Stewardship is all about relationships and being in community- a stewardship sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 25) Year C

A stewardship sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 25 Year C), based on Luke 16 and the story of a shrewd steward or dishonest manager. As prepared for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Omaha. Continue reading Stewardship is all about relationships and being in community- a stewardship sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 25) Year C

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

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…

Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? – A sermon (or rant perhaps) for Ascension 2020

This started out as a blogpost. But perhaps inspired by the Festival of Homiletics this week, it turned into more of a sermon. No, I am not preaching this week. But as I was writing, I found, I guess I had something to say. So maybe this is a rant. Maybe it’s a sermon. Maybe it’s part of my prophetic call as a Minister of … Continue reading Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? – A sermon (or rant perhaps) for Ascension 2020

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 14:1-14 Visions of what is to come with Jesus’ ascension … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 10, 2020- The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- December 8, 2019- Second 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 Second Sunday of Advent are as follows: Sunday December 8, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- Second Sunday of Advent (Year A) First Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 8, 2019- Second Sunday of Advent

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

Preaching on Stewardship- October 27, 2019- Reformation Sunday & The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

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 Reformation Sunday and the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 27, 2019: Reformation Sunday First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Second Lesson: Romans 3:19-28 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 27, 2019- Reformation Sunday & The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Do Not Lose Heart- a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 29C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron, Nebraska on Sunday October 20, 2019 as part of the Nebraska Synod Road Show- Panhandle Edition. Thank you so much Pastor Ann Sundberg for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome as Joyce Palmer and myself joined the congregation. I preached on stewardship largely on … Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart- a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 29C