Sermons

A Word for Jesus

We worship first and foremost by hungering and thirsting after God above all things. And we allow God to serve us, and to breath Himself into the deepest recesses of our hearts. Thus, “in true worship, we experience the presence of God, and it changes us, it shakes us to our core — the foundation of…

Growing in Grace

The Bible calls us to Love. Love God and Love Others. At Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist church we have chosen to make this declaration our mission. But How? How do we grow in Christ to the place that we can authentically Love others?  Peter challenges us to Grow in GRACE. (2 Pt 3:18) How? Through…

Letting Go

One of the hardest things that any of us can ever learn in life is how to forgive someone who has wronged us. For some of us, we have been carrying around the weight of something that happened years, maybe even decades, ago. It is time to overcome that major hurdle and learn the gift…

Lessons from the Life of Peter

2 Peter 3:10-11 challenges us to consider the time in which we are living and acknowledge that this earthly life will soon pass away. In awareness of this reality the question is postulated by Peter, “What type of lives should we be living?”  Good question.  Does Peter have any experience with this transformative question? Did…

How Long

In our spiritual journey we often are confronted with the Lord asking us, “how long before you completely surrender your life to me. If I am truly God, then serve me. But if you have other “gods” in your life, I can’t really be your God fully.” I want to explore that question through the…

Outrageous Forgiveness

What happens when a person becomes overwhelmed by holiness? What happens when one comes face to face with the Most High God who transcends eternity? — As with those in scripture we will make startling confessions of the pollution of our souls. Join us on Sabbath to experience, meditate and rejoice in the Outrageous Forgiveness…

Indiscriminate

This sermon is about the indiscriminate love of God that we can see through the story of the prophet Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 1:1-5, 1:17, 3:1-6, 4:1-10 “Indiscriminate” preached by John Aitken III on February 13th, 2021 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington

The Sanctuary – Part 3 – Is Love Enough? – Atonement in the Sanctuary

In the history of the Christian church the doctrine of the atonement has developed along two distinct lines, designated by the words “subjective” and “objective”.  Often these two aspects seem to be at odds with one another.  The subjective aspect affirms that the atonement exercises primarily a moral influence on man, for the sinners benefit.  Those…