Doors of the Bible: The Cross (1 Peter 2 & Revelation 3:20)

April 10, 2022   /   IMPACT Church

Doors of the Bible: The Cross

1 Peter 2:21-25 & Revelation 3:20
Sunday, April 10, 2022 — Pastor Mike Bailey


“When God closes one door, he opens another.” We’ve all heard this phrase. Maybe some of us have even said it ourselves, but this phrase has no foundation in the Bible. In fact, sometimes God closes a door because He does not want you going anywhere! Throughout scripture, God uses doors to highlight several important lessons. A door can keep something out, keep something in, protect, or even draw a boundary line. Doors play a role in some of the most significant situations we read about in the Bible. How did God use these doors and what can we learn from them? Discover how God used the doors of the Bible in this new teaching series.

Doors of the Bible

March 13 – The Ark Door – Genesis 6-7

March 20 – The Passover Door – Exodus 12

March 27 – The Temple Door – 1 Kings 6

April 3 – The Shepherd Door – John 10

April 10 – The Cross – 1 Peter 2

April 17 – The Tomb Door – Matthew 28

April 24 – The Wide and Narrow Door – Matthew 7

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1. The cross is a door must open.

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20

Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34

2. Jesus is our on the other side of the cross. (2:21)

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14

“I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” John 13:15

3. He lived to God. (2:22-23)

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. Acts 10:38

“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Luke 22:42

4. He lived to carry our of sin. (2:24a)

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

5. Now we because of what Jesus did. (2:24b)

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

6. Now we because of what Jesus did. (2:25)

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. 1 John 2:6 (ESV)

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Colossians 2:6

“But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” John 15:7

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20

Closing: Will you open the door and accept the gift of Christ today?

It’s your that have cut you off from God. Isaiah 59:2a

For has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.  Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

If you openly that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

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