A Pastoral Message for the People of St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister, on October 23, 2022 Scriptures: Mark 8:31-38 ____________________________________________________________   Comedian Yakov Smirnoff immigrated to the United States from Russia. He told of his first confusing shopping trip. He saw powdered milk – just […]

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Could You Bake & Deliver Brownies?

A Pastoral Message for the People of St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister, on September 11, 2022 Scriptures: Colossians 3:12-15 ____________________________________________________________ One children’s Sunday School class closed their time together each week by interlacing their fingers and repeating the familiar rhyme with a twist: “Here’s the […]

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Love Never Fails – But Love Is Hard Labor

A Pastoral Message for the People of St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister, on September 4, 2022 Scriptures: Matthew 5:43-48; Mark 12:28-31; and 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ____________________________________________________________ Labor Day parades were part of my childhood. Steelworkers, coal miners, electricians, carpenters, and machinists would march down the […]

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What’s Right About the Church

WHAT IS RIGHT ABOUT THE CHURCH? A Pastoral Message for the People of St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister, on August 28, 2022 Scripture: Gospel of John 17:14-21 ____________________________________________________________   If you read books on the subject of leadership, you may be aware of Max Dupree. […]

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How and Why the Church Must Change

A Pastoral Message for the People of St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister, on August 21, 2022 Scripture: Nehemiah 2:11-18 and Matthew 28:16-20 ____________________________________________________________   Most of you are familiar with jazz legend, Louis Armstrong. He once joked, “Jazz is music that’s never played the same […]

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ASSETS OF $40.43, DEBT OF $78,090 

A Pastoral Message on The Living God Who Shows Up in Catastrophic and Challenging Times Scripture: Gospel of John 9:1-7 St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister November 7, 2021 ____________________________________________________________   On December 26th, 2004, two tectonic plates shifted bumping into one another more than four thousand […]

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Covenant: Something on Which We Can Agree

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org COVENANT: SOMETHING ON WHICH WE CAN AGREE Deuteronomy 26:16-19 and Matthew 28:18-20 Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost, September 15, 2019 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD A WORD ABOUT WORSHIP TODAY: Beginning today, our worship this autumn will […]

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Live Tomorrow’s Life Today

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org LIVE TOMORROW’S LIFE TODAY  Joshua 3:1-17; Proverbs 3:27-28; Matthew 6:7-10 (NRSV) November 4, 2018 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Many people are convinced the only way for them to live tomorrow’s life today is […]

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A Vision Worth a Risk

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org   A VISION WORTH A RISK Matthew 25:14-30 (Cotton Patch Version) A Message for Vision Sunday, November 11, 2018 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD   St. John’s, there is no question whether you are committed to […]

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A Vulnerable Love

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org A VULNERABLE LOVE  Hebrews 5:1-10 (NRSV) October 21, 2018 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD   Do you find it easy or difficult to be Actively Faithful Faithfully Active between Sundays?   This past week, as I […]

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