Archive for December, 2012

“To-Be List for 2013” Sermon 12/30/12 by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Jacob’s Church near Gettysburg, Pennsyvania and Hagerstown, Maryland

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on December 29, 2012 by jacobschurch
Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“To-Be List for 2013”  Sermon 12/30/12  by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

A.    In 2013    That we would be lovers.

1 Cor 13: 1-10  Message Bible

1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

8-10Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

B.     In 2013  That we would be students of God’s word.

 Psalm 119:9   Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Psalm 119:11  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalm 119:16    I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

John 21:25    And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

 C.    In  2013    That we would be Witnesses.

  Acts 1:22  Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. (None of the usual Greek words for ordained are used here.  It is ginomai (GSN-1096) which has the sense of being or becoming.  Here it means to become a witness.

D.    In 2013    That we would be one.

Exodus 18:18     Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

1 Cor. 12:12    For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

(To be continued next week.)

“Communication  is the foundation of oneness.”

 1. Communicating with our service.

2. Communicating our concerns.

3. Communicating our vision.           

4. Communicating with our words.

5. Communicating with our giving.

6. Communicating with our prayers.  

Christmas Eve Candlelight service still on. For those who venture be careful. 3:45 PM

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2012 by jacobschurch

It’s now 3:4o PM , Christmas Eve, and it looks like the White Christmas Dreamers got their dream.  Those who want to get out your four wheel vehicles   and venture out we’ll see you at 6:00 PM for a Christmas Eve Service like the good old days. If you decide to come, say a prayer and let your sleigh bells ring in this winter wonder land. Be Careful, Love to All,  Pastor Richard

Keeping Watch over our Flocks by Night, a sermon , by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Bluegrass Sunday 12/16/12

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on December 12, 2012 by jacobschurch
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Remember as a child being in the Christmas program?  Dressed in bathrobes using a homemade shepherd rods and towels draped over head we became shepherds and wise men. I wonder if we understood the drama we were involved in. One phrase in the Christmas story permeated my heart, “keeping watch over their flock by night.”  I don’t believe God waste words. The Holy Spirit that penned these words through Luke knew the attachment of a shepherd to his flock. It reflected God’s heart toward us as he planned the first Christmas.

1. God as Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

1 Kings 22:17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.

Isaiah 40:11  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

2. Man as a Shepherd

Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?

Jeremiah 50:44  Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Ezekiel 34:12  As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

3. Christ announced himself to be Chief Shepherd

 John 10:11-12  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. [12] But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

1 Peter 2:25   

4. We are his Shepherds

John 10:2   But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Hebrews 13:20  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

 5. Christ is a Returning Shepherd

 1 Peter 5:4  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

So when you see the shepherds of Christmas you’ll know the rest of the story.  Merry Christmas




“Breaking News: Expecting virgin still claims her innocence.” a sermon 12/09/12 by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Hagerstown Maryland

Posted in Annoucement, Events, Sermons on December 7, 2012 by jacobschurch
Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Breaking News: Expecting Virgin still claims her innocence.” a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Do people surprise you with their opinions?

What would the CNN gallop opinion poll look like in year 4  AD?

Wouldn’t “Entertainment Tonight” get ratings out of this story?

 Plus added features ,  Three related stories from : The Gossip Column of Jerusalem Year 4 AD,

  “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37

Speculated comments from neighbors, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, in-laws.  Wonder what  they thought?    

Luke 1:31-46    And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. [32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: [33] And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. [34] Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? [35] And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. [36] And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. [37] For with God nothing shall be impossible. [38] And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

[39] And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; [40] And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. [41] And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: [42] And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. [43] And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [44] For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. [45] And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

[46] And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

A.    Maybe “ Jerusalem  25 Alive would like to know what you think the babies should be named.”

Luke 1:61-62    And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. [62] And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

 Luke 1:1  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

B.     “Breaking News; Baby’s new name caused mute father to speak for the first time in months”

Luke 1:64-66  And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. [65] And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. [66] And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

C.    “Breaking News : Shepherds claim to see angels, bright lights and hear choirs singing. What do you think? Click on our NBC blog entitled, “Too much egg nogg or counting too many Sheep” and express your opinion.

  Luke 2:13-14   And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, [14] Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

1.   Thou shalt … bring forth a son:  “Behold the Man,” as portrayed in Luke

2.   Thou shalt call His name Jesus:  “Behold My servant,” as portrayed in Mark

3.   He shall be great … the Son of the Highest:  “Behold your God,” as portrayed in John

4.   He shall reign:  “Behold thy King,” as portrayed in Matthew

Let the gossip columns light up and write it down . It’s all true. Praise and glory to God. “Christ is Born”. 

Christmas Announcements

Next week Dec. 16th will be  our Dec. Bluegrass Sunday moved up a week to provide for our Christmas Service and Children program, Dec.23rd.

Our bluegrass  worship program entitled “A Very Country Christmas”  will be @ 9:30 next Sunday.  Then don’t forget  our  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:00 PM Dec. 24th.