Real Hope Program and Study Guide for 4–7-2019
Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday April 7th.
Countdown to Worship: "Moving Forward," Israel Houghton.
First Music Offering: "Grace Got You," Mercy Me.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Wes Smith.
Second Music Offering: "Echo," Elevation Worship featuring Tauren Wells.
Third Music Offering: "So Will I – 100 Billion Times," Hillsong United.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "Only Jesus," Casting Crowns.
Today’s Sermon: "Say What!? Pick Up Your Cross." Pastor Justin Miller, Real Life Church.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Justin Miller April 7th, 2019
Say What!? Pick Up Your Cross.
Matthew 16:24-27 New International Version (NIV)
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
Matthew 16:21-23 New International Version (NIV)
21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
James 1:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
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!