Today at Real Hope in Christ we share the message from Pastor Justin Miller
Kingdom Come: Peace In the Midst of Problems
Welcome to Real Hope In Christ – We’re Glad You’re Here
This is our worship service for 3-14-21
Countdown to Worship “Happy Day,” Jesus Culture.
First Music Offering “Grave,” Cochren & Co.
Second Music Offering “The Father’s House,” Cory Asbury.
Third Music Offering “The Way,” Pat Barrett.
Dana Smith “Communion” Billy Graham.
Today’s Message: Kingdom Come: Peace in the Midst of Problems | Pastor Justin Miller
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith
What are you struggling with right now?
Job situation? Health? Relationships? With Covid, maybe all of the above? Jesus doesn’t promise a problem-free life – He promises His Presence, and THAT’S where peace comes from.
In the midst of every storm you will find peace in Jesus Christ.
Jesus promises His presence with us always. His presence is greater than any problem.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Jesus knows that we always size up our situation against our abilities.
We have to stop sizing up our situation according to our strengths and give it to Jesus instead.
When Jesus is near we have nothing to fear.
Politics and Presidents come and go but God is forever.
No matter what you’re going through got has you on His hands.
Kingdom people can be calm in the midst of chaos because we know who is in charge.
Come hell or high water our God is always with us.
No matter what the storm God never leaves.
Matthew 8:23-25 New International Version Jesus Calms the Storm
Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
God is always in control.
Jesus promised that in this world we will have troubles.
Hebrews 12:11 New International Version
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.
Sometimes in the hurt we question God. "God, don’t you even care?" "Can’t you see that I’m in trouble?"
Truth is we always have a choice.
God never agreed to our terms.
God overcomes this world; He reworks our pain into our righteousness and peace.
God’s presence is greater than all our problems
Peace isn’t the absence of problems; it’s the presence of God.
Matthew 8:25-27 New International Version
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!”
For Jesus the problem isn’t the storm, it’s our faith. (or lack of it)
The storm around you isn’t the problem; it’s the storm inside you.
Are you panicking or are you praying. Are you worrying or are you worshiping?
Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version
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.
Instead of praying your problems away pray for God’s presence.
Jesus is in the boat with you.
Never forget, God is in you and with you always. He will never forget you, He will never turn away. He is listening and always, God Loves You No Matter What!
Wednesday, Doors open at 6pm, study starts at 6:30.
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study presents
“The Easter Series”
Eyewitness Bible Series is pleased to present The Easter Series. This series is a collection of eight episodes from other Eyewitness series. These episodes are selected to be watched on each day of Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday.
Be our guest. This week we will be serving:
• Spaghetti with Meatballs
• Garden Fresh Salad
• Garlic Cheesy Bread.
• Peach Cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream.
• Homemade Lemonade, Iced Tea.
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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 our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind.
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!