Today at Real Hope in Christ we share the message from Pastor Jeremy Foster,

Balanced Boundaries

Welcome to Real Hope In Christ – We’re Glad You’re Here

This is our worship service for 8-30-20

Countdown to Worship
"Happy Day," Jesus Culture.

First Music Offering
Jesus Paid It All,” Kristian Stanfield.

Second Music Offering
“I’m Leaning On You,” Crowder with Riley Clemmons

Third Music Offering
So Will I 100 Billion Times,” Hillsong United.

Communion Service
Dana Smith
Old Rugged Cross,” Bart Millard.

Today’s message
“Balanced Boundaries"
Pastor Jeremy Foster.

Closing Prayer: Ken Smith

Balanced Boundaries
Whether we’re thriving or running on empty, our boundaries influence our mental and spiritual health. In "Balanced Boundaries," Pastor Jeremy teaches us how to refuel.


Proverbs 25:26 (NIV)
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.

Romans 12:18 (NIV)
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:18 (NLT)
Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

  • Boundaries begin with me.
  • Your challenges usually come from your choices.
  • No one will establish your boundaries for you.

Proverbs 29:18 (BSB)
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint

1 Corinthians 6:12 (NLV)
I am allowed to do all things, but not everything is good for me to do! Even if I am free to do all things, I will not do them if I think it would be hard for me to stop when I know I should.

I must manage my relationships.

2 Timothy 4:9-15 (NLT)
Timothy, please come as soon as you can. Demas has deserted me because he loves the things of this life and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus has gone to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you when you come, for he will be helpful to me in my ministry. I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, be sure to bring the coat I left with Carpus at Troas. Also bring my books, and especially my papers. Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm, but the Lord will judge him for what he has done. Be careful of him, for he fought against everything we said.

Jesus established boundaries – even with people closest to him.

Matthew 16:22-23 (NIV)
Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Luke 5:16 (NIV)
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

  • When I am full God can take me into broken places and I can change the environment.
  • Jesus never operated out of brokenness or need.

Psalm 23:5 (NIV)
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

John 10:10 (AMP)
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].

It’s impossible for an empty cup to overflow.

Next Steps:

1. Boundaries begin with us. Take some time to reflect on where you could establish better boundaries in your life.

2. Jesus established boundaries, even with people He loved. Are there well-meaning people in your life that you need to set boundaries with? How will you do that?

3. The word “no” will strengthen the right relationships and restrict the wrong ones. What areas of your relationships need to hear you say “no”?

4. Jesus never operated out of brokenness or need. He constantly refueled so that He could operate out of overflow. How are you refueling?

5. Healing, hope, and wholeness come from prayer. How are your prayers keeping you filled up?

for the week of 8-30-2020

Wednesday, 6pm,
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study presents:
The Book of Judges J.D. Greear

The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver.

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

Come to Bible Study Hungry.
This week we’re having Hamburger/Cheeseburger, French Fries for dinner with Brownies and Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to budget constraints we are (hopefully) temporarily suspending full meal service for Wednesday’s Bible study. Ice tea, coffee and cookies will continue to be served.

Text to Tithe: Due to a number of requests for a more "modern" way to tithe, Text to Tithe has been created. It’s safe, fast, and secure. Just text the word, "give" to (786) 288-0839 and follow the link. Thanks!


We thank you for joining with us in worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hope that you enjoyed our service today and encourage you seek God in everything that you do. At Real Hope In Christ our purpose is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind.

Our focus begins with all the people of Citrus County and by the Grace of God we will:
together to worship and celebrate God,
in our knowledge and faith,
in love and,
out into the world to shine brightly with the light of salvation from our Savior Jesus Christ and tell the world what we know is true; God Loves You No Matter What!

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