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Church of Hope in Sarasota, FL - Love God, Love People, Love Life

October 16, 2017

10.15.17 // THE SPIRIT OF SERVING

THE SPIRIT OF SERVING
Whose Team Are You On?
Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE

 

Acts 6:1 - Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.

Acts 6:3-4 - Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.

 

1. Full Of The Holy Spirit

Acts 6:3 - Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;

Ephesians 5:18 - Do not get drunk with wine, for that is wickedness (corruption, stupidity), but be filled with the [Holy] Spirit and constantly guided by Him. (AMP)

 

2. Full Of Wisdom

Acts 6:3 - Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Proverbs 11:30 - The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever wins souls is wise.

James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

 

3. Full Of Faith

Acts 6:5 - And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit …

 

4. Full Of Grace and Power

Acts 6:8 - And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray without ceasing.

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October 9, 2017

10.8.17 // TAKE UP YOUR TOWEL

TAKE UP YOUR TOWEL
Whose Team Are You On?
Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE

 

Luke 22:24 - Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.

Luke 22:27 - For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.

1. Serve To The End
John 13:1 - Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

2. Serve Your Judas
John 13:2 - And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him.

 

3. Serve With Your Towel
John 13:3-4 - Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.

John 13:14-15 - If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

 

4. Serve To Live A Blessed Life
John 13:17 - If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

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October 2, 2017

10.1.17 // STAY IN THE GAME

STAY IN THE GAME
Whose Team Are You On?
Pastor Mark Groover

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NLT)- Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

4 Essential Plays to Help Us Win In The Game of Life

1. Preparation
Hebrews 12:1 (NAS)-Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

- The game of life isn’t necessarily won on the field.
- Games are won in the weight room, film room, and the locker room.

Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)-Guard you heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23 (MSG)-Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.

-Where you set your heart at the beginning is going to determine where you end up and how you finish.
-Worship flows from the heart.

2. Daily Discipline
1 Corinthians 9:25-27 (NLT)- All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

- Unless giftedness is coupled with a complementary work ethic, it will result in wasted potential.
- We can’t just pray as if it depends solely on God; we also have to work as if it depends on us

Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)- But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

- It’s the small choices no one sees that result in the big impact that everyone wants.

3. Build Endurance: the ability or strength to continue despite fatigue, stress or adverse conditions. The capacity to bear up under difficult circumstances. Hopeful fortitude that resists weariness. It means: To remain under

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NASB)- Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us [a]fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

- Praise precedes the Victory!
- Praise is not a denial of our circumstances but it declares that God is faithful and trustworthy regardless of our situation.

Acts 16:25-27
2 Chronicles 20:21-22

4. Finish Strong
Hebrews 12:3 (NASB)- For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Don’t focus on the frustration or struggle. 
Focus on JESUS. He has already overcome the cross and grave.
Give Him your praise. Not your situation.

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September 27, 2017

9.24.17 // A HOUSE DIVIDED

A HOUSE DIVIDED

Whose Team Are You On?

Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE

 

Matthew 12:25 - But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.

 

STANDING WITH THE LORD’S TEAM

  

1. This Team Has An Owner

Psalm 24:1 - The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

Philippians 2:10-11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

2. This Team Has Coaches and Team Mates

Ephesians 4:11-12 - And [Jesus] He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

 

3. This Team Has A Play-Book

2 Timothy 3:16 -17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 

4. This Team Wins Over All Opposition

Ephesians 6:12 - For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 - For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

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September 21, 2017

9.17.17 // DON’T MISS THE HUDDLE

DON’T MISS THE HUDDLE
Whose Team Are You On?
Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE

Acts 2:41 - Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. [42] And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 2:46 - So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, [47] praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

GREAT CONNECTIONS BRING

1. Doctrine: Good Beliefs
Acts 4:12 – “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

2. Fellowship: Good Friends
Acts 9:27 - But Barnabas took him [Paul] and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

3. Breaking of Bread: Good Communication
Acts 20:11 - Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed.

4. Prayer: Good Guidance & Strength
Acts 4:31 - And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

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September 6, 2017

9.3.17 // JESUS ON THE CROSS

JESUS ON THE CROSS

Jesus On Snapchat

Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE

  

WHAT JESUS TEACHES US FROM THE CROSS

 

1. Give Forgiveness

 

Luke 23:34 - Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.

 

2. Stay Connected To Family

 

John 19:26 - When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” [27] Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

 

1 Peter 3:8 - You should be like one big happy family, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. [TLB] 

 

3. Reach For One More Soul

 

Luke 23:42 - Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” [43] And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

 

4. Always Bring Hope

 

Matthew 27:46 - Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

 

Psalm 22 

1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

7 All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, [8] “He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”

16 They pierced My hands and My feet; … [18] They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.

22 I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

26 Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever!

31 They will come and declare His righteousness to a people yet to be born—that He has done it [and that it is finished]. [AMP]

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August 28, 2017

8.27.17 // JESUS OVERCOMES EVIL

JESUS OVERCOMES EVIL
Jesus On Snapchat
Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE

 

1. You Will Encounter Evil Spirits

 

Mark 5:1-2 - Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. And when He [Jesus] had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.

 

Mark 6:7 - And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

 

Luke 9:1 - And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.

 

Luke 10:17 - The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."

 

2. Evil Spirits Will Create Problems

 

John 10:10 - The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

Mark 5:3-5 - [He] had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains, because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.

 

3. Christ’s Power Brings Victory

 

Mark 5:8 -9 For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!” Then He asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”

 

4. Jesus Replaces Confusion With Peace

 

Mark 5:15 - Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

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August 21, 2017

8.20.17 // JESUS MULTIPLIES HIS MISSION

JESUS MULTIPLIES HIS MISSION 
Jesus On Snapchat 
Scott Young.com - Pastor of Hope 

THE LORD WANTS TO WORK THROUGH YOU! 
 
1. Cooperation: Doing Life With Others 
Luke 10:1 - The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 
 
2. Expectation: Depending On God 
Luke 10:4a - “Do not take a purse ...”  
Matthew 10:9 - “Do not take along any gold or silver or copper.”
Mark 6:8 - “Take no money in your pockets.” 

3. Simplification: Keep It Simple 
Luke 10:4 - “Do not take a traveler’s bag or even an extra pair of sandals …"
 
4. Concentration: Stay Focused 
Luke 10:4b - “And don’t stop to greet anyone on the road.” 

5.  Affirmation: Be A Blessing 
Luke 10:5 - "Whenever you enter a home, give it your blessing"
Luke 10:5-6 - “Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’ [6] If those who live there are peaceful, the blessing will stand; if they are not, the blessing will return to you.” 
 
6. Incarnation: Invest In Relationships 
Luke 10:7 - "When you enter a town, don't move around from home to home. Stay in one place.”     

7. Accommodation: Be Flexible 
Luke 10:7-8 -  "Eat and drink whatever they offer you ... [8] Whenever you go into a city and the people welcome you, eat whatever they serve you."
 
8. Mobilization: Love and Help People 
Luke 10:9 - “Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you!'”  
Luke 10:2 - “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields."

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August 17, 2017

8.16.17 // JEREMIAH 37

Wednesday Night Bible Study

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August 17, 2017

7.26.17 // JEREMIAH 36

Wednesday Night Bible Study

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