Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2016

  • October 16, 2016

    Genuine Love Confirms Genuine Belief by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    1 John 3:11-24 Unfortunately, the term “love” carries a lot of baggage within our present culture, especially when it is connected with tolerance. Importantly, the most loving action a person can do for another is to extend the limitless love of Christ to those in need. This goes way beyond tolerance and political correctness. Yet […]

  • October 9, 2016

    The True Character of the Children of God by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    1 John 2:29-3:10 All of Scripture is inspired, authoritative, and profitable, yet not all of Scripture is easy to understand. For instance, Jesus made two contrasting statements regarding his not bringing peace and his giving peace (Lk. 12:51; Jn. 14:27). Do these words reflect contradiction, confusion, or contrast? If contradiction, does this mean that Christianity […]

  • October 2, 2016

    Confidence Realized through Abiding in Christ by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    1 John 2:18-29 One of the greatest indicators of genuine salvation comes through an accurate belief in the person and work of Christ. Genuine believers have enduring faith in Jesus Christ, because what they possess is not man-made but Christ-delivered. Unfortunately, those who only profess salvation will eventually be revealed that they never possessed genuine […]

  • September 25, 2016

    The Evidences of Genuine Salvation by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    1 John 2:7-17 From the time of the fall of Adam and Eve into sin, there has always been two groups of people, those dead in sin and those alive in Christ.  Consequently then, genuine salvation is either achieved by works or by receiving God’s gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. There is […]

  • September 18, 2016

    The Strength of Biblical Fellowship by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    1 John 1:5-2:6 It is easy to be misguided into thinking that the strength of fellowship is based on common interests, goals, desires, experiences, or some dreamy achievements of a group. Some may even view it by how much tolerance and compromise they demonstrate. Detrick Bonhoeffer appropriately discredits this misguided view in Life Together, by […]