God is ruined. The only way to get rid of sin is to block the source by confessing it and then kill it by repentance and asking Jesus to forgive. Then be diligent to not allow that sin to enter into our lives again.

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Night Prayer

January 7, 2019

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night, with someone on your heart that you need to pray for? It is just a thought about a person that you may not have thought of in a long time. Maybe it is someone you don’t even know like a person in the news, a political figure or someone on the prayer list from church. Do not ignore that feeling. It is the Holy Spirit prompting you to pray. That person may be going through a struggle, mentally, physically or spiritually. God speaks to us in a still small voice, especially in the night out of a sound sleep and He is using you to pray for someone who needs prayer at that moment.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

First Sunday of 2019

January 6, 2019

Let us start the New Year right by going to church. Pray or your Pastor. Pray for anyone who may be lost that they will hear and accept Jesus as their Savior. Pray for listening ears so that you will receive and respond to the message God wants you to hear. Enjoy fellowship of others in the congregation, your church family, who will love and support you through the joys and sorrows of your life. We have 52 Sunday’s in this year, what opportunities to draw close to the Lord!

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.