Archive for August, 2008

Welcome To Jacobs Church Web Site, Pastor Daughtridge

Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2008 by jacobschurch

Weekly Bell Ringer “A Person Of Faith”by Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Weekly Bell Ringer on August 20, 2008 by jacobschurch
Weekly Bell Ringer

Weekly Bell Ringer

A Person of Faith by Richard Daughtridge

Faith connects us to God.

A few months ago visiting Baltimore I noticed banners for a city wide promotion that simply displayed one word, “Believe.”

I thought, “What a clever promotion but what does it mean?”

Believe in what? Believe in ourselves? Believe in our government? Believe in our religion? Believe in our company? Even believe in fate that things will work out?

We all love imagination. Our dreams, our ideas and our hopes are all in our subconscious waiting like seeds to be birthed. Faith is the venue that will bring these dreams, ideas and hopes into our world as reality.

Faith however must be connected to something or someone bigger than we are. It must have a power that is able to transcend our natural limitations. Faith without such a higher source has no such power. It would be like an electrical appliance with no power cord or a light bulb with no electricity.

The object of our faith is a person, God the Father. As Christians we are taught to pray in the name of Jesus (the authority) to God the Father (the object of our prayer.

Notice how Christ taught us to pray.

Our Father(object of our faith) which art in Heaven (invisible empowered kingdom) Hallowed be thy name(name of Jesus) Thy Kingdom Come(connecting the unseen with the seen) Thy will be done ( sovereign will) On Earth as in Heaven (heaven to where we live) Give us this day (when? today) our daily bread (food for faith) forgive us our debts (changing our spiritual condition) as we forgive our debtors. (changing our relationships) Lead us (following the Father) not into temptation but deliver us from evil (changing our conduct) for Thine (possessive) is the kingdom, (authority) power (ability) glory (majesty) forever. (without end)

Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Philip. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [2] For by it the elders obtained a good report. [3] Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

It’s been said, “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe something.”

This could not be further from the truth. Having faith in the wrong place will produce negative or damaging results. We are responsible to search out Truth and grow into a person of Faith.

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

1 Cor. 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

May we all in earnest “Believe” God Bless Richard Daughtridge

This week’s sermon “Champions Of Life” by Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons on August 20, 2008 by jacobschurch

Sermon Notes: “Champions of Life” by Richard Daughtridge

1. A Champion’s Strength

Philip. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

2. A Champion knows his Competition

1SA 17:4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. [5] He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; [6] on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. [7] His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him.

3. A Champion’s Heart

1SA 17:32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”

1SA 17:50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

4. A Champion enters the “No Whining Zone”.
James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

1 Cor. 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

5. A Champion’s service.
Philip. 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

6. A Champion’s Passion.

1 Tim. 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

7. A Champion’s Goal.
Philip. 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

8. A Champion’s Team .

1 Cor. 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

9. Champion’s Never Give Up
2 Tim. 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Matthew 25:23

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

“Becoming a Person of Honor for Christ” by Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Weekly Bell Ringer on August 15, 2008 by jacobschurch

These are a few thoughts taken from an old book I found at a local auction. The book title is “The Golden Gems of Life” and is 128 years old dated 1820. I was so inspired by these words and aspire to become for our Savior their content. We all fall short at times but what an opportunity to allow Christ to change us as we submit to His will. Pastor Richard

Person Of Honor

Man of honor! What a glorious title is that!

Who would not rather have it than any that kings can bestow?

It is worth all the gold and silver in the world. He who merits it wears a jewel within his soul and needs none upon his bosom.

His word is as good as his bond,” and if there were no law in the land one might deal just as safely with him. To take unfair advantage is not in him. To quibble and guard his speech so that he leads others to suppose that he means something that he does not mean, even while they can never prove that it is so, would be impossible to his frank nature. His speeches are never riddles. He looks you in the eye and says straight out the things that he has to say, and he does unto others the things he would that they should do to him.

He is a good son and a good brother. Who ever heard him betray the faults and follies of his near kindred? And with his friends he proves himself true, and will not betray the trust friendship imposes on him. And with strangers you do not find him too curious about the affairs of others, or too eager to impart information accidentally gleaned by him. Real honor and esteem are not difficult to be obtained in the world. They are best won by actual worth and merit rather than by art and intrigue, which runs a long and ruinous race, and seldom seizes upon the prize at last. Clear and round dealing is the honor of man’s nature, and mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work the better, but the mixture reduced it’s strength weakens it.

Honor, like reputation and character, displays itself in little acts. It is of slow growth. He whose soul is set to do right finds himself more firmly bound by the principle of honor than by legal restraints. He is much more at ease when bound by his conscience. He who is actuated by false principles of honor does not feel thus.

True honor is internal while false honor is external. The internal is founded on principles, the external on interests. The one does not ostentatiously proclaim its lofty aims; it prefers that its conduct and actions demonstrate its purposes.

Taken From “The Gems Of Life” written by S.C. Ferguson & E.A. Allen 1828

I John 3:1-2 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Note words underlined by the pastor.

See you Sunday. Sermon Notes are below.

“Building Our Prayers As Christ Taught” by Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons on August 15, 2008 by jacobschurch

Blue Print of Prayer

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

August 17th Sermon Notes

Pray To the Father

1. John 16:23

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Pray In Jesus Name

2. John 14:13

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Pray In The Spirit

3. Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Pray According To His Word

4. John 15:7

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Pray In Faith

5. James 1:6

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Pray With Thanksgiving

6. Phillipians 4:6

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Pray Within His Will

7. Matthew 7:11

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?