Sermons on Matthew

God in Christ

Epiphany 1 – Baptism of the LordRev. Doug Floyd Isaiah 42:1–9, Psalm 89:1–29, Acts 10:34–38, Matthew 3:13–17 The events of this past week caused a bit of a scare. It looked like our nation was on the verge of war. This specific conflict at hand is just one of the many conflicts and struggles that ripple through our world, prompting many to…

Hope in the Darkness

Advent 2 2019Katie Whitmire Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72, Romans 15:1-13, Matthew 3:1-12 You guys may be seated. It’s me that Isaac was talking about, the surprise guest speaker, but I’m excited to be here and get to share with you guys from today’s readings. In this Advent season, we will come face to face with darkness. In an opinion piece for the…

Epiphany 2019

Epiphany 2019St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug Floyd Wise men from the land of the rising sun follow the light of the world into the dark corridors of Jerusalem. The heavens declare the glory of a newborn king of the Jews. Troubled by this news, Herod the king inquires about a coming Messiah. He even asks…

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life Rev. Doug Floyd Back before. Before bombings. Before mass shootings.  Back before ISIS and Al Queda. Back before 24 hour news cycles. Back before never-ending political ranker. Back before Facebook and emails. Back before business lunches and late night study sessions. Back before grandchildren, children. Back before first…

Epiphany 2018

Epiphany 2018 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Rev. Doug Floyd Jane Williams sets the stage for today’s Isaiah passage. She writes, [T]he scene is in darkness. The figure might be asleep, or might be prostrate with grief. Suddenly an incandescent light shines, illuminating the central figure and emphasizing the darkness all around. Behind the figure, the…

Are We Prepared for the Second Coming?

Yet from Augustine’s point of view (and ours, too) time is an accumulation of events that is leading to a cataclysmic summation, which will bring about the Second Coming of Christ. But something not quite as cataclysmic (at least I pray not so) are the events of our own lives. What are the events that we are accumulating in our lives? Are they God-honoring events? Are they events preparing us for Jesus’ Return?