Tag: God’s promises

“Yes, and…” – a sermon for Lectionary 16B

I had the pleasure of joining Pastor Ricardo Riqueza at the congregations he serves alongside, on Sunday July 18, 2021. Here are some pictures of my visit and the majority of the manuscript that I preached from when visiting Trinity Lutheran Church in Polk, Nebraska and St. John’s Lutheran in Kronberg/Marquette, Nebraska. The sermon was based on the appointed readings for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 16B), especially Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

Preaching Thoughts- July 25, 2021

Here are some stewardship, discipleship, mission, and innovation thoughts about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for Sunday July 25, 2021.

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:

Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 14, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22Second Lesson: Ephesians 2:1-10Gospel of John 3:14-21 It feels

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Preaching on Stewardship- The Third Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Third Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 7, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17Psalm 19Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25Gospel of John 2:13-22 The third

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Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

After a long hiatus between parental leave and the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons, the weekly preaching column ideas returns hopefully somewhat triumphantly with the first week in Lent. This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the First Sunday in Lent are

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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- October 4, 2020- The Eighteenth 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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 4, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 27- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 5:1-7Psalm 80:7-15Second Lesson: Philippians 3:4b-14Gospel of Matthew 21:33-46 Let’s

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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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