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Sermons on Epiphany

Epiphany

Rev. Doug Floyd EpiphanyRev. Doug FloydMatthew 2:1-12 For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”[1] In today’s Gospel, wise men come from the East. They saw his star. They came to worship. Since that time millions of Gentiles follow in their steps. In some sense we are worshipping today in their steps. Today we celebrate this…

Epiphany – -Follow Me

Epiphany 3 – Follow MeRev. Dr. Les MartinAmos 1:1-11, Psalm 139:1-13, 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, Matthew 4:12-22 I grew up here over in Oak Ridge and was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal church in Morristown, Tennessee in 1994. For the last 10 years I’ve been living in Nigeria and that’s one reason it’s nice to say I’m just less because protocol…

Baptism of Our Lord

Sunday After Epiphany 2023Baptism of Our LordRev. Doug FloydIsaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 89, Acts 10:34-38, Matthew 3:13-17 In the book, “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” Thomas C. Foster teaches readers clues to look for when reading a novel. I often assign this to High School students first learning to interpret literature. He says that great literature often alludes to other great…

Our Identity in the Father’s Blessing

Our Identity in the Father’s BlessingLast Sunday of EpiphanyRev. Chase WhitmireExodus 34:29–35, Psalm 99, I Corinthians 12:27–13:13, Luke 9:28–36 I must confess with you all that I recently went down the proverbial YouTube rabbit hole. Who here remembers the interview Oprah had with Michael Jackson back in 1993 at Michael’s home at Neverland? I remember…

The Baptism of the Lord

Epiphany 1 2019Baptism of the LordRev. Doug FloydIsaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 89:20-29; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-22 Crowds press in to hear the thundering prophet. Crowds press in to see the man aflame. Crowds press in to see the long-awaited one: The Christ, the Messiah, The Promise made manifest. But John is only a voice calling, a…

Epiphany 2018

Epiphany 2018 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Rev. Doug Floyd Jane Williams sets the stage for today’s Isaiah passage. She writes, [T]he scene is in darkness. The figure might be asleep, or might be prostrate with grief. Suddenly an incandescent light shines, illuminating the central figure and emphasizing the darkness all around. Behind the figure, the…