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Sermons on Luke

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…

Our Identity in the Father’s Blessing

Our Identity in the Father’s BlessingLast Sunday of EpiphanyRev. Chase WhitmireExodus 34:29–35, Psalm 99, I Corinthians 12:27–13:13, Luke 9:28–36 I must confess with you all that I recently went down the proverbial YouTube rabbit hole. Who here remembers the interview Oprah had with Michael Jackson back in 1993 at Michael’s home at Neverland? I remember…

Follow the Lord

Epiphany 6 Rev. Isaac BradshawLuke 6:17-26 Weapon of Choice It seems to me that, way back, years ago, when I was in high school and college, music videos had reached their zenith. MTV, and that strange genre that combined pop music with a short form film had moved from being just filmed concerts… Here is Freddie Mercury singing on stage at LiveAid,…

The Call of the Disciples

The Call of the DisciplesEpiphany 5Rev. Doug FloydJudges 6:11-24, Psalm 85, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 In our Gospel reading last week, Jesus announced that the year of Jubilee has begun. Luke treats that event as the official beginning of His ministry, which sets a tone for the whole Gospel. As Jesus calls people to the kingdom of God, He is welcoming…

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve December 24 2021Living in the Upside DownRev. Isaac BradshawLuke 2:1–20 Many years ago, a priest of my acquaintance – not of this parish – used to give the exact same Christmas Eve sermon every year. I still remember the very opening line: “It was anything but a silent night.” She went on to…