The Key That Unlocks Doors
There was a poor man who was in desperate need of medical attention. He did not have any money or insurance to provide for his need. Someone told him he ought to go to the free clinic. He went to the clinic and found an office with two doors but no receptionist. One of the doors had a sign on it that read major; the other door had a sign that read minor. He did not think he had anything major wrong with him, so he walked through the door that read minor. He came into an office that had two more doors but no receptionist. One of the doors read mental and the other read physical. He did not think he had anything mentally wrong with him, so he walked through the door that read physical. He came into another office with two doors but no receptionist. One of the doors read surgical and the other read medical. He did not think he needed surgery; so he walked through the door that read medical. He found himself on the street again.
When he met his friend that had suggested the free clinic, the friend said, “Did you go to the free clinic?” He said, “Yes.” His friend said, “Did they help you?” The man said, “No, but that is the most organized place I have ever seen in my life.”
Christians and churches have many doors to choose from in life. God opens some of the doors for us and we must open the others for ourselves.
Peter was in prison. God opened the prison doors for him. However, another door that led to the prayer meeting had to be opened by him.
The Church at Philadelphia had an opened door before them. It was a door of opportunity opened by Jesus Christ. Why was the church of the open door?
1. THIS CHURCH KNEW THE KEEPER OF THE KEY.
V. 7 they had a great opportunity to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. Never has there been a greater day for the preaching of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ than in our day. It is a day of great opportunity and a day of great obstacles.
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