Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening

Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening

Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening (the lost art of listening) A sermon preached on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 by Pastor Jonathan Werre at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, on January 17, 2021. Intro “My ideas about listening have been sharpened by 35 years...
God’s secrets have the power to make you strong and stable

God’s secrets have the power to make you strong and stable

God’s secrets have the power to make you strong and stable A sermon preached on Romans 16:25-27 by Pastor Jonathan Werre at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, on December 20, 2020. www.gswels.org There are secrets that can make you excited, like secrets...
God’s secrets have the power to make you strong and stable

Three Lessons in Repentance

Three Lessons in Repentance A sermon preached on Mark 1:1-4 by Pastor Michael Johnson at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, on December 6, 2020. www.gswels.org Intro God wants us every day to do this thing called “repenting of our sin”.  It’s how we...
God’s secrets have the power to make you strong and stable

No One Knows the Day

No One Knows the Day A sermon preached on Mark 13:32-37 by Pastor Michael Johnson at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, on November 29, 2020. www.gswels.org What exactly will heaven be like? How many angels can fit on the head of a pin? Can God make...
The right experience of death, and therefore life, comes from a Christ who has the power to tell death, “I’m boss of you!”

Prepared, Not Distracted

Prepared, Not Distracted A sermon preached on Matthew 25:1-13 by Pastor Michael Johnson at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, on November 15, 2020. www.gswels.org How quickly can you become distracted? The disciples tried to pray with Jesus for a few...