Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday in Lent- March 6, 2022

I hope you enjoy these reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the First Sunday in Lent, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday in Lent- March 6, 2022

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

Bring Up a Chair: There’s more than enough room at God’s Table – a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 20A

I had the privilege of being with the good people of United Lutheran Church in Hampton, Nebraska. Thank you Pastor Miles Ruch for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from, based on the Gospel of Matthew 15:10-28, the appointed gospel text for Sunday August 16, 2020, the Eleventh Sunday … Continue reading Bring Up a Chair: There’s more than enough room at God’s Table – a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 20A

Preaching on Stewardship- May 24, 2020- Ascension Sunday and/or The Seventh Sunday of Easter

In this odd time of worshipping online, I wonder how many congregations might move Ascension to Sunday, or who might use this opportunity with online worship to worship both on Thursday online for Ascension and Sunday for the Seventh Sunday of Easter? Either way, I am going to offer a few thoughts and questions to consider from all of the appointed readings. To this end, … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 24, 2020- Ascension Sunday and/or The Seventh Sunday of Easter

God’s Promises- Forming & Reforming Us Always as God’s People- a Stewardship Sermon for Reformation Sunday

It was a joy to be home with my family at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. Thank you to my wife, and the congregation’s Pastor Allison Siburg for sharing the pulpit and inviting me to preach on Reformation Sunday as part of the congregation’s stewardship emphasis. What follows is the manuscript I largely preached from based on the Reformation texts: John 8:31-36; Romans 3:19-28; … Continue reading God’s Promises- Forming & Reforming Us Always as God’s People- a Stewardship Sermon for Reformation Sunday