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Sermons by Rev. Doug Floyd

Last Sunday After Epiphany

Last Sunday of EpiphanyRev. Doug FloydMark 9:2-9 On the last Sunday of Epiphany each year, we return to the story of Transfiguration. Mark tells us that Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His clothes became radiant. Moses and Elijah appeared with Him, talking with Jesus. The disciples were terrified and in some…

Epiphany

Rev. Doug Floyd EpiphanyRev. Doug FloydMatthew 2:1-12 For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”[1] In today’s Gospel, wise men come from the East. They saw his star. They came to worship. Since that time millions of Gentiles follow in their steps. In some sense we are worshipping today in their steps. Today we celebrate this…

The Christmas Feast

Rev. Doug Floyd Christmas DayRev. Doug Floyd God rest you merry! Gentlemen (and Gentlewomen). We’ve been invited to a feast. Twelve days of rejoicing alongside Mary and Joseph, of beholding with the shepherds, of singing with the Holy Innocents and all the saints, of kneeling with the wise men before the babe who holds the world in His hands. One moment we…

Jesus as Judge

Pentecost +25Rev. Doug FloydZephaniah 1:1–18, Psalm 90, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10, Matthew 25:14-30 Zephaniah opens our readings with a relentless prophecy of judgment on the whole world. This may be one of the darkest passages in Scripture. All creation is under judgment. Listen again to these opening words of Zephaniah: 2 “I will utterly sweep away everythingfrom the face of the earth,” declares the…

The Way of Love

Pentecost +22Rev. Doug FloydMatthew 22:34-46 The Pharisees have been trying to trip up Jesus in a way that might turn the crowds against him. Last week, our reading had them joining with the Herodians to ask about taxes in hopes that Jesus might slip up and cause a riot. In our reading this week, a Pharisee steps forward to ask which is…