Southern Gentle Lady, Be Good

  August 13, 2017 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha D. Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Southern Gentle Lady, Be Good Scripture: Exodus 20:16; James 3 We all know the answer to this one question—no matter what the circumstances...

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Thief

August 6, 2017 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/Communion Proclaimer: Rev. Martha D. Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Thief Scripture: Exodus 20:15; Malachi 3:8-10; Psalm 24, 2 Samuel 12:1-7; Ephesians 4:1-28 Sure, I’m a thief. And, as I confess this to...

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Thou Shalt Commit Commitment

July 30, 2017 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Thou Shalt Commit Commitment Scripture: Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:27-28; John 8:1-11 Jesus used a phrase that is a riddle to many people. After...

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Choosing Life

July 23, 2017 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Choosing Life Scripture: Exodus 20:13; Matthew 5:38-48 The mischievous grandfather handed the package to his grandson with a twinkle in his eye. He smiled...

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Live Long and Prosper

July 16, 2017 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Dixon Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Live Long and Prosper Scripture: Exodus 20:12; Genesis 44-45; Ephesians 6:1-4 More than any other writer I can think of, Pat Conroy takes on...

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A Rose, By Any Other Name

July 2 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: A Rose, By Any Other Name Scripture: Exodus 20:7, Proverbs 8:4-11, Matthew 16:13-20, Acts 17:23 I always hear her voice as petulant, that teenager,...

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You Are Not a Robot

July 9, 2017 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: You Are Not a Robot Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Scripture: Exodus 16:22-30; Mark 2:23-3:6 One of the many wonderful things about St. John’s is our congregational sense of...

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The God We Must Have

June 18, 2017 – Second Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: The God We Must Have Scripture: Exodus 20:1-3 As they were eating their Cheerios on Father’s Day morning, before they dressed for Sunday School,...

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Making Common Sense More Common

June 11, 2017 – Second Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Making Common Sense More Common Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-36 You humans are special; but you often forget this Truth. You need to be reminded. God...

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Answer Boldly

May 28, 2017 – Seventh Sunday of Easter/Communion Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse, DMin Sermon: Answer Boldly Scripture: Acts 9:1-19; 1 Kings 19:9b-13; Psalm 46 No one ever told me that Joan of Arc, Jeanne d’Arc or Jeanne La Pucelle to you francophiles, was such a rebel. In every movie I’ve ever...

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