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Sermons on The Gospel

Last Sunday After Epiphany

Last Sunday of EpiphanyRev. Doug FloydMark 9:2-9 On the last Sunday of Epiphany each year, we return to the story of Transfiguration. Mark tells us that Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His clothes became radiant. Moses and Elijah appeared with Him, talking with Jesus. The disciples were terrified and in some…

Compelled By Love

Compelled By Love Pentecost +5 Rev. Doug Floyd 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 As our second lesson today opens Paul says, “For the love of Christ controls us.” I just want to think about that phrase to begin with. The love of Christ controls us. That word control, often it’s translated compels, which sounds a little nicer…

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life Rev. Doug Floyd Back before. Before bombings. Before mass shootings.  Back before ISIS and Al Queda. Back before 24 hour news cycles. Back before never-ending political ranker. Back before Facebook and emails. Back before business lunches and late night study sessions. Back before grandchildren, children. Back before first…

Irenaeus and The Gospel

There is always a temptation to move beyond the simplicity of the Good News. In ancient Israel, the northern kingdom of Israel left the revelation of God for the illusions of surrounding nations. The Christians in Irenaeus’ day were tempted to leave the Gospel behind for a supposedly deeper spiritual truth. Even today, we are surrounded by ideas and lifestyles that call to us to leave behind the archaic Gospel truth in favor of supposedly deeper spiritual ideas.