God’s Economics

April 17, 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Living the Resurrection through God’s Economics Sermon: God’s Economics Scripture: Acts 4:32-5:11 Some passages of the Bible are perfectly written for sermons and preaching. This passage about Ananias and Sapphira is NOT one of those....

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Going Along

April 10, 2016 – Third Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Living the Resurrection Worship Theme: Proclaiming Jesus as the Son of God Sermon: Going Along Scripture: Acts 9:1-20 God is NOT in the chain-making business.           However, it seems as if some people, who profess...

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Looking for Easter

March 27, 2016 – The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Looking for Easter Scripture: John 20:1-18 As he pulled his car around to the garage, he saw the grandchildren in the backyard. They were carrying brightly-colored baskets, looking behind trees and shrubs. He knew what they...

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Jesus Wouldn’t Skip His Quiet Time or Condemn a Sinner

February 28, 2016 – Third Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Jesus Wouldn’t Skip His Quiet Time or Condemn a Sinner Scripture: Mark 1:35-36 and John 8:1-11 Mara was afraid. She was being dragged into...

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Jesus Wouldn’t Ignore the Needy or the Hypocrite

February 21 – Second Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Jesus Wouldn’t Ignore the Needy or the Hypocrite Scripture: Matthew 23:13-15, 23-27; 25:31-46 Last night, in the sacred space of this sanctuary, Natalie Erdman...

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Jesus Wouldn’t Devalue Sunday School Ministry

Sunday, February 14, 2016 – First Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Jesus Wouldn’t Devalue Sunday School Ministry Scripture: John 7:10-18 Several of you are familiar with the story of the seven year old explaining...

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St. John’s Practicing One Anothering

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: St. John’s Practicing One Anothering Scripture: Romans 15:2-7; Ephesians 4:31-5:2; 1 Peter 4:8-10; 1 John 4:7-16 Exactly 2.5 miles from this room, in the Third Ward of Uptown Charlotte, is a seldom mentioned extremely important patch of grass....

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Why One Anothering Matters

Sunday, January 17, 2016 – Second Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Why One Anothering Matters Scripture: Romans 12:1-18 God created the local church to help us become the people God has created us to become. Carl Sandburg wrote about an old French town where the mayor...

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Baptized into One Anothering

Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Baptism of the Lord Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Baptized Into One Anothering Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-15; 12:12-13 First, consider what baptism says about commitment. Almost 2000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth approached his cousin, John the Baptizer, beside the Jordan River. Jesus entered...

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