Today at Real Hope in Christ we share the message from Pastor Daniel Groves, 

Stop, Drop, and Praise


Welcome to Real Hope In Christ – We’re Glad You’re Here

This is our worship service for 8-9-20.

Countdown to Worship
"Glory to Glory," Matthew Williams.

First Music Offering
“Great Things,” Phil Wickham.

Second Music Offering
“See The Light,” TobyMac.

Third Music Offering
“Mercy Is A Song,” Matthew West.

Communion Service
Dana Smith
“Only Jesus,” Casting Crowns.

Today’s message
“Stop, Drop, and Praise"
Pastor Daniel Groves.

Closing Prayer
Ken Smith


The enemy isn’t fighting you because you’re weak, he’s fighting you because of your purpose.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Psalms 139:13-14 (NIV)
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 23:6 (NLT)
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

John 4:23 (ESV)
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Psalms 150:6 (NIV)
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

1 Peter 5:8 (NLT)
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

1.Your Praise Is Valuable

Psalm 34:1-3 (AMP)
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NIV)
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength.

Psalm 107:2 (ESV)
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble.

2.There Is Traction In Your Praise

Psalm 23:4 (NLT)
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect

Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

3.There Is Breakthrough In Your Praise

Acts 16:25-26 (NIV)
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.

1 Peter 2:9-10 (MSG)
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night- and-day difference he made for you from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.

Next Steps:

1. In what areas of your life do you feel like the enemy is attacking you right now?
2. What do you need to start praising God for?
3. What tends to distract your praise?
4. What’s one practical step you can take this week to protect your praise?
5. What breakthrough are you believing God for in your life?

for the week of 8-09-2020

Wednesday, 6pm
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study
The Book of Judges J.D. Greear

The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver.

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

Bring an appetite for the Word and Dinner!
This week we will be serving Spaghetti & Meatballs, Tossed Garden Salad, Sauteed Broccoli, and Garlic Bread with Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Bottle Water with Brownies & Ice Cream for dessert.

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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:
together to worship and celebrate God,
in our knowledge and faith,
in love and,
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!

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