Posts Tagged ‘joy’

The Angel, Gabriel

December 13, 2018

Only two angels are mentioned by name in the New Testament. Gabriel and Michael. Gabriel was an archangel who was a messenger sent by God to deliver news to Zacariah and then later to Mary. Gabriel is also mentioned in the book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Angels had an important role in the birth of the Lord Jesus. Their presence brought fear into the hearts of the people they appeared to according to scripture.

We tend to forget that people like Zacariah, Mary and Joseph were just ordinary people that God used in extraordinary circumstances. If Gabriel appeared to us today we too would be afraid. As Christians we can look forward to the time when we will see angels in Heaven. What a wonderful future we have and there will be no fear, only wonder and beauty as we behold Heaven and meet Jesus face to face.

Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

Luke 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

(It has been a blessing to see the symbols of Christmas and we look now to the people that the Bible recorded about the birth of Jesus)

Bells Symbols of Christmas

December 8, 2018

For centuries, bells have been rung to announce the arrival of the Christmas season. They symbolize the announcement of the birth of Jesus when angels in heaven praised God and declared, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14

God Bless You Today

November 9, 2018

Psalms 118:24 This day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Spring is Here!

March 20, 2018

The calendar says it is the first day of spring. Many of us have been waiting for it because winter has been hard. In northern areas it may not feel like spring yet, snow, ice and cold is still around and the forecast is calling for more. But, we look forward to spring and rejoice when the first flower comes up out of the soil. Christian life is like that. Sometimes life is hard and there seems no end in sight, but we can look to Jesus. He is the One who brings joy into our lives.

Psalms 32:11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Joy of Soul Winning

March 18, 2018

There is absolutely complete joy in winning souls. Yesterday, SOS Events had three volunteers go to an event in Seffner, Fl. It was not a huge event but the people that were there were friendly and the children were having a great time. A young mother came to the booth with her beautiful little daughter. She had been wondering how to be sure she would go to Heaven but did not know what she had to do to be sure. She recently had purchased a Bible trying to find the answer. When she sat down with the soul winner she was so happy to hear how her sins could be forgiven. After she invited Jesus to be her Savior the joy on her face was a blessing to see.

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Pure Joy

March 7, 2018

Emma, A little girl, 7 years old, wanted to know how to be 100% sure she was going to Heaven. She came into the booth with her mother and listened intently as the soul winner explained the plan of salvation. Emma prayed and trusted Jesus as her Savior. When she got up to leave she actually was jumping for joy. Everyone in the booth smiled at the pure joy of a child who now knows she is going to Heaven.

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.

Joy in the Lord

March 6, 2018

Rejoice in the Lord!

February 11, 2018

Monday Morning

January 8, 2018

Monday morning starts the new work week for most of us. If you love Mondays, congratulations, if you dread the start of a new week, remember your attitude has a lot to do with how your day and the rest of the week will be. Christian, today is the day the Lord has made, He says to rejoice and be glad in it. Look for something positive and you will find it. Happy Monday!

Psalms 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Joy in Jesus

January 2, 2018

The Christmas decorations are put away, the holiday season is over. Let us not pack away the joy we have in Jesus, but keep Him the center of our lives all year long.

Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.