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Sermon Notes 03/27/11 “Peter the Rock” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sermon Series Easter 2011 “Witnesses of those that watched Christ die.”

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on March 26, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Peter the Rock” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Sermon Series Easter 2011 “Witnesses of those that watched Christ die.”

Today we want to hear the testimony of Peter. The passion of Christ that played out transformed Peter from an opinion to an authority, from cowardness to courageousness, and from a doubter to a believer. His world was turned upside down.  We’ll begin back at the upper room. Jesus told the disciples about his betrayal, they took first communion together then they sang a hymn.

A. Ever wonder what hymn they sang?

Matthew 26:30-35  And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

B.    You will be offended for me.

Matthew 26 :31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. [32] But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

C.   Sincere but powerless words.

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

D.   Exposed weaknesses?

Matthew 26 :34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. [35] Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Matthew 26:36-38 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

E.  Inner Circle

Matthew 26:37  And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. [38] Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Matthew 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

F. Self Exploration

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.

Luke 22:62  And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

John 2:19  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

G. From a Rock to a Temple.

Acts 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 3:4-5  And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. [5] And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

H. Peter the wimp became Peter the Rock.

Acts 3:12-15   And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? [13] The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. [14] But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; [15] And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

I. What about you?

Peter instructed many in the way of salvation. Truth demands a decision. What is your verdict?

Acts 3:19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

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“A Heavenly Mission and a Weeping Mother” by Pastor Richard A Daughtridge 03/20/11

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on March 18, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“A Heavenly Mission and a Weeping Mother” by Pastor Richard A Daughtridge

There was a voice from Heaven, “This is my beloved son in whom I’m well pleased.” (Biblical)  Then from earth from a different voice, a half whisper, broken words from a broken weeping mother,  “This is my beloved Son in whom I’m well pleased.” (Fictional but probable)

One voice from God the Father and the other from Mary, chosen by God to become the mother of Christ.

As God turned his back, ( Isa. 53), Mary the mother at the foot of the cross must have witnessed every detail, heard every scream, and must have cried enough tears to form a river. A predetermined judgment and punishment now had to be carried out as a part of a divine plan. Mary watched as her perfect son carried the weight of humanity’s sin debt to a cross and suffered the reproach and punishment  that belonged to us.

1.   The Witness of Mary

Mary was a young girl, probably only about 12 or 13 years old when the angel Gabriel came to her.

“How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” The angel replies, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God” (Luke 1: 35).

2.   The Happiest day in Mary’s life.

Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.

Luke 1:46-55 And Mary said:”My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers.”

3.  Fair Warning

Luke 2:34-35     And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; [35] (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

4.  Can one be a mother to God?

Luke 2:40-49 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. [41] Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. [42] And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. [43] And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. [44] But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. [45] And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. [46] And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. [47] And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. [48] And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. [49] And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Mark 3:32-35   And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. [33] And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? [34] And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! [35] For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

John 19:25-27   Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. [26] When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! [27] Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

5.  Mary, the rest of the story (Mother to one of the most persecuted churches, Ephesus).

You’ve heard the life testimony of  Mary.

What is your verdict?  Was Jesus a fraud or a Savior? Real life truth demands a decision.

More Witnesses to Come: Resurrection Halleluiah!

“The Real Life Passion Play (Points of Passion)” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sermon Notes 03/13/11

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on March 9, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“The Real Life Passion Play (Points of Passion)” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

The stage took 4000 years to build. The entire world is now in the grandstand and has been for over 2000 years since it happened.  The flesh is torn with the whips. The nails are now readied to be hammered through innocent hands into an old rugged cross. For the next weeks we’ll listen to the witnesses that stood at the foot of the cross and experience the real life drama of Christ’s Crucifixion. Today we begin with four of the points of passion.

Matthew 27:33-36 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there;

1.  Real Life Demands A Conclusion

Matthew 27:54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”

2.  Truth in the Mockery

Matthew 27:37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

3. Impacted Witnesses

I was Chief of Sinners

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.

I was Blind

Mark 10:51-52 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.  And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

I was an Outcast Social Misfit

John 4:11-14 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? [12] Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? [13] Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: [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.

Ezekiel 23:32-33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister’s cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.  (33)  Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.

John 1:12-14 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: [13] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. [14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

4.   We were all there. (Doctrine of substitution)

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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