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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- May 10, 2020- The Fifth Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday May 10, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2:2-10 Gospel of John

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Preaching on Stewardship- July 8, 2018

Happy Monday! 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 July 8, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost-

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Lessons in Lay Leadership- in memory of Sheryl Jacobson

In the work and ministry I do, cultivating volunteer or lay leadership is a must. This is a reality for working in congregations, community groups, faith communities, nonprofits, and I suspect schools too, to name a few. In the past I have written and shared some lessons about lay leadership. Today, however, I want to

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Questions, Questions, and More Questions

The following is the majority of the text that I gave as a sermon this past weekend at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Washington. I am serving as the congregation’s mission developer for their north county campus this year. This sermon, my first at Messiah, was based on Mark 12:28-34, and was in tandem with

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