“A Trophy, A Bible, and a Pacifier” Father’s Day Sermon Notes 06/20/2010 (Community wide service at Ft. Richie Next Week – See announcement at end of sermon notes.)

“A Trophy, A Bible and A Pacifier” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge, Father’s Day Sermon / June 20, 2010

Today I have , from the Lost and Found , a Trophy, a Bible, and a Pacifier. The rightful owners and users of these revealing finds may be some of the men in our service today. Now ladies don’t think you are exempt we have pink pacifier, a Woman of the Year Award, and Women of Faith study Bible that could belong to some of you.

1. A Man’s  Man

Who would you call a Man’s Man and why?

Is there a trophy for such a thing?

You don’t usually associate Job with success or being anyone’s hero. He was a man however that could give us a lesson on being a good father, friend, male role model and even a success among his community.

JOB 1:4 His sons used to take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. [5] When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would send and have them purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.

2. God’s Man

Who would you call a “Man of God” and why?

I’ve always believed that the stature of a man was more reflected in his private life than his public life. Jesus had a lot to say about this. The most impressive religious men of that day were the Scribes and Pharisees, or were they?   Let’s listen to what Christ said.

MT 6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. [6] But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. [7] And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. [8] Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

3. A Wimp

We normally do not view the Apostle Paul as a wimp. He by his own confession expressed his double mindedness, weaknesses  and daily failures. In one place he declared himself to be the least among the apostles.

Romans 7:14 – 25  We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. 24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

Rev. 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Announcement:   Heritage Days Worship Service.

Don’t forget our community worship service June 27 @10:00 in the tent on the Ft. Richie Parade Ground, beside the Community Center. A number of churches are participating. Pastor Daughtridge will be bringing the message, “How Great Thou Art”, and Jacob’s Church children’s program, under the direction of Keith and Sheri Walters, will be conduction a program for kid’s with the big parachute. We’ll all meet under the tent. The children will be dismissed to thier program after the song service.

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