Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2014

  • September 7, 2014

    The Composition of the Body of Christ by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    The Body of Christ, though composed of many members, is not divided; instead it functions as one organism under the headship of Jesus Christ. But, how did we become a part of this Body and what is the significance? Paul answers these questions by providing insight into the work of God through Jesus Christ who delivered us out of sin and declared us righteous. How amazing to realize that by no merit of our own we have become a part of the Body of Christ.

    Therefore remember, the true invisible church is composed only of those who, by faith in Christ, have been declared righteous by God; there is, consequently, no room for boasting or escaping the responsibility all believers have in the Body of Christ.

  • August 31, 2014

    Engaging with the Body of Christ by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    The idiom,” Familiarity breeds contempt,” can be an expression used in personal relationships but it can also apply to one’s familiarity with God’s redemptive program. Unfortunately, the visible church is no longer viewed as vital, by virtue of the numbers of “Christians” leaving their local churches, in fact the church is often viewed as dead. Just because the visible church is not necessary for salvation does not mean it is not necessary at all. The problem is not that God has provided an alternative and we missed it; the problem is mostly believers do not understand what the church is. Therefore, fasten your seatbelts as we work through Paul’s letters and hear Paul say, “Believers, this is the church!”

  • August 24, 2014

    Peace Beyond Understanding by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Phil. 4:4-9

  • August 17, 2014

    Community Breakfast Sermon

    by COD

  • August 10, 2014

    Thinking Like Christ

    by COD

    Paul recognizes the challenges these believers were facing from the enemies outside the church as well as inside the church. He knew the importance for these believers “to stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together” against those “adversaries” (1:27-28) outside the church. But in parallel fashion, Paul also knew the importance of being “like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind” (2:2) toward each other within the church. The bottom line is that each believer is to think like Christ; which is not so much about the academic world of knowledge but of one’s attitude toward unity with other believers.