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

“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

Preaching on Stewardship- February 23, 2020- Transfiguration of Our Lord

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Transfiguration of Our Lord are as follows: Sunday February 23, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- Transfiguration of Our Lord (Year A), Last Sunday after Epiphany First Lesson: Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1:16-21 Gospel of Matthew 17:1-9 The last Sunday after Epiphany means that … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- February 23, 2020- Transfiguration of Our Lord

Preaching on Stewardship- November 3, 2019- All Saints Sunday & The Twenty First 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 All Saints Sunday and the Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday November 3, 2019: All Saints Sunday (Year C) First Lesson: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- November 3, 2019- All Saints Sunday & The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- March 3, 2019- Transfiguration of Our Lord

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 Transfiguration of Our Lord are as follows: Sunday March 3, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Year C) First Lesson: Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 3, 2019- Transfiguration of Our Lord

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday February 11, 2018

Happy Monday! 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 February 11, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Transfiguration of Our Lord First Lesson: 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Gospel … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday February 11, 2018

Overcoming Joyless Busyness – #TheStruggleisReal

This past Sunday, February 26, 2017, I had the privilege to visit and preach at Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska. Not only was it Transfiguration Sunday, it was also the fourth and final week of a series in worship at the congregation called, #TheStruggleisReal. The premise of the series was, “We live in an age of distraction, temptation, and joyless busy-ness. But … Continue reading Overcoming Joyless Busyness – #TheStruggleisReal

This Week’s Links

Happy Tuesday! Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; and … Continue reading This Week’s Links