Gracious Favor – Pastor Daniel Groves, 3-15-20

Today at Real Hope in Christ we continue the series Gracious Favor – Pastor Daniel Groves.




Welcome to Real Hope In Christ

We’re Glad You’re Here

This is our worship service for today, Sunday March 15th.

Pre-service: “Love,” We Are Messengers, “Dead Man Walking,” Jeremy Camp, “Best News Ever,” Mercy Me, “Counting Every Blessing,” Rend Collective, “Rescue Story,” Zach Williams, “Alive & Breathing,” Matt Maher.

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

First Music Offering: "I Need U," TobyMac.

Welcome: Wes Smith.

Second Music Offering: "You Say," Lauren Daigle.

Third Music Offering: "So Will I, 100 Billion Times," Hillsong United.

Communion Service: Dana Smith

Communion Video Offering: "Only Jesus," Casting Crowns.

Today’s Sermon: "Gracious Favor," Pastor Daniel Groves, Hope City Church.

Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.


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

Kyle Idleman, "The Easter Experience."

The Easter Experience brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style. Through these in-depth teachings, your small group will grow spiritually, bonding with each other as well as with the eternal message of Easter.

Come to Bible Study hungry! On the menu: Variety of Pizzas and Fresh Garden Salads along with Lemonade and Iced Tea and Ice Cream for dessert starting at 6pm.Everyone are welcome and please, bring a friend or two or three…

Saturday, April 4th is a Free "Faith Through Films" Movie Night at Real Hope In Christ. Our presentation will be the movie, "Risen."
Doors open at 5pm. Movie starts at 6pm. If you would like to see the movie trailer or need more information visit our website at

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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.


Gracious Favor – Pastor Daniel Groves

Favor is dependent upon obedience. Favor is connected to expectation.

Psalm 90:17 (NIV)
90May the favor[a] of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.

Matthew 6:33 New King James Version (NKJV)
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Proverbs 3:1-6 (ESV)
1My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,
2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will find favor and good success[a] in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Is God trying to get something to you but you haven’t aligned yourself in a position to receive it?

2 Corinthians 9:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency[a] in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)
21Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

Psalms 145:9 (NIV)
9The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)
22Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Galatians 6:9 (CSB)
9Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.

Proverbs 11:25 (MSG)
25The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.

Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)
24The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

The word GRACIOUS actually means "to grant favor."


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
5 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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