Welcome to Real Hope In Christ. We’re Glad You’re Here.
This is our worship service for today, Sunday June 2nd.
Countdown to Worship: "Moving Forward," Israel Houghton.
First Music Offering: "Best News Ever," MercyMe.
Announcements, Prayer Requests, and Offering: Ted Yoder.
Second Music Offering: "Live On Forever," The Afters.
Third Music Offering: "So Will I 100 Billion Times," Hillsong United.
Communion Service: Dana Smith.
Communion Video Offering: "Revelation Song," Phillips, Craig, & Dean.
Today’s Sermon: "Your Calling Won’t Be Convenient," Pastor Jeremy Foster, Hope City.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith.
Pastor Jeremy Foster June 2, 2019
Your Calling Won’t Be Convenient
God has called you to be a leader. Leadership is influence. You are influenced and an influencer. In the Kingdom of God, Leadership = Service
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Mark 10:45 (NIV)
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many
Luke 19:10-11 (NIV)
10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” 11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.
1. Serving isn’t convenient.
Matthew 5:41 (NIV)
If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.
Matthew 5:25-28 (NIV)
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Serve people who don’t deserve it. The Church is the people. You are supposed to carry the influence of God wherever you go and change the world. Go serve someone who may or may not deserve it.
2. Serving has a dramatic impact on the lives of others.
3. There’s a blessing that comes with serving.: When you upgrade someone else, God upgrades you. You’ll never find happiness until you reach a hand out to someone else.
4. Serving positions you for your destiny: When you get a request to serve, it exposes pride. Serving prepares you to handle the success God calls you to.
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!