Becoming a Child of God by Faith in the Son of God (John 1)

Daniel L. Sonnenberg | December 24, 2012 Christmas Eve

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


2012-12-23 Repent and Prepare | Luke 3:7-18 Continue reading

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

Thanksgiving: Your Heavenly Father Knows (Matthew 6:25-34)


2012-11-25 Thanksgiving: Your Heavenly Father Knows | Matthew 6:25-34

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The Sons of Israel: Dysfunctional Family or Blessed People of God? (Genesis 49:1-28)


2012-11-18 The Sons of Israel: Dysfunctional Family or Blessed People of God? | Genesis 49:1-28 Continue reading

Abraham and Isaac: God’s Faithfulness Seen in the Sacrifice of His Son (Genesis 22:1-19)


2012-10-28 Abraham and Isaac: God’s Faithfulness Seen in the Sacrifice of His Son | Genesis 22:1-19 Continue reading

God’s Promise(s) to Abraham Fulfilled in Christ (Genesis 15:1-21)


2012-10-21 God’s Promise(s) to Abraham Fulfilled in Christ | Genesis 15:1-21 Continue reading

The Tower of Babel: Finding Security and Significance in Christ (Genesis 11:1-10, 31; 12:1-3)


2012-10-15 The Tower of Babel: Security and Significance in Christ | Genesis 11:1-10, 31; 12:1-3

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Christ, the Ark of God’s Grace (Genesis 6-9)


 

2012-10-07 Christ, the Ark of God’s Grace | Genesis 6-9 Continue reading

The Gospel of Christ in Adam’s Fall (Genesis 2:4 – 3:24)


 

2012-09-30 The Gospel of Christ in Adam’s Fall | Genesis 2:4 – 3:24 Continue reading

Christ’s Purpose in Creation (Genesis 1:1-2:3)


2012-09-23 Christ’s Purpose in Creation | Genesis 1:1-2:3 Continue reading

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


2012-09-16 Recognizing Jesus as the Christ | Luke 24:25-27, 30-31, 44-48 Continue reading

Desiring Man’s Way or God’s Way (Mark 8:31-38; 9:1)


 

2012-09-09 Desiring Man’s Way or God’s Way | Mark 8:31-38; 9:1

31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the   elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” 34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in  return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful    generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” 9:1 And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.” Continue reading

You Serve What Satisfies (John 6:56-69)


2012-09-02 You Serve What Satisfies | John 6:56-69

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Strengthening God’s Family: Causes and Effects (Ephesians 3:14-19)


2012-08-26 Strengthening God’s Family: Causes and Effects | Ephesians 3:14-19

Ephesians 3:14-19  For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15  from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16  that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith– that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18  may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19  and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
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God’s Manifold Wisdom in Christ (Ephesians 3:7-13)


2012-08-19 God’s Manifold Wisdom in Christ | Eph 3:7-13

Eph 3:7-13 7Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. Continue reading

The Mystery Revealed in Christ (Ephesians 3:1-6)


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Ephesians 3:1-6 1  For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles– 2  Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3  that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4  In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5  which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6  This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. Continue reading

God is Building a House (Ephesians 2:19-22)


2012-08-05 God is Building a House | Ephesians 2:19-22

Eph. 2:19-22 19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. 20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.  Continue reading

Christ Our Peace (Ephesians 2:14-18)


 

2012-07-29 Christ Makes Peace | Ephesians 2:14-18

Eph. 2:14-18 (ESV) For he himself is our PEACE, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making PEACE, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached PEACE to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.  For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. Continue reading

Remembering Our Poverty (Ephesians 2:11-13)


2012-07-22 Remembering our Poverty | Ephesians 2:11-13 Continue reading

God’s Purpose in Salvation (Ephesians 2:7,10)

2012-07-15 The “Why?” of Salvation OR God’s Purpose in Salvation| Ephesians 2:7,10


And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,  2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus,  7 in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Eph 2:1-10)   Continue reading

From Death to Life (Ephesians 2:8-9)

By Daniel L. Sonnenberg | July 1, 2012


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If Your Brother Sins Against You (Matthew 18:15-17)


2012-06-17 If Your Brother Sins Against You

Matthew 18:15-17 (ESV) “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16  But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17  If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Continue reading

If You Sin Against Your Brother (Matthew 5:21-24)

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Matthew 5:21-24 (ESV)

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to   judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Continue reading

Exalted in Christ (Ephesians 2:1-6)

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Ephesians 2:1-6 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2  in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience– 3  among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4  But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5  even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved– 6  and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

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Growing in the Knowledge of Christ (Ephesians 1:15-23)

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Ephesians 1:15-23 15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16  I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18  having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19  and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20  that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21  far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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Our Inheritance in Christ (Ephesians 1:11-14)

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Redeemed by Christ (Ephesians 1:7-10)

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Ephesians 1:7-10 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

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Adopted as Sons (Ephesians 1:5-6)

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Ephesians 1:5-6 (ESV) he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

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Elected: Chosen in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-4)

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Ephesians 1:3-6 (ESV) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,  4  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5  he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

The first in a series on the entire book of Ephesians. Click here to hear all thirty-two sermons.  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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Jesus Christ, A Superior Sacrifice (Hebrews 10:1-18)

By Daniel L. Sonnenberg | April 6, 2012, Maundy Thursday

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Jesus Christ, A Better Ministry and a Better Covenant (Hebrews 8:1-13)

2012-04-01 Jesus Christ, A Better Ministry and a Better Covenant (Hebrews 8:1-13) Palm Sunday


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Jesus Christ, Our Sympathetic High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-10)

By Daniel L. Sonnenberg | March 25, 2012

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Jesus Christ, Superior to Moses (Hebrews 3:1-6)


 

Hebrews 3:1-6 Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,  2  who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3  For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses–as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4  (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)  5  Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6  but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. Continue reading

Jesus Christ, Superior to Angels (Hebrews 1:4-14)


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Jesus Christ, God’s Full and Final Revelation (Hebrews 1:1-3)


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Reaching the End of Suffering (1 Peter 5:6-11)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | February 26, 2012


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6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:6-11)

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This is the final sermon in the 1 Peter series. Click here for the series of twenty-three sermons on the entire book of 1 Peter.

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Humble Leaders and Members in the Church (1 Peter 5:1-5)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | February 19, 2012


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So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:1-5) Continue reading

The Purposes for Suffering (1 Peter 4:12-19)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | February 12, 2012


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12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. (1Pe 4:12-19) Continue reading