Today at Real Hope in Christ we share the message from Pastor Shaun Nepstad

Don’t Settle

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

This is our worship service for 5-30-21

Countdown to Worship
"Lion and the Lamb," Leeland.

First Music Offering
"Red Letters," Crowder.

Memorial Day Salutation
"We Will Not Forget"

Second Music Offering
"You Are I Am," MercyMe.

Third Music Offering
"At the Cross," Chris Tomlin

Communion Service
Dana Smith
"City On Our Knees," TobyMac with Rev. Billy Graham

Today’s message:
Don’t Settle
Pastor Shaun Nepstad

Closing Prayer: Ken Smith

Sermon Notes
"Don’t Settle"
Pastor Shaun Nepstad

Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

When God brings you out of something He will always bring you into something.

When you have a wrong view of God you’ll have a wrong view of yourself.

A leader cannot lead you past where you are spiritually.

It is a sad day when you believe that God is not bigger than the problems you face.

Quitting is a mindset.

Settling for less is a mindset.

Negativity is more contagious than Covid.

It always easier to quit when the going gets tough.

Why do you want to "normal" when normal is toxic?

Don’t romanticize your past. The devil would love you to do that.

When you are living out of what God has for you you are living outside what God has for you!

Numbers 32:12, 45 (NIV)
The tribe of Rueben and Gad, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock. So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said, "the land the Lord subdued before the people of Israel—are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock. If we have found favor in your eyes," they said, "let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan."

Numbers 32:19 (NIV)
"We will not receive any inheritance with them on the other side of the Jordan, because our inheritance has come to us on the east side of the Jordan."

Numbers 32:40 (NIV)
So Moses gave Gilead to [them], and they settled there.

Why settle for less? Tired?

When you’re tired your judgment gets thrown off.

Where you are now is not the final destination that God has for you.

Isaiah 40:2831 (NIV)
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint."

They settle because they were Distracted.

Can you handle the blessings that God sends you or will you let the blessing become a stumbling block later. You are supposed to share the blessings, not sit still and hoard them.

Do not make a permanent decision based on a temporary situation

Stay focused on God’s plan for your life.

We cannot afford to be distracted by gossip.

Numbers 32:1 (NIV)
The tribe of Reuben and Gad], had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock.

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
"Where there is no vision, the people perish"

Don’t Lose Hope – don’t be on the fringe. The lion is lurking.

Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Genesis 50:20 (NIV)
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."

Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

Don’t settle.

The answer always begins with and ends with Jesus.

Never forget, God is in you and with you always. He will never forget you, He will never turn away. He is listening and always, God Loves You No Matter What!


Wednesday, June 2nd
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study
Eyewitness Bible Series The Book of Acts

Acts is the history of the first churches and the spread of Christianity. After the death of Jesus, Christianity existed almost exclusively among the Jews. The first part of Acts portrays the meaning of Christianity, how it was shared, and how it was lived out in a closed community of Jews whose common culture was based on the Old Testament.

Complimentary dinner starts at 6pm, study starts at 6:30.
Be our guest. This week we will be serving:
• Chili Dogs
• French Fries
• Macaroni Salad
• Frosted Brownies & Vanilla Ice Cream.
• Bottled Water, Iced Tea, and Coffee.


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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