The Unshakable Kingdom (Hebrews 12:25-29)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | October 5, 2014


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For you have not come to a mountain that may be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,  19 and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word should be spoken to them.  20 For they could not bear the command, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it will be stoned.”   Continue reading

Born Again Into the Kingdom (John 3:1-16)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 28, 2014


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1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;2 this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  Continue reading

Inside or Outside the Kingdom? (Mark 12:28-34a)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 21, 2014


28 And one of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; [Deut. 6.4] 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength’ [Deut. 6:5]. Continue reading

True Riches in the Kingdom (Mark 10:17-27)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 14, 2014


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 17 And as He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and began asking Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.”   Continue reading

The Only Hope of the Kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:1-11)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 7, 2014

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Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?  2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?   Continue reading

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

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | August 31, 2014


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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

The Power of the Kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:14-21)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | August 24, 2014

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I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.  15 For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.  16 I exhort you therefore, be imitators of me.   Continue reading

The Secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, Part 2 (Matthew 13:18-23)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | August 17, 2014


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“Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. Continue reading

The Secrets of the Kingdom, Part 1 (Matthew 13:10-23)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | August 10, 2014


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And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” 11 And He answered and said to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. 12 “For whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he shall have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. Continue reading

The Kingdom is Righteousness, Peace and Joy (Romans 14:13-23)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | August 3, 2014


13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this– not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way. 14 I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Continue reading

A Present Kingdom (Luke 17:20-21)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | July 27, 2014


Kingdom of God, Part 3

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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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The First Priority of the Kingdom (Matthew 6:19-34)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | July 20, 2014

Audio not available. Kingdom of God, Part 2


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“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  20 “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;  21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.   Continue reading

The Proclamation of the King(dom) (Mark 1:14-15)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | July 13, 2014


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And after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,  15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

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This is the first sermon in a series on the Kingdom of God. Continue reading