Road Signs along My Christian Journey by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 09/28/14

 

Road Signs along My Christian Journey by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

road signStudy this picture and decide as a driver what you should do.

Can you remember your first driving test?

Our Christian life is a journey and it is very important that we understand  directions as we navigate through life.  We only get one shot at this journey.

These signs  would help chart our course.

Salvation , Baptism, Discipleship, Service, Death, Eternity


 

 

 

1. Salvation / Justification

 

To understand salvation you must understand justification.

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

a. Hear

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

b. Believe

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

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

c. Receive

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

2. Baptism / Identification

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

3.   Discipleship / Changing into the likeness of Christ (Process)

Matthew 28:18-20  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. them to observe all

4.   Service

2 Cor. 5:18-19  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; [19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2 Cor. 5:20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

5.  Death

Philip. 1:21-24 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. [22] But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. [23] For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: [24] Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

6.  Eternity

 

Rev. 22:12  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

John 9:4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

This week is Bluegrass Sunday

Another,  guitar plukin, banjo picken, bass fiddle thumpin, choir singin and hand clappin, worship service is  planned at Jacob’s Church September 28th in the morning worship service.  We’ve decided to have a second service dedicated to the old gospel hymnal tradition, bluegrass style. Welcome back to the good old days. We hope you will join us and invite someone.

This Sunday we are sharing lunch.   Church Picnic

There will be a picnic immediately following church this Sunday in the pavilion. Bring a meal for your family and we’ll all share. We’ll pick up some chicken and drinks. Join in the fellowship.

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