Peeking Through the Gates of Heaven Sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge “Heaven’s Amenities” “First Amenity of Heaven: Immortality”

Posted in Uncategorized on March 3, 2017 by jacobschurch

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I took this picture several years ago, while on vacation in Florida. The morning was calm, peaceful and reminded me of immortality We are presenting a sermon series our church that I’ve entitled “Peeking through the Gates of Heaven”.

What happens when we die?

What will Heaven look like?

Who will be there?

Will I have a new body?

The Bible says a great deal about the journey, the place, and the amenities we can look forward to enjoying there.

Join us this week as we look at the first amenity, Immortality. You may be surprised at what Christians can look forward to in Heaveen. Service begins at 9:30 AM on Sunday. Notes from bulletin below:

Peeking Through the Gates of Heaven  Sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge “Heaven’s Amenities”First Amenity of Heaven: Immortality

Great minds and great people have searched for immortality. All the time it’s right there in the Bible free for the asking.

A sad conclusion of human brilliance. “I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, …Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or   ridiculous egotism. ~ Albert Einstein, as quoted in his New York Times Obituary, April 19, 1955)

  1. Death’s enemy: Immortality (New Body and Resurrection)

1 Corinthians 15:51-56 (KJV) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is thy sting?     Romans 8:21 (KJV)  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2 Timothy 1:10 (KJV)  But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

 

  1. New Real Estate

2 Peter 3:12-13 (KJV)  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 21:1-6 (KJV)  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  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.  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

Ezekiel 28:13 (KJV) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

John 14:2 – 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.

Revelation 22:1-5 (KJV) And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

 

Next week: “Heavens Amenities Continued

“Peeking Through the Gates of Heaven”. New Sermon Series Begins Feb. 19, 2017

Posted in Annoucement, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on February 18, 2017 by jacobschurch

Peeking Through the Gates of Heaven    Sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Things we want to cover in this series.

Where is Heaven? Is Heaven a physical place?

Things that were,   Things that are.   Things that will be.

  • Earththe and  New Earth,
  • Paradise Abraham’s bosom, Hell,

Revelation 1:18, “I am he who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”

  • Heaven,   New Heaven, New Jerusalem,
  • Physical Spiritual Being

Mission of Heaven   Luke 15: 10 (KJV)  Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth

Desire for Heaven   Hebrews 11:16 (KJV)  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.

Loved ones cheering us on.   Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV)  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Administrating Government   Revelation 5:7-10 (KJV)  And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 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.  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Past Death of Saints    Luke 16:22-23 (KJV)  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

.Support for the Saints    Romans 8:34-35 (KJV)  Who is he that           condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Prayers For Us In Heaven     Hebrew 7:29  Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Next week: “Heavens Residents”  

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Join Us AS We Remember The Heroes Of 911

Posted in Annoucement, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on September 8, 2016 by jacobschurch

This Sunday September 11, 2016 will be the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. We will honor the victims, heroes, and their families as we remember them in our prayers and words of condolences.

Let’s not forget to give a hearty thank you to their comrades, all the first responders, the fireman, the police, the soldiers and the medical staff in our lives today.

We also will worship and give thanks to God for keeping us safe through these days of evil aggression.

We, at Jacob’s Church, will be having a special Sunday service in which we will remember them.

Testimonies of that day will be shared by:

Dwayne Smith, who was part of the Secret Service Team that secured the White House on 911. He was assigned to protect the presidential family and the White House Staff and was on duty that day. He’ll share some of those memories.

Rori Cannon Daughtridge, now Pastor Daughtridge’s daughter-in law, did not go to work that day. She normally walked by the Trade Center but from the riverside in terror she watched the second plane crashed into the tower. Her future husband, Ryan, was in Africa calling everyone he knew to find out if she was alright. Though they we estranged for two years he knew the love of his life was somewhere near that Trade Center. Rori can tell the rest of the story.

Pastor Richard will sing ‘Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning.

The sermon for Sunday will be, “Out of the Rubble Stood a Cross” by Pastor Richard.

We will have a prayer for the families of the 911 tragedy, for the first responders that protect us today and for America, the nation we love.

Service will begin at 9:30 AM Directions 495 Harbaugh Valley Road just off Rt.16 between Blue Ridge Summit and Emmittsburg. Proceed east on Route 16 out of Waynesboro, after Blue Ridge Sportsman club turn right at next road. Church is just up the road on right. Look for sign on Rt.16 and Harbaugh Valley Road.

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Jacob’s Church Festival Next Saturday August 13

Posted in Annoucement, Events on August 5, 2016 by jacobschurch

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Special Event Planned for Father’s Day at Jacob’s Church in Fairfield Pennsylvania.

Posted in Annoucement, Events, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on June 11, 2016 by jacobschurch

Fathers Day2016 BulletinFather’s Day Announcement

 Next Sunday June 19 will be Father’s Day. The ladies of the church are planning a special day for all the fathers. Beginning at 8:00 sharp the ladies will be serving up a hot cake, sausage, and egg casserole, breakfast for the men. Be seated in the pavilion by 8:00 promptly as our service will begin at 9:30. During the celebration service, in which we will honor the fathers, Pastor Richard will share a sermon entitled, “The High Calling of “Dad”. Sign up for breakfast will be in back of church this Sunday June 12th. You may also RSVP by calling Jean Koons 717-765-4376 to add your name to the list.  

“Down for the Count ” Pentecost Sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge May 15, 2016

Posted in Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on May 14, 2016 by jacobschurch

Down For The CountDown for the Count ”   Pentecost Sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge May 15, 2016

Round One: Crucifixion

Round Two: Resurrection

Round Three: Holy Spirit Sent  

 

“Now get up !”

 

Leviticus 23:16-17 Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath [i.e. of Passover], and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD. From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits to the LORD.

 

John 4:34 (KJV)  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

 

Numbers 28:26 On the day of firstfruits, when you present to the LORD an offering of new grain during the Festival of Weeks (i.e. Pentecost), hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

 

Acts 1:1-5 (KJV)  The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2  Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Acts 1:8 (KJV)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

John 14:26 (KJV)  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Romans 8:11, “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.”                                               “Now get up!”

 

This week’s Message: “Surviving the Storms of Life” third of a sermon series “The Church Victorious” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge May 1, 2016 Service begins at 9:30.

Posted in Annoucement, Bluegrass Sunday, Events, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on April 30, 2016 by jacobschurch

 

Bluegrass Band ShellSunday May 29, Memorial Day Weekend, we will honor those who served to defend our freedom. This year we will be honor these during the morning service, at 9:30 AM. World War II veteran, Grady Grimm, will be sharing his experience.  

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   We will be unfolding the American Flag, used in 911 commemorations around the area beginning the very week our nation was attacked on 9/11.                                                                                                    

     After the flag is unfolded we will have our annual Memorial Day Weekend Role Call, prayer and Taps on the Bugle.                                                          

     Our bluegrass band will lead worship and well as a song tribute to those who served.

     There will be lunch and fellowship served in the pavilion immediately following the ceremonies. Sign ups begin next week. Church is providing bread, meat, deserts and drinks. Please bring a hot vegetable or salad to share.                                                                                                      

   Bring your lawn chairs as this event and our service will be held outside.                                                                                                          

   Sermon by Pastor Richard that day will be   “One Nation Under God”.                                                                                                                            

                             (Don’t forget your lawn chairs.)

 This week’s Message: Surviving the Storms of Life” third of a sermon series “The Church Victorious” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge May 1, 2016 Service begins at 9:30.