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Sermons on Luke

Choose This Day

Choose This DayPentecost +13Rev. Isaac BradshawDeuteronomy 30:15-30, Psalm 1, Philemon, Luke 14:25-33 In 1996, I was 15 years old, and the movie Trainspotting had just arrived in the United States. I probably should not have seen it at 15, but one of my friends in my circle wanted to see it because she had one of those teenage crushes on Ewan McGregor.…

Transfiguration – Listen to Him

TransfigurationListen to HimAugust 7, 2022Rev. Isaac BradshawExodus 34:29–35, Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1:13–21, Luke 9:28–36 In the late Victorian era, something strange began to emerge among the upper and middle classes of the Anglo-phone world; an explosion of secret fraternal clubs and supposed mystical societies. Having their origins in the curious combination of insurance companies…

The Cost of Truth

The cost of truth for the believer is giving up hate. Giving up despair. Giving up war. Giving up impatience. Giving up meanness. Giving up wickedness. Giving up treachery. Giving up abuse. Giving up ill-discipline. Giving up our selves, our souls, our bodies because Jesus Christ is Lord. The Cost of TruthRev. Isaac Bradshaw1 Kings…

Lent 3 – Fruits of Repentance

Rev. Doug Floyd Lent 3 – Fruits of RepentanceRev. Doug FloydExodus 3:1-15, Psalm 103, I Corinthians 10:1–13, Luke 13:1-9 The recent film Belfast immerses us into an Irish neighborhood at the beginning of the troubles in 1969. We see the world primarily through the eyes of nine-year-old Buddy. He lives in a world populated by his family and all the families of…

Draw Near with Faith

Draw Near with FaithLent 2Rev. Isaac BradshawMarch 13 2022Genesis 15:1–18, Psalm 27:7-14, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 13:22-35 If you were around in the late 1990s you may remember a particularly odd evangelical or fundamentalist interpretation of haunted houses. They were called Judgement House, and well-meaning youth pastors would create these houses, where well-meaning youth groups would…

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s Faithfulness

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s FaithfulnessRev. Doug FloydDeuteronomy 26:1–11, Psalm 91, Romans 10:4–13, Luke 4:1-13 This morning as we are invited to reflect upon the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness we also consider a regular ritual of the Hebrew farmer. According to Philo, this ritual was called “The Basket.”[1] Unlike the yearly festivals, this offering was not specifically…