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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Two Pastoral Reflections – The Destructive Gospel & There Goes the Judge

September 17, 2017 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Two Pastoral Reflections – The Destructive Gospel & There Goes the Judge Scripture: Romans 14:1-13; Matthew 18:21-35 THE DESTRUCTIVE GOSPEL Romans 14:1-13 “Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling...

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Imagine A Church

September 10, 2017 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Ordination and Installation of Deacons Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon:  Imagine A Church Scripture: Matthew 16:13-19 Last week, four people arrived early for a meeting and were waiting in the hallway. Six more folks were yet to arrive. As I turned the...

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Labor of Love

September 3, 2017 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Labor of Love Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21 As the stranger entered the room, he whispered to the servant, “Excuse me. I need your help.” The servant’s life was helping people; therefore, the stranger’s request was not...

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Craving Simplicity

  August 20, 2017 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Craving Simplicity Scripture: Exodus 20:17; Psalm 103:1-5, Joel 2:21-27; Mathew 6:24-34 Would you like to understand the will of God more clearly?...

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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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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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