Preaching Thoughts- Seventh Sunday after Epiphany- February 20, 2022

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Seventh Sunday after Epiphany- February 20, 2022

Preaching on Stewardship- The Fifth Sunday in Lent- March 21, 2021

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The Fifth Sunday in Lent- March 21, 2021

Preaching on Stewardship- October 11, 2020- The Nineteenth 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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 11, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 28- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 25:1-9Psalm 23Second Lesson: Philippians 4:1-9Gospel of Matthew 22:1-14 This week’s stories have lots to offer in terms of food for … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 11, 2020- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

“What Do You Think?”- a Stewardship Sermon for Sunday September 27, 2020

It was a joy to be with the good people of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora, Nebraska on Sunday September 27, 2020. I was invited to preach and share a stewardship message. The message was based on the appointed readings for the day from the revised common lectionary for Lectionary 26A, and the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost- especially Matthew 21:23-32, Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, and Philippians … Continue reading “What Do You Think?”- a Stewardship Sermon for Sunday September 27, 2020

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 12, 2020- The Sixth 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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 12, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 15- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 55:10-13Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13Second Lesson: Romans 8:1-11Gospel of Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Joy. Called and sent. Gathered and going forth. Word and seed, … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 12, 2020- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- March 1, 2020- The First Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the First Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 1, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The First Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel of Matthew 4:1-11 Given it’s already Friday, and I have been way behind … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 1, 2020- The First Sunday in Lent

“Ok. We’re Coming Down the Mountain. So, What’s Next?” – a #stewardship sermon for Transfiguration

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schuyler, Nebraska as part of the Nebraska Synod Road Show weekend today (Sunday February 23, 2020). Thank you so much Pastor Day Hefner for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for hosting the Road Show. In visiting the congregation, I was invited to preach on stewardship and tell … Continue reading “Ok. We’re Coming Down the Mountain. So, What’s Next?” – a #stewardship sermon for Transfiguration

The Gift of Gold- Finances & Possessions- a Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. John’s Lutheran in Columbus, Nebraska. Thank you to Pastor Dave Hall for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I was invited to share in their three-week series on stewardship and the Gifts of the Magi, with my focus being on the stewardship of finances and possessions. The readings … Continue reading The Gift of Gold- Finances & Possessions- a Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

Preaching on Stewardship- November 24, 2019- Christ the King Sunday

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 Christ the King Sunday are as follows: Sunday November 24, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- Christ the King Sunday- Lectionary 34 (Year C) First Lesson: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- November 24, 2019- Christ the King Sunday