No Turning Back in the Kingdom (Luke 9:57-62)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | August 31, 2014


57 And as they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”   Continue reading

A Present Kingdom (Luke 17:20-21)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | July 27, 2014

Kingdom of God, Part 3


Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;  21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.”  (Lk. 17:20-21)

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Palm Sunday: Journey to the Cross (Luke 19:28-44)

By Daniel L. Sonnenberg | March 24, 2013 | Palm Sunday

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The How and Why of the Incarnation (Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:20-21)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | December 24, 2014 | Christmas Eve

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 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God. (Lk. 1:35)

“Christ the Son of God became human by taking a true body and a reasoning soul. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary out of her substance and was born of her, but he was sinless.” (Westminster Larger Catechism Q.37)

“That which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Mt. 1:20-21).

“The mediator, who was to reconcile God and humanity, had to be himself both God and human and in one person to make the works appropriate to each nature acceptable to God on our behalf and counted on by us as the works of the whole person.” (Westminster Larger Catechism Q.40)

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Poisonous Snakes or Fruitful Trees? (Luke 3:7-18)

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The Return of Christ (Luke 21:25-36)

By Daniel L. Sonnenberg | December 2, 2012

Luke 21:25-36 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26  people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28  Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” 29  And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30  As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31  So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32  Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. 33  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36  But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Continue reading

Recognizing Jesus as the Christ (Luke 24:25-27, 30-31, 44-48)

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The Circumcision of Christ: Participating in the Purposes of God (Luke 2:21-40)

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The Message of Christmas (Luke 2:8-20)

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The Virgin Conception of Christ (Luke 1:26-36)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg

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Thanksgiving: Expressing Appropriate Gratitude (Luke 17:11-19)


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