Archive for July, 2011

07/24/11 “Simplicity of Prayer, I Called Him Daddy,” Part Four of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on July 21, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

 “Simplicity of Prayer, I Called Him Daddy,”  Part Four of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Acts 2:42  And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Prayer is a communication with God. (Oration)

1.      Talk normal

Romans 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

James 1:7-8  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. [8] A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 4:3  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

 2.      Talk authoritatively

Matthew 28:18-20  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [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.

 John 14:12-14  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.

 3.      Talk intimately

Mark 14:36  And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

Romans 8:15  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.

Galatians 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

 4.      Talk targetively

Matthew 7:11   If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Luke 11:9   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.

 5.      Talk expectantly

Hebrews 11:6   But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 6.      Talk worshipfully

Rev. 14:7  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

 7.      Talk thankfully

Philip. 4:6  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Col. 2:7  Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Col. 4:2   Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

 8.      Talk repentantly

2 Tim. 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

 9.      Talk collectively

1 Peter 3:7  Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Matthew 18:19     Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

 10.  Talk unselfishly

Romans 15:30  Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

Romans 1:9     For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;


Pastoral Song : What a Friend We Have in Jesus


Announcement : Rev. Lynn Singleton, director of Mt Hope Prison Ministries will be our special guest next week Sunday July 31st.  Come praying as Lynn shares the wonderful news of how God is changing the lives of inmates through this important ministry.


07/10/11 “Communication, Better to Strategize than Apologize.” Part Two of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on July 6, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard A. Daughtridge

Communication,  Better to Strategize than Apologize. Part Two of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

A. Promises

Matthew 18:18-20  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. [19] Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. [20] For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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.

Proverbs 15:1  A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

B. Reality Check

Words hurt. Saul stoops to attacking Johnathan’s mother for lack of communication skills.

1 Samuel 20:30  Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother’s nakedness?

He who screams the loudest wins.       Not what you say but how you say it.

Proverbs 18:19  A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Galatians 6:1  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Silence is not the answer. Communication is the remedy.

2 Tim. 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Importance of Listening  God talks to us through each other.

2 Chron. 10:13-16  And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men, [14] And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. [15] So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the Lord might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.  [16] And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.

C.  To-Do List

Luke 6:45   A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

The question is , “How do I get evil out of my heart?”   Answer is confession

This is true with God and with others.


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

1 John 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Matthew 18:15-17  Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. [16] But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. [17] And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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;

Matthew 18:22  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Psalm 44:21  Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:23  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Next weeks sermon July 24th : Part two of communication. “When to shut up.”

Pastoral Hymn, Trust and Obey

July 3rd, 2011 “From skipping though the Tulips to Real Christianity”, part one of “Disciplines of a Christian”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on July 1, 2011 by jacobschurch

Happy 4th of July

“From skipping though the Tulips to Real Christianity”, part one of “Disciplines of a Christian”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Today I want to start our series, “Disciplines of a Christian”.  I want to begin each sermon with a Promise, a Reality Check, and a  To-Do List.

  Remember the Michael Jordon Nike commercial, “Just Do It”. Well doing something is a part of our faith. Faith is more than just a belief system we adopt or a church we join. Christ spoke more on the do’s of Christianity than the don’ts. The disciplines of a Christian are as important as a baby learning to walk. It is in these disciplines that we find life and liberty.

 I’m afraid that we live in an instant fast world and we want little scripture pills to make us feel warm and fuzzy. I saw the news that one church was opening a drive through for prayer and confession.

Your word for today is a process in which you draw a verse from a box. A Bible verse is good but Christians need the whole understanding of the Bible not just fortune cookies.    

One preacher declared that, “Christianity has become the entertainment capitol of the world.”  

Another says, “We’ve diluted the message of the Gospel so it will be a little more politically correct and tolerant.”

Our church world is changing. We must never lose sight of the things that will change our lives forever.

Let’s be challenged to always be students of the Bible and doers of what we’ve learned.

  1. Promises

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Romans 8:1 (phrase 1)  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,

Romans 8:28 (phrase 1)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,

All are great promises. Now let’s leave Mamsy Pamsy Land and get into the real world. Expect a shock but remember in the last point we’ll find the reality of the promises we just studied.

  1. Reality Check

2 Corinthians 4:8-10  (NIV)   We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

2 Corinthians 11:23-29 (NIV)  I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

“Christian’s for years have been known for their don’t do list..”

  1. To-Do List

James 2:17   Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:37- 39 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,  neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Seven Goals of this Series

Real Christians: _________________.

1. Pray: Through this series we will not just talk about prayer but become skilled in it.

2. Communicate: Through this series we will learn to communicate in love.

3.  Serve: Through this series we will put hands and feet on our service.

4. Are Honest: Though this series we will learn the importance of trustworthiness.

5. Study:  Through this series we will develop new study habits.

6. Give:  Stewardship is the part of the world system that we take with us to heaven. Through this series we will learn what the Bible says about giving.

7. Worship: We will communicate our love to God on a higher level.

8. Evangelize: Through this series we will learn to share this message with others