You Are Invited to the Party

Sunday, June 17, 2018 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Sermon: You Are Invited to a Party Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:3 You are invited to the party. When you arrive, everything has been prepared for you. All you must do is respect your Host, relate well to all the other […]

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The Color and Shape of Time

Sunday, June 10, 2018 – Third Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Stories that Help us Grow: “For the Bible Tells Us So” Sermon: The Color and Shape of Time Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 & Galatians 4:4-6 Time is more than ticks and tocks and watches and clocks. Tom Peacock writes in […]

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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 your individual story. Today is […]

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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 doesn’t resemble Rabbi Jesus at […]

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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 the checkout were four platters […]

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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 on the next day. They […]

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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 spiritual renewal. Last Sunday evening, […]

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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 a story about a child […]

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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 God’s future as a new […]

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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 toward the future. Like young […]

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