Sermons from December 2017

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Our Father


Our Father, the familiar beginning of the Lord’s Prayer, has world changing implications. If God is our Father, then who are “we?” If we are the children of God, then what authority has He given us on Earth, and how do we wield that authority? How do we usher in the Kingdom of our Father, […]

When God is Born


Mary, the mother of Jesus, was living an ordinary life, going about her daily routines, preparing for her marriage that had likely been prearranged. An encounter with God changed all of that. Right in the middle of Mary’s carefully planned life, God sent the angel Gabriel with a greeting and a message. The greeting? “Good morning! You’re […]

Christmas Program 2017


A Christmas program featuring the Skagit Youth Ensemble, Byron Schurch on guitar, story called “Chinese Haircut,” and an appeal for compassion by Lorraine McCormick. Scripture: Luke 2 “Christmas Program” preached by Pastor John K McGhee on December 16th, 2017 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington

Do You Know Emmanuel


Luke reports that our Messiah was given two names by an angel:  Jesus and Emmanuel.  Which name did Mary use while rocking her heavenly baby to sleep?  Why is one of these names English and the other Hebrew.  Which name is mentioned only three times in scripture.  Do the names mean the same thing?  Is […]