Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday June 23rd.
Countdown to Worship: "Glory to Glory," William Matthews.
First Music Offering: "Take Me Back," Cochrane & Co.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
Second Music Offering: "Build My Life," Pat Barrett.
Third Music Offering: "You Say", Lauren Daigle.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "Worthy," Chris Tomlin.
Today’s Sermon: "Forgiveness," Pastor Mark Flood, Real Life Church.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Mark Flood June 23, 2019
Unforgiving others is a direct route to dysfunction.
Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Jesus teaches that there are no bounds for forgiveness.
Matthew 18:23-27 (NIV)
23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[a] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
If your debts were forgiven, how would that impact your life and transform your life?
Matthew 18: 28-35(NIV)
28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[a] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.
29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ 30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. 32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
A community of forgiven people must be FORGIVING people.
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!