Sermons on Sabbath

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…

Sabbath Generosity

Pentecost +12Rev. Doug FloydSirach 10:7–18, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13:1–8, Luke 14:1-24 Yesterday was the Feast of St. Aidan, the Apostle to England. A few weeks back, I mentioned how King Oswald asked the monks of Iona to send help as he sought to bring the Gospel to the region of Northumbria. Aidan heeded the call…

Sabbath Shalom

Sabbath Shalom Rev. Doug Floyd Ezekiel 31:1-14, Psalm 92, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Mark 4:26-34 After traveling the world for over 20 years to document humans in their various contexts, Sebastio Salgado lost faith in humanity and was ready to give up photography forever. He had photographed several war zones, but the impact of photography the…

Sabbath in Exile

Sabbath in Exile Rev. Doug Floyd Psalm 130 In the novel, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Elsa Mason feels the weight of being trapped in a life, in a marriage of struggle and sadness. She left her husband once but eventually returned. She feels she cannot leave again, so she must find a way to live…

Remembering Sabbath

Remembering Sabbath Pentecost +2 Rev. Doug Floyd June 3, 2018 Deuteronomy 5:6-21, Psalm 81, 1 Corinthians 4:1-12, Mark 2:23-28 “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” As Jesus replies to the Pharisees question about the disciples plucking grain on the Sabbath, he reminds them that Sabbath is a gift not a…