Thrive!

BY PASTOR JOHN CHA Take a seed. It’s small. Plain-looking. It’s single. And yet, within its membranes and nucleus, its DNA activates its functions to drink, take in sunlight, and to grow. The small seed thrives and grows into a gigantic hundred-foot oak tree. To say that it “thrives” is an understatement. But it doesn’t…

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Re-Aligning @ Open Door

BY PASTOR JOHN CHA The wheels of your car go through a lot.  Think about it … They travel at 65 miles per hour (or more?).  They drive on super-hot black pavement.  They drive on icy, wet surfaces.  They grind and skid over gravel and pebbles.  They come to a screeching halt once in a…

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Redeeming #BLESSED

BY PASTOR BRIAN MENDOZA Several weeks ago, one of our college students, Kasy, gave me a heads up that her friend would be coming with her to Open Door to experience church for the first time. This was no surprise coming from Kasy since she regularly invites her sorority friends to visit church with her.…

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Knock. Knock. Knock.

BY PASTOR JOHN CHA Ding dong … knock knock knock. My little 7-year-old fist began knocking on the big, red front door. Mrs. Paul opened the door. “Is Mark home?” “Why hello, John! Come in, Sweetie! Yes, Mark’s downstairs. You can head down.” This was the first time I stepped foot in the home of…

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