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Sermons on Lent

Palm Sunday

Rev. Doug Floyd Palm SundayRev. Doug FloydMark 15:1-39 Today marks the beginning of Holy Week. The Gospel today is sort of an overture for the whole week. The lectionary gives us the option of reading a shorter reading that includes Mark 15:1-39. If we choose the longer reading, we begin in Mark 14 and continue through vs 47 of 15. This reading…

Lent 1

Lent 1 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinMark 1:9-13 Did we in our own strength confide our striving would be losing.Were not the right man on our side,The man of God’s own choosingDost ask who that may be?Christ Jesus, it is he and he must win the battle. This year marks my 37th Lent since I became a practicing Christian. And if I’ve learned…

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s Faithfulness

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s FaithfulnessRev. Doug FloydDeuteronomy 26:1–11, Psalm 91, Romans 10:4–13, Luke 4:1-13 This morning as we are invited to reflect upon the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness we also consider a regular ritual of the Hebrew farmer. According to Philo, this ritual was called “The Basket.”[1] Unlike the yearly festivals, this offering was not specifically…

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’…