Archive for April, 2010

“Appointment in Heaven” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 05/02/10

Posted in Sermons on April 30, 2010 by jacobschurch

“Appointment in Heaven” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Recently I had a dear brother share the following concern that he had.

“Richard,  I ‘m worried that I’m not going to make it to heaven. I hope I am ready.  I mean I believe in God but I feel sometimes I’m not good enough. What if I’m missing something?”

I wondered how many Christians that we know and fellowship with every week are confused about their readiness to meet God. Have we the church made salvation so complicated that it takes a theological degree to have assurance of salvation?

God on the other hand made it so simple that even a child could understand.  Today let’s study some basic fundamentals of Christianity that give us assurance for the day of appointment in Heaven.

1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

Three things will happen when you accept Christ’s gift of eternal life.

  1. You are declared righteous. (In right standing with God)
  2. Your name is written in the lambs book of life. ( Adoption is complete.)
  3. You are reborn spiritually. (Holy Spirit comes in to live.)

Man Condemned with Adam

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;


Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

First Resurrection

Rev. 20: 5-6 NLT Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 This is the first resurrection. (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.) 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years.

Notice this resurrection is for all redeemed, even those out of the Tribulation Period(7 years). Those martyred through this period. Notice the second death for them has no power. (Verses 6-7)

Second Resurrection

Rev. 20:12-15 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. [13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. [14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The sins of Redeemed Christians were judged at Calvary and we need not fear this resurrection. Your works are already judged and your righteousness (right standing with God)  is that of  Christ. Rev.20:6

God’s Rescue Plan

Romans 3:21-26 NLT But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses[i] and the prophets long ago. 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.


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.

Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. [10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 3:1 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.

Have you accepted Christ’s gift of eternal life and asked him to be the Lord of your life?

If you have, you may now answer with confidence. I am ready for Heaven’s appointment.

“You Are Not Alone” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sermon Notes 04/25/10

Posted in Sermons on April 24, 2010 by jacobschurch

“You Are Not Alone” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Loneliness, Worry, Fear and Uncertainty are a part of our everyday human life.

Last week we looked at the Second coming of Christ, the signs of his coming in these perilous times and our future destination for all saints, a place called Heaven.

Today we want to examine the help we have for today. We need help not to just hope for tomorrow but to get through today.  We are blessed to have God’s word, one another and God’s presence in our lives. What a wonderful hope to know we are not alone in these end times.

Isaiah 43:1–3

Don’t be afraid, because I have saved you. I have called you by name, and you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. When you cross rivers, you will not drown. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you. This is because I, the Lord, am your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Isaiah 41:10, 13

Don’t worry, because I am with you.  Don’t be afraid, because I am your God.  I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you.… I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you, “Don’t be afraid. I will help you.”

2 Corinthians 4:8–9, 16–18

We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated.  We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us.  We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed.… So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see.…

1 Cor. 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Summary “You are not alone.”

Sermon “Up Up and Away” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 04/18/10

Posted in Sermons on April 15, 2010 by jacobschurch

“Up Up and Away” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Have you ever wondered if Christ will come back today?

The signs are everywhere.  For Christians this should not be a fearful thought but a glorious thought. Will today be the day? Let’s look into God’s Word.

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28  (What things?)

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” Lk. 21:36 (What things?)

So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Luke 21:31 (What things?)

The Scoffer’s Choir is already singing

2 Peter 3:4     And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Is the handwriting on the wall? Are we so blind that we cannot see?

1 Thes. 2:19   For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

Our exit is already planned.

1 Thes. 4:13-18  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. [14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

James 5:7-8  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. [8] Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Where are we going?

Rev. 19:5-9  And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. [6] And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. [7] Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. [8] And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. [9] And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Rev. 7:9  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Rev. 19:6  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Let’s make it personal. Will you be there?

1 John 2:28  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Outline 04/11/10 “Beyond the Cross and the the Resurrection – Christ’s Ongoing Ministry” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons on April 8, 2010 by jacobschurch

“Beyond the Cross and the the Resurrection – Christ’s Ongoing Ministry”

The story continues even in year 2010.

Did you ever think what a day in the life of Christ looked like? Ever wonder how many crisis he involves  himself in, or how many prayers he prays for you? Ever wonder what your place in Heaven will look like and how the preparations are coming? Ever wonder the size of Heaven’s infrastructure to process the command of millions of angels working on our behalf? Ever wonder the effort that God goes through to protect our children as we pray and the patience he displays  drawing the lost to himself?

He must work 7/24 and all because he loves us so much.

Today we look beyond the work on Calvary, and the Resurrection of Christ. These were important ministries but it didn’t stop there.

Christ’s work did not end after the resurrection and neither did his hands-on intervention  in our lives cease.

I love the promises  that he gave to us concerning his daily involvement in our lives. Consider the angelic host of heaven at his command working on our behalf. Consider the  record keepers  in heaven logging in our request. Consider that he is the administrator of our covenant and adoption. He  still acts on our behalf constantly.

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

The literal greek implies “ I am not making you an Orphan”.

Let’s read together. John 14: 1-21

1. Preparing a Place

John 14:1-21  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. [2] In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

2.  Coming Again

[3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. [4] And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. [5] Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? [6] Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. [7] If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

3. Who’s my Daddy

[8] Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. [9] Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? [10] Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. [11] Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. [12] Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. [13] And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [14] If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

4. Family Responsibility

[15] If ye love me, keep my commandments.

5. Jesus the Intercessor

[16] And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. [18] I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. [19] Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

6. Complete adoption plan

[20] At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. [21] He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.


Jacob’s Church Family Circle   April 20th 12 oclock noon.   In Pavillion behind church. ( Beach Party Prizes for wackiest and loudest beach attire and beach hats).