Sermons by Rev. Doug Floyd

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Pentecost +16Rev. Doug FloydAmos 6:1-7, Psalm 146, 1 Timothy 6:11-19, Luke 16:19-31 Last week we saw how Jesus consistently welcomes people that seem unclean, unlikeable, and unrespectable. Jesus walks from town to town, proclaiming and enacting, “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” The kingdom looks like welcoming the weak and weary to a wedding feast. The kingdom looks like a shepherd…

Generous Gospel

Pentecost +15Rev. Doug Floyd Amos 8:4-12, Psalm 138, 1 Timothy 2:1–7, Luke 16:1-13 Imagine if UT were throwing a big event to celebrate the Vols football program and they announced a list of honored guests of folks such as Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, and of course Steve Spurrier. Reading the Gospel sometimes feels like Jesus is honoring all the wrong people: a…

Sabbath Generosity

Pentecost +12Rev. Doug FloydSirach 10:7–18, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13:1–8, Luke 14:1-24 Yesterday was the Feast of St. Aidan, the Apostle to England. A few weeks back, I mentioned how King Oswald asked the monks of Iona to send help as he sought to bring the Gospel to the region of Northumbria. Aidan heeded the call…

Hidden Glory

Pentecost +8 2019Rev. Doug FloydEcclesiastes 2:1-11, Psalm 49, Colossians 3, Luke 12:13–21 Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Oswald. Oswald was the grandson of Ida, the man who founded the kingdom of Northumbria. When Oswald’s father Ethelfrid was killed in a battle, his uncle Edwin, a pagan, who took over the kingdom. Oswald and his brothers found refuge with Columba at Iona…

Rescued Into Hope

Pentecost +6 2019St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug FloydGenesis 18:1-4, Psalm 15, Colossians 1:21-29, Luke, 10:38-42 This is an exciting time for St. Brendan’s as we prepare for our future and think about our calling in this community. When we launched St. Brendan’s, we simply started practicing the ancient rhythms of worship together. Over time, people…