When Trying to Change Meets the Change Maker

‪No matter our confessions, repeated wrong behaviors are the wordless statements about our true desires & refusals to change. ‬ Honesty is transformational. Jesus said, the Truth doesn’t just set us free, it makes us free. Confessions that don’t change our behaviors are dishonest ones, even if our emotions make them feel real to us. […]

Boast in Christ Alone

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth & knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, & righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.” -Jer 9:24 We all boast in something. Boasting is what we fall back on when a challenge or […]

Prioritzing Truth in a “Fake News” Culture

6 out of 10 people get their news from social media, with 9 out of 10 of those being millennials. Millennials are currently shaping the world as we know it. They are by far the most influential in every area of society, including the church. With social media being primarily shared stories from many sources […]

Use What You’ve Got!

We are constantly being inundated with pictures, videos, articles, and news of the bigger, better, faster, and sleeker that it can be sensory overload to the point of distraction in our lives. With all that there is to see, many times we miss what is right in front of us. Stop. Unplug. Examine the people, […]

Church Teamwork

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford Philippians 1:27 “…that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;” When a church will come together, stay together, & then work together in the power of God’s spirit there is […]

Practical Christianity- a study in James

It’s easy to become a Christian because Christ did all the work for us. We couldn’t save ourselves and we don’t keep ourselves saved, it’s all in Christ. The Christian life however isn’t an easy one to live. God has called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light to live soberly, godly, and […]

Sermon Series: The Body

Romans 12:3-8 “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, […]

Bible Study Series: Bio

During the Engage in the Word mid-week service Open Door will be studying New Testament People in a series entitled, “Bio”. We hope these messages inspire and encourage you to dig deep into the people of the Bible in your personal Bible study! Click on the image for the message link:

Quiet the Cricket

If you’ve ever experienced the serene country sounds of crickets chirping on a summer night, you know how soothing it can be. I’ve heard many people even say they love to fall asleep to those sounds. Some like complete silence to help them rest, but I’m not one of those people. I enjoy some kind […]

Jesus Sermon Series

A sermon series on Jesus, preached by Pastor Chris Teis in the Spring of 2014.

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