Saving Grace

Sunday, November 26, 2017 – Christ the King/Communion Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Homily: Saving Grace Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46 Life is filled with stories. During Thanksgiving, you shared many stories. For a few moments, consider ‘STORY’ as God’s story; ‘Story’ as the story of Christ’s Church; and ‘story’ as...

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Money, Ministry and Mission – Part 2

November 19, 2017 – Commitment Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Money, Ministry & Mission – Part 2 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 In 1958, the painting sold for less than $60; this past Wednesday, it sold for $450 million. It isn’t a photograph or selfie of Jesus; it probably...

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Money, Ministry and Mission – Part 1

November 12, 2017 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Money, Ministry and Mission – Part 1 Scripture: Mark 12:41-44 It happened in Winthrop University’s dining hall. He approached a bowl of bright red polished apples and a sign: ‘One per person; God is watching.’ Near...

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A Future Not Your Own

November 5, 2017 – All Saints’ Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: A Future Not Your Own Scripture: John 14:1-3; 1 John 3:1-3; Revelation 7:9-17 A few months ago, adult siblings were sipping coffee around the dining room table. They were reviewing the memorial service for their father scheduled...

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Indulging a New Reformation

October 29, 2017 – ReformationSunday: Observing the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Indulging a New Reformation Scripture: Matthew 21:10-13; Mark 11:15-17; John 2:13-16 From Jerusalem to Wittenberg – Centralization Martin Luther was like you and every other person of faith; he needed...

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Praying Without Goals

October 22, 2017 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Praying Without Goals – Sermon 3 of 3 in Series: ‘On Being a Sent People – Exodus, Exile or Exploration?’ Scripture: Jeremiah 29:10-14 H.G. Wells was writing science fiction before the term was invented. He told...

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In the Delivery Room of God’s Future

October 15, 2017 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost/CONVERGE Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: In the Delivery Room of God’s Future – Sermon 2 of 3 in Series: ‘On Being a Sent People – Exodus, Exile or Exploration?’ Scripture: Jeremiah 29:4-9; Romans 8:18-25 You are in the delivery room of...

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Losing Sight of the Shore

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Losing Sight of the Shore – Sermon 1 of 3 in Series: ‘On Being a Sent People – Exodus, Exile or Exploration?’ Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1-3; Matthew 4:18-22 We pick up today’s sermon on the way...

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At One

September 24, 2017 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: At One Scripture: Romans 3:21-31 Yesterday being a beautiful Saturday, they went out for breakfast and spent some time at Freedom Park for the Festival before stopping by the Farmer’s Market at the corner of Kings...

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What Kind of God is This?

October 1, 2017 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/ World Communion Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: What Kind of God is This? Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11; Mark 14:12-16 Very rarely has a conversation between two criminals contributed to theology. Yet, that is exactly what happened that Friday afternoon on a...

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