Category: Daily Life

Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the Second Sunday of Advent, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship.

The Kingdom of God Has Come Near- for you, with you, and through you

“The Kingdom of God Has Come Near- for you, with you, and through you”- a stewardship sermon for Christ the King Sunday Year B, for Thabor Lutheran in Wausa, Nebraska.

Preaching Thoughts- Christ the King Sunday, November 21, 2021

Enjoy these reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for Christ the King Sunday, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship.

Grief, Mourning, Gratitude, Joy, and Hope- an All Saints Sunday Stewardship Sermon

Grief, mourning, gratitude, joy, and hope are all faithful parts of life as a steward and disciple. This seems especially true this All Saints Sunday.

Preaching Thoughts- All Saints Sunday, November 7, 2021

Here are some stewardship, discipleship, mission, and innovation thoughts about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for All Saints Sunday, November 7, 2021.

What does Serving look like? – a stewardship sermon for October 17, 2021 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 29B)

What a joy and gift to be with the good people of Holy Trinity Lutheran in Sidney, Nebraska on October 17, 2021. Here’s the manuscript I preached from mainly and a number of pictures from the day.

Preaching Thoughts- October 17, 2021

Here are some stewardship, discipleship, mission, and innovation thoughts about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for Sunday October 17, 2021.

“This is the Way” – a sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost- Sunday September 19, 2021

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska and to share the message.

“Yes, and…” – a sermon for Lectionary 16B

I had the pleasure of joining Pastor Ricardo Riqueza at the congregations he serves alongside, on Sunday July 18, 2021. Here are some pictures of my visit and the majority of the manuscript that I preached from when visiting Trinity Lutheran Church in Polk, Nebraska and St. John’s Lutheran in Kronberg/Marquette, Nebraska. The sermon was based on the appointed readings for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 16B), especially Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday of Easter- April 25, 2021

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Easter are as follows: