“My Communication with God and Others in 2013” a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Jacob’s Church near Frederick and Hagerstown Maryland

The Old rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross, a communication from God, by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Communication is the foundation of oneness.”

I began this message last week and I shared four points of a to-be list for 2013. To Love, To study, To witness, and To become one.   Communication is critical as we move forward. We will in 2013 communicate many different ways. Our communications will speak very loudly to God, to each other, to our families, and to our neighbors. Here are some of the ways we will communicate.    

1.      Communicate by service.

Acts 6:1-4   And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. [2] Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. [3] Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. [4] But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

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:

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.

1 Cor. 12:12-13  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. [13] For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

2.      Communicating by discourse.

Ephes. 4:2   With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Col. 3:12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

2 Tim. 2:25  In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Titus 3:2  To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

3.      Communicate vision. 

My vision is to impact this community with:

   Our Sunday Service

How can we better our serve?

                      Prayer time.

                      Sound and multimedia.

                      Team of teachers, greeters, ushers and parking people.

                      Updating our facilities.

                             Updating the pavilion for summer and winter use.                

Our outreach events.

            Using events to reach the community.

            Using our talents to bless our church and community.

 

4.      Communicate with our giving.

Acts 20:35  I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Malachi 3:8   Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Malachi 3:10 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.

5.      Communicate with our prayers.  

Psalm 72:20  The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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

Rev. 5:8  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

Rev. 8:3-4   And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. [4] And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

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;

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