Tag: God’s presence

Preaching on Stewardship- October 11, 2020- The Nineteenth 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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 11, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 28- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 25:1-9Psalm 23Second Lesson: Philippians 4:1-9Gospel of Matthew 22:1-14 This week’s

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Preaching on Stewardship- September 27, 2020- The Seventeenth 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday September 27, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 26- Year A)First Lesson: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32Psalm 25:1-9Second Lesson: Philippians 2:1-13Gospel of Matthew 21:23-32

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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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Come and See, Come and Taste, Come and Witness the Abundance of Our God- a Stewardship Sermon for August 2, 2020 (Lectionary 18A)

The Nebraska Synod staff has been preparing sermons nearly ever weekend this summer, as a resource for the synod and to provide help with “pulpit supply” so that ministry leaders might be able to take a little time off and recuperate and rest even amid this pandemic time. Toward this end, it was my turn

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 9, 2020- The Tenth 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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 9, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 19- Year A)First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:9-18Psalm 85:8-13Second Lesson: Romans 10:5-15Gospel of Matthew 14:22-33 This week’s

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 26, 2020- The Eighth 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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 17- Year A)First Lesson: 1 Kings 3:5-12Psalm 119:129-136Second Lesson: Romans 8:26-39Gospel of Matthew 13:31-33,

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 19, 2020- The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching this week? If so, here are some starting nuggets for thinking about stewardship and discipleship given this week’s lectionary stories.

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 12, 2020- The Sixth 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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 12, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 15- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 55:10-13Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13Second Lesson: Romans 8:1-11Gospel of Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Joy.

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 5, 2020- The Fifth 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 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 5, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 14- Year A)First Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-12Psalm 145:8-14Second Lesson: Romans 7:15-25aGospel of Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

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