Sermons by Steve Ebsen

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Restoring Fellowship with God

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We’ve heard that Jesus loves us and has called us friend (Jn 15:15a). In this message I explore the idea further. Why did God originally create man? What is the end goal of man’s salvation? Is the plan to take us back to the original relationship that was in the Garden of Eden? The Apostle […]

The Word Became Flesh

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One of the most endearing stories during the Christmas season is the visit by the 3 kings who were bearing gifts. (Mt. 2). However, the more powerful story is the one about the gifts that Jesus brought to man. Those gifts included the forgiveness of our sins and setting man right with God (justification), God […]

Breaking the Mold

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Conservative Christians seldom think of Jesus as a radical. But Matthew in his gospel describes Jesus the Messiah as dramatically changing our human understanding of who God is and what His kingdom is like. Jesus, in the sermon on the mount, assured the people of that time and ours that He had not come to […]

Follow Me

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John’s gospel, written to believers who would remain after the one remaining apostle’s death, is a gospel directed to us today. In Jesus’ absence it would be the disciple’s responsibility, and by extension our responsibility, to carry on the work that Jesus had started. In the closing chapter of the gospel of John, the author […]

Come and See

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The gospel of John was written to the 2nd generation church. That is, the church who would no longer have an eye witness to Jesus’ death. John was aware that his death was no longer in the distant future. How will the church survive, no longer having an eye witness to minister and encourage them? […]

How Jesus Used Scripture

Jesus used scripture (Old Testament) regularly as he interacted with His disciples and others.  We will explore how He used scripture using 2 Timothy 3:16-17 as the scaffolding to do this. Teaching – Upon appearing to 2 men returning to Emmaus from Jerusalem, after Jesus’ crucifixion, Luke tells of Jesus appearing to them and opening […]

Pulling Together to Finish God’s Plan

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God made a plan before man was created.  The 3 most powerful beings in the cosmos agreed that should man fall, no price was too great to save him.  That plan resulted in Christ’s death and will be completed when Jesus returns to take His people home to live with Him.  The Mt. Vernon SDA […]

Christmas Special 2016

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It was heartwarming. I felt joy,. The stories brought tears to my eyes. The music was amazing. I sang Christmas carols with gusto. Scripture: Matt 1:16-25; Luke 2:1-20 “Christmas Special 2016” performed by Steve Ebsen & Mount Vernon Community Musicians and Children on December 17th, 2016 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount […]

Knowledge of God

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Just as politicians today use lies and deceptive language to castigate their opponents, Satan used lies and misrepresented God to God’s newly created people.  Satan continues to do so today.   How does God get His message to those of us on earth? Scripture tells us that God is worthy of our worship because He is […]

Workplace Missions

How do can we witness at work?  Is it different than witnessing at other places? Why don’t I seem to connect with those who work around me?  This sermon is a practical application and uses my own experience of having been witnessed to in the workplace. Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15, Joel 2:28, Matthew 4:1, Matthew […]