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. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

Preaching on Stewardship- December 1, 2019- First Sunday of Advent

Each week 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 First Sunday of Advent are as follows: Sunday December 1, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- First Sunday of Advent (Year A) First Lesson: Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 1, 2019- First Sunday of Advent

“You Are Bearers of Hope and the Kingdom”

It was a joy to be with the good people of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Nebraska on Saturday December 1, 2018. I was scheduled to be with them for Sunday (December 2) too, but because of a winter storm, the congregation cancelled worship for Sunday morning. I am grateful for the opportunity to be with them, and the welcome and invitation from Pastor Paul … Continue reading “You Are Bearers of Hope and the Kingdom”

Preaching on Stewardship- December 2, 2018- First Sunday of Advent

Every Monday 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 are as follows: Sunday December 2, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- First Sunday of Advent (Year C) First Lesson: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Gospel of Luke 21:25-36 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 2, 2018- First Sunday of Advent

Prepare- Day 1 of Advent

During Advent this year, I will be reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. To begin the series, the word of the day is #Prepare.  “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to … Continue reading Prepare- Day 1 of Advent