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Quiet Time With God

January 5, 2019

Do you have a special time every day with God? It can be the most precious and productive few minutes of everyday. The first thing in the morning is best, but schedules may prevent that. You could get up a few minutes early, sometimes difficult, but definitely worth it. Whatever time of day you choose, read a passage of scripture, pray and allow God to speak to you.

You can ask yourself the following questions as you meditate on God’s Word:

Is there a sin I need to confess?

– Is there a promise I can claim?

– Is there an attitude I need to change?

– Is there a command I need to obey?

– Is there an example I can follow?

Enjoy your fellowship with God.

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Past and Future

December 31, 2018

New Years Eve 2018…Time to reflect on the year that is ending and look to the New Year ahead. Joys, sorrow, memories and lessons learned in 2018 are now behind. Tomorrow starts a New Year. Time to look forward. It is a good idea to set some goals. Lose weight, do a better job at work, get better grades in school, witness more, help others. Whatever your resolution, keep it. Many of us make resolutions or goals and by January 10th they are already forgotten. The only way to keep our resolutions is to ask Jesus for help and look to Him as our example.

The goal for SOS Events Ministry in 2019 is to win more people to Jesus, get more events in new areas, train more Christians to work at events and Serve Our Savior faithfully. You can help by praying, giving or volunteering. Let us make 2019 the best year ever.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Best Gift

December 24, 2018

Many people are hustling to finish shopping for gifts, running at a fast pace to get the right present, get them wrapped and ready to see the happiness on the face of the recipient.

In all the preparation one thing is not even thought about. The most important Person, the Lord Jesus.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but let us not leave out the reason for the season, Jesus. God gave us the most precious gift. We don’t have to shop for it or pay for it. All we have to do is accept it.

Jesus paid the price. If you have not received God’s Gift do it now. Ask Him to forgive your sins, believe He died for you and rose again, and call upon Him to save you. Your new life can begin today!

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Wise Men

December 22, 2018

The account of the wise men who came to worship Jesus is found in Matthew 2:1-12. Tradition says they were three kings who came from the east but the country they came from is not mentioned. They were thought to be 3 because of the number of gifts and kings because of the value of the gold, frankincense and myrrh.

They followed a star which appeared in the heavens until they came to Jerusalem and inquired of Herod where the King was born. Herod wanted to know more about this baby and asked the wise men to bring news of His whereabouts when they found Him. They continued to follow the star, presented their gifts and worshiped Jesus.

Jesus was not in the manger at the time the wise men found him, as is often pictured in Christmas cards and manger scenes, but was now a young child as the Bible states. Probably about 2 years old or a little younger and was in a house with Mary his mother. Then being warned in a dream the wise men went a different way back to their country and did not report to Herod.

There is a saying,”Wise men still seek Him”. Are you seeking Jesus? What He wants is our desire to follow Him as the wise men followed the star and to worship Him and give the gift of ourselves to Him. Are you wise?

Matthew 2:1-2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him

Works or Salvation

November 29, 2018

Men build our churches, but do not enter them

Print our BIBLES,  but do not read them

Talk about GOD, but do not believe in Him

Speak of CHRIST, but do not trust Him for salvation

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Conversation

November 28, 2018

We talk about things like the weather, politics and even religion with friends, neighbors and perfect strangers. Conversations that are really not important in view of eternity. What is important is turning those conversations into witnessing so that they will hear the gospel and have an opportunity to go to Heaven. SOS Events has a simple way to turn any conversation into what is important by just asking the question, “Do you know the 3 Things God Can Not Do?” That is not confrontational and most people will respond favorably. Want to know more? On the home page is the simple plan of salvation under the life preservers. You can use this method to lead someone to Jesus. Turn your everyday conversations into life changing talk.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Working for Eternal or Earthly?

November 26, 2018

With the Christmas Holidays coming, most of us will spend hours and even days working to make our families and friends happy for a short time. We labor for things that will soon pass away and are distant memories, taking no thought for the eternal. How much work do we do for the Lord? Taking time out of our “business” to witness at an event, inviting friends and neighbors to church so they can hear the gospel, or even stopping long enough to pray for the lost. Let us take time and work for the eternal as well as the earthly this busy time of year.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Anticipating Church Today

November 25, 2018

Last night, thousands of people stood up and cheered for 5 hours with anticipation at a ball games that went into 7 Overtimes, yet some people complain when the Preacher goes over 5 minutes.

I trust you would have that same excitement and anticipation today to hear a Word from God. And if your Pastor goes over time, be grateful for extra time to hear from God.

Better yet, stand and cheer him on, it may just wake up a few people beside you.

Hebrews 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

Black Friday

November 23, 2018

The day after Thanksgiving in the USA is called “Back Friday”. A day that merchants invented so that people will rush out to stores to shop. It is the busiest shopping day as almost all stores have huge sales. We always like a bargain, however, a word of caution, we spend money that we cannot afford for gifts that will be soon forgotten after Christmas. We need to be reminded as Christians to be good stewards of the resources that God has given us. So go out today and have fun shopping, but before you go, pray for wisdom about your purchases. God is interested in our finances.

Matthew 6:19-20

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Give Thanks Everyday

November 15, 2018

The Bible says that we should give thanks in everything. Also, we should give thanks every day not just on Thanksgiving. Let us stop right now and thank God for at least one blessing. Sometimes it is hard if we are going through a trail in our lives, but there is always something to be thankful for, it may be something as small as being able to get out of bed. If you are reading this, YOU are who I am thankful for today. May God richly bless you.

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;