By admin ~ November 13th, 2014. Filed under: Sermon.
As we honor all the brave men and women who sacrificed greatly for our freedom, we will never forget the Soldier who paved the way for the salvation of all mankind. Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father (John 14:6). “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5). Therefore, believers enjoy unlimited access to God through Jesus. What is more, Christ is the manifest Word of God who provides the perfect measure of truth (John 1:1, 14). The world may broadcast their philosophy, but without God’s Word, standards are wholly absent. President John Adams (1776) stated, “The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a great Measure than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.”
By admin ~ November 5th, 2014. Filed under: General, Sermon.
Paul Sadler is quoted as saying, “It seems as though everyone these days is looking for the perfect church.” If you have been around for any length of time you will soon find out there is no such thing as a perfect church. However, that does not decrease the intrinsic value of the local church. God has placed an extraordinary value on the local church; for it is the “pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15). Scores of individuals have been saved as a direct result of the local church. It is a place to thrive in your walk with Christ. Do you have a church home?
By admin ~ October 29th, 2014. Filed under: General.
It has been well sated, “Bitterness is a poison we drink hoping that someone else will die.” The Bible talks about a stubborn root that can grow in the soil of our hearts, called a root of bitterness (Heb. 12:15). Ahithophel was King David’s mighty counselor. Yet, he was sorely disappointed and became bitter at David for committing a heinous act of immorality. Rather than trusting in the judgment of God, Ahithophel took vengeance on David himself. The bitterness that was buried within his heart finally manifested itself. Thus, outward signs are not always the strongest indicator of what is happening on the inside.
10-26-14 Overcoming Bitterness from Open Door Baptist Church on Vimeo.
By admin ~ October 23rd, 2014. Filed under: Sermon.
Anxiety occurs when an individual responds adversely to a problem or a troubling situation. Without a doubt, our daily lives are rocked with terrible news and challenging situations that stir up feelings of worry and stress. Nevertheless, every person has the ability to choose the right response. The apostle Paul highlighted this truth to the believers in Corinth: “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5). The Lord may allow an unpleasant situation in your life to develop stronger faith, stimulate spiritual growth, or change a bad habit or negative attitude. God promises that believers can possess peace in the midst of their storms, if they only trust in Him (John 14:7).
By admin ~ October 16th, 2014. Filed under: Sermon.
Have you ever considered the exclusivity of salvation? The LORD said, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22). Only God has the power to deliver, and beside Him there is no god; there is no other way. Just as the children of Israel were required to look on the brazen serpent bound to a pole to escape physical death (Num. 21), so must the sinner look solely to Christ to escape eternal death (Rom. 6:23). Jesus is the basis and source of redemption (Acts 4:12; John 14:6). Trust in God alone.
10-12-14 God Alone from Open Door Baptist Church on Vimeo.
By admin ~ October 8th, 2014. Filed under: Sermon.
Depression has often been called the common cold of our emotions. These moments of anxiety and fear haunted believers throughout the ages, and even today. The great prophet Elijah was plagued with deep depression immediately following the apex of his ministry; defeating the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:15-46). His spirit was troubled within him saying, “I, even I only, am left” (1 Kings 19:10). Elijah felt isolated in a heathen world. Miserably, he pleaded with the Lord to take his own life (1 Kings 19:4). Are you consumed with fear? Does failure keep you from serving God? Do you feel alone? Listen to the “still small voice” of God (1 Kings 19:11, 12).
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10).
10-5-14 Overcoming Depression from Open Door Baptist Church on Vimeo.
By admin ~ October 1st, 2014. Filed under: Sermon.
While the “last days” are often perceived as the days leading up to the Second Advent of Jesus Christ, Paul warns of the last days of the church age (2 Tim. 3:1-5); prior to the rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-18). The believer who fails to “rightly divide the word of truth” will certainly confuse the two Biblical events (2 Tim. 2:15). Troublesome times are ahead for Christians, and spiritual wickedness will “wax worse and worse” (2 Tim. 3:13). However, the Lord has permitted the Body of Christ to minister for such a time as this; a period of time infused with pride, blasphemy, lies, and greed. David pondered in his heart, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do” (Psalm 11:3)? Surely, Christians can serve the Lord in fear and gladness; trusting in Him (Psalm 2:11; 100:2)!
9-21-2014 How to Live in the Last Days from Open Door Baptist Church on Vimeo.
By admin ~ September 18th, 2014. Filed under: Sermon.
The Devil uses fear as a weapon to overwhelm the believer; causing them to become discouraged and lose sight of the victory they possess in Christ Jesus. If you are saved, you are on the winning side! Death and Hell have been defeated at the Cross. “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:57, 58).
David fled before the face of Saul in fear (1 Sam. 21:10). However, he learned to trust in the Lord, rather than tremble in fear (Ps. 56:3, 4). Likewise, fear should not control the believer. Confess your fear before the Living God and conquer it today. Christian, claim the promise that David knew, “…God is for me” (Ps. 56:9). Your victory is secure in Christ!
By admin ~ September 10th, 2014. Filed under: Sermon.
There are a number of misconceptions of who Jesus is today. Why is there so much confusion? The Bible is clear about who Jesus is. It is impossible to know the character of Jesus Christ without studying the Scriptures. Unfortunately, today there is a self-imposed famine for the truth of God’s Word; much like that of Amos’ day. “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:” (Amos 8:11). Thus, many people never fully consider who Jesus truly is: God in the flesh, the Creator, the Savior, the Sustainer, and our Provider. Be resolved to know who Jesus is.
By admin ~ August 13th, 2014. Filed under: Church Event.
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