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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 […]

April 8, 2018 / Easter 2, “By faith in Christ, we are winners”

“…everyone born of God overcomes (nike/victory) the world. This is the victory that has overcome (nike/victory) the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes (nike/victory) the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” In life there are winners and there are losers. Which are you? “…for everyone born […]

Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018)–Matt. 28:5-6, “Our Father”

Seven weeks ago, on Ash Wednesday, we started our Lenten journey. And we started this series, “Our Lord’s Prayer in our Lord’s Passion.” Each week we’ve taken one step further in that journey and in that prayer until we finished it on Good Friday. Which is why today, Easter Sunday, the day that is the […]

“With the Crowd We Welcome Christ” — Mark 11:1-10 — March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday / Confirmation March 25, 2018 Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Sioux Falls, SD Rev. Norman F. Seeger Mark 11:1-10             As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just […]

“We Want to See Jesus . . . Glorified” — John 12:20-33 — March 18, 2018

5th Sunday during Lent March 18, 2018 Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Sioux Falls, SD   John 12:20-33 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.  They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request.  “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”  […]