The Unfamiliar God

December 18, 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Advent Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Worship Theme: And the Word Became Flesh Homily: The Unfamiliar God Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30; John 1:10-13 How can you make Christmas happen each and every day? Last week, Prince Harry and his girlfriend, actress, Meghan Markle, went shopping...

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Can I Get a Witness?

December 11, 2016 – Third Sunday of Advent Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Worship Theme: And the Word Became Flesh Sermon: Can I Get a Witness? Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4; John 1:6-9 Who will be a witness for our Lord in these days of confusion about witnessing? Bill and Marzell Rice live...

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Before the Beginning

November 27, 2016 – First Sunday of Advent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Homily: Before the Beginning Scripture: John 1:1-5 In his book, Being Mortal, Atul Gawande, a surgeon in Boston, tells honest stories about people who are aging or living with incurable diseases. After a conversation with a...

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The Harvest of Your Righteousness

November 20, 2016 – Christ the King/Commitment Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: The Harvest of Your Righteousness Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 Above Jesus on his cross, the Roman guards attached a sign. According to Pilate’s direct instructions, they wrote these words in...

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Spiritual Renewal Expressed Through Financial Giving

November 13, 2016 – Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Spiritual Renewal Expressed through Financial Giving Scripture: Gospel of Mark 12:42-44 Thank you for entrusting to me The St. John’s Pulpit. This sacred desk was designed for the proclamation of...

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Active Faith: A Declaration of Interdependence

November 6, 2016 – All Saints’ Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Active Faith: A Declaration of Interdependence Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24; Romans 12:1-11 One day, in a city amphitheater, an orchestra offered a free concert. A father took his young daughter. They arrived...

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The Bible: Reading to Hear the Living Word of God

October 30, 2016 – Reformation Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: The Bible: Reading to Hear the Living Word of God Scripture: Psalm 119:9-16; 97-105; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Matthew 7:21-29; Hebrews 4:12-13 Have you heard about Envision Charlotte? Some of you may be involved...

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Serving Others: Incarnating Your Relational Vision

October 23, 2016 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Serving Others: Incarnating Your Relational Vision Scripture: Micah 6:6-8; Matthew 25:31-40; James 2:14-18 Have you ever wondered why it feels good and seems right to serve others? Do you wish...

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Prayer: Nurturing Your Relational Nature and Vision

October 16, 2016 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Prayer: Nurturing Your Relational Nature & Vision Scripture: Mark 1:35-38; Luke 11:1-13; Acts 3:1-10 Therese Martin was the youngest of nine children. Only four of her siblings lived to the...

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Self Care as Spiritual Transformation: Bearing God’s Image

Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Self-Care as Spiritual Transformation: Bearing God’s Image Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 11:28-30; Mark 8:34-35; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 You are important! As a community of faith and as individuals committed...

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