Real Hope Program and Study Guide for 3-3-2019
Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday March 3rd.
Countdown to Worship: "Glory To Glory," William Matthews.
First Music Offering: "What If I Gave Everything," Casting Crowns.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
Second Music Offering: "Echo," Elevation Worship featuring Tauren Wells.
Third Music Offering: "So Will I – 100 Billion Times," Hillsong United.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "City On Our Knees," TobyMac featuring Reverend Billy Graham.
Today’s Sermon: "Bring On The Blessings," Pastor Jeremy Foster, Hope City Church.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Jeremy Foster March 3rd, 2019
Bring On The Blessings
Deuteronomy 28:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
1 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.
2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7 The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8 The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
2 Corinthians 6:18 New International Version (NIV)
18 And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
If I want God to bring on blessings in my life then I just cannot do life my way.
1. Check Your Heart. Blessings are created or destroyed by your heart.
It’s a "heart" issue.
Luke 6:38 New International Version (NIV)
38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Luke 6:37 New International Version (NIV)
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Luke 6:45 New International Version (NIV)
45 “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Jesus tells us, "This is a heart issue." Jesus wants your heart, not your pretend commitment.
Matthew 6:24 New King James Version (NKJV)
24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 6:21 New International Version (NIV)
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Luke 12:42 New Living Translation (NLT)
And the Lord replied, “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.
2. You have to be a good steward
3. Be a generous giver.
Psalm 23:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Deuteronomy 28:2 New International Version (NIV)
All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
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!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.
We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you and may God bless you!