Its 4:30am but my body is still very much on Zambian time, from my last twelve days there with our missionary family the Warners. I’ve been wide awake since 1:30am and meditating on my trip, and I find myself yet again in an unfamiliar place- a hospital bed. Right before I boarded a very long […]
Yesterday Cade wasn’t feeling well and his breathing was rough too, so we took him to the doctor. The doctor was going to admit him to the hospital, but after several hours of treatment, he was doing better, so the doctor released him. Last night, Cade spiked a fever and his breathing was again bad […]
“For even hereunto were ye called:because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who […]
May we not lose sight of the fact that Christ’s presence not our presents is what Christmas is all about. He was God’s gift of love to us (John 3:16), Emmanuel, God with us! Some asked for Sunday’s message notes so I decided to make them available here. Simple thoughts brought to Open Door on Sunday morning December […]
In Matthew 1 the Holy Spirit tells us that Jesus would be Emmanuel, “God with us”. We know that the Word, Jesus, became flesh and dwelt among us from John chapter 1. We know from the gospels that Jesus was born, walked on this earth, did many miracles, preached and taught the Word, fulfilled the […]
After a wonderful visit with my family in western Pennsylvania over Thanksgiving, my family acquired the ever so exciting stomach bug. Late Saturday night it struck two of my girls simultaneously, as my wife and two other children were already dealing with it and trying to recover. Startled out of a half-asleep daze I heard […]
Pastor Chris Teis
Romans 12:1- "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your REASONABLE SERVICE."