Throughout the Bible, God uses doors as metaphors for important decisions in your life. A door can represent the beginning of the end of something. A door can be an entrance or an exit. A door can say “welcome” or a door can say “keep out.” It can represent acceptance or rejection. Sometimes God opens doors in your life, and sometimes God shuts doors… doors to a career, doors to relationships, doors to opportunities. Sometimes God uses doors to protect you, and sometimes he uses doors to release you.
Doors can also have spiritual implications in your life. In the Bible, a door can represent the entrance door of salvation, or the holy door of worship, or the welcoming door of fellowship, or the passage door of discipleship, or the service door of ministry, or the outside door to your mission in the world.
Our theme verse for this series is Revelation 3:7, where Jesus says,
When I open a door, no one can close it. And when I close a door, no one can open it.”Revelation 3:7 (CEV)
When you live according to God’s plan and purpose for your life, he controls the doors that open and close for you. And though each of us has unique doors of opportunity, we know from Sculpture that there are six doors that God wants all of us to walk through. Our prayer is that through this study, you will take bold steps of faith through each of these doors.
We’re kicking off on Sunday, October 2nd, following the service, where you can find a group near you or start a group.
Some of the greatest moments of growth you’ll experience personally, and the greatest friendships you’ll ever develop, are in the context of small group Bible studies. There you can be yourself, get to know others better, and hear others’ insights into God’s Word.
Pray about hosting a group this year. Anyone can be a HOST if you have a…
Heart for people,
Open up your home,
Serve something to drink, and
Turn on the DVD player – it’s that simple!
Being part of a small group not only helps you grow, but you help others, and it’s a great way to reach out to neighbors, co-workers, family, and friends who don’t know Jesus personally yet.
We hope you’ll join us on this journey together, and that by this time next year, your life won’t be the same as you walk through the doors God has prepared for you!