Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday May 19th.
Countdown to Worship: "Glory to Glory," William Matthews.
First Music Offering: "Witness," Jordan Feliz.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
Second Music Offering: "Mercy Is A Song," Matthew West.
Third Music Offering: "God Only Knows", For King and Country.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "The Way," Pat Barrett.
Today’s Sermon: "Open the Door." Pastor Jeremy Foster, Hope City.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Jeremy Foster May 19th, 2019
Open the Door
This series will focus on how to hear the voice of God and how to follow the will of God in your life.
Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)
12There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
God wants to be involved in your life. We make a lot of decisions without God, and then we call on Him as the rescue and recovery plan.
John 10:4-5 New International Version (NIV)
4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.
The voice you hear the most is the one that you respond to the quickest.
I must become more self aware and more God aware.
- God loves you.
- God has a plan for you.
- God leaves positioning up to you.
a. Sovereign will of God – things God does because he is God.
Psalms 115:3 (NIV) Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
b. Moral will of God – wrap your life around the Word, don’t wrap the Word around your life.
The Will of God will be offensive to your personal will.
It’s not his unwillingness to speak; it’s our unwillingness to obey what He’s called us to do.
2 things to position yourself to do what God has called you to do:
- Start serving
- Open the door
Revelation 3:20-22 (NIV)
20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
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!