|Real Hope Program Guide for 4-08-2018
Welcome to Real Hope. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our program for today, Sunday April 8th.
Countdown to Worship: “Glory To Glory,” William Matthews.
Invocation and Bible Reading: Pastor Ernest Thomas
First Music Offering: “I Can Only Imagine,” MercyMe.
Second Music Offering: “This Is Amazing Grace,” Phil Wickam.
Communion Video Presentation: “The Last Supper,” excerpt from the film, “The Passion of the Christ.”
Communion Service: Shirlee Yoder.
Offering, Prayer Requests, and Announcements: Dana Smith.
Video: “Change the World,” Kid President
Today’s Sermon: “Changed the World,” Pastor Jeremy Foster, Hope City Church.
Closing Prayer: Ted Yoder
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 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!
We boldly ask God to help us shake the Earth and touch the Heavens!
We look forward to seeing you again.
Thank you and God bless you.
Reading Suggestions and Study Guide for the week of April 8th.
Changed the World
The Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ Changed the World. Jesus rose from the dead to defeat death and provide eternal life.
One of the claims Jesus made in John 11:25--26 was that people who believe in Him can live forever.
What would it be like to live forever with Jesus?
Why is it important that we have a biblical view of what eternity will be like?
In John 14:2-3 Jesus speaks of living forever with Him. There He says He will prepare a place for us.
What do you think that place will be like?
What are some ideas others have told you about Heaven?
In John 3:16 Jesus clarifies the reason for providing us such a place. He has made eternal life available because He loves us.
How does that kind of love change the way you think and live each day?
How does it help you through difficult times?
The Bible gives us evidence for the Resurrection.
What are some examples of reasons to believe the Resurrection is true?
Why are these important?
The Resurrection changed the world because it turned “what if” into “what is.” Heaven is real, as is a relationship with Jesus. What are the next steps you need to take to follow Jesus?
Next Steps: Think about how the Resurrection changed the world forever. On a sheet of paper write:
“Jesus died to forgive me, and rose from the dead to provide me eternal life. Because of His sacrifice and work I will ____________________________.”
Now take a few moments to pray and ask God what He wants you to do in light of His work. After writing these statements take some time to pray and ask God to help you do them. Make it a point to start these next steps today!
Reading Plan Sunday – Matthew 28 Monday – John 14 Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 15 Wednesday – Revelation 22 Thursday – John 21 Friday – John 11 Saturday – Luke 24
Thank you and God bless you.