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Special Needs in the Church: What Can We Do?

by: Katy Patchett Our mission at Church of the Open Door is to lead people in the adventure of becoming like Christ. God loves all people and He calls us to do the same. We work hard as a church to heed that call. I would like to bring attention to a specific group of...

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Identity Crisis: How the Truth Sets us Free

“Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 NLT So how exactly does truth set us free? Well, lots of ways, but here’s one...

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Where Should I Serve?

During this Freedom series, we have learned that God has given each of us specific gifts; like different parts of one body, we all have different roles to play. But there’s an “if” in our gift, and the “if” is whether or not we’re willing to embrace and use our gift....

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Are You a Fan or a Follower?

This past Sunday, we witnessed history: Super Bowl LI, which included an incredible comeback by the Patriots and made Tom Brady the first ever player to win five Super Bowls.  Before this past Sunday, I can honestly say I had never in my life seen the Atlanta Falcons...

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Refugee Ban: What Can We Do?

Last week, our president signed an executive order suspending the American Refugee Program for 120 days, and banning citizens of 7 other countries--Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen-- from traveling to the United States for 90 days. Our country seems...

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How Jesus Responds to Our Doubt

How many of you have ever had doubts about this whole Christianity thing, maybe about Jesus specifically? Even you fully-committed followers of Jesus, how many of you have ever doubted him, either in word or action? Well, good news, you’re not alone. Throughout the...

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It’s All About the Money

...but should it be? Money is often a sensitive topic for everyone, whether we have too much or not enough. It affects all aspects of our lives whether we want it to or not, so being able to manage it well is a very important skill. Being able to manage it biblically...

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A Christmas Adventure

Our mission here at Church of the Open Door is “Leading people on the adventure of becoming like Christ,” and I just absolutely love that word adventure. I love this idea of following Christ being something daring and exhilarating, unknown even. Everyone’s adventure...

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#followprobs: Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity killed the cat. We’ve all heard someone say that before. The idea is that, though curiosity is usually a positive thing, it can also be dangerous. Typically, someone uses this phrase to tell you to mind your own business, keep your nose out of places it...

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