Tag: God’s love

Entrusted with much, let us talents and tongues employ

I had the privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Ashland, Nebraska today. I was invited by friend and pastor Steve Lindley to preach on stewardship, using this week’s appointed lessons especially Matthew 25:14-30 and Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I

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Preaching on Stewardship- November 19, 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 November 19, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A- Lectionary 33) First Lesson:

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God’s Economic Delivery System- Open Handed, Generous, & For Us

I had the joy to be with the good people of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska today, thanks to the invitation of Pastor Russell McDowell. I was invited to share today’s message as part of the congregation’s Stewardship Celebration Sunday, the Sunday they received financial commitments for the year ahead. The theme for

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Preaching on Stewardship- November 12, 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 November 12, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- 23rd Sunday after Pentecost First Lesson: Amos 5:18-24 Psalm 70

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Preaching on Stewardship- Reformation Sunday- October 29, 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 October 29, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Reformation Sunday First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Second Lesson:

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‘Give to God What is God’s’ – Taxes, Stewardship, & our relationship with God

I had the great privilege to be with the people of Christ Lutheran Church in Louisville, Nebraska on Sunday October 22nd, 2017, thanks to the invitation from my friend, Pastor Emily Johnson. The sermon focused on the appointed readings from the revised common lectionary for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 29A), especially Matthew 22:15-22,

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Preaching on Stewardship- October 22, 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 October 22, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 20A Lectionary 29 First Lesson: Isaiah 45:1-7

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Preaching on Stewardship- October 15, 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 October 15, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 19A Lectionary 28 First Lesson: Isaiah 25:1-9

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Our God is a God of Love- whom we love and follow through our stewardship

I had the joy to be with the good people of First Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska this weekend. I was invited by pastors Scott Frederickson and Pam Ciulla, to preach in their worship services on stewardship, and based my message on the appointed gospel text from the revised common lectionary, Matthew 21:33-46. The majority

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Jacob’s Dream- God Comes, Promises & Invites Us.

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilber, Nebraska on Sunday September 24, 2017 thanks to the invitation from Pastor Travis Panning. What follows is the majority of the manuscript of the sermon I preached from, which was based on the focus text of the day

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