Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2016

  • May 29, 2016

    Persecution of the Church Today by Pastor Bryant Geating

    by COD

    What is Christian Persecution? Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of one’s identification as a Christian. Is persecution against Christians inevitable? See 1 Peter 4:12-13; 2 Tim. 3:12; Philip. 1:29; John 15:20-23. Persecution against Christians is not: For being a nuisance. For wrongdoing. For being fanatical. For following a […]

  • May 22, 2016

    God’s Providence During Rejection by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Genesis 37:1-36 Rejection, or even the fear of rejection, can be the greatest deterrent in the believer’s walk of faith; Peter experienced this when he pulled back from eating with the Gentiles. Whether one experiences rejection at home, in ministry, at the work place, or because of friends, it has the potential of damaging a […]

  • May 15, 2016

    The Response in Giving by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Too often the rationale of the believer is that giving depends on the amount of possessions, rather than the generosity with the possessions. This is actually equivalent to thinking that Christian living depends on performance rather than Christ being in you. In short, giving, whether with our time, talent, or tender is […]

  • May 8, 2016

    The Principle for Giving by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    2 Corinthians 8:10-15 As we have already learned, the basis for giving is God’s grace extended to us through Jesus Christ. Thus, rather than hoarding this grace, God is glorified and the recipients are blessed when the grace they received from God’s hand, becomes the grace they extend. The controlling principle initiating this giving has […]

  • May 1, 2016

    The Basis for Giving by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    2 Corinthians 8:1-9 What represents your most memorable and exciting moment within the worship service? It is doubtful that the passing of the offering plate would be the first choice. However, in light of the words of Christ, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” and “Give, and it will be given to […]