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“Packing Up To Go Home ”a Resurrection Sermon 02/24/13, Bluegrass Sunday, by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on February 23, 2013 by jacobschurch


 “Packing Up To Go Home ”a resurrection sermon by Pastor Daughtridge

Bodily Resurrection

cross section2“If my spiritual body is reborn  when will I reclaim my new earthly body?”

Col. 1:17-20  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. [18] And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. [19] For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; [20] And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

1 Cor. 15:52-53   In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. [53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

 There ain’t no grave can hold my body down
There ain’t no grave can hold my body down
When I hear that trumpet sound I’m gonna rise right out of the ground

Ain’t no grave can hold my body down

 Job 19:25 “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:”

  John 5:25 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.” For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”

   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.

Daniel 12:1-4  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. [2] And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Easter Series   The Witnesses

The life size cross will be erected this week as a prop to: “The Witnesses”Invite someone to church with you as we journey through pages of  Christ ’s last days on earth.

 “Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus” March 3

“Woman of Sycar Samaria”        March 10

“A Roman Officer betrays Caesar” March 17

“Witness of the first Flash Mob”  March 24

“Witness of an Empty Tomb”      March 31

“From A Cross to a Throne”             April 7


“Facts of Life” a sermon,Bluegrass Sunday, 01/27/13 by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Jacob’s Church Near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Hagerstown and Frederick ,Maryland. and

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on January 25, 2013 by jacobschurch
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“Facts of Life” a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

We only get one shot at life. Here are three simple facts of life to consider. Take aim and make this shot count.     

Psalm 138:5

Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Three Facts of Life to Consider

Eternal  Destiny

2 Cor. 5:8

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

John 14:2-3

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.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hebrews 11:16

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

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;

Earthly Calling from  Heaven

 John 3:16

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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:

Ephes. 2:5

    Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Ephes. 2:8

    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Romans 5:15

    But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

John 15:4

    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Earthly Fellowship

Philip. 1:3-6

    I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, [4] Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, [5] For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; [6] Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 10:25

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

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




“The Final Harvest ” sermon notes 09/30/12, Bluegrass Sunday, by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Jacob’s Church Near Gettysburg, and Fairfield Pennsylvania and Frederick and Hagerstown ,Maryland

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 28, 2012 by jacobschurch

“The Final Harvest”

“The Final Harvest ”  a sermon 09/30/12 by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

The song talks of a great harvest. In light of world events it’s a good time to talk about harvest.

I Thes. 4:18  “Comfort one another with these words.”   Which words ?

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

Rev. 14:15  And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Rev. 14:18  And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

Rev. 20:11-15

    And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. [12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. [13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. [14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

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Nehemiah Series “When Passion Prevails.”Sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Jacob’s Church near Frederick, Emmitsburg and Hagerstown Maryland

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on August 24, 2012 by jacobschurch

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Nehemiah Series “When Passion Prevails.” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

1.      When passion overides insult.

Neh. 2:10

When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.

Neh. 2:19-20

But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king? [20] Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

Thick skin and a tender heart.

 2.      When passion overides fear.

Neh. 2:2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

Neh. 2:3-4  And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? [4] Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

3.      When passion overides division.

Neh. 3:1-23

  • The Ministry
  • The Talented
  • The Workers
  • The Goldsmiths
  • The Merchants

 Mark 3:24-26 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. [25] And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. [26] And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

Ephes. 4:2-3 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; [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:

Ephes. 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 4.      When Passion overrides questions.

 Neh. 4:2 And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said,

  • What do these feeble Jews?
  • will they fortify themselves?
  • will they sacrifice?
  • will they make an end in a day?
  • will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?

5.      When passion becomes a prayer,

Neh. 4:9  Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

“Becoming a Family” sermon one of a sermon series, “Family Ties” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 07/29/12 This Week Is Bluegrass Sunday

Posted in Bluegrass Sunday, Events, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on July 28, 2012 by jacobschurch

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“Becoming a Family” sermon one of a sermon series, “Family Ties”  by Pastor Richard Daughtridge  07/29/12

Adopted or still an orphans? Faith demands response?.  Today I’d like to address these two important family questions. Jesus seem to place more emphasis on the family of the church than on the organization.I think there was a reason for this.

 “When a church becomes a family it functions in it’s completed form and accomplishes the purposes behind it’s creation. Functioning outside this form it becomes just another religious organization.”

Ever hear these statements?

“You don’t have to go to church to be a Christian.”

“I believe in God and that’s what counts.”

“I don’t believe in organized religion.”

“We are all God’s children.”

“I’m better than most Christians I know.”

 Honestly these are some of the most dangerous statements I’ve ever heard.

A.    Born into the Family, Adoption, or Both.

 1.      Grace

1 Peter 1:20   Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

John 3: 15-17  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  [16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

2.      Choice

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:

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

2 Peter 3:17  Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

Ephes. 1:5   Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

B.     Weekly Local Family Reunion  (Jacob’s Church)

 Hebrews 12:23  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Acts 20:7  And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

1 Cor. 16:2  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

C.    Head of the family. (Christ)

 Ephes. 1:21-23   Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: [22] And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, [23] Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

D.    Disciple

 Romans 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

1 John 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

“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

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“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.