Another Counselor (John 14:15-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-11)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | May 25, 2014


 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,  17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”  

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Trusting Jesus in Troubled Times (John 14:1-3)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | May 18, 2014


The next few weeks we will be looking at how Jesus prepared his disciples for his departure – in his death and his ascension first by assuring them that their separation from him was only temporary, that they would be together again one day. And second, by assuring them that, in fact, it was even better that he should go away, so that a new stage of his redemptive plan – his world-wide work of redemption – might begin through the coming of the Holy Spirit. We will look at Jesus’ promise here to go and prepare a place for them, his promise to send the Spirit later in John 14, his high priestly prayer for them in John 17 and Jesus’ sending the Spirit and Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. This sermon is based in large part on a sermon by James Boice entitled, “Calm Words for Troubled Hearts,” but adapted to our situation here today. Continue reading

Fulfilling the Mission of Jesus (John 20:19-23)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | April 27, 2014


On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”   Continue reading

Transformed by the Resurrection (John 20:1-8) Easter

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | April 20, 2014

The Resurrection Body: Continuation and Transformation (1 Corinthians 15:35-58)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | April, 7, 2013


35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?”  36 You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.  37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.  

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Easter: The Hope of Christ’s Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:19-28)

2013-03-31 Easter: The Hope of Christ’s Resurrection | 1 Corinthians 15:19-28 Continue reading

Jesus’ Resurrection: Seeing and Believing (John 20:1-31)

2012-04-09  Jesus’ Resurrection: Seeing and Believing (John 20:1-31)

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