Whatever Happened to the Jebusites?

May 22, 2016 – Trinity Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: The Living God Experienced in Numerous Ways Sermon: Whatever Happened to the Jebusites? Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14 Life can be confusing. When you live honestly, you encounter questions and you are confronted by conundrums. You have gathered in this Sanctuary […]

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May 15, 2016 – Pentecost Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Visions & Dreams: Sons & Daughters, Young & Old Scripture: Acts of Apostolic People 2:1-17 It is always a good idea to look at what you are seeing. Did you hear about the small town with only one full-time police officer? People complained […]

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The Church as a Steward of God’s Power

May 8, 2016 – Seventh Sunday of Easter/Ascension Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: The Church as a Steward of God’s Power Scripture: Acts of Apostolic People 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23 If you watched the TV series, Downton Abbey, consider Mr. Carson. Carson was the steward of Lord Crawley’s estate. Each decision and action of […]

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HELP!

May 1, 2016 – Sixth Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Convinced to Live the Resurrection by Helping Others Sermon: HELP! Scripture: Acts of Apostolic People 16:9-15 A couple of days ago, when our daughter, Rachael, was a preschooler, she helped me. I was writing on a doctoral paper and my […]

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On Un-hindering God

April 24, 2016 – Fifth Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Living the Resurrection through Inclusive Grace Sermon: On Un-hindering God Scripture: Acts of Apostolic People 11:1-18 While living in Atlanta, I was leading a Bible study. Our focus that day was on the 6th chapter in The Gospel of Luke […]

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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. This story can be difficult […]

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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 to be followers of Jesus, […]

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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 were doing, but, he called […]

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March 6 – Fourth 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 Lead a Parade about Himself or Die for Nothing Scripture: Luke 19:29-40; 23:44-49 People gathered in Jerusalem to begin the most sacred week of spiritual renewal in […]

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Sanctuary

The St. John’s Pulpit March 6 – Fourth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Sanctuary Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7,18-19; Acts 10:23b-40a Back in the age of reading, many of us read (or were required to read) the actual book called The Hunchback […]

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