Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal

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 […]

Sunday Sermon – December 16, 2018

Rejoice in the Lord Always Advent 3 Zephaniah 3:14-20; Canticle 9; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18 By The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery AL 16 December 2018   May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our strength […]

Sunday Sermon – November 25, 2018

Christian Dual Citizenship Christ the King Sunday John 18:33-37 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 25 November 2018   “You say that I am a king.  For this I was born. And for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.  Everyone who belongs to […]

Sunday Sermon – November 11, 2018

The Widow and the Scribes Proper 27: Mark 12: 38-44 The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery , AL 11 November 2018   The story of the widow’s offering is a familiar one to all of us.  In this reading today, Jesus reverses the typical standard of judgment of what counts […]

Sunday Sermon – October 21, 2018

Obedience:  Making God’s Will Our Own Proper 24: Isaiah 53: 4-12; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45 by The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL 21 October 2018   May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord our strength […]