Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2013

  • February 17, 2013

    The Process and Goal of Worship

    by COD

    Since Israel, the nation, experienced God’s power to redeem them from bondage, the focus is now on God’s presence with His ongoing relationship. This relationship is never to be taken casually but must be approached circumspectly through His gracious revelation of Himself. Exodus 29-40 Consecration of the Priests 29:1 “Now this is what you shall do […]

  • February 10, 2013

    God’s Redemptive Purpose Accomplished

    by COD

    The lessons contained in this section of Exodus center on God’s ability to make Himself known and to rescue His people from slavery. The opportunity to know God, in the crisis of the moment, is directly proportional to God’s Revelation. Whenever the seed of the serpent becomes aggressive in its attack, the Lord is already […]

  • February 3, 2013

    Triumph in Suffering Pt. 2: The Response from God in Suffering

    by COD

    God’s response to Job uncovers the immensity of God and the incompetence of man. Yet within God’s self-disclosure of His magnificence and splendor, there is not even the slightest hint of answering why evil and suffering happens in this world. The impact we are left with, however, is two-fold: The Lord controls everything; and every […]

  • January 27, 2013

    Triumph in Suffering

    by COD

    Job 1:1-21:14 Job’s Character and Wealth 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3 He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, […]

  • January 20, 2013

    The Foundation for Growing in God’s Trust

    by COD

    The reading this week has taught us the absolute value of God’s grace as it takes our failure and turns it into blessing. But the road to that blessing exceeds all human capability and therefore requires the work of God who “works all things for good to those who love God.” The bottom line for […]