Sermons tagged with ‘Jesus’

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Nic At Night

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A world-famous mountain climber sat with me in an obscure Pakistani hotel, smoking, talking about life. He had just made a daring rescue and saved his friend’s life. Soon a helicopter would airlift him to safety. Find out more when you hear the story called “Nic At Night.” Scripture: John 3:1-25, John 19:38-42 “Nic At […]

Who Am I to be God’s Child?

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Travel with me on a journey as a child of alcoholic parents to discover God the Father is a loving father. Jesus was willing to be sacrificed to save me, unworthy as I am. While I know the story of Jesus’ death, I hadn’t truly appreciated His sacrifice for me. Scripture: John 3:16, 1 John […]

Do You Know Emmanuel

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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 […]

Together

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Two elephants are locked in a life and death struggle for survival. Two world powers are locked in a life and death struggle for survival. Two churches are locked in a life and death struggle for survival. Will they both win?  Will they both lose?  Will one win and the other lose? Scripture: Acts 2:1-47 […]

I See You

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“Why did I say that? Why did I do that? I’m glad no one can read my mind!” We often try to ignore or hide the part of us that is dark, unkind and sinful. We struggle with the purpose of shame and guilt. Our busy lives keep us from sitting with our guilt to […]

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 […]

Proud Critic

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Holding the torch high for the sake of truth is an amazing responsibility which carries with it certain risks. Millions of people have given their lives while doing so. We call them martyrs. But for those who remain alive, the task of truth-telling can also be risky. Sometimes, those who tell the truth can become […]

Compassionate Church

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What is it like to be poor? Are there any poor in our families, congregation, community? Was Jesus poor? Does one have to be poor to be a faithful Christ-follower? Does poverty have anything to do with redemption? Expect to feel some guilt . . . followed by a profound sense of relief. This teaching […]

Compassionate Enemy

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Have you ever been betrayed by a friend?  Can you remember what it feels like?  What if your “friend” seemed to be cool and compassionate in the eyes of the majority?  Our Bible story taken from Luke 22, John 12, and John 13 is about two friends named Jesus and Judas.  Were they ever really […]