In this sermon, Dave Johnson (senior pastor of Church of the Open Door) takes us back to the opening verses of Colossians. Here, he explores how the “good news” of the Gospel provides us with a solid foundation of “hope.” This hope enables us to see beyond the difficulties and challenges that we face in this life.
Tagged as control, Darkness, Gospel, Light, Relocation
It’s impossible to live in this world and not see the evil that happens. This evil happens because of the free will of evil forces in creation. But there is hope in this darkness. In this sermon, Greg explains how we lived in the kingdom of darkness and have been brought into the Kingdom of God.
Tagged as Bearing Fruit, Boren farewell, Footprints, Gospel, Making a difference
Even though the Borens are leaving Woodland Hills this week, their messages will continue to live on. In this sermon, Scott says farewell but also has a message of making a difference in this world. By bearing good fruit, we leave a footprint in this world.
Tagged as Anticipation, Eternal life, Future, Gospel, hope
Hope can be a difficult thing to hang onto in this world. It seems that our future is destined for some tragic end with every new newspaper. In this sermon, Greg talks about how hope drives us and is foundational for life.
Tagged as Boredom, Christmas, Gospel, Mystery, Universe
Christmas is the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus and of God incarnate. For most of us, this day is celebrated in a fog of normalcy. The birth of Jesus has become old news that we’ve celebrated before. The greatest truth—a beautiful, profound, mysterious, and wonderful truth—is shrouded in the boredom of the same old story, and we lose the vision of the uniqueness of Jesus’ birth. God wants us to open our heart to the beauty of this universe, and He wants us to ask Him to keep us awake to the vibrant beauty of this story.
Tagged as Denial, fear, Gospel, Love, Military messiah, non-violence, prophecy, Suffering for Christ
The Apostle Peter had to learn the hard way how to follow Jesus. His three denials of Christ—and then three affirmations of love—marked the major turning point away from fear and toward imitating Christ.
Tagged as Gospel, Healing, Kingdom of God, Love, Peace, Religion, Sin, Works
Bruxy Cavey preached that gospel is the good news that God has come to us! God has done this to show us God’s love, save us from sin, set up the Kingdom of God, and shut down religion.