Living the Mission

May 7, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Living God’s Mission Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 49:5-7; Matthew 25:31-35, 28:16-20; Acts 2:44-47 WHY are you busy being good and doing so much good in the world? What is motivating you? Are you hoping to contribute to Utopia? The original Utopia […]

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God’s Legacy and Ours

April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: God’s Legacy and Ours Scripture: Joshua 4:1-7, 19-24 As you know, there are moments in your life that call you to decisive commitment. I call these ‘crossing over moments.’ And your responses to ‘crossing over moments’ shape the rest of your […]

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The Joy of Christian Living

April 23, 2017 – Second Sunday of Easter/Joy Sunday Proclaimers: Rev. Caleb S. Foust & Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: The Joy of Christian Living Scripture: John 15:9-11 (Note: This sermon was a dialogue presented by Rev. Caleb S. Foust and his father, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD. Caleb serves as Minister with Youth and Missions […]

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Enduring Influence

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Sermon: Enduring Influence Scripture: John 1:5; 14:1; 20:1-18 She is mentioned fourteen times in the gospels; eight include her among a list of women. Usually she is listed first, meaning she was the most respected among the group. Despite how she has been portrayed […]

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While It Was Still Dark

April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Sermon: While It Was Still Dark – Message Preached for Uptown Congregations Ecumenical Sunrise Service in Romare Bearden Park Scripture: John 20:1-18 The transformational New Life of Easter always begins in the dark. The early followers of Jesus were people who told stories and relied […]

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Entrusting Your Spirit

April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Homily: Entrusting Your Spirit Scripture: Luke 23:46 Twice, from the cross, Jesus was heard to use the word, “Father.” Both phrases were prayers. The first was a prayer of petition requesting forgiveness for those who were mocking him, cursing […]

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What is Your It?

April 9, 2017 – Sixth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: What is Your It? Scripture: John 19:29-30 When I was a child, my mother taught me how to clean my room. To check on me, she walked by my door and often found me […]

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Why?

April 2, 2017 – Fifth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Why? Scripture: Matthew 27:45-46 Before your third birthday, you mastered the question, ‘why?’ You continue to ask ‘why?’ You seek to understand. You prefer answers. You contend against confusion. This coming week, count how […]

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Staying Thirsty

March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Staying Thirsty Scripture: John 19:28-29 A suffering man used some of his limited energy to say, “I thirst.” Those who heard his parched request responded by extending a sponge soaked in wine vinegar on […]

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Beholding One Another as Gifts

March 19, 2017 – Third Sunday in Lent/Heritage Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Beholding One Another as Gifts Scripture: John 19:14-27 Ah…music! If you ever meet a person who does not enjoy some genre of music, you will have met a person whose heart may be […]

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