Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday July 7th.
Countdown to Worship: "Glory to Glory," William Matthews.
First Music Offering: "He Still Does Miracles" Hawk Nelson.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
Second Music Offering: "Miracles" Alisa Turner.
Third Music Offering: "With Lifted Hands" Ryan Stevenson.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "Only Jesus" Casting Crowns.
Today’s Sermon: "Jesus Feeds 5000," Pastor Justin Miller, Real Life Church.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Justin Miller July 7, 2019
Miracles: Jesus Feeds 5000
Come to God fresh and new with a child-like faith – nothing is impossible.
Sometime after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
The answer to the question is the one who is answering the question.
They are more focused on what they can’t do, rather than focusing on Jesus can do.
Miracles start with a mess. The first step of a miracle is when there is no hope, a problem that can’t be solved.
Jesus never said here’s a problem, how are YOU going to solve it. He said how will WE feed them? Jesus says, "Apart from me, you can do nothing."
John 6:10-12 (NIV)
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted."
5 loaves + 2 fishes = not enough.
5 loaves + 2 fishes + Jesus = more than enough
Add Jesus to your not enough and it becomes MORE than enough.
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!