Entrusting Your Spirit

April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Homily: Entrusting Your Spirit Scripture: Luke 23:46 Twice, from the cross, Jesus was heard to use the word, “Father.” Both phrases were prayers. The first was a prayer of petition requesting forgiveness for those who were mocking him, cursing […]

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What is Your It?

April 9, 2017 – Sixth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: What is Your It? Scripture: John 19:29-30 When I was a child, my mother taught me how to clean my room. To check on me, she walked by my door and often found me […]

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Why?

April 2, 2017 – Fifth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Why? Scripture: Matthew 27:45-46 Before your third birthday, you mastered the question, ‘why?’ You continue to ask ‘why?’ You seek to understand. You prefer answers. You contend against confusion. This coming week, count how […]

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Staying Thirsty

March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Staying Thirsty Scripture: John 19:28-29 A suffering man used some of his limited energy to say, “I thirst.” Those who heard his parched request responded by extending a sponge soaked in wine vinegar on […]

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Beholding One Another as Gifts

March 19, 2017 – Third Sunday in Lent/Heritage Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Beholding One Another as Gifts Scripture: John 19:14-27 Ah…music! If you ever meet a person who does not enjoy some genre of music, you will have met a person whose heart may be […]

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Finding the Way to Forgiveness

March 5, 2017 – First Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day: Jesus’ Words from the Cross to Empower Us for Everyday Living Sermon: Finding the Way to Forgiveness Scripture: Luke 23:32-34 As a counselor, placed a tall and heavy stack of books on the library circulation […]

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To Be a Spiritually Focused Church

Once upon a time, a small town that had been historically ‘dry,’ awakened one morning to find an empty storefront on Main Street opened as a bar. The Christians planned an all-night prayer meeting asking God to intervene and close the bar. During that night, lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground. […]

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To Be a Spiritually Literate Church

Can we talk? I am not impersonating the late comedienne, Joan Rivers. My question calls us to be fully honest as we begin our journey to Easter Sunday. Our six-week pilgrimage through Lent is an annual invitation to spiritual renewal that begins with honesty. As days ‘lengthen’ (lencten), the curtains of darkness are pushed back […]

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