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10/ 02/11 Sermon Notes “Attire that will Inspire”, Part Three, “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 29, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Attire that will Inspire, Part Three, “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Ever find yourself dressed for the wrong season? A heavy coat on a hot day or shorts and t-shirt when it’s freezing. Ever swim in a wool suit or jog in a ski coat?

Today we want to look at two sure attires found in the wardrobe of world changers in the Bible. Wearing  Reverence and Joy  may change the way we see life.

Ephes. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Two Spiritual Garments

  1. Reverence 

 “Reverence is an attitude of the heart.”

 Question  for thought: Can mortal man approach Holy Almighty God?

 “We live in an era in which we humanize God. Should we approach him with the respect and reverence due Almighty God? Redemption invited us into His presence spiritually to become like Him rather than reduce Him to what we are. ”

“God became flesh to redeem man, conquered sin, life and death through the cross and the resurrection. The immortal God deserves our reverence. Through adoption and new birth we now call him Father but let’s never lose sight that He is God.

 Joshua 24:14   Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.

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.

2 Chron. 34:27  Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the Lord.

a. Reverence   (aidos) Greek 1492 (eido) (through the idea of downcast eyes); bashfulness, i.e. (towards men), modesty or (towards God) awe :- reverence, shamefacedness.

 b. Fear  (yare’) Hebrew; fearing; moral reverent :- afraid, fear (-ful).

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Hebrews 12:28  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

2 Chron. 29:29-30  And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped. [30] Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Psalm 145:14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Psalm 145:19  He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

  1. Joy  

“Joy is not an unsavory joke but rather a condition of the heart.”


Isaiah 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.


Proverbs 15:23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!


2 Chron. 30:26  So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.

 Psalm 126:1-2  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. [4] Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. [5] They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. [6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Sermon song:

 “O Hail the power of Jesus Name..”

The Naked Truth , Part Two, “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 23, 2011 by jacobschurch

Don't forget ,This Sunday is Blue Grass Sunday.

The Naked Truth , 09/25/11 , Part Two of “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge  

From childhood we’ve heard,” Don’t get dressed until  you’ve  taken a bath.”  Today before we get dressed in all the clothes offered us at Salvation by God we want to get a shower.

Ephes. 6:10-12 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. [11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wiles    meth-od-i’-ah; method,  lie in wait. ( Satan’s tactics are not new nor complicated.)

Seven Things in Satan’s Tool Box  

  1. Doubt

Matthew 4:3  And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

 “This verse could have ended with a question mark.” Truth answered the Question

  “Truth is the Soap we are using today as we shower.”

 John 4:23-24  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. [24] God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

  1. Accusations


Rev. 12:10   And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.


  1. Complacency

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.

Acts 26:16

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

Rev. 3:15-16

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. [16] So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

  1. Bad Relationships


Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Ephes. 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephes. 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

  1. Cravings and addictions


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.


  1. Self Esteem Problems


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. Selfishness


2 Cor. 8:8  I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

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.

Philip. 2:4-8  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. [5] Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: [6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.


“You look the most like God when you serve.”

“Courage for the Fight, David turns Saul’s Robe into a Mini-Skirt ?” part one of a series, “Dress Codes” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 16, 2011 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard A. Daughtridge

Ever hear the saying, “Life is hard and then you die.”? How about, “Life is survival of the fittest.”?

Well we are inspired by many that have pioneered before us but we can’t live on their stories. We must fight our own fight of faith. We live in the greatest day of history. Attitude is latitude for us to make every day count. Today our attitude shall be fight not flight, winners not sinners, and dressed to be our best.

In this sermon series “Dress Code” we will dress inside out.”    

“Courage for the Fight, David turns Saul’s Robe into a Mini-Skirt?”  by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

1.      Christianity is not for wimps.

1 Tim. 6:12    Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

2.      Nothing will happen that you can’t handle.

1 Cor. 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Romans 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

 3.      God and you. Inseparable.

Romans 8:38-39  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, [39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

Hebrew: ra, bad; evil; adversity; affliction; calamity; grief; sorrow;

4.      I peeked at the back of the book and we win.

John 16:33    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Psalm 119:71   It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

5.      Worth it all.

James 1:12   Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

6.      Battle of the Mind

 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;

7.      Know your enemy.

John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

8.      Dressed for the Fight. (David turns Saul’s robe into a mini-skirt?)

 1 Samuel 24:4  And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

1 Samuel 24:11  Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

1 Chron. 15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.

Summary  (Christ has disarmed our enemy and empowered us for the fight. )   

Col. 2:13-15  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; [14] Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; [15] And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

“Dress Codes” will continue next a sermon “Dressed to Kill”


“Getting Dressed for the Wedding” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sept 4, 2011

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 4, 2011 by jacobschurch

Getting Dressed for the Weddingby Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard A. Daughtridge

I’m officiating a wedding next week end. What if I showed up in a t-shirt and shorts,  barefoot and ungroomed?

Should they invite me to the reception?

Today we want to look at the eternal wedding in which we will be the bride (people that will marry Christ).

Are  you getting dressed?

  • The Traditions of wedding dress.
  •  Value of the Bride.
  •  Groom defends his honor.
  •  The best man.  

Rev. 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Rev. 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Luke 15:22  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

1. Clothed with Servanthood

Mark 15:17  And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

2. Clothed with. Humility

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

3. Clothed with Righteousness

Rev. 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

4. Clothed with Wisdom

Rev. 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

5. Clothed with Destiny       

Rev. 7:9  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

6. Clothed with Armor

Ephes. 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Pastoral Hymn:   Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee