Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2019

  • May 30, 2019

    June 2, 2019 – Commemorating the Forgiveness of God by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Two areas of our life call for balance, being oversensitive to sin or being oblivious to it. The sway of the culture will attack us in one of those two ways. When we are oversensitive toward sin, we tend to live in a state of guilt and unworthiness before God. When we are oblivious toward sin, we tend to live in a state of entitlement and pride. These two attitudes become very apparent whenever the individual faces the threats and dangers of life. Those who live with guilt, often approach adversity alone because they feel God is punishing them, while those with pride approach difficulty as an opportunity to demonstrate their spirituality. Both approaches, however, are wrong. How, then, should we approach these life issues? What should our attitude be when the swell of deep waters overwhelm our life?

  • May 25, 2019

    May 26, 2019 – Considering the Protection of God by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Too often, we may find ourselves at a place where all hope is gone, and we are about to collapse under the weight of the conflict. Whenever a believer stands for Jesus Christ, there is no way to know from where the attack will come, but we are sure it will happen. In the moment of crisis, how well the believer knows God and is willing to trust Him will make all the difference. They will either believe in their ability or learn to depend on the Lord, who made heaven and earth (121:1-2). Insightfully, when Jesus Christ encountered a similar occasion, He intentionally relied on the will and protection of God the Father. For instance, in the garden, He told Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?” (John 18:11).

  • May 16, 2019

    May 19, 2019 – Celebration and Worship Generated by the Scripture by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Amid the growth of secular truth claims, the motivation for godly living is becoming more of a battleground than times in the past. The aptitude toward knowing the right from wrong, according to God’s standard, is dead, and the convictions acquired from the Scriptures appear oppressive. Unfortunately, pressure begins to mount against the believer to abandon their beliefs. Consequently, worship begins to exalt the individual rather than Jesus Christ. In our time, the fashionable trend among Christendom is to celebrate the Exceptional You as it worships human sovereignty rather than Christ’s sovereignty.

  • May 10, 2019

    May 12, 2019 – Commending the Messiah as King and Priest by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    The reality of the work of the long-awaited Messiah has dramatic outcomes in every aspect of the believer’s life. In times of joy and prosperity, Jesus Christ is the provider. In times of pain and sorrow, Jesus Christ is the protection and answer. In times of doubts, fears, and apprehensions, Jesus Christ is the rock that never crumbles. Compellingly, as Jesus Christ is the central figure in Scripture, He is also the central figure for the believer’s identification in thought, attitude, word, and action. Indeed, the splendor of our life is only because of Jesus Christ. However, who He is and why He is so prominent are questions seeking answers.

  • May 2, 2019

    May 5, 2019 – Counteracting Hardship with God’s Faithfulness by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    In any given day, many disruptions will potentially pull your heart away from Christ. Indeed, multiple disrupters in the world and the church are capable of taking your commitment to Christ off course and drive you into despair. The question of what you pursue to counter those adverse interruptions and distractions reveals the passions of your heart. Each person has many options within their culture to gain relief. Those options may consist of sports, music, money, friends, spouse, social media, and much more. The problem is, they never satisfy or bring relief.