Sermons on John

Proclaiming the Good News

Epiphany 7 2019World Mission SundayRev. Doug FloydIsaiah 61:1–4, Psalm 96, Romans 10:9–17, John 20:19–31 Almighty God, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of…

Holy Family 2018

Holy Family Sunday 2018December 30, 2018Rev. Doug Floyd For centuries, the Coptic church has celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family as they meditate upon the story of the time Jesus spent in Egypt. In fact, every year Egyptian Christians continue to rehearse the story of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. Pilgrims ferry across…

Believing Flesh

Pentecost +14 Rev. Doug Floyd John 6 For the last several weeks, our Gospel readings have been from John 6. Today I want to pause over that entire chapter and listen.  As John 6 opens, thousands of people follow Jesus up a mountain because he has been healing the sick. The Passover is at hand,…

Remembering Forgiveness

Remembering Forgiveness Pentecost +12 Isaac Bradshaw My grandfather used to tell an old joke: A older man is sitting on his porch with a friend. It’s one of those, hot, humid summer nights and the katydids are “katdidy-ing” and the bug zapper snaps and pops as moths and gnats and mosquitos get too close to…

The Drama of Redemption

Isaac BradshawPentecost 2018 Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104:25-35, 1 Corinthians 12:4-13, John 20:19-23 Billy Wilder is one of those figures in film history that has never truly died. He was a master of the art of filmmaking, and like DW Griffths and Orson Welles before him, he purified and distilled all the changes in the filmmakers…

Sunday After Ascension 2018

Rev. Doug Floyd Sunday After Ascension 2018 Today is the Sunday after Ascension, and I want to reflect a little on ascension. Every time I try to write something about ascension, it quickly becomes too theological and quickly, I feel like people will lose interest. It will be difficult. It is one of these grand themes…

Lent 5

Lent 5B 2018 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Rev. Hank Williams Proofs of Christ’s Divinity & Humanity What I’m going to do today is continue with Father Doug’s Lenten motif of the shape and abundance of God’s love for us.   (Prelude to Holy Week.) And the first thing that comes to mind with our passages from…