Open House Sunday!
We kind of tricked you. You came for Open House Sunday. Hey, we are “Open House” every Sunday! A Biblical church, as believers gather together, is referred to in the Scriptures as the House of God. So, we don’t just open for visitors on “Open House Sunday,” we are always trying to get more people to visit on any service! But we are glad you are here! Whether you are a member or first-time visitor, I hope you’ll be blessed of God this day.
Years ago, churches did not have to lock the doors at all, because we once lived in a culture where no one, even the most debased, would ever consider doing harm or damage to an edifice or the people in it that represented the House of God. I can remember the tail end years of that era.
I was raised in an old adobe house which was on the outskirts of Tucson. We lived there in the earliest 17 years of my childhood memory. The only lock on the front or back door was a doornail hanging from the back-screen door. Mom and Dad carried no house keys because there weren’t any. We never thought, “Are the doors locked?” when we went to bed at night. I guess you could say we had an “Open House” all the time.
The Bible has a lot to say about doors. Presently, the Lord has an open door and the invitation is “Come unto Me, all ye the labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” As He said to Moses, “There is a place by Me,” so He also says to you.
The border wall between the kingdom of God and the kingdoms of this world is high and impenetrable, but there is one gateway, one door through with we can enter. Our Lord Jesus Christ stated that He is the Way, and the Door by which if any man enter in he shall be saved. It is a strait gate, and a narrow way, but it is opened to all who will come unto Him by faith.
Come unto the Saviour today, while His “Open Door” policy is still in place! Christian, we can’t drag anyone through that door of salvation, but we can with our testimony in our words and actions help point others to that gateway to life eternal in Jesus Christ, and that’s what we need to be doing.