Sermons on Romans

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…

Love’s Congruence

Pentecost +4 2020Rev. Doug FloydIsaiah 2:10–17, Psalm 89:1-18, Romans 6:1-14, Matthew 10:34–42 Back in 2009, I led a series of discussions of Torah and the Workplace with a group of businessmen I knew. It gave me a chance to think through some ideas about how worship shapes practices even in the marketplace and how Baalism…

Lent 3

Lent 3B 2018 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Rev. Doug Floyd Exodus 20:1-21, Psalm 19, Romans 7:12-25; John 2:13-22 On this third week of Lent, we continue along the path toward the cross on the way to becoming lovers. The path to Calvary is a path through the valley of death. It is a path of facing our need for healing and redemption…

Testing God in the Wilderness

Testing God in the Wilderness Lent 4 2017 Rev. Doug Floyd St. Brendan’s Church At first sight, the wilderness looks desolate, empty of all life. Dried creek beds, lonely wind howling across the waste places. A desert owl screeches in the distances. Abandoned. Forsaken. A closer look reveals stories. Ancient stories. Civilizations come and gone.…