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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.

Preaching Thoughts- All Saints Sunday, November 7, 2021

Here are some stewardship, discipleship, mission, and innovation thoughts about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for All Saints Sunday, November 7, 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.

Preaching Thoughts- October 3, 2021

Here are some stewardship, discipleship, mission, and innovation thoughts about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for Sunday October 3, 2021.

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 21, 2020- The Third 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 Third Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday June 21, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 12- Year A)First Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13Psalm 69:7-10, [11-15], 16-18Second Lesson: Romans 6:1b-11Gospel of Matthew 10:24-39

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Preaching on Stewardship- March 1, 2020- The First Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the First Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 1, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The First Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel of Matthew 4:1-11

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All Things New – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

It was a joy to be with the good people of First Lutheran Church in Allen, Nebraska and Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord, Nebraska this morning (Sunday May 19, 2019). Thank you so much Pastor Chris Hjelmstad for the invitation to come and visit the congregations and preach on stewardship, and to thanks to both

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Preaching on Stewardship- May 19, 2019- Fifth Sunday of Easter

Each Monday on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth  Sunday in Easter are as follows: Sunday May 19, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth

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We Have Seen the Lord! – a Stewardship sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Zion Lutheran Church in Benedict, Nebraska and Calvary Lutheran Church in Swede Home (outside of Stromsburg), Nebraska today (April 28, 2019) thanks to the invitation from Pastor Kimberly Belken. I was invited to visit the congregations and preach. What follows is the majority of

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It is Finished.

From a meal with friends, to an act of service of washing another’s feet. To prayers in the garden on the mountain, and the handing over of the One who gave himself for us. To the sham of a trial, and the jeers of the crowd. To the procession of the cross, and the crucifixion.

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