Real Hope Program and Study Guide for 12-23-2018
Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday December 23rd.
Pre-service Music Video: "Angels We Have Heard On High," The Piano Guys, Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, and The Tabernacle Choir .
Countdown to Worship: "Go Tell It On The Mountain," David Crowder.
First Music Offering: "Mary Did You Know?" CeeLo Greene.
Second Music Offering: "Little Drummer Boy," For King and Country.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
First Video Offering: "Christmas According To Kids," Southland Christian Church.
Second Video Offering: "Digital Story of the Nativity."
Third Music Offering: "A Hallelujah Christmas," Cloverton.
Communion Music Offering: "How Many Kings," Down Here.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Special Christmas Reading of the Story of the First Christmas.
Today’s Sermon: "Christmas Joy!" Pastor Jeremy Foster, Hope City Church.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Jeremy Foster December 23rd, 2018
Luke 2:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
Happiness is External, Joy is Internal.
Philippians 1:3-6 New International Version (NIV)
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 New International Version (NIV)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Happiness is based on circumstances. Joy based on Jesus.
Happiness is based on chance. Joy based on choice.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 New International Version (NIV)
18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:12-13 New International Version (NIV)
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Nehemiah 8:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
John 15:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
Luke 2:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Isaiah 9:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called,
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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!
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!