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The Effectual Prayer (Prayer that gets Results) by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

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

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

The Effectual Prayer (Prayer that gets Results) by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Ever wonder as you prayed if God was listening? How can I get His attention? What are the things that connect us to God when we pray? Obviously God hasn’t changed. Have our communications with God changed?  So many questions.

For the next few weeks we will talk about prayer. We will study a higher level of effective prayer and re-identify with the never changing, prayer answering God of the Bible that is expecting our call.

Our desire is to fulfill James 5:16, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

How can we formulate an effectual prayer?  (Webster: Effectual= One that gets results)

Let’s begin with examining our prayer partner and primary teacher of prayer, Jesus the Son.

A. Involvement that Christ has in our daily lives.

Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

If such involvement takes place on our behalf after we are adopted into Christ without our asking, then how much more can our expectations be when we ask?

Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. [15] For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. [16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

B. The door is open to come boldly to find Mercy, Grace, Help

1.         Mercy ( Covers our Imperfection and wrong choices as we mature in Christ)

2.         Grace (Product of a divine unconditional love that bonds God to us immeasurably.)

3.         Help ( An answer to the need list of our prayer)

Luke 11:9-13 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. [10] For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. [11] If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? [12] Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? [13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

  1. Benefits of asking largely.

1.Opportunities (Opening of Doors)

2.Provisions ( Daily Bread)

3.Gifts (Recipients of the Holy Spirit working on our behalf.)

D. Focus of our Prayer (“Take Aim. Hold the gun steady. Fire.”)

Luke 18:7-8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? [8] I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [11] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. [12] I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. [13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

  1. The first man as he prayed looked at himself and compared himself to others.
  2. The second looked at God and humbled himself. (No such thing as an arrogant effectual prayer.)

2 Chron. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

E. Growing in our Faith (No such thing as a faithless effectual prayer.)

Hebrews 10:19-23 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, [20] By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; [21] And having an high priest over the house of God; [22] Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. [23] Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Mark 6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

Mark 9:23-24 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. [24] And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

To be continued Next Week.

Sharpen your aim and your prayer skills using the following prayer. Fill the blanks as best you can. Adapt this prayer to your needs as format . We’ll discuss in  next week’s sermon  why I chose this model and we will fill in the blanks.

Dear Heavenly__________________. Today I come to you in the name of your son__________ ____________. I _______________ you and give you _____________ for the many blessings that have been given to me and my family.  You are ______________ of my worship.  For you are God _____________  yet you loved me and made a way for me to be your _______________.  Thank you for _____________me, and for meeting with me today. I am your child.  I need your help as I am weak in areas of my life. The temptations I’m going through are: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I pray for  ____________ and the faith to overcome.

__________________ me in these areas where I have failed.  They are: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for your ____________________ which your word promises if I ask.

Father I pray for the following people that need your help .






Father I pray for the following according to your will and gracious provision.






Father I pray all these things in the name of __________ _____________ and thank you for allowing me to bring them to you in faith.  _______________..

Sermon October 10th 2010 “My Grace is Sufficient. PS: I Love You.“ by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sunday Morning 9:30 AM

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on October 7, 2010 by jacobschurch

“My Grace is Sufficient. PS: I Love You.” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

A strong foundation is built before the pressure (weight) that it needs to sustain.”

“ A war cannot be won planning strategy during the battle.”

Ever felt like things just couldn’t get better?                                                                                               Then someone or something caused your little utopia to spiral seemingly out of control. Doesn’t matter whether a person, a circumstance, a wrong decision or tragedy we will need faith and relationship with God to recover. God seems so far  away yet he is as close as ever.

Today we build a foundation to prepare for such moments and learn from the Apostle Paul’s roller coaster experiences.

The Apostle Paul  faced some seemingly insurmountable trials. His song must have changed from “Oh Happy Day”  to “Why me Lord?”.

The  bumper sticker on Paul’s  chariot read “_______ Happen’s “. Yes you got it right, Grace Happens”.

One of the heaviest words on the Bible is forebear. It’s easier to say than do.

2 Cor. 12:6-20 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. [7] And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

[8] For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. [9] And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

[10] Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

[15] And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

[20] For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

These things Paul feared for the Christians , not for the unbelievers.

Our caution signs should read:

  • Debates Speak the truth then let alone. A debate that can’t be won is worthless.
  • Envyings Happiness is being happy for another.
  • Wraths Getting even really is not even. It doubles the trouble.
  • Strifes Anger must be controlled in the prayer closet.
  • Backbitings Every one has an opinion and you can always find a sympathetic ear.
  • Wisperings Never say anything out of one’s presence but give them audience.

OK,  God’s Grace is sufficient . What does that grace include:

1. His Presense

Matthew 28:20 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.

2. His Power

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

3. His Prayer

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

4. His Perfection

Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

5. His Peace

Philip. 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

6. His Protection

Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Sermon Notes: Oct.3, 2010 “DNA of Father” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on October 2, 2010 by jacobschurch

“DNA of Father” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

I was so fascinated to learn the blueprint God used to create man was beyond anything I had ever imagined. I hope this entrusted design will never be taken for granted. The honor,  the glory, the power and the purpose must be taken seriously. The image of our father is more than an act. It is in fact a destiny that we were created to fulfill.

Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. [28] And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

It wows me to think our beginning came from God. The word father literally means beginning. He by choice made us in his own likeness.

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

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

A. Christ Looked like the Father

John 14:9 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?

B. We were recreated in God’s image.

1 Cor. 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

C. Our Mirror is the Word and The Holy Spirit

James 1:23-25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: [24] For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. [25] But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

2 Cor. 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

  1. The Bible shows us a reflection of ourselves.
  2. The Holy Spirit also through the still small, respectful voice of conscience allows us a glimpse of good and bad.


Col. 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:


Col. 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Blue Grass Worship This Sunday

Blue Grass Sunday This Sunday Oct. 3rd at 9:30 AM