THE ESSENTIAL PLACE  A Pastoral Message based on Mark 1:29-39 Prepared for St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis Foust, PhD, on July 25, 2021 ____________________________________________________________   PRAYER Living God, thank you for meaningful work in which we can experience joy. And thank you for including us in your work, […]

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The Story of Us: January 3, 2021

THE STORY OF US:     A Pastoral Message, January 3, 2021, by Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD, based upon John 1:14-18 for the people of St. John’s Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC On this last Sunday of the Christmas season and the first Sunday of a new calendar year, my message title is ‘The Story of Us.’ […]

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Cradling Salvation: December 27, 2020

CRADLING SALVATION:  A Pastoral Message on Sunday, December 27, 2020, by Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD, based upon Luke 2:22-40 for the people of St. John’s Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC Imagine a young parent quietly opening a door in the afternoon or in the middle of the night responding to a crying child. The parent […]

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Reweaving the Torn Tapestry of Prayer

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org REWEAVING THE TORN TAPESTRY OF PRAYER Gospel of Matthew 6:5-12 Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany, February 9, 2020 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD ________________________________________________________________________ THE GOSPEL OF GOD IS DESTRUCTIVE! The word, ‘Gospel,’ means ‘Good News.’  […]

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Renovating the Battered Church

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org RENOVATING THE BATTERED CHURCH Gospel of Matthew 16:13-20 Third Sunday After the Epiphany, January 26, 2020 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD ________________________________________________________________________   ‘A Prayer for God’s Church’ Living God, we pray for Your Church.  We pray […]

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Repairing a Broken Concept About God

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org REPAIRING A BROKEN CONCEPT ABOUT GOD Gospel of 1 John 4:7-21 First Sunday After the Epiphany, January 12, 2020 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD ________________________________________________________________________ OPENING PRAYER Living God, You have always loved us first. Help […]

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Christmas for Everyone

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE Gospel of John 1:1-18 Christmastide, January 5, 2020 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD ________________________________________________________________________ We are shifting into post-Christmas gear. Trees are by the curb. School begins tomorrow. (And many students say, “AweMan.”) […]

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The Question We Really Must Settle

The St. John’s Pulpit St. John’s Baptist Church    300 Hawthorne Lane    Charlotte, NC 28204 704.333.5428      www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org THE QUESTION WE REALLY MUST SETTLE Isaiah 35:1-7 and Matthew 11:2-6 Third Sunday of Advent, December 15, 2019 by Senior Minister, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD ________________________________________________________________________ This past Monday morning, about 7am, my phone rang. It was Jim […]

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