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Sermons by Rev. Doug Floyd

Baptism of Our Lord

Sunday After Epiphany 2023Baptism of Our LordRev. Doug FloydIsaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 89, Acts 10:34-38, Matthew 3:13-17 In the book, “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” Thomas C. Foster teaches readers clues to look for when reading a novel. I often assign this to High School students first learning to interpret literature. He says that great literature often alludes to other great…

Feast of the Holy Name

Feast of the Holy NameChristmas 2Rev. Doug FloydExodus 34:1-9, Psalm 8, Romans 1:1-7, Luke 2:15-21 Today the church celebrates the eighth day after the birth of Jesus. On this day, Mary and Joseph took the baby to the Temple for circumcision and to officially name Him Jesus. We pause and reflect on the sacred name of Jesus. We read and sing the…

Christmas Day

Rev. Doug Floyd Christmas Sermon 2022Rev. Doug FloydJohn 1:1-18 We gather today to celebrate the wondrous birth of Jesus. With all our Christmas music, Christmas parties, and Christmas movies, it might be easy to overlook the true Christmas miracle: the birth of Jesus. In his birth, we behold the true and final King of Israel. At the same time, we behold the…

Christmas Eve

Rev. Doug Floyd Christmas Eve 2022Rev. Doug FloydLuke 2:1-38 Caesar Augustus decrees that all the world should be registered.  “All the world” As “all the world travels” to their own towns, Joseph and Mary arrive in Bethlehem, and she gives birth to a son and wraps him in swaddling cloths and lays him in a manger. This little baby in a tiny…

Little Rhythms of Praise

Pentecost +23Rev. Doug FloydMalachi 3:13-4:6 In name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Every so often, some former Christian singer or writer or even a mega-pastor will announce that they’re leaving the faith. They’ll say they cannot live a lie any longer. Their announcement in the press is often treated as courageous, that finally people are standing up…

Ruth and Naomi

Rev. Doug Floyd The End of One World and the Beginning of A New WorldPentecost +18Rev. Doug FloydRuth 1:1-19a Today we pause over the much beloved story of Naomi and Ruth. It is the end of a world and the beginning of a world. This story is set “in the time of judges.” The book of Judges is one of the darkest…