“Faith is Active, Not Passive”- a stewardship sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 29- Year C)

“Faith is Active, Not Passive”- a #stewardship sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 29C) for Immanuel Lutheran in Omaha based on Luke 18:1-8, for October 16, 2022. Continue reading “Faith is Active, Not Passive”- a stewardship sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 29- Year C)

Preaching on Stewardship- February 9, 2020- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday February 9, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 5 First Lesson: Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Psalm 112:1-9 [10] Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16] Gospel of Matthew 5:13-20 This Sunday continues many of … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- February 9, 2020- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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 off to the races with Baptism of Our Lord Sunday! … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 12, 2020- Baptism of Our Lord

Preaching on Stewardship- December 1, 2019- First 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 First Sunday of Advent are as follows: Sunday December 1, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- First Sunday of Advent (Year A) First Lesson: Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 1, 2019- First Sunday of Advent

God’s Promises- Forming & Reforming Us Always as God’s People- a Stewardship Sermon for Reformation Sunday

It was a joy to be home with my family at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. Thank you to my wife, and the congregation’s Pastor Allison Siburg for sharing the pulpit and inviting me to preach on Reformation Sunday as part of the congregation’s stewardship emphasis. What follows is the manuscript I largely preached from based on the Reformation texts: John 8:31-36; Romans 3:19-28; … Continue reading God’s Promises- Forming & Reforming Us Always as God’s People- a Stewardship Sermon for Reformation Sunday

Preaching on Stewardship- October 20, 2019- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 20, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Lectionary 29 (Year C) First Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 20, 2019- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

“This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska yesterday. I was invited by Pastor Doug Dill to preach on stewardship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. It was a joy to be with them again. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from for both the congregation’s traditional and contemporary … Continue reading “This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Preaching on Stewardship- January 13, 2019- Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Welcome back friends. As you might have noticed, there were no stewardship preaching blogposts for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Season of Christmas, and Epiphany. I trust that you all had a wonderful month of telling and living into these stories of the incarnation, God with us, and sharing this good news which are central to our faith. As we now move into the … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 13, 2019- Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

New Life in Christ & Our Response as Stewards

On Sunday January 14, 2018, I was honored to be with the good people of Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. As part of my visit, Pastor Becky Sells and the congregation’s stewardship team invited me to preach on stewardship at both services and also present during the Adult Forum time. The congregation observed Baptism of Our Lord Sunday on this date, as … Continue reading New Life in Christ & Our Response as Stewards

It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent

I had the pleasure and privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, Nebraska this weekend. As part of this, I participated in their joint Epiphany celebration with Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday January 6, 2018; and then I preached in worship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, helping kick off American Lutheran’s stewardship theme, “It’s All About that Grace,” … Continue reading It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent