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. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories for the first Sunday of Advent from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

“May We Be Bold and Faithful Like Rebekah”- a sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

A sermon based on Genesis 24:28-67 for the people of God gathered as St. John’s Lutheran Church in Randolph, Nebraska, as shared on October 2 & 3, 2021. Continue reading “May We Be Bold and Faithful Like Rebekah”- a sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- The Fifth Sunday in Lent- March 21, 2021

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The Fifth Sunday in Lent- March 21, 2021

Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for Pentecost are as follows: Sunday May 31, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- Pentecost (Year A)First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21Psalm 104:24-34, 35bSecond Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13Gospel of John 20:19-23 I refuse to use the word ‘unprecedented.’ (Oh great, I just used it… oh well.) We have heard this word enough lately. And though … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- May 17, 2020- The Sixth Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday May 17, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3:13-22 Gospel of John 14:15-21 If you’re like me, at this point with this virus … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 17, 2020- The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- April 19, 2020- The Second Sunday of Easter

Happy Easter! After the annual break in stewardship preaching ideas for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday, the stewardship preaching nuggets return this week. Given the reality of digital worship being our norm for the foreseeable future, I will try to take that into account as well. Without further ado, this week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- April 19, 2020- The Second Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- February 2, 2020- Presentation of Our Lord & The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Presentation of our Lord and the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday February 2, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Presentation of Our Lord  First Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 Second Lesson: Hebrews 2:14-18 Gospel of Luke 2:22-40 As February 2nd falls on a Sunday … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- February 2, 2020- Presentation of Our Lord & The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany