Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Jesus is God

June 19, 2017

On Monday’s some of us need a lift to start the week. Today let us look at one of the names of Jesus and what He means to us.

God – Jesus is called God in several passages in the Bible. Along with His sinless life, miracles, and resurrection from the dead, His claims to be God stand firm.

John 20:27&28 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 benot faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Salt and Light

February 12, 2017

Matthew 5 is about being distinct in character. How a Christian is to be clearly different from this world, noticeably different in a good way. This particular teaching was coming from the mouth of Jesus Himself. He not only said how we are to be distinct, but when we are, we are blessed with a true happiness & peace that only God gives. Plus He tells what we would obtain for being distinct. We are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Christ urges us to be a good example. I challenge you to read Matthew chapter 5 and be determined to be distinct in this world and watch for your blessings.

Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Transformation

February 6, 2017

Being willing to let the Lord change us is an important part of our growth. In Romans 12:1-2, God tells us three things on how we can partner with Him for internal and external change. 1) Present your life, your work and your ministry to Him, 2) Don’t follow the pattern of the world, as you might miss out on the radical changes He wants for you and 3) Renew your mind. This can be done by staying in the Scriptures and praying.

Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

Look to Jesus

January 4, 2017

The SOS Events office is full of activity as the new year begins. Time for tax deductible receipts to go out, revision of the manual, scheduling for trainings and events for 2017 and plans for new areas and events.

When the staff is busy there is the enemy who is busy also trying to upset whatever we do for the Lord. The devil has already been defeated by our Lord and Savior Jesus. So we will put our trust in Him and just keep keeping on. If you are discouraged when things seem to be going wrong, look to Jesus in faith to bring you through.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Victory in Jesus

December 29, 2016

SOS Events has a wonderful office staff who keeps the ministry going and growing. Diana Giuliano, office manager, Beka Williams, assistant, Alice Thomas, chief correspondent and in charge of scheduling and Hailey Levins, general office work. These ladies do a wonderful job keeping the ministry running smoothly and every one of them go above and beyond what the typical office workers do. 

Please keep SOS Events staff in your prayers as in everyone’s life there are personal trials that we all face. The enemy especially likes to discourage people who work for the Lord but we know that by faith and prayers we can be victorious through our Lord Jesus.

If you are facing a trial today turn to Jesus, he will give you the victory if you trust in Him.

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

A Parking Place

August 28, 2016

This is the final true story of children’s answers to prayer, however, there are many more that could be shared as God delights in the simple faith of children.

When Tom’s daughter, Allison, was small she was excited to go to the fireworks on 4th of July. Not wanting to disappoint her Tom drove to the busy park where the fireworks were to be displayed. There was not a parking place to be had in that crowded area that evening. He circled round several times without success.

Alison told her Dad that Jesus would find them a parking place. Tom looked in the rear view mirror and watched as Allison prayed this prayer, “Dear Jesus, my Daddy needs a parking place. Would you please give him one.”

Just then a man knocked on the window and asked Tom if he had any children in the car. Tom answered, “Yes, my daughter.”

The man said, “Every year we save a parking place for someone with a child, pull under our carport.” God hears and answers prayer.

Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

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.

Blessed Assurance

September 8, 2015

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Refrain:

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels, descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

Fanny Crosby 1873

Fanny Crosby was blind physically but not spiritually. She had faith and full assurance in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ to save her and wrote many hymns in her lifetime that are still sung and are a blessing to many over 100 years later.

Our prayer is that you who are reading this have the same assurance of the forgiveness that can be yours through faith in Jesus. It is as simple as admitting you have sinned, believing that He paid for your sins, asking Him to forgive you and change your life. He will come into your life and your life will change as you grow in the knowledge and understanding of His Word.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Look to Jesus

July 20, 2015

  

Faith

April 27, 2015

“Faith is like radar which sees through the fog, the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” Corrie ten Boom

Corrie must have had many days when her faith would be tested and she could not see what was ahead. In World War II her family protected hundreds of Jews from death by hiding them in a hidden room in her bedroom. Eventually the hiding place was detected and Corrie was sent to a German concentration camp. But she never lost her faith in God.

After the war she returned to her home and helped concentration camp survivors get rehabilited into a regular life. She wrote many books and became a sought after speaker especially in Christian gatherings. She moved to the United States and died on her 91st birthday in California.

If you feel like you are living in a fog, not able to see what God has planned for you, be encouraged, God has a plan and propose for your life and whatever your circumstances God will bring you through. He sees and will guide you with His eye.

Psalms 32:7-8 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.