Sermons on Cross

Forgive Me

Pentecost +15 2020Forgive MeRev. Doug FloydSirach 27:30–28:7, Psalm 103, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 In our lessons today, we are encouraged to show mercy to one another, to refrain from judging each other’s faith, and to practice forgiveness. We continue to rehearse a pattern of loving one another in community even as we continue to cry…

Take Up Your Cross

Pentecost +13 2020Take Up Your CrossRev. Doug FloydJeremiah 15:15–21, Psalm 26, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:21–27 Jesus tells his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) Earlier in Matthew 10, he says a similar thing, “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of…

Pilgrimage of Transfiguring Glory

Last Sunday of Epiphany 2020Rev. Doug FloydExodus 24:12–18, Psalm 99, Philippians 3:7-14, Matthew 17:1–9 Just before our Gospel reading today, Jesus challenges his disciples by saying, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24). Then in Matthew 17, he leads them up a mountain where his glory is unveiled in…