Preaching Thoughts- Fourth Sunday in Lent- March 27, 2022

Initial reflections about and reactions to this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship for the 4th Sunday in Lent. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Fourth Sunday in Lent- March 27, 2022

The Overflowing Abundance of God’s Mercy and Love for All of God’s Beloved- a sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

A sermon for the congregations of Zion Lutheran Church in Carleton, Nebraska and Christ’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, Nebraska for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, February 20, 2022. Continue reading The Overflowing Abundance of God’s Mercy and Love for All of God’s Beloved- a sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

The Kingdom of God Has Come Near- for you, with you, and through you

“The Kingdom of God Has Come Near- for you, with you, and through you”- a stewardship sermon for Christ the King Sunday Year B, for Thabor Lutheran in Wausa, Nebraska. Continue reading The Kingdom of God Has Come Near- for you, with you, and through you

Preaching Thoughts- Christ the King Sunday, November 21, 2021

Enjoy these reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for Christ the King Sunday, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Christ the King Sunday, November 21, 2021

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 as follows: Sunday February 21, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

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 Kingdom of Heaven. You might be wondering why I am … Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 26, 2020- The Eighth 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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 17- Year A)First Lesson: 1 Kings 3:5-12Psalm 119:129-136Second Lesson: Romans 8:26-39Gospel of Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 This week we hear more parables from Jesus. We … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 26, 2020- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost