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

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


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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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The Work of God in the Birth of Christ

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | December 22, 2013


 

Dealing with Doubt (Matthew 11:2-11)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | December 15, 2013


 

Prepare the Way (Matthew 3:1-12)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | December 8, 2013


 

Ready or Not, Christ is Coming! (Matthew 24:36-44)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | December 1, 2013


 

Hungry, Will Work for Food (John 6:25-35) Thanksgiving

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | November 24, 2013


 

The King Who Wouldn’t Save Himself

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | November 17, 2013


 

 

Anger or Compassion? (Jonah 4:1-11)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg November 3, 2013


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1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.  2 And he prayed to the LORD and said, “O LORD, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.   Continue reading

The Grace of Repentance (Jonah 3:5-10)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | October 27, 2013


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5 And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. 6 The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. Continue reading

God of the Second Chance (Jonah 3:1-4)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-10-20


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1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Ninevah, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” (Jonah 3:1-4)

Salvation Belongs to the Lord (Jonah 1:17 – 2:10)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | October 13, 2013


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17 And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying, “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. Continue reading

Wake Up, Church! (Jonah 1:4-16)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-10-06


Running From God’s Calling (Jonah 1:1-3)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 29, 2013


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Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD. (Jon.1:1-3) Continue reading

The Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:38-42)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 22, 2013


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Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”  39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.   Continue reading

The Gift of Prayer (Ephesians 6:18-20)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-09-15


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With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it  (Eph. 6:18 NAS)

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Stand Against the Devil (Ephesians 6:10-20)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-09-08


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10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God… (Eph.6:10-20) Continue reading

Labor Relations (Ephesians 6:5-9)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-09-01


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5 Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.  9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him. (Ephesians 6:5-9) Continue reading

The Christian Family: Children and Parents (Ephesians 6:1-4)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-08-25


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1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),  3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”  4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:1-4) Continue reading

The Christian Family: Husbands (Ephesians 5:15-33)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-08-18


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15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise…18 be filled with the Spirit…21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.  22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23  For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,  26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,  27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.  28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,  30 because we are members of his body.  31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.  33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Eph. 5:15-33) Continue reading

The Christian Family: Wives (Ephesians 5:21-33)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-08-04


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21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.  22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23  For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,  26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,  27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.  28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,  30 because we are members of his body.  31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.  33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Eph. 5:21-24) 
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Walk as Children of Light, Part 2 (Ephesians 5:6-14)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-07-21


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Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.Therefore do not become partners with them;for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light  9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.   11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.  13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,  14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”   Continue reading

Walk As Children of Light, Part 1 (Ephesians 5:8)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-07-14


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…for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light  9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),  10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.  11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. (Ephesians 5:8) 

Walk in Wisdom (Ephesians 5:15-21)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | July 28, 2013


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Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Eph.5:15-21) Continue reading

Holy-Living and Thanks-Giving: Keeping the Fire in the Fireplace (Ephesians 5:3-5)


2013-06-30 Keep the Fire in the Fireplace | Ephesians 5:3-5 Continue reading

God Comforts our Fears (Matthew 10:19-20, 26-32)


2013-06-09 God Comforts our Fears | Matthew 10:19-20, 26-32 Continue reading

Baptism and the All-Sufficiency of Christ (Colossians 2:8-15)


2013-07-07 Baptism and the All-Sufficiency of Christ | Colossians 2:8-15 Continue reading

Preparing for a World-Wide Mission: Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ (Matthew 10:16-42)


2013-06-02 Sharing in Christ’s Sufferings | Matthew 10:16-18ff or -42 Continue reading

Rejecting the Gospel Brings Judgment (Matthew 10:15)


2013-05-26 Rejecting the Gospel Brings Judgment | Matthew 10:15 Continue reading

The Gospel Received or Rejected (Matthew 10:11-14)


2013-05-19 The Gospel Received or Rejected | Matthew 10:11-14 Continue reading

Determining the Mission Strategy (Matthew 10:5-10)


2013-05-12 Determining the Mission Strategy | Matthew 10:5-10 Continue reading

Preparing for the Mission with Prayer (Matthew 9:37-38)


2013-05-05 Preparing for the Mission with Prayer | Matthew 9:37-38 Continue reading

Compassion for the Crowd (Matthew 9:36)


2013-04-28 Compassion for the Crowd| Matthew 9:36 Continue reading

Equipped for Ministry (Matthew 9:35-10:4)


2013-04-21 Equipped for Ministry | Matthew 9:35-10:4 Continue reading

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

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

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

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2013-03-24 Palm Sunday: Journey to the Cross |  Luke 19:28-44 Continue reading

Loving One Another Acceptably (Ephesians 5:2c)


2013-03-17 Loving One Another Acceptably | Ephesians 5:2c

Eph.5:2 ” 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Continue reading

Loving One Another Sacrificially (Ephesians 5: 2b)


2013-03-10 Loving One Another Sacrificially | Ephesians 5: 2b

Eph 5: 2b  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Continue reading

Loving One Another Voluntarily (Ephesians 5:2a)

Daniel L. Sonnenberg | March 3, 2013

This is the first of three sermons in the mini-series on this verse. Pastor Dan was back today with a sermon on Ephesians 5:2.  “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”  The Apostle Paul pleads with us to:

  • Loving one another voluntarily,
  • Loving one another sacrificially, and
  • Loving one another acceptably.

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Imitating God: Loving One Another as His Beloved Children (Ephesians 5:1)


2013-02-17 Imitating our God: Loving One Another as God’s Beloved Children | Ephesians 5:1 Continue reading

The Foundation for Christian Holiness: A New Creation and a New Mind (Ephesians 4:20-24)


2013-02-03 The Foundation for Christian Holiness: A New Creation and a New Mind | Ephesians 4:20-24  Continue reading