Sermons on Lent

Lent 2

Lent 2 – Just a Dream Away! Rev. Isaac BradshawGenesis 22:1-14, Psalm 16, Romans 8:31–39, Mark 8:31-38  How many of us in the room have ever dreamed of the future? Not just in the mere “one day I will live on the beach,” but… One day we will have flying cars or travel past the speed of…

Apart from Your Grace

Apart from Your GraceLent 1 2021Rev. Doug FloydGenesis 9:8–17, Psalm 25, 2 Peter 1:18–22, Mark 1:9-13 Historically, Easter was a day for baptism: the weeks and months prior to baptism were used for catechizing the new Christians. The catechism and the baptism were seen as entrance into the body of Christ, but also as exorcism…

Lent 4 – The Light in Our Darkness

Lent 4 2020Rev. Doug Floyd1 Samuel 16:1–13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:1–14, John 9:1–41 As we worship today, all of us feel the stress of our current cultural crisis. We hear daily reports about the danger, the spread, and the unpredictability of this present virus. We watch the stock market tumble and wonder if all our…

Lent 1 – The Generosity of God

Lent 1 2020 – Generosity of GodRev. Doug FloydGenesis 2:4–3:7, Psalm 51, Romans 5:12–21, Matthew 4:1-11 On Monday nights, we’ve been discussing Rowan Williams’ book Being Human. There is one quote from that book that has lingered in my mind over the last several months. In fact, I may have already mentioned it here before. Williams writes, “What is the ‘human face’…

Ash Wednesday

Rev. Isaac Bradshaw Ash WednesdayJoel 2:1-2, 12-17, Psalm 103, 2 Cor 5:20-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 You Are Not Alone Way back, years ago, Alanis Morrisette sang a song; it was probably the one that first brought her to serious public attention. Anyone remember what it was? Ironic! Yes a song about some things going wrong when they feel like they should be…