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One Little Word

January 25, 2016

Have you ever taken one word and studied every verse in the Bible about that word? Love is a good example. In the KJV version there are over 280 verses on the word love not includining suffixes. We learn so much about God and our relationship to Him just from that one little word. 

A few examples:

1 John 4:7 & 8  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.   He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Can’t Go To Church

January 24, 2016

Many of our friends and family on the East Coast cannot go to church today, because of the blizzard snowstorm that took place this weekend. 

What a wonderful opportunity to gather your family together and worship God.Sing together, read the Bible and pray. It is also a good time to thank the Lord for His blessings. He brought you through the storm safely, you have food to eat and fellowship with your family. Worshiping together at home teaches your children that God can be worshiped any place.

Sometimes we cannot go to church for other reasons than the storm. Maybe a sick child or you are sick yourself. Do not neglect to worship God whatever the circumstance. Every day should be a day of worship, so this is good advice on a daily basis.

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Are You a Winner?

January 23, 2016

Winners are losers who gave it one more try. 

There is an insurance company in town that always has a interesting saying written on their sign. This one caught my eye because it reminded me of the Christian life. 

God never promised that when we get saved our life will be easy. In fact the devil will attack a Christian and try to make him or her ineffective for the Lord. God did promise that He will go through our trials and testing. It is our responsibility to keep on serving Him no matter what the circumstances.

If you seem to be at a place where nothing is working in your Christian life, give it one more try. The biggest thing to remember is don’t quit. Some of the greatest inventors, statesmen, preachers and musicians failed many times befor they became successful at the goal they were trying to reach.

Philippians 2:16  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

To God Be The Glory

January 22, 2016

Verse 1

To God be the glory, great things He hath done;

So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,

Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,

And opened the life gate that all may go in.
Refrain

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the earth hear His voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,

And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.
Verse 2

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,

To every believer the promise of God;

The vilest offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
(Refrain)
Verse 3

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher, and greater will be

Our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.

This is one of the hymns written by Fanny Crosby about 1875 and was popular in England. Ira Sankey introduced it to America in the D. L. Moody revivals but it became popular when Cliff Barrows used it in Billy Graham’s London crusade and then in the crusade in Nashville, TN. 

Many of the older great hymns are no longer being sung in our churches as newer music is being introduced more frequently due to modern media. New is good but let us not forget the old hymns that have stood the test of time and honored God in ways that some of the newer songs lack.

Romans 16:27  To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Today is an Event

January 21, 2016

Event Evangelism, Inc is the legal name for SOS Events ministry and all of our witnessing takes place at events. The definition of an event by the founder of SOS Events ministry is “An event is when you get up in the morning.”

Everyday is another opportunity to witness. Young mother at home with small children, witness to someone on the phone or a neighbor or delivery man. Student, witness to your unsaved fellow students. Business man or woman, you have many opportunities to witness as you work (make sure you do not do it on the boss’s time). Elderly, even in a nursing home you have people around you to witness to for the Lord.

Today is an event. Give someone a tract, tell someone your testimony or use the simple “3 Things God Can Not Do” approach which takes less than 2 minutes. Make today your special event.

Acts 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

God is Faithful

January 20, 2016

  
This is what it looks like when SOS Events is setting up for an event. On Saturday a team from SOS went to Sebring, FL to do an event at Camp Sparta. 15 souls were saved. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness. When one of the teams from SOS Events goes to win souls at an event God always blesses. We are His witnesses but He brings the conviction and saves by the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Faith

January 19, 2016

Faith in Jesus can turn stumbling blocks into steppingstones.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Politics

January 18, 2016

As a citizen of the USA we have a responsibility to be informed about the issues the people running for president and other offices in our government. As a Christian we have the responsibility to love one another.

Having watched all the current debates both Democratic and Republican I see that the candidates have many different opinions on how they are going to run the country if they are elected. 

Christians also have many different opinions on who should be the next president. Sometimes our opinions are voiced in heated discussions and even arguments. We must be careful not to offend a Christian brother or sister because it can cause unrepairable damage in our homes, churches and friendships. It is better to agree to disagree than to fight among ourselves.

Keep informed, pray for our government and leaders and get out and vote. The most important thing is to love one another. Remember God is still on the throne. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. Let us not let politics separate the love we have for one another. 

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

One Child

January 17, 2016

“It is wonderful when God saves a drunkard which He sometimes does, but it is more wonderful still when God saves little children before they become drunkards, libertines, and degenerates.”  Bob Jones, Sr.

Yesterday, two of our SOS Events  workers went to the Plant  City Car Show to witness and win souls. We had great expectations for a good harvest at this event. We expected a large crowd because the weather was beautiful and it is a holiday weekend. We were disappointed however, because the crowds were sparse and there were only three other vendors at this event.

Only one salvation. Should we be disappointed? No! This one salvation was a young boy, eight years old, who made a decision to follow Jesus. God is the One who brings the increase and He knows what this one little boy will become. 

Great preachers, Billy Graham, Billy Sunday, Adrian Rogers, Bob Jones Sr., Charles Stanley, Jerry Falwell and many other preachers too numerous to name were once little eight-year-old boys. We rejoice that this one boy was saved yesterday and continue to pray with us that he will grow in Christ.

Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Christian Marathon

January 16, 2016

Christian life is like running a marathon. First a person must decide to run in the race.

The day we accept Jesus Christ as payment for our sin is the decision to begin the Christian race.

The marathon runner must train. Our training as a Christian begins by Bible reading, prayer, church, learning to witness and obeying God.

Proper food is very important to the marathon runner. The right amount of vitamins and carbs are important to be able to have strength to finish  the race. The Christian must have proper food also. We get our strength from the Word of God the Bible and direction from the Holy Spirit.

Running in a marathon is not easy, there are health risks involved but the runner gladly accepts the risks to finish the course. The  Christian race is not easy either but we must decide to finish our course.

How are you doing in your Christian race? The marathon runner does not give up or quit and as a Christian we must not quit serving the Lord no matter how long or hard life may become. Our prize is worth much more than the marathon winners. Our prize is our Savior telling us, Well done thy good and faithful servant. Matthew 22:21

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,