Sermons on Disciples

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…

Believing Flesh

Pentecost +14 Rev. Doug Floyd John 6 For the last several weeks, our Gospel readings have been from John 6. Today I want to pause over that entire chapter and listen.  As John 6 opens, thousands of people follow Jesus up a mountain because he has been healing the sick. The Passover is at hand,…

Fishers of Men

Epiphany 3B 2018 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Rev. Doug Floyd Mark 1: 14-20 These cold temperatures of late make me think of a poem by Rod Jellema on the relationship winter and summer. Come Winter Our two most beautiful words said Henry James are summer and afternoon, and today he’s almost right. Out of the…