Archive for June, 2012

“The Run Away Bride”, Message for America, sermon outline by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 07/01/12 of Jacob’s Church near Gettysburg Pennsylvania and Fort Richie and Hagerstown, Marylandryland

Posted in Events, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on June 29, 2012 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“The Run Away Bride” A Message to America, a sermon outline by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 07/01/12

“What so proudly we hailed at the twilight  last gleaming” , The Star Spangle Banner

“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord”, Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Strange wedding songs? What does this have to do with a run-away bride?

Ever think?, What if at twilight last gleaming things had been different for America?  I pray Americans never looses sight of the rest of the story behind those words. Freedom was a gift from God, sent through men that prayed to God, and were inspired by God. I believe God truly has blessed America , which has been the greatest Christian influence in our world.

God has a wedding planned at the end of time for those that trust in Christ. It is not for Americans alone but for all that accept Christ’s gift of eternal life. God will call us home in his sovereign time through death  or we will meet him in the sky with all saints in the great resurrection. Regardless of which exit we take  there is a wedding celebration  being planned in Heaven. Now is not the time to be a Run-Away Bride.

1. Bride gets ready to meet the family.

Ephes. 5:27    That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

1 Thes. 3:13    To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

2. Groom is preparing a home. We will soon be  leaving.

John 14:1-3    Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. [2] In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. [3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

1 Thes. 4:16-18  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

3. The Wedding Begins

Rev. 19:1-9  And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: [2] For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. [3] And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. [4] And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. [5] And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. [6] And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. [7] Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. [8] And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. [9] And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

 Rev. 21:2-4   And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. [4] And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

4. When the words of The Battle Hymn lived out.   

“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”  Battle Hymn of the Republic. Such a climax will be seen from a vantage point of a bride or a run-away bride that has rejected Christ. The choices are clear and there are only two because “His truth is marching on.”

Run-Aways (Those that reject Christ)

Rev. 14:19    And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

Bride  (those that accept Christ)

Rev. 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

In which of the group will you be?

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Romans 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

“Would you like that super-sized?”, a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 06/24/12

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Events, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on June 22, 2012 by jacobschurch

Don’t Forget This Sunday is Bluegrass Sunday Click picture to sample.

“Would you like that super-sized?”,  a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Salvation is attained through believing . Last week we  described believing as an event that demands a response. How many times have we seen a raised hand, even heard a confession and then see that person fall by the wayside? The Christian journey begins here but we need to continue. The greatest challenge as a pastor is see his flock grow, not in size but in maturity.

I just saw a Nike T-Shirt on Father’s Day. It read, ”Talk Is Cheap, Just Do It”.

Easier said than done?

 John 8:31-32  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; [32] And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Psalm 31:23  O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

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.

Matthew 28:19-20   Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 25:14-21 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. [15] And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. [16] Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. [17] And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. [18] But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. [19] After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. [20] And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. [21] His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

” Daddy called him Daddy ” sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Father’s Day June 17, 2011

Posted in Events, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on June 14, 2012 by jacobschurch

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

” Daddy called him Daddy ” sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge     

Song:  “Papa’s Table Grace” sung by Pastor Daughtridge  

Remembering Dad

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

1. The Rewards of Fatherhood.

“Some of the greatest achievements in parenting are the uncelebrated victories won in the prayer closet.”

“It’s more important what you say to God about your children than what you say to your children about God.”

“Trophies aren’t usually given for battles won in secret but the battle of manhood is most often fought in the obscurity of the heart. .”

Men today are measured by success, by wealth, by strength, by competition, by good looks, by dress, by esteem and social importance but the greatest scale a man can use is to measure himself is his relationship with his Godhis wife, and his children.

JOB 1:4 His sons used to take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. [5] When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would send and have them purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.

2.The  Spiritual Man

How would you describe a spiritual man and why?

I’ve always believed that the stature of a man was more reflected in his private life than his public life. Jesus had a lot to say about this. The most impressive religious men of that day were the Scribes and Pharisees, or were they?   Let’s listen to what Christ said.

MT 6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. [6] But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. [7] And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. [8] Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

3. Generational Curses or Blessing

“Tomorrow’s  generations are affected by our decisions today.”


Genesis 13:4  Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.


Genesis 26:25  And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.


Genesis 35:1  And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.


Genesis 39:2-4  And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. [3] And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. [4] And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.