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“The Real Easter Parade” by Pastor Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons on March 25, 2009 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard

Pastor Richard

Sunday 03/29/09 Sermon Notes, “The Real Easter Parade”
by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

The streets are lined with all types of people waiting for the parade to begin. The police cars, the sheriff’s cars, with lights and sirens in full stereo sound and in the brightest of color. Time to begin. The excitement and expectations have built for some time and now the moment has come. A little child shouts out, “Here it comes”.

Each participant in the parade highlights a specific community purpose. Today we want to spotlight the members of the Real Easter Parade.

Even though we enjoy the hats, the easter bunnies. the egg hunts and the parade of new clothes, today we want to highlight the Real Easter Parade.

Justice will lead the parade.

The first representatives in the parade are the law enforcement. The shield or badge that they carry represents Justice. Why is justice in the Easter Parade?

We stand before the judge. Guilty!!! Slams the hammer.

At Easter we celebrate how the judge changed our verdict from Guilty to Pardoned. How is this possible?

1. Through Grace

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

2. Through the name of Jesus

1 Cor. 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

3. Through the Holy Spirit

1 John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

4. Through God’s Promise

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Then comes the Bands

Stars and Stripes Forever, O When the Saints go Marching In, are all being played with such rhythm that makes you march in your seat. Next week this parade will celebrate a new song.

The old Rugged Cross, He Lives, Rock of Ages, and of course Victory in Jesus, these will be the song celebration Easter.

Psalm 126:1-3 A Song of degrees. When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. [2] Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. [3] The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

Rev. 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Next are the Beauty Queens.

They ride on floats that remind us of Heaven.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

Don’t forget the Clowns

Psalm 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

Psalm 30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Here comes “The Real Easter Parade!”

Sunday Sermon 03/22/09 “Company is Coming!”

Posted in Sermons on March 18, 2009 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard

Pastor Richard

Company is Coming! By Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sermon Outline Sunday 03/22/09

Headlines of “The Jerusalem Times” could have read on March 14, 33 AD, “Jesus Coming back to Jerusalem.”

He came to Jerusalem in year 33 AD. Jesus will return to earth ___________ .

Only God can fill in the blank, but the Bible through prophecy details many signs for us to watch. One of the signs we are to watch is Christ’s return to Jerusalem in Daniel chapter nine.

Daniel 9:25-26 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

The commandment to rebuild the walls was given March 14, 445 B.C. but was prophesied 538 BC. This was almost a century before it happened.

Luke 13:31-35 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. [32] And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. [33] Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. [34] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! [35] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Were the people of Jerusalem prepared to share their world with this King

Are you preparing for Christ’s re-entry ?

Who is this Christ? Should I be happy or sad?

Let’s examine the person. Listen to what witnesses said and listen to some of prayers of Christ’s.

John the Baptist said, “I’m not worthy to untie his shoes”

Acts 13:25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

The Apostle Paul said, “He is concerned for the whole of humanity.”

1 Tim. 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Peter said, “He’s trustworthy.”

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Return to Jerusalem.

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Matthew 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

His Prayers

1. The Father – Son relationship.
John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

2. Notice how He watched over generations of believers.

John 17:18-21 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. [19] And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. [20] Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; [21] That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

3. Christ’s Mission.

Luke 22:42-44 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

4. His love for Jerusalem.

Luke 13:34-35
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! [35] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Company is coming.

Jesus came and He is coming back.

Two responses: Worship or Betrayal

Which is your response? Company is coming to your Jerusalem!

What am I bid? Sunday March 15,2009

Posted in Sermons on March 11, 2009 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard

Pastor Richard

This Week’s Sermon Outline “What am I bid?”

The bill of sale of the auction was posted. “A passover lamb will be the item sold first ”

“What will you give me if I deliver [Jesus] to you?” (Matt.26:15).

Was Judas so desperate for money? Had the purse gotten so tight that he just snapped? After all the miracles and the fulfillment of prophecies did he still not know that this was Christ,The Lamb of God?

What am I bid? Only thirty pieces of silver? Was that His worth?

From a Tax Collector’s Perspective (Matthew Chapter 26)
What am I Bid?

From a Revolutionary Activist’s Perspective. (John 13:27) “Satan entered into him” .

What am I Bid?

From Christs perspective.
“Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me” (Matthew 26: 21)
What am I Bid?

Who will bid 30 pieces of silver? Going once, Going Twice,

“Wait who said that?”
“Peter” Alright Peter What’s your bid?

Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said unto him, “Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.”

OK You can bid but when you get to checkout, can you pay?

Matthew 26:35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. (disciples got in on the bidding)

All the disciples left but did they ever pay up on their bid?

Matthew 26:56 Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
Going Once, Going Twice,

How much would you pay?

On the block is an offer of Everlasting life for mankind.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Genesis 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Psalm 22:6-8 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. [7] All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying, [8] He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Zechariah 11:12-13 “And I said unto them, If you think good, give me my hire; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my hire thirty pieces of silver. And Jehovah said unto me, Cast it unto the potter, the goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them unto the potter, in the house of Jehovah”.

Matthew 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayeth him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

1 Cor. 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Cor. 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 Cor. 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

The bidding is over. The auctioneer has slamed the hammer and declared Sold(“It is Finished”)

What was sold? Let’s take a closer look at the merchadise.

What was it? – A Lamb – A Lion – A King – A Son- A Friend- God- Messiah- A Savior

All those things and more. Christ was sold.

The currency that was used to settle the bid was love.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

2 Cor. 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
What is your bid?

Resurrection Available for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted in Sermons on March 4, 2009 by jacobschurch

This week’s Sermon, “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” is a message about survival.

Life doesn’t always deal us an easy lot. We are blessed at times and challenged at times and at times life gets ugly.

Ever feel like giving up?

Then you need this message of hope.

An old friend of mine, Louie Stevenson, used to say,” When you get to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on. God is not far behind.”

Christ will be there to help you through the toughest moments of your life.

You don’t have to be defeated. You are not alone.

Life’s events can overwhelm us at times and change us. We seem to be on the roller coaster of Good, Bad, and Ugly. Through God’s grace we have a choice. The resurrection of Christ offers to us beauty for ashes.

Which best describes you, Discipled, discouraged, or defeated ?

Christ offers resurrection for dead choices and dispositions .

Good news. Life can be good again thanks to the life of Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1 Kings 19:2-18

Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. [3] And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

[4] But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. [5] And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. [6] And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again. [7] And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. [8] And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

[9] And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? [10] And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. [11] And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: [12] And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. [13] And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? [14] And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him [15] And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: [16] And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. [17] And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. [18]