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Sermon Notes: 09/26/10 “Adversity? What’s in Your Wallet?” by Pastor Richard Daughtridgeo

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 21, 2010 by jacobschurch

Sermon Notes: 09/26/10 ” Adversity? What’s in Your Wallet? ” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Adversity is a key that unlocks the door to faith, change, character, success and self esteem.

The greatest achievers and most successful people usually have suffered adversity in their journey. How is it that the hardships gave them fortitude, stamina, and faith to go on?

Ever ponder  how Joseph, Son of the Year Award, High School Most likely to Succeed, and Perfect Sunday Attendance recipient, became an abused slave, lived a large portion of that slave life in jail found guilty of sex crimes(though innocent), later ended up becoming one of the most respected and powerful men in the world?  What was God thinking?

Ever ponder how Moses went from an adopted son of a King, to a runaway slave guilty of murder, arguing with God and man, had a temper so bad he beat up on rocks,  then later became a national leader leading over 600,000 slave families across a desert?  What was God thinking?

Ever think how David went from a childhood giant slayer hero, All American Giant Slayer Hall of Fame,  to become a fugitive running from a king that was his father-in-law who wanted to kill him, then David himself became one of the most powerful kings that ever lived, affecting generations til even now? What was God thinking?

Ever ponder how Job was one of the richest and godly of men lost everything, then had to listen to the false  accusations of his friends calling him a sinner and liar, then was diagnosed with a terminal disease, thought he would die, and then rose again to fame, healthy again, with a net worth of twice what he had when he lost everything?      What was God thinking?

They all had two things in common. Adversity and Faith

Adversity is not a journey that we stand in line to sign up for, but it is one of the tools that God uses to refine us, strengthen and change us.

Faith is both a substance and a journey.

Adversity may be one of our  greatest treasures.

Not to sound like a Capitol One commercial but, “What’s in your wallet?” A  broken heart, Financial trouble, A job loss, Discouragement, Sickness, Tragedy, Grief, Persecution and on goes the list.

Can God really turn all this pain into good?

Three channels of adversity.

1. Circumstances (Things happen.)

Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

2.  People (People can be cruel)

Psalm 31:13 Message Bible : “I hate all this silly religion,  but you, God, I trust. My troubles have worn me out, turned my bones to powder.   To my enemies I’m a monster; I’m ridiculed by the neighbors.
My friends are horrified; they cross the street to avoid me.  They want to blot me from memory, forget me like a corpse in a grave,  discard me like a broken dish in the trash. The street-talk gossip has me  “criminally insane”!

Proverbs 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

3. God (Grace and discipline.)

“One of the most hurting of all types of adversity is the absence of God in our life.”

1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

Hebrews 12:6-7 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. [7] If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

In Romans Eight, the Apostle Paul instructed the church about life. I hope today we can see the evidence of the daily resurrection being offered to us through brokenness..

A. Choose Life

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

B. Adoption

Romans 8:15-17 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. [16] The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: [17] And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

C. After you’ve done the right thing expect .

Romans 8:19-21 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. [20] For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, [21] Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

D. Help

Romans 8:27-28 [27] And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. [28] And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:29-30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. [30] Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

We’ve all heard the saying, “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” Well this opera is far from over.  What’s in your Wallet?  Hold on watch as God turns it all into glory.

Let’s sing I Surrender All Page 596. then we’ll have our pastoral prayer.

Sermon Notes 09/10/2010 “Go tell it on the Mountain.” By Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 16, 2010 by jacobschurch

“Go tell it on the Mountain.” By Richard Daughtridge

Three of our most important missions in life may well be lost through Politics, Tolerance, Tradition, and Selfishness if we are not careful. Democracy is tricky. While allowing freedom of religion and respecting other religions we must never be silenced as to the message God has called us to deliver,the Gospel.

Ever hear, “Religion should be private”?

The Bible teaches quite the contrary. We are instructed  to tell the world. Democracy provides  for us to share our faith and share we must. Eternity weighs in the balance. Never buy the lie that we must be silent about our faith. It is great error to think  that respecting another religion requires  you to be silent in yours.

Three Essential Missions from the Bible

1. Evangelism

2. Make Disciples

3. Teach what Christ taught

How important are these to the people we are in contact with every day?

Listen to these words from the Bible: (notes in brackets added)

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  (Purpose and Promise)

2 Cor. 5:18-19 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  (Salvation and Solicitation)

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Training  and Target)

Ephes. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (Testimony and Truth)

Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.   (Crisis and Commission)

Plan for Action. A B C

A.   Ask God for their salvation. (More important what you say to God about them than what you say to them about God)

B.   Build a bridge. Not a wall. Respect and love required.                                          C.   Communicate the Gospel

Radical Teachings of Christ Series 09/12/10 Jesus rebuilds the temple. Religion is turned Inside-Out. by Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons on September 10, 2010 by jacobschurch

Radical Teachings of Christ

Jesus rebuilds the temple. Religion is turned Inside-Out. by Richard Daughtridge

God’s word teaches that God  always desired to live with man. We were created to be loved eternally.

I’ve often wondered how the high priest in the Old Testament felt as they entered into the Holy of Holies to make atonement for man’s sin.

What would it be like to stand in the presence of Holy God?

How would you react?

Well get ready for a radical thought. These temples were rebuilt.  Where? You’ve got to be kidding.

Jesus radically changed the whole concept of holy places in three days.

Mark 14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

What would this new temple look like?

Turn to the person sitting beside you and say, “You’re looking at it.” No not the church building but you and the person beside you.

1 Cor. 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

John 3:3-8 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Rev. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev. 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Two  things flowing  out of us:

1. Water

    John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

    John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. [38] He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. [39] (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

    2. Word

    Ephes. 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

    1 Thes. 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ

    Sermon Notes 09/05/10 “Love Everybody? Three people I’m gonna need help with. ” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

    Posted in Sermons on September 1, 2010 by jacobschurch

    Sermon Series: Radical Expectations: God wants us to do what? Notes: “Love Everybody?-Three people I’m gonna need help with. by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 09/05/2010

    Is this even possible?  To love everybody. How?

    One of the most radical teachings of Christ was to, “Love as I have loved.”

    “He obviously doesn’t realize how obnoxious and hurting some people can be. This is going to take some help.” Thinking of some people?

    Who would be your top three choices for the most difficult to love award? You fill in the blanks.




    Romans 12:9-10 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. [10] Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

    Sound radical? It is. So how?

    Lets examine three people we are instructd to love.

    1. Enemies

    Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    2. Each Other (Church)

    John 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

    John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

    Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    3.  Ourselves

    1 John 4: 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. [11] Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

    Three reasons we should love ourselves.

    a. A Work in Progress   (Fine line between pride and confidence.)

    Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

    Ephes. 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

    b. We are Loved (Value of self esteem)

    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.

    c. You are not the same person

    2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    Psalm 126:1-3 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.