Posts Tagged ‘challenge’

Have a Good Morning

April 14, 2018

Some people have to start their day with a cup of coffee. They feel they cannot function without that coffee in the morning. Others have a certain routine that gets them moving without coffee or breakfast. However you start your day, there is one thing that is essential, that is having time to communicate with The Lord with Bible reading and prayer. Don’t have time you think. Your day will go much better if you start it with Him.

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

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Spiritual Understanding

April 13, 2018

Matthew 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Jesus spoke in parables so that true believers would understand what He wanted them to know and the unbelievers could not understand His instructions. Sometimes our physical seeing gets dim or out of focus and our hearing gets dull as we get older, but we must not allow our spiritual eyes to to be out of focus or our spiritual hearing dulled. How? Just as we correct our physical problem with glasses or hearing aids, we correct our spiritual problems by reading scripture and praying everyday. Allow Jesus to speak to you clearly and pray for understanding.

Having a Bad Day?

April 10, 2018

Sometimes we think we are having a “bad” day. Nothing goes right. We get frustrated and angry. When you have a day like that, (and we all have had them), STOP and think what Jesus did for us. What suffering He endured for us. Crucifixion is a horrible, painful death. Jesus willingly went to the cross so that we can have eternal life. Our troubles are small compared to what Jesus went through for us. So instead of complaining and getting angry, think about Jesus and thank Him for one blessing that He has given you today. The biggest one is eternal life. No more pain, sorrow or trouble is what we have to look forward to.

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Follow Jesus

April 6, 2018

Are you a follower of Jesus?

1. You must be born again

2. Prayer a vital part of your life

3. Listen to Him

4. Believe Him

5. Obey Him

6. Love Him

7. Witness

8. Serve Him

9. Willing to suffer for Him

Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

STOP

March 30, 2018

Many of us will be busy preparing for a busy Easter weekend. Passover also starts this evening at sundown. This is the most “Holy”of all times of the year for Christians and Jews. However, unfortunately many will just look at it as a holiday to enjoy with family and friends, or maybe a weekend to get away from our everyday life. Never stopping to reflect on the true meaning of why we celebrate. Jesus Died, was Buried and Rose again. Today, Good Friday, as it is called, let us STOP and think of the suffering that JESUS endured on the cross to pay for our sins. All His pain and agony was for us. He deserves time to give Him all our praise and worship.

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Wednesday or Friday

March 28, 2018

The Bible says that Jesus was 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb before His resurrection. Biblical Scholars have different opinions of when He died. Some think Wednesday and others say Friday because time was calculated differently than our calendar today. Whenever you believe Jesus died, is not as important as you knowing and believing that Jesus died, was buried and rose again so that you might be saved. As Christians we can have different opinions about the times but we must agree to disagree “agreeably” and love one another.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Full House

March 27, 2018

Have you ever decided to have company for dinner and invited a few people to come? Then a few more were in the neighborhood and you invited them also. Soon you had a houseful of guests. God wants His house to be full. That is why we should be witnesses. Many people do not get saved because we do not invite them. SOS Events Ministry teaches Christians how to invite others to be saved in a non confrontational way. This is Easter week.. invite someone to come to the Savior at this opportune time of year.

Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Bad News

March 21, 2018

The USA is in trouble within. Far too often there is news about a school being attacked, usually by a student. Children are killed or injured. Police officers are in constant danger, and some are shot doing their duty. Unrest—murders, robbery and every kind of sinful activity is reported everyday. It is discouraging to see the news on TV, social media or radio. When will it all end? The Bible says there is hope for our Nation. Christian it is up to us. We need to put God first, humble ourselves before Him. He will heal our land. If we don’t things will only get worse.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Too Busy?

March 19, 2018

Sometimes Christians are so busy we forget the importance of getting alone with God. We are doing good things, family time, work, maybe teaching Sunday School or even preaching. The easiest time to get away from God is when we are doing God’s work. Even Jesus went away from the crowds to be alone with the Father. We must not neglect our devotion time everyday. It is vital to our walk with God.

Psalms 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

Soul Winning

March 17, 2018

“Soul winning is the main thing with God. If it isn’t first with the preacher, the preacher isn’t right. If soul winning isn’t the first thing with the church, the church isn’t right. If soul winning isn’t first for a Sunday school teacher, he or she is not a good Sunday school teacher. If soul winning isn’t the main reason for a Christian school, it is not a very good Christian school. If soul winning isn’t the main thing for a Christian newspaper like the SWORD OF THE LORD, then it is off the track and not what a Christian paper ought to be. The first and main thing with God is soul winning. Every preacher, if he is saved, has this Great Commission. If you don’t win souls, you have failed in your Christian life. No one is a good Christian who doesn’t win souls.” By Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980)

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.