Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2013

  • June 2, 2013

    What’s in a Name?

    by COD

    Sermon by Rev. Thom McBreen ; The Allotment for Judah 15:1 The allotment for the tribe of the people of Judah according to their clans reached southward to the boundary of Edom, to the wilderness of Zin at the farthest south. 2 And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay […]

  • May 26, 2013

    Preventing the Leadership Crisis

    by COD

    ; Inevitably, every great leader comes to the time of potential crisis – a gap in leadership. The late great basketball coach of the UCLA Bruins, John Wooden, was driven by biblical principles that sought to develop skill, confidence, and competitive fire. Yet the gap in leadership still became a reality. King David, driven by […]

  • May 19, 2013

    Recognizing the Goodness of God’s Mercy

    by COD

    ; The struggles and temptations of life can prove to be hazardous and destructive toward our walk with Christ. What happens when these distractions move us to respond in the flesh? What becomes of our view of God when the view of us becomes greater? God’s grace teaches us about God’s motivation while God’s mercy […]

  • May 12, 2013

    Sins Consequence but God’s Grace

    by COD

    A believer who engages in sin will demonstrate a walk uniquely different than a believer who engages in God’s Word. Compare David, pre-Bathsheba, who is strong in faith, experiences God’s victories, and is confident toward the Lord. Now compare David, post-Bathsheba, who is full of doubts, weak in decisiveness, and persistent in shame and disappointment. […]

  • May 7, 2013

    The Epicenter of the Old Testament

    by COD

    ; The unfolding of the Old Testament, like ancient scrolls, progresses with God’s increasing precision. Each scroll, then, provides greater clarity and deeper implication than previously revealed. So, when viewing the Old Testament from Genesis’ perspective, the emphasis is seen moving forward toward David. But when viewing the Old Testament from Matthew’s perspective, the emphasis […]