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“Jesus is the Lord of Our Life” — Mark 5:21-24;35-43 — July 1, 2018

6th Pentecost Sunday July 1, 2018 Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Sioux Falls, SD Rev. Norman F. Seeger Mark 5:21-24,35-43 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.  Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, […]

June 24, 2018 / Pentecost 5–Job 38:1-11, “God is Love–true or false?”

God is Love—True or False? “Call me…Job,” is how he begins his book, Pastor Gregory Schulz, a WELS pastor, in his book, “The Problem of Suffering.” His first chapter begins with that nightmare scenario of any parent—he can’t find his little daughter. His little girl, Kyleigh, is missing; he’s searching, and he can’t find her. […]

June 17, 2018 / Pentecost 4–Mark 4:26-32

Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran, Sioux Falls, SD Pentecost 4—June 17/18, 2018 Mark 4:26-32 “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces […]

May 27, 2018–Trinity Sunday: Deut. 6:4, “God is one. So what?”

God is one. So what? “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” Intro God is one. That’s the “what.” What’s the “so what?” God is one. Yes, there are three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as distinct as three of us. Each one fully, completely God. And yet when […]

May 6, 2018 / Easter 6: Acts 11:19-26, “Just like Jesus said”

Finally! Finally things were going right. They had been through a really rough patch. And things had really seemed bleak. But now everything was going right. All eight cylinders were firing. Things were happening. Their group was growing. Things were finally going the way they should, if Jesus truly is the King of kings and […]

“Actions Speak Louder than Words” — 1 John 3:18-24 — April 29, 2018

5th Easter Sunday April 29, 2018 Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Sioux Falls, SD Rev. Norman F. Seeger   1 John 3:18-24 …Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in action and in truth. This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and will reassure our hearts […]