God’s Wisdom. Our Mission.

God’s Wisdom. Our Mission.
Pastor David Schaller
Proverbs 8:1-5

1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2 At the top of the prominent places along the way, at the intersection of the paths she has taken her stand; 3 beside the gates opening into the city, at the entrance of the doorways she cries out: 4 “To you, O people, I call out, and my voice calls to all mankind. 5 You who are naive, discern wisdom! And you fools, understand discernment! Proverbs 8:1-5

God’s Plan for Friendship

God’s Plan for Friendship
Pastor David Anderson
Proverbs

I think we give up on people too quickly. I think people give up on us too quickly. Biblical friendships are made of stronger stuff. Christ wants a sustaining commitment to one another. Adversity causes the relational cream in our life to rise to the top. There are people in your life who have become permanent fixtures when adversity comes your way. It’s the familiar voice you hear when you are coming out of anesthesia. It’s the person who drops off a meal when they know you are too exhausted to make one.

Unity: One Selfless Step After Another

Unity: One Selfless Step After Another
Pastor David Anderson
Philippians 2:1-4

In the pressure and demands and hurt of life, we must keep our heads up, surveying the needs around us. And it’s this intentional discipline that unlocks the new heart and new nature in us. It’s this desire to care for the hurts and pains of others that expands our hearts. It’s this intentional decision not to make ourselves the center of our universe that brings peace and contentment.

The Bankruptcy of Self-Sufficiency

The Bankruptcy of Self-Sufficiency
Pastor David Anderson
Revelations 3:14-20

Today we are going to look at a message directed to those who had embraced the sin of self-sufficiency. It was a message that was written to a pastor and his people who were in the midst of one of the most seductive empires in the history of man.

Powerful Prayers From Weakness

Powerful Prayers From Weakness
Pastor David Anderson
Philippians 1

Here’s what we have found in this community at Church of the Open Door. Not only is prayer the fundamental way that God enters into our weakness and demonstrates His power and strength, but He also wants to do a specific work that can only be accomplished as we pray together (2 Cor. 1, John 17). As we come to God in these prayers, He wants us to wait on Him. This process expands our hearts and enlarges our capacity to trust Him.

Make Disciples of All the Nations

Make Disciples of All the Nations
Pastor David Anderson
Matthew 28:16-20

God’s call on Church of the Open Door for 104 years has been to take this Gospel of Grace to every tribe, language, people and nation. Our calling is to go and tell all the nations and religions of the world that Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus is the only one that can forgive sins. Jesus is the only one that can free from bondage.

Why Christmas? Part 2

Why Christmas? Part 2
Pastor David Anderson
Hebrews 2:11-18

According to Hebrews 2:5-10, Jesus came on Christmas to resurrect our glory and dignity. The rest of the chapter explains that He is not ashamed to call us His brother or sister and place us firmly in the family of God (2:11-13). Not only has He destroyed Satan’s exploitation of death (2:14-15), but He is our faithful and merciful High Priest that advocates for us (2:17-18).

Why Christmas? Part 1

Why Christmas? Part 1
Pastor David Anderson
Hebrews 2:5-10

The Book of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians who were suffering because of their allegiance to Christ. Their overwhelming temptation was to return to Jewish worship – return to the temple, to the sacrifices, to Moses, to set aside Christ and go back to the Law. Because of this, you have the Book of Hebrews where the writer lays out one of the greatest theologies on Jesus in all of Scripture. The argument of Hebrews is – why go back to what is inferior? Jesus is greater than Moses, Jesus is greater than Joshua, Jesus is greater than the Law, and Jesus is greater than Aaron and Melchizedek. Jesus is greater than the angels.

Wise Words Part 2

Wise Words Part 2
Pastor David Anderson
Proverbs

We know nothing about God’s plan unless we understand that it is a plan of love. When we are filled with the transforming love of Christ, when our hearts have been smitten by the mystery of that love, when what daily fills us is deep gratitude for His sacrifice and transformation, then our words begin to be words of love, words of service, words of grace, words of encouragement, words of peace, and words that that build and not destroy.

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