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The young Apostle John at the foot of the cross must have asked himself many times why he was there and why he had to endure the horror of his Rabbi on the cross. Why couldn’t he have stayed in hiding like the others?
Dear COD Family, It’s so encouraging to witness the scope of ministry that God has entrusted to the family of Church of the Open Door. Thank you for taking this “journey of ministry” with us right here at home and around the world. We are excited about: A thriving student ministry currently going through the Love, Sex and Dating series…
Every great love story has an “exchange” in it. It may involve some specific sacrifice or it might involve the main character dramatically and lovingly sacrificing himself or herself for the sake of another. This story is repeated over and over throughout cinema and literature. An exchange occurs when we love.
There is a different type of calling in the Christian life. This calling isn’t about who you are going to marry or where you are going to live or what kind of job you are going to do. Of all the callings in the world, this calling is arguably the most like Jesus’ calling; it’s the calling that most mirrors His life.
The Apostle Paul says there is one thing that deserves the title of first importance and preeminence. Even in the uncertainty of this year, there is one thing that is so earth-shaking and glorious, it must be allowed to occupy the center of our existence. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 declares what must be of first importance.