SAVED FROM WHAT TO WHAT FOR WHAT

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 25, 2022 Scriptures: Luke 15:1-13 and John 3:16-21 ____________________________________________________________ A young father met me for lunch with an important question. After some general conversation, he said, “In your sermon last Sunday, […]

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IS JESUS CHRIST FOR YOU?

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 18, 2022 Scriptures: Matthew 16:13-20 and John 18:33-38 ____________________________________________________________ This morning, I have a message for you to hear that is extremely important. This message is not new to most of […]

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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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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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