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Sermons on Disciples

Choose This Day

Choose This DayPentecost +13Rev. Isaac BradshawDeuteronomy 30:15-30, Psalm 1, Philemon, Luke 14:25-33 In 1996, I was 15 years old, and the movie Trainspotting had just arrived in the United States. I probably should not have seen it at 15, but one of my friends in my circle wanted to see it because she had one of those teenage crushes on Ewan McGregor.…

Sunday After Ascension

Easter 7C 2022Sunday After AscensionRev. Doug FloydActs 16:16-34, Psalm 47, Revelation 22:10-21, John 17:20-26 In John 17 Jesus prays for His disciples. Though this story is set before the cross and resurrection, we are reading it on the Sunday after the Ascension. This day is usually focused on commissioning stories. Just as Matthew and Luke…

Follow the Lord

Epiphany 6 Rev. Isaac BradshawLuke 6:17-26 Weapon of Choice It seems to me that, way back, years ago, when I was in high school and college, music videos had reached their zenith. MTV, and that strange genre that combined pop music with a short form film had moved from being just filmed concerts… Here is Freddie Mercury singing on stage at LiveAid,…

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…

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…