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When Life Feels Out Of Control – Pastor Craig Groeschel, 8-02-20 – Real Hope In Christ – Service to the Lord God Almighty!
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Today at Real Hope in Christ we share the message from Pastor Craig Groeschel,

When Life Feels Out Of Control


 

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

This is our worship service for 8-2-20.

Warm-up to Worship
We The Kingdom, "Holy Water"
Rend Collective, "Counting Every Blessing"
Matt Maher, "Alive & Breathing"
Lauren Daigle, "Still Rolling Stones"

Countdown to Worship
"Glory to Glory," William Matthews

First Music Offering
"One Day," Cochren & Co.

Second Music Offering
"Mercy Is A Song." Matthew West

Third Music Offering
"Old Church Choir," Zach Williams

Communion Service
Dana Smith
"Only Jesus." Casting Crowns.

Today’s message
“When Life Feels Out Of Control"
Pastor Craig Groeschel

Closing Prayer
Mr. Ken Smith

SERMON NOTES:

Matthew 26:38-40 (NIV)
Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and
keep watch with me." Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My
Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." Then he
returned to his disciples and found them sleeping.

The Illusion of Control: The cognitive bias that leads us to believe we have control over outcome when in
reality we don’t.

Matthew 26:42 (NIV)
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken
away unless I drink it, may your will be done."

You don’t always have the power to control, but you always have the power to surrender.

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

  • Moralistic – Equates religion with being good, moral, and nice
  • Therapeutic – Faith is a means to improve your life
  • Deism – God is real but not involved unless you really need him
    A mostly uninvolved God exists to make our lives better.
What are you trying to control that you need to surrender?

Matthew 26:39 (NIV)
"My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."

Real faith starts between the IF and the YET.

Matthew 10:39 (NLT)
If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

God can do way more with your surrender than you can do with your control.

Next Steps
1. Do you struggle with control? Explain.
2. What areas of your life do you need to surrender?
3. How can you pray more dangerous prayers?
4. Do you struggle with total surrender? Explain.
5. What practical steps can you take this week to surrender what you need to surrender to God?

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 remember, God Loves You No Matter What!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
for the week of 8-02-2020

Wednesday, 6pm Not Your Mama’s Bible Study presents:
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.

Come to Bible Study Hungry.
This week we will be serving Hamburger Patty Melts, French Fries or Tater Tots, Lemonade, Iced Tea, with Brownies & Ice Cream for dessert.

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!

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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!

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