Sermons on Matthew

The Rest of Christ

Pentecost +5 2020Rev. Doug FloydZechariah 9:9–12, Psalm 145, Romans 7:21–8:6, Matthew 11:25–30 Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) This is good news. Exceedingly good news. Think of the Hebrew slaves under the burdens of Egyptian rule. Pharaoh ordering Hebrews babies to be killed. The people groaning under the…

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday 2020Rev. Doug FloydGenesis 1:1–2:3, Psalm 150, Romans 1:18-25, Matthew 28:16-20 This morning, we are celebrating Trinity Sunday. We just a wonderful reading of the creation story. The lectionary has brought two of these stories together, the Trinity and the Creation. First, we’ll just think briefly of the Gospel reading that Isaac just read…

Lent 1 – The Generosity of God

Lent 1 2020 – Generosity of GodRev. Doug FloydGenesis 2:4–3:7, Psalm 51, Romans 5:12–21, Matthew 4:1-11 On Monday nights, we’ve been discussing Rowan Williams’ book Being Human. There is one quote from that book that has lingered in my mind over the last several months. In fact, I may have already mentioned it here before. Williams writes, “What is the ‘human face’…

Ash Wednesday

Rev. Isaac Bradshaw Ash WednesdayJoel 2:1-2, 12-17, Psalm 103, 2 Cor 5:20-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 You Are Not Alone Way back, years ago, Alanis Morrisette sang a song; it was probably the one that first brought her to serious public attention. Anyone remember what it was? Ironic! Yes a song about some things going wrong when they feel like they should be…

Pilgrimage of Transfiguring Glory

Last Sunday of Epiphany 2020Rev. Doug FloydExodus 24:12–18, Psalm 99, Philippians 3:7-14, Matthew 17:1–9 Just before our Gospel reading today, Jesus challenges his disciples by saying, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24). Then in Matthew 17, he leads them up a mountain where his glory is unveiled in…

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…