God in Christ

Epiphany 1 – Baptism of the LordRev. Doug Floyd Isaiah 42:1–9, Psalm 89:1–29, Acts 10:34–38, Matthew 3:13–17 The events of this past week caused a bit of a scare. It looked like our nation was on the verge of war. This specific conflict at hand is just one of the many conflicts and struggles that ripple through our world, prompting many to…

Hope in the Darkness

Advent 2 2019Katie Whitmire Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72, Romans 15:1-13, Matthew 3:1-12 You guys may be seated. It’s me that Isaac was talking about, the surprise guest speaker, but I’m excited to be here and get to share with you guys from today’s readings. In this Advent season, we will come face to face with darkness. In an opinion piece for the…

Christ the King

Christ the KingRev. Isaac BradshawNovember 23, 2019 Christ the King Well, what a busy week we have this week! I mean, it’s New Year’s Eve! Right? And it’s Christ the King Sunday! And this week is one of my favorite feast days! Anyone know what it is? WRONG!!! It’s the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns!…

All Saints Day

All Saints Day 2019Rev. Doug FloydRevelation 7:9-17, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:15–23, Luke 6:20–36 Paul writes a letter of encouragement to a group of disciples meeting in Ephesus. In the larger culture of the city, this little group that gathers for prayer and fellowship in a home seems rather insignificant. Acts 19 tells the story of…

Handing On The Faith

Pentecost +20 2019Rev. Doug FloydJeremiah 14:7–10, 19–22, Psalm 84, 2 Timothy 4:6–18, Luke 18:9–14 In many of the stories of the Old Testament, one of the consistent problems you’ll see is the failure in handing the faith from one generation to the next. Consider Gideon. He faithfully serves the Lord and rescues his people, but after his death one of his sons…

Formed in the Struggle

Pentecost +19 2019Rev. Doug FloydGenesis 32:3–8, 22–30, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5, Luke 18:1–8 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6) When I was in college, I was concerned about what would happen to…

Ruth and the Kindness of the Lord

Pentecost +18 2019Rev. Doug Floyd Ruth 1:1-19a, Psalm 113, 2 Timothy 2:1–15, Luke 17:11–19 O God, our refuge and strength, true source of all godliness: Graciously hear the devout prayers of your Church, and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns…