From Now On – What’s On Your Mind? Pastor Jeremy Foster, 2-9-20

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Today at Real Hope in Christ we continue the series From Now On – What’s On Your Mind? With Pastor Jeremy Foster.

 

Welcome to Real Hope In Christ

We’re Glad You’re Here

This is our worship service for today, Sunday February 9th. 

Countdown to Worship: "Glory to Glory," William Matthews.

First Music Offering: "Holy Water," We the Kingdom.

Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.

Second Music Offering: "One Day," Cochran & Company.

Third Music Offering: "Nobody But Jesus," Casting Crowns.

Communion: Dana Smith.

Communion Music Offering: "The Way," Pat Barrett.

Today’s Sermon:
From Now On; What’s On Your Mind? – Pastor Jeremy Foster.

Our Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS 02-02-2020

Real Hope Event T-shirts are now available. Please contact Glen or David for more information at glencarpenter@realhopecitrus.com.

Does Your Child Need Help With Homework? Weekly homework assistance to school-aged children is available each and every Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.

When time and homework loads permit, we will offer short Bible Study sessions with the children as well.

Children are welcome to have dinner at the church at 6 p.m., and if they are 10 or older or in the company of a parent or guardian may stay for our adult “Not Your Mama’s Bible Study” from 6:30 – 8:00pm. See Glen Carpenter or Ken Smith to sign up or for more information.

Name tags. Do you have an RHC name tag? If not fill out a Contact Card and write on it I need a name tag! Be sure to include your name exactly as you would like it to read on your nametag.

Not Your Mama’s Bible Study. Wednesday, 6pm.

Come to Bible Study hungry; Pulled Pork Sliders, Seasoned French Fries, Homemade Cole Slaw, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ice Cream.

Everyone is welcome and please, bring a friend or two or three…

Prayer Guide: The Prayer Guide is found at RealHopeInChrist.com.

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!

PRAYER: Is Prayer Important?

The way of prayer is truly the way of life. Let us give ourselves to prayer! Jesus prayed much even though He was God’s only begotten Son from eternity past.

Through His words and His actions Jesus tells us how import prayer is.

“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Mark 1:35.

“You do not have because you do not ask.” James 4:2.

“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24

Prayer Partners are available at the front of the worship area after today’s service.

SERMON NOTES

From Now On; What’s On Your Mind?-Pastor Jeremy Foster

FROM NOW ON I WILL PUT GOD FIRST!

Reclaim your joy.

Romans 12:2 New International Version (NIV)

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

FROM NOW ON:

1. I will renew my mind.  You cannot have a positive life with a negative mind.

Jesus will renew your mind if you allow Him to.

MIND MONSTERS:



  1. Fearful Imagination
  2. Despair
  3. Anger
  4. Worry
  5. Guilt
  6. Sadness
  7. Insecurities
  8. Inaccurate Assumptions



Philippians 4:8-9 New International Version (NIV)

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Hebrews 12:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

FROM NOW ON:

2. I will recognize the Mind Monsters.

Recognize your moments of truth.

Matthew 15:15-19 New International Version (NIV)

15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”

16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

Matthew 12:34 New International Version (NIV)

34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Words have power.  Your mind creates reality that you live out!

Proverbs 18:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,

    and those who love it will eat its fruit.

If words have power are you listening to leaders or losers?

There will be voices in your life that will lift you up or push you down.

Discover your purpose!

Mark 6:2-6 New International Version (NIV)

2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

FROM NOW ON I WILL REJECT THE MIND MONSTERS

Mark 10:46-52 New International Version (NIV)

Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight

46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.

The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

FROM NOW ON I WILL REPLACE THE MIND MONSTERS

Learn how to read the word of God.

Joel 3:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 Beat your plowshares into swords

    and your pruning hooks into spears.

Let the weakling say,

    “I am strong!”

FROM NOW ON I WILL SPEAK LIFE

CHALLENGE: For the next 30 days I challenge you to catch yourself when you speak death.

God is not calling you as He sees you; He is calling you as He created you.

Where do the Mind Monsters come from?

Your self-esteem, your self-worth, your self-image is determined to a large degree by what you think the people or person that you has matter most to you thinks about you.

How I see myself is defined by the person who has had the loudest voice in my life.

Psalm 139:17 New International Version (NIV)

17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!

    How vast is the sum of them!

2 Corinthians 1:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

When will you say yes?

FROM NOW ON I WILL PUT GOD FIRST!

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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!

Proverbs 3:5-6

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!

 

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