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Sermons on Gospel

Last Sunday After Epiphany

Last Sunday of EpiphanyRev. Doug FloydMark 9:2-9 On the last Sunday of Epiphany each year, we return to the story of Transfiguration. Mark tells us that Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His clothes became radiant. Moses and Elijah appeared with Him, talking with Jesus. The disciples were terrified and in some…

Colossians 2

Apart from the body of believers, our spirituality can become a form of indulgence in the flesh even though it may involve extreme asceticism or glorious experiences. To move toward Christ, we must move toward one another. Pentecost +7Colossians 2Rev. Doug FloydGenesis 18:20-33, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 11:1-13 Paul is praying, struggling, and suffering…

The Rest of Christ

Pentecost +5 2020Rev. Doug FloydZechariah 9:9–12, Psalm 145, Romans 7:21–8:6, Matthew 11:25–30 Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) This is good news. Exceedingly good news. Think of the Hebrew slaves under the burdens of Egyptian rule. Pharaoh ordering Hebrews babies to be killed. The people groaning under the…

Proclaiming the Good News

Epiphany 7 2019World Mission SundayRev. Doug FloydIsaiah 61:1–4, Psalm 96, Romans 10:9–17, John 20:19–31 Almighty God, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of…

Where is the Good News?

Epiphany 4 2019Rev. Doug Floyd Jeremiah 1:4–10, Psalm 71:12-21, 1 Corinthians 14:12-25, Luke 4:21-30 Jesus enters the synagogue and reads the Torah portion for the day, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the…

Good News

Epiphany 3 2019St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug Floyd Nehemiah 8:1-12, Psalm 113, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Luke 4:14-21 I asked Peter to read the lesson from Nehemiah (8:1-12) because somebody had to read all those difficult names, and I thought Peter might be just the men. It may be hard for us to grasp the full…