Open Doors Opportunities -Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 4th, 2021
Welcome and Call to worship
- “What a Faithful God Have I”
- “My Life is in you Lord”
Prayers of Adoration and Confession and the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: “How Firm A Foundation”
The Scripture: “Revelation 3:7-13”
Sermon: “Open Doors Opportunities”
Hymn: “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
Prayer of Spring-Summer Mission Project Dedication
Hymn: “Jesus Bids us Shine”
- “May the Lord Mighty God”
Open Doors Opportunities
Do you remember when your parents gave you the key of the house?
Do you remember when you got the car key for the first time?
Do you remember the joy you experienced when you received those keys, along with the responsibility of owning a key!
In today’s message to the church of Philadelphia, Jesus is portrayed as the one “who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut and what he shuts no one can open.”
Keys are symbols of authority and power.
Philadelphia was a center to spread the Greek civilization to the surrounding countries.
The church in Philadelphia was given a new mission, to spread the Gospel of Christ in the region.
Jesus finds that this church is faithful to the Gospel, because of their faithfulness a new mission was given to them….
God always open the doors of opportunity to his faithful people to spread the Word of the Gospel:
- the Apostle Paul in Antioch.
- the Apostle Paul in Ephesus.
- the Soviet Union Republics.
- People of other religions.
If closed doors are open, we rejoice. But what’s the use of the open door when our mouths are not opened to speak and spread the gospel message?
Soon we will be in post COVID era, and the doors of ministry opportunity will be before us again.
What can we do to be the hands and feet of our Lord? How can our church be more in mission and ministry?
Let us together look to the post COVID era ministry. There are new doors open for us, new opportunities.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Amen.