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Rejoicing

February 10, 2017

SOS Events Ministries has many reasons to rejoice. Every week at flea markets, fairs and other like events souls are saved. The wonderful thing about it is that we work as a team.

Usually one team member presents the “3 Things God Can Not Do” to an unsaved person and another soul winner tells the person how to be saved by sharing the ABC’s of salvation. God gives the increase.

If you would like to know more contact SOS: info@sosevents.org.

John 4:36 (KJV)

And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal:that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

We Need YOU!

February 8, 2017

The Florida Strawberry Festival is about a month away. We are in full swing with trainings for those that would like to help share The Three Things God Cannot Do at the festival booth. A total of 132 slots need filled during the 11 days of the event.  If you would like to train to help share the 3 Things please contact the ministry through our website  www.sosevents.org where you are able to view the 3 Things God Cannot Do or you can go to SignUpGenius for the calendar and choose your spot.

Last year over 200 people come to know the Lord as their Savior. We are already praying for those that will work in the booth as well as those that will come by the booth to hear and trust Christ.

We are asking for your prayers and if availability and location allows you to commit to help this year we look forward to hearing from you.

Matthew 9:37 (KJV) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

John, the Beloved

February 13, 2016

John was called to be one of the 12 disciples the same time as his brother, James. He was a fisherman also. He was called “the disciple who Jesus loved” in John 21:20-24.

He was the only one of the 12 who was not martyred.

Peter, James and John  had a special relationship with the Lord because  many times the Bible talks about those three to the exclusion of the other disciples. They were with Christ on the mount of transfiguration. They (along with Andrew) were with Him for the healing of Jairus’ daughter, and were also the inner circle of prayer warriors in the Garden of Gethsemane.

John wrote 5 books of the New Testament, John, First, Second and Third John and also penned the book of the Revelation. All written by the power of the Holy Spirit as is true of all the scriptures. He never named himself in the books that he wrote but referee to himself as the disciple.

John was exiled to the isle of Patmos and wrote some of the Books from there. He lived a long life and it is unknown where or when he died although there is much speculation about his death.

The study of the lives of the disciples gives us many examples of how we should live as Chistians. The Bible tells of their weaknesses as well as their strengths and shows they were men just as we are, with a love and service for the Lord Jesus Christ. It should inspire us to do all we can for the Lord while we have the time and energy.

John 21:22 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. 

Training Class

July 22, 2014

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Alice Thomas, missionary for SOS Events, taught a group of new team members in Tennessee this past weekend. Pray for these twelve as they go out into the marketplaces in their area to witness for Christ.

We have been focusing on the disciples of Jesus the past few blogs and those 12 disciples are still influential in our lives today. There were twelve people in this group that are newly trained to win souls in Tennessee. It is exciting to think of what just twelve people can do with the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

Mark 3:14
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach

Matthew

July 21, 2014

Levi, who became Matthew, was a customs official in Capernaum who taxed imports and exports based on his own judgment. The Jews hated him because he worked for Rome and betrayed his countrymen.
But when Matthew the dishonest tax collector heard two words from Jesus, “Follow me,” he left everything and obeyed.

Matthew 9:9
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom:and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

Thomas, the Doubting Disciple

July 20, 2014

Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, had the nick name doubting Thomas, but was he more of a skeptic than a doubter? Thomas did not ask for a special revelation from Jesus. He simply asked for the same proof the other disciples had. Thomas was the kind of man who wanted to know for himself. He was his own man. He would not let others do his thinking for him.

How did Jesus respond to Thomas? He made a special resurrection appearance for him. Jesus understood Thomas’s desire to know for himself. Jesus came to Thomas on his level. He didn’t rebuke him. He didn’t humiliate him. He could see that deep down in Thomas’s heart, that Thomas really wanted to know God.

John 20:27-29
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side:and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Philip, Disciple of Jesus

July 19, 2014

The interesting thing about Philip, one of the Twelve, is that he was personally reached by Jesus himself. While Philip brought Nathanael to Jesus, and Andrew brought Peter to Jesus, no one brought Philip to Jesus. Instead, Jesus came right to him. Normally God reaches people through people, but this was an exception to the rule.

We don’t know a lot about Philip. All the vignettes of Philip appear in the Gospel of John. But from that Gospel, we discover that he was a completely different kind of person than Peter, Andrew, James, or John. He is often paired with Nathanael, whom he brought to Jesus.

It also would appear from John’s account of the Feeding of the Five Thousand that Philip may have been in charge of the supplies and food, the road manager of sorts. He was the kind of guy who was practical.

And according to church history, Philip laid his life down for Christ, being stoned to death after reaching many with the gospel.

“The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow Me’ ” (John 1:43).

James and John, Sons of Thunder

July 18, 2014

You don’t get a nickname like Sons of Thunder for no reason. But that is how Jesus’ disciples, James and John, were known. They were rough-hewn guys—amazing, colorful characters. They would not back away from a confrontation. In fact, they might even have looked forward to one. They could be very aggressive. And they also could be very insensitive.

On one occasion, when the people in a village of Samaria were not responsive to the message of Jesus, it was James and John who wanted to call down fire from heaven on them. When Jesus spoke of His own impending death, about how he would be betrayed and then handed over to the Gentiles to be mocked, spit upon, scourged, and ultimately killed, James and John blurted out, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask. . . . Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory”. These guys just said what they thought. And they were just like us: hopelessly human and remarkably unremarkable.

But God transformed them. And at the end of their lives, these men, who were known as Sons of Thunder, became known for something else. James was the first apostle to be martyred. And John became known as the apostle of love. God made James and John into different people than they were before—and He can do the same for us.

Mark 3:17
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

Andrew, Peter’s Brother

July 17, 2014

The Apostle Andrew first heard John the Baptist proclaim that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah. He then went back to his occupation of fishing until Jesus came by and called to Andrew and Peter to follow Him.

Like many of us, Andrew lived in the shadow of his more famous sibling, Simon Peter. Andrew first told Peter about Christ, then stepped into the background as his boisterous brother became a leader among the apostles and in the early church.

The Gospels don’t tell us a great deal about Andrew, but we can read between the lines and find a person who thirsted for truth and found it in the living water of Jesus Christ. Discover how a simple fisherman dropped his nets on the shore and went on to become a remarkable fisher of men.

John 1:40-41
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.