Tag: Holy Spirit

Preaching on Stewardship on Pentecost- June 4, 2017

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching this week based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary. Here are some stewardship nuggets for Pentecost Sunday. Sunday June 4, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary Pentecost A First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34,

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Reflect, think, pray, and be

On this week that we move from the shouts and songs of Hosannas, to an Upper Room and a garden, to a sham of a trial and shouts of “Crucify Him,” to the cross, the tomb, and then another garden around the tomb… Allison and I took a little time yesterday afternoon to revisit a

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Let’s be a John 3:17 People! – A stewardship sermon

This weekend (March 11th & 12th), I had the joy of visiting First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska. Pastor Sylvia Karlsson invited me to come, preach, and visit, as part of the congregation’s stewardship season of focus during Lent. Over the course of the weekend, I preached the following sermon, visited with many different people,

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How might we show the #Fruit of the Spirit?

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 7th, is “Fruit.” Did you grow up hearing the adage, “an apple a day

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Consecration and Ordination

Looking back at 2016, there was a fantastic weekend in early November that has been giving me joy ever since. Allison was ordained, and I was consecrated as a Deacon.

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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Justice & Truth- Days 24 & 25 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The words designated for December 22nd was #Justice, and for today, December 23rd is #Truth. It’s really easy to look around and see the things in the world that are hurting and broken. Sometimes I seem to fixate on them. Politicians and those

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