Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday August 18th.
Countdown to Worship: "Moving Forward" Israel Houghton.
First Music Offering: "Church" Cochran & Co.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
Second Music Offering: "Mercy Is A Song" Matthew West.
Third Music Offering: "Nobody But Jesus" Casting Crowns.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "Do It Again" Elevation Worship.
Today’s Sermon: "Jesus Calms the Storm," Justin Miller, Real Life Church.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Justin Miller August 18, 2019
Miracles: Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
How can Jesus sleep in a storm?
All three Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, rarely record events in the exact way, but this miracle is recorded in the same way.
Jesus planned the path – Jesus leads them in the storm. The storm was part of the plan.
Hebrews 12:11 (NIV)
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.
Don’t mistake inaction for indifference. Jesus cares, he does not cater. His plans are not our plan.
Storms prove He’s in control – trust Him, you’ll get through it.
Matthew 8:25-27 (NIV)
25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
His presence is greater than our problems.
I am never out of control when God is in control.
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!