Blogging for Jesus

Richard D. Dover BlogGreetings to all of you who visit my personal blog site. This is where I share my heart, and hopefully at least some of the time, share the heart of Father  God, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Please understand my posts are my own opinion alone, and not necessary representative of the organizations that I represent. Also be aware that I am not a politically correct person. I much rather be biblically correct. So my posts may not line up with what the world has to say, or at times, even what it appears the Church is saying in America. I strongly believe the truth sets us free.

(We have transferred over 10 years of articles to this blog site. As time allows we are formatting the old entries.)


Speak the Truth in Love

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Speak the Truth in Love

In our last article we talked about that we are shining stars and that shining stars overcome darkness. We also took a quick look at the concept of speaking truth in love. We mentioned that it does not mean to never confront darkness. In this article we will explore more the concept of shining stars and the concept of speaking the truth in love.

Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
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Radical Islam and Fear-What Could Come from It? 1

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Radical Islam and Fear-What Could Come from It?

Something to Think About-Something to Consider
I acknowledge this long. BUT it is worth the read. If you want to cheat, go towards the bottom of the page. It is the most critical part!

Fear of radical Islamist Terrorists
I think most people would agree that regardless of religious beliefs, even many Muslims, there is a fear of radical Islamist terrorists. A justifiable fear. If there is any person reading this that does not have a fear of radical Islamist terrorists that creates some fear in me. How can anyone support they have done, are doing, and will do?

Okay if I have not lost you yet, keep reading. Continue reading “Radical Islam and Fear-What Could Come from It?” »


Shining Stars Expose Darkness

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Shining Stars Expose Darkness

In our last article we stated that Light Exposes Darkness. We showed that the Bible makes it clear that we are to expose darkness. It also makes it clear that we are to confront darkness. It also makes it clear that we are to be Shining Lights. It actually gets very specific about us being shining lights.
Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
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Light Confronts Darkness

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Light Confronts Darkness

Has anybody ever been in a dark room trying to see? Or maybe in a cave with no light? Most of us have driven when it is totally dark outside. In these situations do we embrace the darkness? Do we try to appease the darkness? Do we say to the darkness, “It’s okay that you are stopping me from seeing”? Of course not! When we enter a realm of darkness we CONFRONT the darkness. We expose it with light. We don’t use a flicker of light. We use a flashlight, a lantern, headlights, maybe even a large spotlight. We do not apologize to the light. Continue reading “Light Confronts Darkness” »


Articles on Judging

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Invariably when the topic of sin, holiness, sanctification comes up, the topic of judging comes up. Normally what happens is when a preacher speaks on the topic of sin there is always someone that accuses them of being judgmental or hypocrites. Invariably the messenger is attacked. One of the reasons for this is that there are plenty of people who do judge others in the wrong way. Plenty of people judging the hearts of others. (Apostle Paul said he does not even judge his own heart because he cannot trust his own judgment. ‘I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.’ 1 Corinthians 4:3. Only God knows the heart of a person.) Plenty of people who are hypocrites. Plenty of Christians who act like Pharisees. Continue reading “Articles on Judging” »


Champion Movie Testimonials-How Much is a Life Worth? 1

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Champion Movie Testimonials-How Much is a Life Worth?

I have some questions for you. How much is a life saved from hell worth to you? How much is a changed/transformed life worth? How much is a hopeless life turned to being a hopeful life worth to you? How much are you worth? Do others have the same value as you? The right answer of course is ‘more than you can imagine’. But do you believe it? How much time, effort, money will you give towards seeing a life saved from hell, transformed, turned hopeful? Continue reading “Champion Movie Testimonials-How Much is a Life Worth?” »


Champion Movie Testimonials-One Person’s Story 1

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Champion Movie Testimonials-One Person’s Story

The following story makes it worth all the effort and money spent by Seattle Open Door Church  to bring the Champion movie to a Seattle region theater. Because of our efforts the movie is going to show for at least one week. There is a reason why this had to occur. It wasn’t until after our last matinee showing of the movie did we learn why. Our Almighty God can arrange divine appointments.

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Champion Movie Testimonials-People Sharing 4

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Champion Movie Testimonials-People Sharing

Seattle Open Door Church  felt that the main theme of forgiveness is important enough that as many people as possible should see this video. Thus Seattle Open Door Church sponsored two matinee showings on the premier weekend showing of the movie Champion. We are so glad that we did this. The response of the attendees of the movie was amazing. Continue reading “Champion Movie Testimonials-People Sharing” »


Champion Movie Testimonials-DVD 4

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Champion Movie Testimonials DVD

Multitudes of DVD requests
Seattle Open Door Church
paid for two matinee showings of the premiere showing of the movie Champion. Sadly there was not the best attendance because of lack of marketing funds by us and the producer of the movie, good weather on a Seattle weekend, Joyce Meyer in town, and the Seattle International Movie Festival, we did not have the best turnout for the movie. BUT those who attended the movie were extremely thankful.

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Champion-The Movie

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Champion-The Movie

Champion is a movie that addresses the topics of forgiveness, fatherhood, foster parenting and the power of second chances. CHAMPION depicts race car driver Sean Weathers’ journey following a tragic on-track accident that rips apart his family, leaving him vulnerable to the last person on earth who should help him. There are scenes in the movie that every viewer will be able to relate to on a personal level. Ultimately the movie is a story about the power of God to change lives.

Seattle Open Door Church is providing for our local community two free showings on Saturday May 20, 12:45pm & 3:00pm of the movie Champion. (The free showing has past. Read Testimonials about the movie.) Continue reading “Champion-The Movie” »