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

August 17, 2017

7.19.17 // LUKE 23

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August 17, 2017

7.5.17 // LUKE 23

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August 17, 2017

6.28.17 // LUKE 22

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August 17, 2017

6.14.17 // LUKE 22

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August 16, 2017


Jesus On Snapchat
Pastor Mark Groover

God never separates His presence from His process.
As a worship community, we have embraced God’s permission but we have not taken the time to learn the process.

Psalm 100:1-5 - Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! [2] Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. [3] It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; [a] We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. [4] Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. [5] For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

1. Sacrificial Worship

A key principle of worship is that it will cost you something.

Mark 13:4-5 – [4] But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, “Why was this fragrant oil wasted? [5] For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they criticized her sharply.

You cannot come and TRULY worship Jesus and leave unchanged. It will cost you to worship Jesus, and that cost is change.

2. Significant Form Worship

Psalm 66:1-3 (NIV) – [1] Shout for joy to God, all the earth! [2] Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. [3] Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.”

The importance is not the form of worship, but the object of worship.

Mark 13:6 - But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to Me.” (NIV)

Worship recognizes the presence of Jesus. It celebrates not only what He has done and who He is, but His presence with us. You are always going to imitate the object of your affection.

Luke 10:38-42 – [38] As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. [39] Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. [40] But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” [41] But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! [42] There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

If you are so busy with activity that you cannot worship, you and your activity are the focus of your worship.
Both Mary and Martha were believers in the one true God. But, their walk was not the same. Martha knows how whereas Mary knows Him.

3. Sustaining Worship

Mark 13:9 - “Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”

Luke 7:36-50

We are people called to worship Christ every day of the week, to sacrifice in our worship, to make worship a significant portion of our lives, and to understand that worship sustains us.

August 6, 2017


Jesus on Snapchat
Pastor Holly Russo

1. Does your life allow for interruptions?

…He was preaching the word to them. (Mark 2:2)

..and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. (Mark 2:4)

2. Does your faith Dig?

Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. (Mark 2:3-4)

Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Mark 2:6-7)

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”- he said to the paralytic - “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” (Mark 2:10-11)

3. Do your eyes see people’s greatest needs?

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. (Luke 5:17)

“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!” (Mark 2:11-12)

And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:5)

4. Does your compassion move you into action

And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. (Mark 2:1)

And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:5)

July 30, 2017



Jesus On Snapchat

Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE


1. What Jesus Did For The Woman


John 8:1 – “Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, [2] but early the next morning He was back again at the Temple.  A crowd soon gathered, and He sat down and taught them.


John 8:3 - As He was speaking, the teachers of religious law and Pharisees brought a woman they had caught in the act of adultery.  They put her in front of the crowd.


John 8:4 - ‘Teacher,’ they said to Jesus, ‘this woman was caught in the very act of adultery.’ [5] The law of Moses says to stone her.  What do You say?’  [6] They were trying to trap Him into saying something they could use against Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with His finger.


John 8:7 - They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, ‘All right, stone her.  But let those who have never sinned throw the first stones!’


John 8:8 - Then He stooped down again and wrote in the dust.


John 8:9 - When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.


John 8:10 - Then Jesus stood up again and said to her, ‘Woman, where are your accusers? Didn't even one of them condemn you?’


John 8:11 - She answered, ‘No one, sir.’  Then Jesus said, ‘I also don’t judge you guilty. Go and sin no more.’”


2. What Jesus Would Do For Us

  • Replace your GUILT with Grace    (Daily)


Romans 6:14 - Sin is no longer your master, for you are no longer subject to the law, which enslaves you to sin.  Instead, you are free by God's grace. 


  • Replace your SHAME with Salvation    (Eternally)


Ephesians 1:5 - His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ.  And this gave Him great pleasure.


Romans 5:11 - So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.


3. What We Could Do For Jesus

We Should All Pursue Jesus

Philippians 3:14 - I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.   


1 Corinthians 2:9 - No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.


John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.  [17] God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.


Romans 8:1 - So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

July 23, 2017

7.23.17 // JESUS AT THE LAKE

Jesus at the Lake
Pastor Peter Young

Mark 4:36 - Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.

1. Jesus is the model – Work Hard Rest Hard

Mark 4:35 - On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”

2. Sometimes the turmoil – is not your fault

Mark 4:37 - And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.

3. When the storm gets too strong – sometimes we panic

Mark 4:38 - But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”.

Matthew 8:25 - Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”

4. Regardless of the circumstances – Jesus is in control

Mark 4:39 - Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

5. Jesus being Jesus – Why do we marvel?

Luke 8:25 - But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”

July 16, 2017



Jesus On Snapchat

Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE




1. We Let Go Of Our Limiting Beliefs


Mark 8:22 - Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. [23] So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything.


Mark 8:24 - And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.”


Mark 8:25 - Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. 26 Then He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town.”


Matthew 11:21- “Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”


2. We Let Go Of Other’s Limiting Beliefs


Mark 10:47 - When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”


Mark 10:48 - Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”


Mark 10:52 - And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.


3. We See Things By The Light of The World


John 9:5 - “I am the light of the world.”


John 9:11 - He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”


Matthew 5:14 - “You are the light of the world.”

July 10, 2017


Jesus On Snapchat
Scott Young.com – Pastor of HOPE


John 5:1 - After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.


1. Stop Waiting Because Jesus Is Here


John 5:2 - Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.


John 5:5 - Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.


2. Know What You Want


John 5:6 - When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”


John 5: 7 - The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”


3. Wake Up! Stand Up! And Walk!


John 5:8 - Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.


4. Find A Relationship Over A Religion


John 5:9 - And that day was the Sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”


John 5:14 - Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”