Preaching on Stewardship- April 7, 2019- Fifth Sunday in Lent

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 for the Fifth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday April 7, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year C) First Lesson: Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- April 7, 2019- Fifth Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- March 31, 2019- Fourth Sunday in Lent

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 for the Fourth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 31, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year C) First Lesson: Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 31, 2019- Fourth Sunday in Lent

Lost in the Night- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 2, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days might be more of one or another. I invite you … Continue reading Lost in the Night- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 2, 2017

Preaching on Stewardship- November 26, 2017

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 November 26, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Christ the King Sunday (Year A- Last Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 34) First Lesson: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7a Second … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- November 26, 2017

Entrusted with much, let us talents and tongues employ

I had the privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Ashland, Nebraska today. I was invited by friend and pastor Steve Lindley to preach on stewardship, using this week’s appointed lessons especially Matthew 25:14-30 and Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from.  Grace and peace from God in Christ who … Continue reading Entrusted with much, let us talents and tongues employ

Preaching on Stewardship- November 19, 2017

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 November 19, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A- Lectionary 33) First Lesson: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11], 12 Second Lesson: 1 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- November 19, 2017

God’s Economic Delivery System- Open Handed, Generous, & For Us

I had the joy to be with the good people of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska today, thanks to the invitation of Pastor Russell McDowell. I was invited to share today’s message as part of the congregation’s Stewardship Celebration Sunday, the Sunday they received financial commitments for the year ahead. The theme for their stewardship focus has been “Live Generously,” with today’s focus … Continue reading God’s Economic Delivery System- Open Handed, Generous, & For Us

Preaching on Stewardship- November 12, 2017

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 November 12, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- 23rd Sunday after Pentecost First Lesson: Amos 5:18-24 Psalm 70 Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Gospel of Matthew 25:1-13 After … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- November 12, 2017

Child of God, Kingdom of Heaven, & the Love of the Refugee- our Neighbor

I was invited to preach this past weekend by my wife, Pastor Allison Siburg, at our congregation, Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. When I was invited weeks ago, I was excited because the lectionary readings (Epiphany 4A) included a few of my favorites. That invitation, however, came before the refugee ban. In the midst of this, I shared what was on my heart. I have … Continue reading Child of God, Kingdom of Heaven, & the Love of the Refugee- our Neighbor