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Sermons from May 2024

Easter 7

Rev. Doug Floyd Easter 7Rev. Doug FloydJohn 17 Today’s Gospel marks the end of the last supper. Jesus has been preparing his disciples to live as lovers and follow in the call upon them. Today he prays for them after his departure. We’re reading this after the Ascension, which was last Thursday evening. That event sets a context for our reflection. Ascension…

Easter 6

Peter Van Peborgh Peter Van PeborghEaster 6 2024Philippians 4:4-9 I’ve known Doug for a few years. And I foolishly contacted him and said, “Hey, I’m going to be in Knoxville and am coming to your church.” Next thing I know, he sent me a message saying, “Hey, can you preach?” So you’ve already got him to blame for what happens this morning.…

Easter 5

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Easter 5 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinActs 8:26–40, John 14:15-21 This Easter, we have been looking at the transformed understanding of the disciples brought about by the encounter with presence of and teaching of the risen Jesus in their midst. This transformation turns frightened followers into apostles, witnesses of Jesus who are sent out on mission and turn simple…

Easter 4 – Barnabas

Easter 4 2024Rev. Doug FloydActs 4:23-37 Peter and John have been released by the Sanhedrin. They return to the community of believers in Jerusalem. The whole community joins together in prayer, asking God for boldness in proclaiming the Gospel and God’s blessing to stretch out His hand to heal and reveal signs and wonders that glorify His name. As they are praying,…