11/10/19: What’s Behind the Door | Sermon by Pastor Urbano Cancel
11/03/19: When Fear Knocks | Sermon by Pastor Tommy Molina
10/27/19: It’s Your Choice | Sermon by Pastor Urbano Cancel
10/20/19: Opening Doors of Praise | Sermon by Pastor Efrain Morales
10/13/19: I’m Not Talking About Doors | Sermon by Rev. Ramfis Moulier (Bilingual Unity Service)
10/06/19: Does It Look Like Jesus? | Sermon by Pastor Tommy Molina
Key Verse: John 10:9
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
Sometimes the most obvious things are that which we tend to minimize its importance. Take for example doors; we walk in and out of them almost all day and every day without paying much attention, unless of course the door is locked. Doors allow us access or keep us out. For those who believe, doors can be an opportunity for blessings or a danger to sin. Genesis 4:7 tells us that “sin is crouching at your door” and 2 Cor. 2:12 tells us how the Lord “opens doors of opportunities for us.”
Throughout scripture we continually see the physical and spiritual significance of doors. Also referred to as gates, they are the place where city business took place and where guards stood to protect against enemies. We read in Genesis how victory and blessings (Gen. 22:17, 24:60) also meant possessing the gates of their enemies. Jesus often refers metaphorically to himself as the door (Jn. 10:9) to salvation and urges that if we do not give up knocking He will open the door for us (Mat. 7:7-8).
This month we will seek the Holy Spirit to show us the open doors in our lives that are defiling us and need to be shut, learn how to possess the gates of the enemy, and ask Him to show us the doors to heaven that God wants to open for us. Jesus wants us to freely go in and out through “Open Doors” that will bring us spiritual nourishment (Jn. 10:9).