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- The Transfiguration of Our Lord- February 27, 2022

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- The Transfiguration of Our Lord- February 27, 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- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship 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 14, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22Second Lesson: Ephesians 2:1-10Gospel of John 3:14-21 It feels like it might be the “greatest hits week” on the … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

“Salvation Has Come Near” – Let us Join in with Simeon and Anna

I was invited to preach by my wife, the Rev. Allison Siburg, on the First Sunday of Christmas at Salem Lutheran in Fontanelle. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from, based especially on the readings appointed for Christmas 1B, and particularly Luke 2:22-40. If you would rather listen to or watch the sermon, you can find it in the video … Continue reading “Salvation Has Come Near” – Let us Join in with Simeon and Anna

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 16, 2020- The Eleventh 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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 16, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 20- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8Psalm 67Second Lesson: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32Gospel of Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 This week’s stories remind us yet again of who God … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 16, 2020- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A

It was a joy to be with the good people of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska today (Sunday March 8, 2020). Thank you Pastor Erin Dunlavy for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, based especially on John 3:1-17 and Genesis 12:1-4a, two of the readings appointed for the … Continue reading God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A

Preaching on Stewardship- March 8, 2020- The Second Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Second Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 8, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Second Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Second Lesson: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 Gospel of John 3:1-17 Blessing. Saving. Salvation. Promises. Life. All of these things show … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 8, 2020- The Second Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- January 26, 2020- The Third Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Third Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday January 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 3 First Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Gospel of Matthew 4:12-23 As we often do, let’s take the texts … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 26, 2020- The Third Sunday after Epiphany