Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement’

The Perfect Gift

December 10, 2017

The next 15 days for a lot of people will be the busiest time of year preparing for that perfect Christmas gift. Shopping in crowded stores, looking at catalogs, shopping on line.

The best gift you can give anyone is telling them about Jesus. For your unsaved friend, coworker or relative their best gift would be receiving Jesus as their Savior.

For your Christian loved ones a time of fellowship, a phone call or a message. Your time is more precious than any gift you could possibly buy.

Enjoy the Christmas season but don’t forget the best gift ever given…..Jesus.

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

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Keep Christ in Christmas

December 9, 2017

“Happy Holidays” is what you hear when shopping this year. Store cashiers and employees are trained not to say “Merry Christmas.” We must not offend anyone. What a shame. Just one more way the enemy has used to take Christ out of Christmas.

As Christians our response should be “Merry Christmas”. There would be no Holy day without Jesus. Let us honor our Lord every chance we get. Keep Christ in Christmas by your words but more importantly keep Him first in your heart. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:18

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

#Christmas,#holidays

A Child’s Gift

December 7, 2017

In the next few weeks there will be Christmas programs in churches and schools (of course to be politically correct in schools they will be called holiday programs).Songs will be happy and you may even hear a Carol or two. Looking back in memory there was one program that stands out in my mind and I have seen and even directed many of these programs.This only one that I remember clearly is when my son, who was about 3 years old, recited this little poem:

“I’m not very big or very tall you see, but to the dear Lord Jesus I give all of me.”

From the mouth of a child, that is what our gift to the Lord should be. Our heart, mind and body should be dedicated to Him this Christmas. We scurry around finding the perfect gift for each friend or loved one and many times forget the One whose birthday we are celebrating. So this season enjoy all festivities but put Jesus first. He desires our worship, love and devotion.

Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

#Christmas#gifts

Be Thankful for Your Church

November 19, 2017

Hebrews 2:12

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

Thankful for Forgiveness

November 18, 2017

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

November 13, 2017

This is a question that many people ask when tragedy comes, either personal or public. God is a loving God. For the Christian, God allows sorry and heartbreak into our lives to draw us closer to Him. For the unsaved., He is giving them an opportunity to seek Him for salvation and comfort. Do we understand? No! However, with the passage of time we see blessing. Hearing the testimonies of people who have overcome great tragedies in their lives helps us to get through the hard times. If you are facing trials it is the time to draw close to God. He will be with you in every circumstance.

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Humble and Committed 

November 12, 2017


Tom Curtis, founder of SOS Events Ministry, kept a daily journal with prayer requests and his thoughts about family, friends and Christian living. These journals are a blessing as we now have in his own handwriting his prayers and goals for the ministry.                                                  In a journal from the year 2000, before SOS Events was founded, there were two words he used to describe a successful Christian, especially a soul winner. They must be humble and committed. Traits that he displayed in his own life.                                                                             Let us take a lesson from a man who loved the Lord with all his heart and not only wrote encouraging words but lived them daily.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Look to Jesus 

October 21, 2017

Fear

October 20, 2017

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Carolyn’s Office

October 16, 2017

Sometimes problems turn out yo be a great blessing. Carolyn Curtis’s office was filled with mold and mildew from a roof leak after the severe rains. The roof leaked and damage went unnoticed for several weeks because the water was coming into the interior walls and did not show other damage. The roof is now fixed, the mold and mildew gone, everything is like new even the beautiful office furniture (bought on Craig’s list). A nice place to welcome visitors and continue the work that Carolyn does for SOS Events Ministry. God is so good. Praise the Lord for turning this problem into a blessing.

Psalms 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.