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The following stewardship talk focuses on what the congregation is for.

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

Luke 12:13-21

Jesus recognized that possessions and riches can stifle or even smother growth in the faith.  When they become the focus for our being, our trust in God becomes secondary to how much money we have and to what our net worth is.

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  • Author: The Reverend Harold L. Usgaard Bishop of the Southeast Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.
  • Updated: 06/24/2008
  • Copyright: The Reverend Harold L. Usgaard, Bishop of the Southeast Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.

Text: Luke 11:1-13

Notes from a devotional reflection by Bishop Harold Usgaard on October 7 before a gathering of the Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota Leadership circle.

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  • Author: Matthew M. Anderson is from Starbuck, MN and is a senior seminarian at Luther Seminary.  He did his internship at St. Mary Magdalene Lutheran Church, Savage, MN.
  • Updated: 06/24/2008
  • Copyright: Matthew M. Anderson, Email:

Matthew 25:14-30 Heb 6:10-12

The following sermon won second prize in the annual Stewardship Sermon Prize conducted by Lutheran Seminary for students on internship.  The prize is designed to enrich and strengthen the practice of stewardship in the church by advocating preaching and teaching that promotes the stewardship for financial resources.

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John 1: 10-18

This sermon was preached by Dr. Gordon Braatz on The Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2004 at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The story is adapted from a more extended story which appears as "The Gift," in John R. Aurelio, Once Upon a Christmas Time, Paulist Press, 1986.

The theme is of the message is "a gift isn't a gift until it is given."