Category: Family

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…

Did you know that there is only one thing in the gospels that Jesus talks about more than money, wealth, or possessions? That one thing that Jesus talks about most is not heaven, hell, or eternal life. No. That one thing that Jesus talks about most, is the kingdom. The Kingdom of God or the

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Bring Up a Chair: There’s more than enough room at God’s Table – a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 20A

I had the privilege of being with the good people of United Lutheran Church in Hampton, Nebraska. Thank you Pastor Miles Ruch for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from, based on the Gospel of Matthew 15:10-28, the appointed

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 21, 2020- The Third Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Third Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday June 21, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 12- Year A)First Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13Psalm 69:7-10, [11-15], 16-18Second Lesson: Romans 6:1b-11Gospel of Matthew 10:24-39

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Preaching on Stewardship- March 29, 2020- The Fifth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 29, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Second Lesson: Romans 8:6-11 Gospel of John 11:1-45 If

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Preaching on Stewardship- January 12, 2020- Baptism of Our Lord

Happy Epiphany! With the second half of Advent and the Christmas season being a time to focus on the story of God with us, I figured you didn’t need much more help with stewardship preaching that that. So this is the first weekly post in about month.  Here we are, in a new year, and

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The Gift of Gold- Finances & Possessions- a Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. John’s Lutheran in Columbus, Nebraska. Thank you to Pastor Dave Hall for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I was invited to share in their three-week series on stewardship and the Gifts of the Magi, with my focus

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Preaching on Stewardship- December 8, 2019- Second Sunday of Advent

Each week on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Second Sunday of Advent are as follows: Sunday December 8, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- Second Sunday

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What does it mean, to me, to be a Deacon today?

Three years ago, I said “yes” to God, and the church said “yes” to me in affirming my call toward Word and Service ministry. Three years ago today, I was formally consecrated as a minister of Word and Service, a Deacon in our church. Set apart for formal ministry. And now, three years later in

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On Our Way Rejoicing, Telling the Story of What God Has Done for Us- a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 12C

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, Nebraska today (Sunday June 23, 2019). I am grateful for the invitation of Parish Ministry Associate, Deb Hammer and for the congregation’s warm welcome. I was invited to preach on stewardship, and share some about the ministry we

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All Things New – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

It was a joy to be with the good people of First Lutheran Church in Allen, Nebraska and Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord, Nebraska this morning (Sunday May 19, 2019). Thank you so much Pastor Chris Hjelmstad for the invitation to come and visit the congregations and preach on stewardship, and to thanks to both

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