Sermons on Jesus Christ

The Resurrection of Our Lord

The Resurrection of Our LordApril 4, 2021Rev. Doug FloydIsaiah 25:6–9; Psalm 118:14–24; Colossians 3:1–4; Mark 16:1–8 “…trembling and astonishment seized them.” The women disciples go to the tomb of Jesus to anoint his body only to discover that He isn’t there. He had risen. And trembling and astonishment seized them. The resurrection of Jesus Christ breaks the bounds of all that they…

Life Out of Death

Pentecost +10St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug FloydJonah 2:1–10, Psalm 29, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:22-33 The Bible is a book full of stories within stories within stories, and the stories are always interacting with each other. We read and hear songs and prayers and proverbs, and different styles of writing, but, in fact, they all operate…

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…

Love’s Congruence

Pentecost +4 2020Rev. Doug FloydIsaiah 2:10–17, Psalm 89:1-18, Romans 6:1-14, Matthew 10:34–42 Back in 2009, I led a series of discussions of Torah and the Workplace with a group of businessmen I knew. It gave me a chance to think through some ideas about how worship shapes practices even in the marketplace and how Baalism…