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2 Cor. 6:2

"The Biblical focus is on kairos time, God time, Jesus time, sacred time, prime time, that is what I would like to focus on: God's kairos time in our lives."

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  • Author: Gayle M. Highness is pastor of at Christ Lutheran Church in Nauvoo, IL.

  • Updated: 06/24/2008
  • Copyright: Rev. Gayle M. Highness

Luke 16:19-31
Pentecost 17, Cycle C

In this sermon, Gayle raises these questions:
"Does our conviction show in our attitude toward material things and the way we live?  

"Is our stewardship based on a limited earthly world view, or do we see ourselves as citizens of God's heavenly kingdom where all we have and all we need is freely provided by a generous and loving Father?"

She also observes:
"The way the rich man used his wealth reflected his broken relationship with the Creator and Sustainer of all life. His stewardship was based "on a world view  where success is measured in dollars and cents and everything depends upon us."

She preached this sermon Sept. 30, 2001, during her internship at Cross Lutheran Church in Maplewood, MN.

Sermon  Sermon
  • Author: Paul Larsen is pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, Minn.
  • Updated: 06/24/2008
  • Copyright: Paul Larson

This sermon uses apples as a means to recall the gifts God gives.  The ten gifts he identifies are Baptism, Holy Communion, Bible, The Word, Prayer, Music, ability to work with our hands, Time, Money and the need to give.

Pastor Larsen visually uses the apples to communicate the message.

Paul Larsen is a neighboring pastor and an intentional stewardship leader.

He grew up on a farm in North Dakota and learned early from his parents the value of tithing.  He recalls the first check he ever wrote was to contribute a $1 a month to adopt a child and he also agave to support a mission congregation

Pastor Larsen believes that tithing is not legalistic, but the staring pont for solid biblical stewardship when practices helps people experience the joy of giving.

In this sermon, he emphasizes the need to give as one of the gifts God gives.  

Paul not only preaches it.  He lives it.
--Jerry Hoffman

Sermon  Sermon
  • Author: Dr. Gordon Braatz is a pastor at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Updated: 06/24/2008
  • Copyright: Dr. Gordon Braatz

Pastor Braatz observes, "To be generous does not begin in big things, and it does not exist in isolation -- it is a symptom of caring for others, a willingness to put others ahead of self-interest. It is a sign of love.

"More than that, dare we say it, to be generous is to be like God."

This sermon was preached on Feb. 16, 2005, at Central Lutheran Church.

Sermon  Sermon
  • Author: Rev. Jay Rudi is a pastor at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Minneapolis, MN
  • Updated: 06/24/2008
  • Copyright: Jay Rudi

Sermon on Luke 16:19-31
September 26, 2004

This sermon is about how the rich don't bother to open the door to help out the poor, how the rich spend their time and money fixated on their own wants and needs without consideration for those who are beggars outside our door or for those who come inside our homes through television pleas and mail requests.


Adam CopelandAdam Copeland serves as director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders.

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