Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2016

  • July 3, 2016

    God’s Grace Transcends Sovereignly by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Genesis 42-43 God’s providence, determining and governing everything, can often lead to the reasoning that God is impersonal, cold, and uncaring toward his creation. This leads many to believe that the Old Testament emphasizes an angry God, compared to the New Testament’s emphasis on a loving God. Is that a true assessment? Is there as […]

  • June 26, 2016

    The State of the Church Address by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    The State of the Church Address Book of Nehemiah There is a growing epidemic facing the church today that involves misunderstanding, distrust, and consumerism. Should the church be about us or about the calling, work, and worship of Jesus Christ? Too often, rather than calling individuals to deny self, take up the cross, and follow […]

  • June 19, 2016

    God’s Providence Alone Produces Exaltation

    by COD

    Genesis 41 Throughout one’s life of struggles, difficult circumstances, and outcomes, God’s grace and love, measured in Christ, is not always evident. In fact, it is often at these times our knowledge, understanding, and trust in God, will rise to the surface, good or bad. Unfortunately, too often the believer is more attentive to the […]

  • June 12, 2016

    God’s Providence in the Face of Injustice by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Genesis 39-40:23 Injustice is often the cry of the one whose perceived rights, whether right or wrong, have been violated. For instance, in Psalm 73, the Psalmist complained about the injustice he experienced because the wicked were flourishing while he, the righteous one, suffered (Ps. 73:12-14). Injustice was also felt by the prophet Habakkuk (Hab. […]

  • June 5, 2016

    God’s Providence in Time of Disobedience by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Genesis 38:1-30 Paul identifies the basis for our living in confidence and praise to God, by writing that God is the one who “works all things according to the counsel of his will.” But, how does God accomplish this? Here are two customary, but contrary and unbiblical answers: First, because God has so determined to […]