Sermons on Psalms

Good News

Epiphany 3 2019St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug Floyd Nehemiah 8:1-12, Psalm 113, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Luke 4:14-21 I asked Peter to read the lesson from Nehemiah (8:1-12) because somebody had to read all those difficult names, and I thought Peter might be just the men. It may be hard for us to grasp the full…

Sabbath in Exile

Sabbath in Exile Rev. Doug Floyd Psalm 130 In the novel, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Elsa Mason feels the weight of being trapped in a life, in a marriage of struggle and sadness. She left her husband once but eventually returned. She feels she cannot leave again, so she must find a way to live…

Good Shepherd Sunday

Good Shepherd Sunday 2018 Chase Whitmire Ezekiel 34:1–10, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:1-10, John 10:11-16 1991, I think it was the end of the summer in ’91 or ’92, and you must know, I grew up on Lookout Mountain, anybody here been to Lookout Mountain before? Okay. Well, if you’ve been up on Lookout Mountain…

Parable of the Talents

Let us think about the parable again in relation to this question of “Where am I?” The master has entrusted these precious gifts to His beloved servants. These gifts are for the benefit of servants. In pouring out the gifts, the servants will grow up into their calling, but the one servant refuses. He fears a lack in the kingdom and sets about preserving his talent, his life. In so doing, he will lose his life.

Irenaeus and The Gospel

There is always a temptation to move beyond the simplicity of the Good News. In ancient Israel, the northern kingdom of Israel left the revelation of God for the illusions of surrounding nations. The Christians in Irenaeus’ day were tempted to leave the Gospel behind for a supposedly deeper spiritual truth. Even today, we are surrounded by ideas and lifestyles that call to us to leave behind the archaic Gospel truth in favor of supposedly deeper spiritual ideas.