Opening and closing all the right doors.
A door is defined as a means of entry or access, allowing us to move from one environment to another. And in the physical sense, we understand that. From front doors to garage doors, office doors to back doors, we are continually moving from one place to another. We are confronted with doors every day.
When it comes to life, there are doors that we consciously choose to open and close as well. And these doors can have serious repercussions or abundant rewards, depending on what we do with them. In this series, Pr. Rich approaches the threshold to some of these doors. And as he unlocks what it takes to close and open all the right doors, we discover how our finances, relationships, attitudes, and even our very salvation all come down to a single question: What are we going to do with the door?
Samples of the Savior (Palm Sunday)
The church’s mission and our calling as Christ-followers
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me”(Rev. 3:20). Christ invites us to dine with Him, to walk in fellowship and friendship with Him. The question is, are we doing the same with the masses of humanity who are hungry for the Bread of life? Christ was a friend of sinners. Are we? Are we inviting sinners to the table to dine with us? The church is that table and we are the hosts. And week in and week out, hungry hunks of humanity file by the table waiting for a simple invitation. In this message, Pr. Rich challenges us to get a little uncomfortable, to push back from the table and invite others to the meal so that they too can eat and never grow hungry, drink and never be thirsty again. This is a powerful reminder of the church’s mission and our calling as Christ-followers. Each of us has strategic opportunities to make an eternal impact in the lives of those we rub shoulders with every day, if we will simply step out of our comfort zone and give out samples of the Savior.
All Access (Easter)
Jesus is the door
There’s something about an all access pass that captures our attention and intrigue. We want to know everything that goes on behind the scenes; we want to see what’s behind closed doors. When it comes to God, many people think he’s locked himself behind closed doors, restricting our access to him. So we go door to door, searching desperately for a way in. In this special Easter message, Pr. Rich shows us that no matter how many doors we knock on and no matter how many thresholds we cross, God has already provided us with an all access pass. And when we discover that pass, we will discover the power and ability to open and close all the right doors in life.