The Church God Envisions and the World Needs

September 18, 2016 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: The Church God Envisions and the World Needs Scripture: Matthew 15:21-38 PART ONE: Matthew 15:21-28 – Responding to Voices Less Heard She was one of the voices less heard. She had cried out to many rabbis […]

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Feeding the Soil

August 14, 2016 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, Phd Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Feeding the Soil Scripture: Luke 8:4-15 It is important that you listen closely so you hear what you need to hear. The mother of a 5-year old girl was trying to pay some bills. […]

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Repent.

August 7, 2016 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Repent. Scripture: Luke 12:13-23 I was wrong. Do you remember those little tennis socks that came out in the 70’s? They were cropped to be even with the tops of your Adidas tennis shoes and they […]

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July 24, 2016 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: More Scripture: Luke 11:1-13; Psalm 100 Many of Jesus’ parables are offered in answer to specific questions he has been asked: “Who is my neighborhood?” “How should we pray?” If Jesus had been asked the question, […]

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Door Frames

July 3, 2016 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Door Frames Scripture: Luke 10:25-37; Deut. 6:1-9; Psalm 90:1-6 Once upon a time, there was a little boy who loved doors. In particular, he loved to open doors and run through them. When he was very […]

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Keep on Keeping On

July 31, 2016 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Keep On Keeping On Scripture: Gospel of Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Are you acquainted with any attorneys? If so, you know some extremely brilliant people with distinct personalities. I once ministered to an attorney who […]

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July 10, 2016 – 90th Anniversary of the Sanctuary Guest Proclaimer: Dr. Christopher C.F. Chapman, D.Min., First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC Sermon: Thanking God for Our Partnership in the Gospel Scripture: Philippians 1:1-11 I want to begin with a word of gratitude for the invitation to be with you today. When Dr. Foust called to issue the […]

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Search Engine Optimization

June 26, 2016 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Search Engine Optimization Scripture: Matthew 6:25-33 & 13:31-34 Once upon a time, long, long, ago, an honest smuggler traversed the border between two lands. A customs inspector tried to catch the smuggler again and […]

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A Story Called Remember Me

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/Communion Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Sermon: A Story Called Remember Me Scripture: Luke 22:7-21 The home was filled with noise and chatter. Children were running around furniture and teenagers were singing in the basement. Adults were preparing the meal. A couple of younger men went to the […]

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Limping with Two Opinions

May 29, 2016 – Second Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Clarifying Our Commitment to God Sermon: Limping with Two Opinions Scripture: 1 Kings 18:17-21; Luke 7:1-10 “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” A few months ago, I enjoyed a […]

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