Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement’

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Preacher

September 23, 2018

1. Sit up front, smile, and say “Amen” every time he says something good. He will preach himself to death.

2. Pat him on the back and tell him what good work he is doing in the church and the community. He will work himself to death.

3. Increase your offering to the church. He will suffer from shock.

4. Tell him you have decided to join the visitation group and help win souls for the Lord. He will probably suffer a heart attack.

5. Get the whole church to band together to pray for him. He will get so if efficient that some other church will hear about him and give him a call. That will take him off your hands.

What are you doing to encourage your Pastor?

Psalms 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

It Is Well

September 20, 2018

Do you have peace in time of heartache and trouble? Is it well with your soul? May this story of a great hymn bring you comfort and peace.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ

Horatio Spafford had a nice life in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and five children and always welcomed guests in their home. Then in 1870, his 4-year-old died of scarlet fever, and in 1871 the Great Chicago Fire destroyed most of his investments (which were in Chicago real estate).

In 1873, the family wanted to sail to Europe for much-needed time away from their tragedy and to help in a revival, but on the day of departure, Horatio had a last-minute business emergency. He sent the family on ahead and planned to follow on another ship in a few days. But their ship was struck by another ship and sank in 12 minutes—the remainder of his four children died and only his wife was saved and brought to England. He immediately set sail to be with his wife, and as his ship passed the place where his daughters drowned, he penned It Is Well, and music was composed to accompany it in 1876.

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say

It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well

With my soul

It is well, it is well with my soul

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed His own blood for my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, o my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

Jesus, Our Engineer

September 19, 2018

“When the train goes through a tunnel and the world becomes dark, do you jump out? Of course not. You sit still and trust the engineer to get you through.” Corrie ten Boom

Proverbs 3:5&6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Stress Reliever

September 17, 2018

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Pray for Your Pastor

September 16, 2018

Your Pastor has many responsibilities. He usually is a husband, father, maybe a grandfather and he also has his church family to oversee and Shepard. He needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that he can fulfill all his responsibilities. On Sunday morning especially you can help your Pastor by praying for him and by not going to him before service with problems or questions (unless it is an emergency). Show your Pastor and his family love and respect, God has called him to serve you.

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

How To Work For The Lord!

September 15, 2018

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

What Are You Thinking?

September 12, 2018

Rainbows

September 9, 2018

This rainbow was behind the SOS Events property last evening. What a great visual reminder of God’s promises and love to us.

Ezekiel 1:28 As Ezekiel 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord……

Don’t Quit!

September 5, 2018

Sometimes we do not feel like doing something that we know God wants us to do. On Wednesday especially the SOS Events team that goes to the Plant City Flea Market 52 weeks a year must get tired and feel like quitting. Getting there before sunrise to set up, then the extreme heat of Florida summers could make anyone want to quit. BUT, they do not. And God blesses with souls who get saved. Last week 7 people trusted Jesus as Savior. Thank you faithful team members. Your rewards will be in Heaven when you are told, “Well done, faithful servants.”

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.

Half Empty or Half Full?

September 4, 2018

Attitude!! Do you look at situations in your life and rejoice? Your glass is half full. Or do you look and say “Oh, no. My glass is half empty.” If you have a positive look you see blessings of a glass half full. Negativity or a half empty glass outlook has no place in a Christian’s life. The Bible tells us to rejoice! Our attitude affect those around us. Example: ” You look great today.” Or “You look tired today.” How does that affect the person you are talking to? It may mean the difference in that person’s day. Let us be careful to be an encourager not a discourager.

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.