Welcome to Real Hope In Christ – We’re Glad You’re Here
This is our online worship service for today, Sunday April 26, 2020.
First Music Offering: “Great Things,” Mayra Alvarez & Jeremiah Woods.
Second Music Offering: “Here Again,” Mayra Alvarez & Jeremiah Woods.
Third Music Offering: “Run to the Father,” Mayra Alvarez & Jeremiah Woods.
Today’s message: “Blessings On Battlefields," Pastor Jeremy Foster.
SERMON NOTES – April 26th, 2020
“Blessings On Battlefields," Pastor Jeremy Foster.
A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
— John 10:10 (MSG)
God’s desire is for you to live a life beyond this life.
Five ways to find blessings on battlefields:
1. Know God intimately.
God desires a relationship with you.
He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
–– Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)
Let us strip oﬀ every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
–– Hebrews 12:1b (NLT)
2. Grow yourself daily.
Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity…
–– Hebrews 6:1 (BSB)
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only…–– James 1:22 (NKJV)
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
–– Proverbs 23:12 (NIV)
Growth doesn’t come from learning – but application.
Give us this day our daily bread.
–– Matthew 6:11 (BSB)
There’s a big diﬀerence in learning the word and leaning on it.
A moment with God can fix a lifetime of problems.
3. Connect with others regularly.
You are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.
–– Ephesians 2:19 (TLB)
Two people are better oﬀ than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.
–– Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
–– James 5:16 (NIV)
4. Share Christ eﬀectively.
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.
–– 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 (NIV84)
5. Serve others passionately.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
–– 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV84)
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD.
–– Jeremiah 29:13-14 (NIV)
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 of our hearts and with all of our souls and with all of our minds.
Our focus begins with all the people of Citrus County and by the Grace of God we will: Gather together to worship and celebrate God, Grow in our knowledge and faith, Give in love and, Go 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! We boldly ask God to help us shake the Earth and touch the Heavens!