I Am Baptized

“I AM BAPTIZED” First Sunday of Advent Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, November 28, 2021 The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister ____________________________________________________________   Well, children of God, here we are again celebrating hope. Every year, on the first Sunday of Advent, we focus on HOPE.  Why? Why do […]

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Deep Roots Are Not Reached by the Frost

DEEP ROOTS ARE NOT REACHED BY THE FROST A Pastoral Stewardship Message on Putting Down Deep Roots in the Soil of God’s Love Scriptures: Gospel of Matthew 13:1-23 and Ephesians 3:14-21 St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, November 14, 2021 The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, Senior Minister ____________________________________________________________ The Ayer family operated one of […]

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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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WE DO NOT PROCLAIM OURSELVES

  A Pastoral Message on The Living God of Active Faith based upon 2 Corinthians 3:17 – 4:5 for St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on October 24, 2021 ____________________________________________________________     This morning, I need your help. If you have ever studied the field of communications, please […]

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THE TRUSTWORTHY HAND OF GOD A Pastoral Message on God’s Trustworthiness based on Psalm 139:1-10 for St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on October 10, 2021   ____________________________________________________________   Hands leave fingerprints that are often unseen. Would you please look at your hands? Consider all of the things […]

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The Face of God – October 3, 2021

The Face of God A Pastoral Message on God’s Presence based on Exodus 33 for St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on October 3, 2021   ____________________________________________________________   PRAYER YHWH, gathered as a community of your people, we are responding to your presence through our worship of you. […]

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What Love Hears: Message on September 26, 2021

WHAT LOVE HEARS A Pastoral Message based on Philippians 2:1-4 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-6 St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on September 26, 2021   ____________________________________________________________   PRAYER Living God, we have been regathering through prayer. We are now renewing our commitments to stay a part of St. John’s […]

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Beyond Six-Feet Apart A Pastoral Message based on 2 Corinthians 5:16-20 & Matthew 28:18-20 offered to St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by The Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on September 19, 2021 Listen to the message here. ____________________________________________________________   PRAYER Living God, thank you for including us in your reconciling love.  Guide and empower […]

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VITAMIN – T:   A WORLD IN NEED OF A HUG

VITAMIN – T:   A WORLD IN NEED OF A HUG A Pastoral Message based on Matthew 8:1-4 offered to St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on September 12, 2021 ____________________________________________________________   PRAYER Living God, thank you for touching people through us. Amen.     MESSAGE Can we […]

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A Prayer for Labor Day: September 5, 2021

A PRAYER FOR LABOR DAY A Message based on Matthew 9:35-10:1-4 offered to St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on September 5, 2021 ____________________________________________________________   PRAYER God of all people, thank you for being especially attentive to persons who are harassed and helpless. We have been taught […]

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