Archive for February, 2009

“What say you?”

Posted in Sermons on February 24, 2009 by jacobschurch
Pastor Richard

Pastor Richard

Sermon Notes / Sunday March 4th 2009

“What say you? “By Richard Daughtridge

He lived historically, fulfilled hundreds of predictions concerning his life, which were written over thousands of years by different people, in different languages, in different countries and in different continents of the world. More has been written about Him than any other man that ever lived.

Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

Let’s listen as the witnesses answer the question, “Who is this Christ?”.

The Holy Father said:

Matthew 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Demons said:

Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Scribes ,Elders , Priest said:

Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

Roman Soldier said:

Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Matthew said:

Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Mark said:

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Luke said:

Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

John said:

John 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

People saved on sinking ship said:

Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Eunuch said:

Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Paul said:

Galatians 2:20 Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

He that comes with Clouds said:

Rev. 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Resurrected Christ said:

Rev. 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

God Almighty said:

Philip. 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit / Sermon /Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons on February 19, 2009 by jacobschurch

The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit

Sermon Notes 02/22/09

#1 – The Holy Spirit is a person

The Holy Spirit:

• Can be lied to (Acts 5:3)

• Can be resisted (Acts 7:51)

• Can be obeyed (Acts 10:19)

• Intercedes in prayer for followers of Christ (Romans 8:26)

• Can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30)

#2 – The Holy Spirit is “God”

• Omnipresent (Psalm 139:7)

• Omnipotent (Isaiah 40:13)

• Omniscient (1 Corinthians 2:10)

• Sovereign (1 Corinthians 12:11)

• Took part in the creation of the world (Genesis 1:2)

• Took part in the writing of the Bible (1 Peter 1:11)

Almost all the work of God going on in the world today is being done by God the Holy Spirit.

#1 – The Holy Spirit is the one who convicts/convinces people.

“He will convict the world regarding sin and righteousness and judgment.” John 16:8

#2 – The Holy Spirit is the one who regenerates us as followers of Jesus Christ.
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:6

#3 – The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us assurance of our salvation

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.” Rom.8:16

#4 – The Holy Spirit is the person of the Godhead who indwells every follower of Jesus Christ

“Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God, and thus you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19

#5 – The Holy Spirit is the one who illuminates our minds.

“But we have received the Spirit who is from God, so that we can understand the truths freely given to us by God.” 1 Corinthians 2:12

#6 – The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us spiritual gifts to serve God and the power to use them

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. [8] For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; [9] To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; [10] To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: [11] But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” 1 Cor. 12:7-11

(#7 – The Holy Spirit is the one who comforts us in the trials of life (John 14:26, 27)

#8 – The Holy Spirit is the one who restrains evil in the world so the work of God can move forward (2 Thessalonians 2:6, 7)

#9 – The Holy Spirit is God’s down payment on us as followers of Jesus Christ

“After you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is God’s down payment guaranteeing our inheritance.” Ephesians 1:13

We know that He who raised Jesus will raise us also . . . so that our mortality will be swallowed up by eternal life. Now he who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.” 2 Corinthians 4:14

Jacob’s Church Shares Pastor With Not Forgotten Ministries

Posted in Events on February 19, 2009 by jacobschurch

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Today I Felt Like I Heard Heaven’s Choir by Pastor Daughtridge February 19, 2009

Pastor Richard

Pastor Richard

I was at Loyalton, in Hagerstown, Maryland, in the Memory Care Unit. At first several residents were a little apprehensive not knowing what to expect with a big guy sitting on a stool with a guitar. The change of scenery seemed to threaten them. They seemed a little frightened.

The care givers were still trying to finish up taking the blood pressure of a few residents and a couple of residents weren’t cooperating. Their behavior seemed a little agitated. The nurses were very patient, and loving calmed them. They worked with such kindness and were so gentle.

I thought, “What a hard job they must have.”

Then I wondered , “How will I ever get this group’s attention?”

Sometimes the smallest distraction seems amplified.

Then it was time to start. All eyes were on me. I felt like a parrot, perched on a stool.

Then the twelve string guitar seemed to take over. I played “Jesus Loves Me” through once and sang lightly. They reacted immediately.

“Now who wants to sing with me? “Again there was everything from blank stares to attempts to communicate with such as nods, shrill cries and applause. I then recited each line of “Jesus Loves Me”, telling them the words, one line at a time.

“ Jesus Loves Me this I Know” Then they joined in as we sang one line at a time “Jesus Loves Me this I know”. Their expressions changed as they chimed in. It almost startled them when they heard themselves sing the words. It was like watching a child learn to talk . A few minutes later they sat expectantly waiting for the next song. One line at a time again I would say the words and then everyone would join and sing together. “I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart” “I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart” The joy of the moment started to show in their smiles. They were singing together.

It had dawned on me that they couldn’t read or remember the words but after hearing me say them they sang them back to me with melody. It was as as though the melody was flowing from their very innermost being. We were connecting to God and each other. We were worshiping. It was amazing to hear and watch.

So many were the moments and services in the past I had entertained them by singing to them. I remembered wondering if they were getting it. The blank stares seem so empty. Today I realize something great, “They wanted to sing again and they were singing. To me they sounded like Heaven’s Choir.

Sometimes the stroke victims would slur their words but the melody was on track and to them they were singing and worshiping again. In my opinion there is no better therapy.

Forty five minutes had passed and we sang “In the Garden”,” No one ever cared for me like Jesus”, “In the Sweet By and By” and the list goes on and on.

Today we had our weekly Bible study in the Assisted Living Section of Loyalton in addition to the weekly Song Service in the Memory Care Section.

Wednesdays are filling up. Next week on Wednesday we will have four services in one day. Two in Memory Care Services,(at Loyalton and Avalon Manor) One Bible Study (Loyalton) , and a Worship service (Avalon Manor).

This in addition to the many shut-ins that we will visit this week is what makes this ministry so rewarding. Thanks for your prayers and support. Pastor Richard