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Sermons on Love

The Way of Love

Pentecost +22Rev. Doug FloydMatthew 22:34-46 The Pharisees have been trying to trip up Jesus in a way that might turn the crowds against him. Last week, our reading had them joining with the Herodians to ask about taxes in hopes that Jesus might slip up and cause a riot. In our reading this week, a Pharisee steps forward to ask which is…

All Saints Sunday

All Saints SundayRev. Michelle Floyd One of my favorite artworks around All Saints Day is Fra Angelico’s piece entitled “The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs,” which Father Doug used on the front of the bulletin today. I love that the saints in the paintings have personality, carry items that identify them, and are focused on something beyond the perspective of…

Sunday After Ascension

Easter 7C 2022Sunday After AscensionRev. Doug FloydActs 16:16-34, Psalm 47, Revelation 22:10-21, John 17:20-26 In John 17 Jesus prays for His disciples. Though this story is set before the cross and resurrection, we are reading it on the Sunday after the Ascension. This day is usually focused on commissioning stories. Just as Matthew and Luke…

Love One Another

Rev. Doug Floyd Easter 6BActs 11:19-30, Psalm 33, 1 John 4:7-21, John15:9-17 In John 13 through 17, Jesus gathers the disciples to Himself for a final meal before His ascent to the cross. Over the course of the evening, Jesus speaks about the communion of love he shares with the Father. He also emphasizes the…

Growing Up Into Love

Pentecost +21 2020Growing Up Into LoveRev. Doug FloydExodus 22:21-27, Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8, Mathew 22:34-46 “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2, ESV) Today our texts invite us to meditate upon the law or upon Torah. 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…

Eastertide – Communion of Love

Easter 7 2020Rev. Doug FloydActs 1:1–14, Psalm 47, 1 Peter 4:12-19, John 17:1-11 Last year during Eastertide, the second lesson each week was from the book of Revelation. Revelation tells the church that the risen Christ is standing right there in the midst. The churches are in all different situations. Some are having internal conflicts; some are being persecuted; some are tempted…