Welcome to Real Hope In Christ – We’re Glad You’re Here
This is our online worship service for today, Sunday April 19, 2020.
Welcome to Worship: Pastor Mitch McKinney.
First Music Offering: “See a Victory.”
Second Music Offering: “Hallelujah,”
Communion: Pastor Mark Flood
Today’s message: “Lessons From Lock Down," Pastor Justin Miller.
SERMON NOTES – April 19th, 2020
Lessons From Lock Down
Pastor Justin Miller
Fear is real. We all face fear. Fear affects everything we do – it is part of life.
But the depth of our fear can be a choice. The reason that fear is a choice is because Jesus says so.
Matthew 6:25 (NIV)
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
James 1:2-4 (NIV)
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Hebrews 12:11 (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.
Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)
3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Remember, you’re not being punished, you’re being prepared.
Faith isn’t denying the presence of fear, it’s declaring the presence of God.
God is always working all things together for our own good.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Never forget, God is in you and with you always. He will never forget you, He will never turn away. He is listening and remember, God Loves You No Matter What!
ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
for the week of 04-19-2020
Wednesday, 6pm – Not Your Mama’s Bible Study will be available online @ RealHopeInChrist.com. We hope to resume in church meetings Wednesday, April 30th but will adhere to the guidelines set forth by local and national health departments.
Billy Graham, “Heaven.” Heaven features inspiring real-life stories intertwined with never-before seen footage of Mr. Graham talking about heaven, filmed at his North Caroline mountain home.
We never know what we truly believe until it’s a matter of life and death. Billy Graham, along with firefighter Cheyane Caldwell and Laurie Coombs, a young woman forced to face the reality of death, share the Gospel message, and what really happens when we die.
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!
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!