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Sermon Notes “Stewardship, A Reflection of God”, Part seven of a sermon series,Disciplines of a Christian by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 08/28/11

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on August 25, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Stewardship, A Reflection of God” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Philip. 2:5-9  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

A good definition of stewardship: Faithfully using something entrusted to you within  the terms of that trust.

  • Talents
  • Wealth
  • Possessions 
  • Time
  • Gifts

2 Cor. 9:6  But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Galatians 6:7-8  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. [8] For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

  • We sow to others
  • We sow to our church.
  • We sow to our family
  • We sow to God

Luke 12:42  And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

Matthew 6:19-20 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: [20] But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Tithes – Offerings – Gifts – Service

Genesis 28:22  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Malachi 3:10-11 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. [11] And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

Genesis 28:22  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Genesis 14:20   And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Philip. 4:14-19   Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

1 Cor. 16:2  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Song: “I Surrender All”

“When the going gets tough the tough,” A sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge August 21, 2011

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

Pastor Richard A. Daughtridge

“When the going gets tough the tough __________.

A sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge  August 21, 2011

Today we want to look at  adversity and be encouraged that God has neither forgotten us, nor has He forsaken us. What do you do when times get tough?

When confronted with our greatest adversity we:

  1. Become cave dwellers
  2. Go to the rock
  3. Get going

Psalm 61:2  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 57:1   To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.


Four Responses of David to Adversity:

1.   I will pray from the ends of the earth when my heart is overwhelmed (Psalm 61:2).

2.   I will abide in Your tabernacle forever (Psalm 61:4).

3.   I will trust in the  hiding place of Your wings.

4.   I will sing praise unto Your name forever (Psalm 61:8)

Ten Reasons Why David Expected God to Answer

1.   My soul trusts You (Psalm 57:1).

2.   You are my refuge.

3.   I have confidence in You (Psalm 57:2).

4.   You will save me from reproach (Psalm 57:3).

5.   You will show mercy and truth.

6.   I am in the midst of enemies (Psalm 57:4).

7.   They have set a trap for me (Psalm 57:6).

8.   I am greatly distressed.

9.   Your mercy is great (Psalm 57:10).

10. Your truth reaches unto heaven.

Psalm 36:7   How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 17:8   Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Psalm 27:5   For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

2 Chronicles 16:9 (a) For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Proverbs 5:21  For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.

Proverbs 15:3  The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Psalm 33:18  Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Conclusion:  Three resources  we have in adversity.

1. The person of God , The Holy Spirit (presence)

2. The words of God (promise)

3. The Church ( people)

Philip. 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Sermon song : Rock of Ages

Sermon Notes Discipline of Value, Part six of a sermon series,Disciplines of a Christian by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 08/14/11

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


Blue Grass Sunday this Week 9:30 Service

“Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 

Value is a term we use to determine worth. What’s your net worth?

Most psychologist would probably agree that worth should be measured in relationships rather than possessions. Today I hope  we will increase in Value. The check is not in the mail. We may receive it from the person seated beside us.

Value is a gift that God allows us to give to each other.

We give this gift through touch, through gesture, through deed, through respect and through words. It’s a discipline that requires choice and one in which we can excel.

Words of Christ:

Matthew 25:36  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me

Matthew 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Matthew 25:43-44  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. [44] Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Matthew 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Leviticus 25:14  And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:

Romans 13:8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Romans 16:16   Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

Galatians 5:13    For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Galatians 5:26  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Ephes. 4:32    And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Col. 3:13   Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Col. 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Hebrews 3:13  But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

1 Thes. 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Hebrews 10:24-25   And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: [25] Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Sermon Hymn:  How Great Thou Art 

Final Hymn:  He Keeps Me Singing  

“Hope as a Discipline in Life” Part Five of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sunday 08/07/11

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on August 3, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

 “Hope as a Discipline in Life” Part Five of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 08/07/11 

1. High Expectations

We live in a negative world. Should Christians expect anything different?  The Bible has a lot to say about Belief, Destiny, Purpose and Expectations. Balancing all this out is important. We can live our life as victims or victors. Is it really a choice and a discipline we can change?

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.

1 Peter 5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Col. 2:15   And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Philip. 4:5-6   Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. [6] Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

2 Cor. 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Jer. 29:11 (NIV)1 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.

2. Observation

Numbers 13:26-33  And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land. [27] And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. [28] Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. [29] The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. [30] And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. [31] But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. [32] And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. [33] And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

3. Perform ( Be a doer)

“Three kinds of people in the world:  Those that make it happen. Those that watch it happen and those that have no idea what happened.”

James 2:20   But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

James 1:23 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:

James 1:25  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.

Turn your wish list into a to-do list.

4. Excellence ( Give our best)

Joshua 22:5   But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Sermon Song: Trust and Obey