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Sermons by Rev. Doug Floyd

Easter 6C – New Jerusalem

Easter 6C 2022 – New JerusalemRev. Doug FloydActs 14:8-18, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:1–4, 22–22:5, John 14:21-29 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ overshadows all our reflections during Eastertide. It overshadows all our reflections throughout the year. Every Sunday is a celebration of Resurrection Day. Whether we consider our moral obligations, our high calling, or our life…

Easter – Hallelujah

Easter 2 2022Rev. Doug FloydActs 5:12–29, Psalm 111, Revelation 1:1-19, John 20:19–31 We are in the days of hilarious celebration. Eastertide is a time for feasting, laughter and even jokes. In the Resurrection of Jesus Christ we rejoice in the one-time event of Jesus conquering sin and death in the grave. At the same time,…

Easter – All Shall Be Well

Rev. Doug Floyd Easter 2022 (Updated from Easter Vigil 2016)Rev, Doug Floyd Back before. Before bombings in Ukraine. Back before 82 million refugees wandering the earth. Back before 24 hour news cycles. Back before never-ending political ranker. Back before Facebook and emails. Back before business lunches and late night study sessions. Back before grandchildren, children.…

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s Faithfulness

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s FaithfulnessRev. Doug FloydDeuteronomy 26:1–11, Psalm 91, Romans 10:4–13, Luke 4:1-13 This morning as we are invited to reflect upon the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness we also consider a regular ritual of the Hebrew farmer. According to Philo, this ritual was called “The Basket.”[1] Unlike the yearly festivals, this offering was not specifically…

The Call of the Disciples

The Call of the DisciplesEpiphany 5Rev. Doug FloydJudges 6:11-24, Psalm 85, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 In our Gospel reading last week, Jesus announced that the year of Jubilee has begun. Luke treats that event as the official beginning of His ministry, which sets a tone for the whole Gospel. As Jesus calls people to the kingdom of God, He is welcoming…

Pilgrims at the Manger

Adoration of the Magi, Domenico Ghirlandaio (1488) Christmas 2Rev. Doug FloydPsalm 84, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, Matthew 2:1-12 There’s a tradition regarding Nativities that I remember from my childhood. The Wise Men figures would move around during the month of December, getting closer to the manger in the Nativity on Epiphany. Did anybody else grow…