Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal

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 […]

Good Friday Sermon – April 19, 2019

Good Friday John 18:1-19:42 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 19 April 2019   Imagine yourself driving from Montgomery to the Atlanta airport.  Imagine that once you hit Tuskegee you saw a crucified man along the highway.  And then you saw another one 100 feet down the road. […]

Sunday Sermon – April 7, 2019

Surviving the Wilderness 5th Sunday in Lent Isaiah 43:16-21 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 7 April 2019   “I am about to do a new thing; do you not perceive it?  I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.  […] for I […]

Sunday Sermon – March 17, 2019

Choosing to Turn Around Second Sunday in Lent Luke 13:31-35 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 17 March 2019 I had an experience not too long ago of watching someone that I care about embark on the road to self-destruction.  Let us call him John. A traumatic wartime […]

Sunday Sermon – February 24, 2019

Joseph Loves His Brothers, His Enemies 7th Sunday after Epiphany Genesis 45:3-11,15; Luke 6:27-38 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 24 February 2019   Today’s lesson, as well as last weeks Gospel lesson on the Beatitudes, are part of what is known as Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain. […]

Sunday Sermon – February 3, 2019

4th Sunday after Epiphany Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 3 February 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 […]

Sunday Sermon – January 13, 2019

The Holy Spirit and the Treasure Box First Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22 By The Rev. Dr.  Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 13 January 2019   May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all of our hearts be acceptable […]

Christmas Eve Sermon – December 24, 2018

The Light for our Darkness Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Isaiah 9: 2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 24 December 2018   “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined.” In […]