Sermons on Luke

The Annunciation

Advent 4 2020Rev. Isaac Bradshaw2 Samuel 7:1–17, Psalm 132, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38 It’s something of a cliche these days to talk about how communication has been revolutionized in a few short years. The home telephone, connected to a landline, is basically obsolete. We talk about how no one writes letters, and the near-instantaneous transmission…

The Presentation of Our Lord

Candlemas 2020The Presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the TempleRev. Doug FloydMalachi 3:1–4, Psalm 84, Hebrews 2:14–18, Luke 2:22–40 For the Lord God is a sun and shield. – Psalm 84:11a The sun in the heavens enlightens the whole world, energizing all things and revealing all things in glory. The glory is all consuming.…

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!…

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Pentecost +16Rev. Doug FloydAmos 6:1-7, Psalm 146, 1 Timothy 6:11-19, Luke 16:19-31 Last week we saw how Jesus consistently welcomes people that seem unclean, unlikeable, and unrespectable. Jesus walks from town to town, proclaiming and enacting, “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” The kingdom looks like welcoming the weak and weary to a wedding feast. The kingdom looks like a shepherd…

Generous Gospel

Pentecost +15Rev. Doug Floyd Amos 8:4-12, Psalm 138, 1 Timothy 2:1–7, Luke 16:1-13 Imagine if UT were throwing a big event to celebrate the Vols football program and they announced a list of honored guests of folks such as Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, and of course Steve Spurrier. Reading the Gospel sometimes feels like Jesus is honoring all the wrong people: a…

The Way of Love

+13 Pentecost September 8, 2019 Rev. Isaac Bradshaw Philemon and Luke 14:25-34 What if?. In the world of science fiction, alternative histories have a long and distinguished career. As early as 1937, authors as diverse as Philip Roth, Katherine Burdekin and Harry Turtledove have imagined a history of humanity that took a slightly different turn. From potboilers and pulp fiction to works…