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Sermons on 2 Corinthians

Pentecost +6 – Suffering and Generosity

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Pentecost +6 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinDeuteronomy 15:7–11, Psalm 112, 2 Corinthians 8:1–15, Mark 5:22–24, 35b–43 I am resolved to know nothing among you, but Christ Jesus and him crucified in the name of the living God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Well, if it was late autumn, instead of late June, I would look at these readings…

Glory and Decay

Pentecost +5Rev. Doug Floyd2 Corinthians 5 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2) We are created for glory. We are moving in and toward glory. In 2 Corinthians, Paul says that…

Sabbath

Pentecost +2Rev. Doug FloydDeuteronomy 5:6-21, 2 Corinthians 4:1-12, Mark 2:23-28 Today we have the privilege of revisiting the 10 Words from the book of Deuteronomy. Our Gospel reading recounts the disciples plucking heads of grain in a grainfield on the Sabbath. These readings draw me to revisit the glory and wonder of Sabbath-keeping. Over fifteen years ago, I was drawn to meditate…

Trinity Sunday

TrinityRev. Doug FloydGenesis 1:1-2:3, Psalm 150, 2 Corinthians 13:5-14, Matthew 28:16-20 I was sitting in a Theology of Communication class in the early 90s, waiting to give my statement of faith. The professors had asked each of us to prepare our statement of faith and present it in class. We had two professors: one was an Episcopalian and the other was a…

Giving Freely

Giving Freely Pentecost +6 Rev. Doug Floyd Our lessons today call attention to the poor and particularly the responsibility of God’s people to open their hands to the needy in the land. In the Deuteronomy passage, Moses calls the people to give freely and not grudgingly to the poor brother. We are not told the…