Tag: forgiveness

Stewardship, Forgiveness, and a way forward in times of Anxiety

I had the pleasure of being with the good people of Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend preaching both on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th, 2017. I am grateful for Pastor Eric Lesher and the stewardship team’s invitation to preach. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached

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Preaching on Stewardship- September 17, 2017

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday September 17, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 15A Lectionary 24 First Lesson: Genesis 50:15-21

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I renounce…

In baptism and the affirmation of baptism, we profess our faith together like we do most weeks in worship. But unlike our usual profession of faith, which usually involves some proclamation of a creed or statement of belief, in the baptism and affirmation of baptism liturgies, the creed is prefaced with three questions. The presiding

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From Where Shall My #Help Come

As part of my Lenten journey this year, I will be blogging daily using the themes or words created by the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin in partnership with other ELCA synods for “Lent Photo a Day.” The word for today, March 6th, is “Help.” The psalms are filled with cries for help and songs of

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Confession- Our acquiescence is a grave sin indeed

Most merciful God, we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. This is most certainly true. Though it does not mean that we cannot strive to be better- To grow and work for peace, justice, equality, and fellowship. There is much to be done. Yet sometimes we are most captive to

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You Are Witnesses to These Things

The following is the majority of my sermon for this past weekend at Messiah Lutheran Church. We celebrated and observed the Ascension of Our Lord, hence my sermon is based on the ending of Luke and the beginning of Acts.  “You are witnesses to these things…” You are witnesses. The apostles were witnesses, and so are

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Mock

As I have done in previous Lents I am sharing a daily reflection as part of my Lenten discipline. This year I am using the “Wilderness Wanderings” theme compiled by the “Lent Photo a Day” group. The word appointed for today is “Mock.” “The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying,

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