Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal

Sunday Sermon – December 1, 2019

    Spiritually Awake Advent 1 (Year A) Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24: 36-44 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal 1 December 2019 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery   Today is the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. And, like every new liturgical year, we begin with a 24-day […]

Sunday Sermon – November 10, 2019

    No Marriage in the Age of Resurrection (Proper 27) Luke 20:27-3 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal 10 November 2019 St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL   There is no giving or receiving of marriage in heaven, Jesus tells us.  Let’s work out why that is. The Sadducees challenging Jesus were the […]

Sunday Sermon – October 13, 2019

Experiencing the Unexpected:  The Healing of Naaman and the Samaritan Leper Proper 23 2 Kings 5:1-15c; Luke 17:11-19 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 13 October 2019   May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord […]

Sunday Sermon – September 22, 2019

Stewardship as Spiritual Maturity Proper 20C: Luke 16:1-13 The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 22 September 2019   May the words of my mouth and the mediation of all of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight.  O God, our strength and our redeemer. Amen. If you were confused […]

Sunday Sermon – Sept. 2, 2019

Pride Proper 17 (Year C) Sirach (Ecclesiastcus) 10:12-18 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 1 September 2019   May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.   “The beginning of […]

Sunday Sermon – August 11, 2019

“Fear Not, Little Flock” (Trust your instruments!) Proper 14 (Year C)  Luke 12:32-40 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 11 August 2019   “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  In the name of the Father, and of the […]

Sunday Sermon – July 21, 2019

Spiritual Priorities: Mary, Martha, and St. John’s Proper 11 (Year C) Luke 10: 38-42 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL |21 July 2019   The Gospel lesson this morning is a familiar one.  And as with many iconic biblical stories, it has been variously interpreted.  The text often […]

Sunday Sermon – June 30, 2019

The Jews vs. The Samaritans:  Jesus Moves On Luke 9:51-62 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8) June 30, 2019 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL   In the opening verses from Luke we read that Jesus is headed to Jerusalem.  His public ministry is coming to a close […]

Sunday Sermon – May 26, 2019

Christian Ethics, War, and Abortion Sixth Sunday after Easter John 14: 23-29 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 26 May 2019   May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord our Strength and Our Redeemer. […]

Sunday Sermon – April 28, 2019

Doubt as a Part of Faith 2nd Sunday of Easter John 20: 19-31 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 28 April 2019   “Blessed be those who believe but do not see.”  In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This morning we […]