Sermons tagged with ‘God’

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Birdwatchers

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Do you know any birdwatchers? Have you ever wondered what motivates them to get up early, purchase expensive binoculars and bird books, make lists, talk about migration patterns, weather, and whether nests are being occupied on time? I have never been a birdwatcher. But I wonder why Jesus suggested 2000 years ago that I should […]

2nd Helpings

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“With the world’s population now at 7.7 billion, any discussions about our church evangelizing the world as condition for Jesus’ return is plainly unrealistic, except if we say it as self-aggrandizement, because there are no measurable ways of evaluating such a venture.” Do you agree? Be prepared for a stimulating study of Matthew 24:14. Yes, […]

Freedom Sabbath

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Do you remember where you were when you learned about 9/11? It was much the same for me when I first learned about Human Trafficking back in November of 2013. My world stopped turning as I learned that there are more people enslaved today than the whole of slaves during the great abolition of slavery […]

The Foundation

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What is the most basic of the basics? Is there something so fundamental that if we get this right our lives will have a good outcome and if we don’t, we won’t? Let’s ask Jesus by way of Matthew. Scripture: Mt 7:24-27; Mt 7:21-23; Jn 13:37-38; Mt 26:41; Mt 5:3,4,5; Mt 26;75; Jn 21:15,18; Acts […]

He Knew My Name

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Today’s sermon is a journey back in time through the Bible to the book of Ruth. Imagine what it must have felt like to grow up afraid of the pagan god of your country. What must it have felt like to lose the man you married, and then to follow your mother-in-law to a new […]

Fishing Off the Map

Have things ever gone wrong? Your carefully crafted plans fallen apart? You’re not alone. Jesus’ disciples never planned on Jesus’ death and when it happened, they reacted in ways we may find very familiar. Explore what we can learn from them and discover the courage to walk ‘off the map’ with Jesus. Scripture: John 21:1-6 […]

The Case For Greed

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There is a case to be made for greed from a biological, political, psychological, and parental perspective. I will try to make that case based on Matthew’s story of another rich young man. But there are always two sides to a case. The Bible makes the case that breaking the 10th commandment may be our […]

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 […]

King of the Jews

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John loves to use double meanings throughout his Gospel. Find out why the title “King of the Jews” written in 3 languages is both so tragic and so powerful. Scripture: John 19 – the whole chapter “King of the Jews” preached by Pastor John K McGhee on July 13th, 2019 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day […]

When God’s People Lie

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Bernard Madoff went to prison on June 29, 2009 for stealing 65 billion dollars by lying to his friends, family, and fellow Jewish networks. At times, he acted like a devout Sabbath keeper. I wonder if the Sabbath keepers who sincerely follow Biblical Truth ever tell lies. Is there such a thing as a good […]