Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here
This is our worship service for today, Sunday November 24, 2019.
Countdown to Worship: "Moving Forward," Israel Houghton.
First Music Offering: "You Say," Lauren Daigle.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
Second Music Offering: "Grace Got You," Mercy Me.
Third Music Offering: "Home," Chris Tomlin.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "City On Our Knees," TobyMac.
Pastor Daniel Groves, The Best Life: A Heart of a Stewardship.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
Real Hope Event T-shirts are now available. Please contact Glen or David for more information.
Does Your Child Need Help With Homework? Weekly homework assistance to school-aged children is available each and every Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.
When time and homework loads permit, we will offer short Bible Study sessions with the children as well.
Children are welcome to have dinner at the church at 6 p.m., and if they are 10 or older or in the company of a parent or guardian may stay for our adult “Not Your Mama’s Bible Study” from 6:30 – 8:00pm. See Glen Carpenter or Ken Smith to sign up or for more information.
Name tags. Do you have an RHC name tag? If not fill out a Contact Card and write on it I need a name tag! Be sure to include your name exactly as you would like it to read on your nametag.
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study
Wednesday, 6pm: "Not Your Mama’s Bible Study" will not be held this week so that we can prepare for Thanksgiving Day Dinner!
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Thursday November 28th, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Take Invitations with you and invite family, friends, and anyone you meet!
This year we give thanks to God by continuing our tradition of cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for the Police, Firefighters, and First Responders who work so diligently and tirelessly to protect and serve our community.
Not only for Police, Firefighters and First Responders but just like our breakfast served every Sunday, Thanksgiving Dinner is offered free, without cost or obligation to anyone in the community as our way of showing God that we are thankful for everyone that He has created.
We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, yeast dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and of course pumpkin pie from 11am until 3pm Thanksgiving day. First Responders can eat in our dining area or get their meals to go.
Please text or email your name along with the number of dinners you will need to 352-897-0352 or Thanksgiving@realhopeinchrist.com.
Prayer Guide: The Prayer Guide is also new addition to the Real Hope In Christ website and can be found at RealHopeInChrist.com.
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!
PRAYER: Is Prayer Important?
The way of prayer is truly the way of life. Let us give ourselves to prayer! Jesus prayed much even though He was God’s only begotten Son from eternity past.
Through His words and His actions Jesus tells us how import prayer is.
“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Mark 1:35.
“You do not have because you do not ask.” James 4:2.
“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24
Prayer Partners are available at the front of the worship area after today’s service.
SERMON NOTES: 11-24-2019- -Pastor Daniel Groves.
The Best Life: A Heart of Stewardship.
When you release what you are holding onto, God can bring blessings that ultimately bless others. But when we refuse to live openhanded, we can only hold so much. Check out how YOU can release what you’re holding and love a life with a heart of stewardship.
Proverbs 16:9 New International Version (NIV)
9 In their hearts humans plan their course,but the Lord establishes their steps.
If you want God to laugh tell Him your plans.
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Stewardship means using our God given abilities to mange God given resources to accomplish God ordained results.
How do I become a good steward?
1. Know God
2. Find freedom
3. Discover your purpose
4. Using Your God given abilities make a difference
How do I become a good steward?
1. Stewardship begins in the heart.
Proverbs 4:23 New International Version (NIV)
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
2. Stewardship is for every season of life.
Luke 16:10-12 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?
12 And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?
James 4:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Being a good steward with your time.
- How are you spending your time?
- Are you a good manager of your time?
3. Stewardship requires willingness.
We don’t like told what to do.
1 Peter 5:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
I was afraid with what You gave me so I buried it.
Don’t bury your potential, release it and live by faith.
John 14:26 New International Version (NIV)
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
The Holy Spirit is always speaking.
Revelation from God will fuel dedication to God.
2 Corinthians 9:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
God’s not trying to get something from you, he’s trying to give something from you.
Luke 6:38 Good News Translation (GNT)
38 Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands—all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.”
Acts 20:35 New International Version (NIV)
35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
Give with joy.
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!
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6in 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!