Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here
This is our worship service for today, Sunday December 1, 2019.
Countdown to Worship: "Go Tell It On The Mountain," David Crowder.
First Music Offering: "Somewhere in Your Silent Night," Casting Crowns.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
First Video Offering: "Christmas According To Kids," Southland Christian Church.
Second Music Offering: "This Is Christmas," Kutless.
Third Music Offering: "What Child Is This?" Francesca Battistelli.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "Glory," Matt Maher.
Today’s Sermon: Pastor Jeremy Foster, The Best Life: A Life That Lives On.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
Real Hope Event T-shirts are now available. Please contact Glen or David for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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" The Christmas Experience with Kyle Idleman.
The Christmas Experience examines the Christmas story in detail, helping groups (and families) prepare for the Christmas season. Each episode will focus on how God chose each individual in the Christmas story for a specific purpose.
Those participating in The Christmas Experience study will be able to find themselves in the Christmas story, as they learn that what happened then changes everything now.
Come to Bible Study hungry; Grilled Hamburgers, French Fries, Tater Tots, Iced Tea, Coffee, Lemonade, and Brownies with Ice Cream starting at 6pm.
Children are welcome and child care is provided. Everyone is welcome and please, bring a friend or two or three…
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: 12-1-2019- -Pastor Jeremy Foster.
The Best Life: A Life That Lives On.
Each day, we have the opportunity to live out our purpose by leaving a legacy. Learn more about how YOUR life can live on.
Ephesians 4:1 New International Version (NIV)
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ
4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
There is no lasting fulfillment in worldly accomplishments.
There is no happiness living the way the world lives.
Your Legacy is where your life lives on.
How do I live the right legacy?
Romans 14:10-12 New International Version (NIV)
10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.
11 It is written:
‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’
12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
Two questions will be asked: 1. What did you do with my Son Jesus?
Matthew 25:41 New International Version (NIV)
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
We love the love of Jesus but not the Justice.
Revelation 20:11-12 New International Version (NIV)
The Judgment of the Dead
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
Second question: 2. What did you do with what I gave you?
2 Corinthians 5:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Revelation 22:12 New International Version (NIV)
12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.
1 Corinthians 3:9-15 New International Version (NIV)
9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.
11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.
14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.
15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.
The right answer is: I gave my life away.
1. I will intentionally give what I have.
2. I will intentionally serve others.
3. I will intentionally share Christ with others.
FIND YOUR WHY?
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!