Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2019

  • July 5, 2019

    July 7, 2019 – The Fellowship of the Gospel by Dr. Jay C. Burgman

    by COD

    The Fellowship of the Gospel Philippians 1:1  The Church at Philippi stands as the fulfillment of Paul’s vision of the man calling, “Come and _______ us…” Acts 16:17. “These men are _______ of the Most High God who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.” Philippians is primarily a letter that _______ on […]

  • June 29, 2019

    June 30, 2019 – Celebrating the Great and Glorious God by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    We conclude our six-month undertaking in the worshipful book that invigorated our heart and passion for Jesus Christ. The Psalms began with six verses describing the value of delighting in the word of God and ended with six verses describing the delight in the worship of God. It started with the warning to the wicked and ended with the embrace of universal worship. It began by stating what to avoid but ended with what to adore. In its beginning, it demonstrated the fruit of stability, while it ended with the fruit of solidarity. Each book division ended with a doxology (41:13; 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48), but the last concluded with exalted praise.

  • June 21, 2019

    June 23, 2019 – Contending against the Enemy by God’s Strength by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Whether you are a David running from Saul or a Jonah hiding from God, the darkness surrounding both is overwhelming; nevertheless, God’s strength is timely. Conflict, hardship, and affliction surround the godly and the ungodly; they are no respecter of persons. What is unique between these two groups has everything to do with the object of their dependence. The fruit of either confidence or uncertainty is in direct proportion to the center of their dependency. God told Abraham, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless” (Gen. 17:1). The believer mining daily in the Scriptures, with determination to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, will face struggles differently than the one bent on the strength of their ability.

  • June 15, 2019

    June 16, 2019 – Considering with Reverence the Presence of God by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Believers often battle against the unnecessary desire to apologize to the culture for their belief and teaching on God. For instance, whenever the culture attacks God for being hateful, believers will often redefine God to allow Him to fit comfortably in the social realm, rather than to stand on the biblical standard. In the face of the conflict, rather than redefining God, we must be thoroughly aware of the blessing when the God of Scripture intersects with our life. It is crucial for every believer to take time to know and glorify God without apology. Equally important is our realizing the wonder of considering the ongoing presence of God.

  • June 7, 2019

    June 9, 2019 – Conveying the Excellent Greatness of God by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    There is a growing phenomenon in evangelical corporate worship that seeks to glorify the individual’s worthiness and significance more than the greatness of God’s character and deeds. We spend more time familiarizing and amusing ourselves with superficial antidotes and less time digging deep into the Scriptures to know Jesus Christ. The result is alarming, as we find more and more believers incompetent to handle the cruelty and challenges of life. Unfortunately, the solution focuses more on an intense desire for an experience or an emotional feeling than for truth. We have too many believers who are “tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine” (Eph. 4:14) because “they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions (2 Tim. 4:3). No wonder Jesus questioned, “Will He find faith on earth?” (Lk. 18:8) when He returns.