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Message: “Lasting Responses to the Last Words” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Revelation.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:   Revelation 22:6-2 SERMON IN A SENTENCE The reality of heaven, the return of Christ, and the reliability of God’s Word necessitate that we respond in faith and live obedient, worshipful, holy lives that count on God’s grace. SERMON OUTLINE We must keep the Word of God. (vv.6-7) We must worship only (vv.8-9) We must proclaim the truth of God. (vv.10-11) We must pursue the will of God. (vv.12-15) We must accept the invitation of God. (vv.16-17) We must heed the warning of God. (vv.18-19) We must pray for the coming of God. (vv.20-21)

Message: “A View From the Throne: Paradise Restored” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Revelation.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Revelation 22:1-5 SERMON IN A SENTENCE Even with all the wonderful things that we have learned, and all that we wish we could know, it is the prospect of eternal fellowship with the Savior who loves us and died for us that gives heaven its greatest meaning. SERMON OUTLINE Reclamation Reversal Reconciliation

Message: “Viewing Our Heavenly Home” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Revelation.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Revelation 21:9-27 SERMON IN A SENTENCE The real treasure of heaven is not the things that our sinful hearts naturally gravitate toward here on earth, but rather the unobstructed, unfettered, unrestricted access to God that comes only through faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and Him alone. SERMON OUTLINE A Distant View (vv.9-14) Origination Illumination Configuration A Closer View (vv.15-21) Measurements Materials And Inside View (vv.22-27) No Temple No Twilight No Trouble

Message: “All Things Made New” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “New Year’s 2022.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:   Revelation 21:1-8 SERMON IN A SENTENCE The dawning of the New Year reminds believers that we have a new heaven and new earth to look forward to where we will live in God’s presence and be satisfied by His pleasures forever. SERMON OUTLINE The New Reality that is Coming (vv.1-4) New Creation New Creatures New Communion New Condition A Royal Confirmation (v.5-6a) The Rewards and Consequences (vv.6b-8)

Message: “Emmanuel, God with Us!” from David Wiley

A message from the series “Christmas 2021.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Philippians 2:3-11 SERMON IN A SENTENCE For such a long time Jesus seemed so far away but because of His humbleness, obedience and eternal vision, He heard our prayers and came 2,000 years ago to stay and now it is up to us to go and tell of His glorious sacrifice He made for His people. SERMON OUTLINE Jesus was thinking humbly Jesus was thinking obediently Jesus was thinking eternally

Message: “Three Responses to Christ the King” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Christmas 2021.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Matthew 2:1-12 SERMON IN A SENTENCE Wise men, women, boys, and girls will respond to Christ the King by receiving His gift of salvation and devoting their lives completely to Him. SERMON OUTLINE Antagonism Apathy Adoration

Message: “Change Brought About By a Child” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Christmas 2021.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Isaiah 9:1-7       SERMON IN A SENTENCE At Christmas we celebrate the birth of a Child who changes everything. SERMON OUTLINE A change is coming. From Gloom to Glory From Darkness to Light From Sorrow to Joy From Defeat to Victory A Child is born. Sovereign Ruler Wonderful Counselor Mighty God Everlasting Father Prince of Peace

Message: “The Condescension of Christ at Christmas” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Christmas 2021.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  John 1:1-18       SERMON IN A SENTENCE The incredible thing about the condescension of Christ at Christmas is that God took on human flesh to die on Calvary’s cross because we matter to Him. SERMON OUTLINE Jesus is the Eternal Jesus is the Revealed Jesus is the Promised Jesus is the Glorious Jesus is the Rejected Jesus is the Saving

Message: “Christmas According to Christ” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Christmas 2021.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Hebrews 10:5-7     SERMON IN A SENTENCE The Christmas story according to Christ is that as the eternal Son of God, He joyfully became flesh and blood to fulfill the will of His Father by dying as the perfect, once-and-for-all sacrifice for sinners like us. SERMON OUTLINE Preexistence: Bethlehem was not the beginning. Purpose: He was born to die. Perfection: Only He could pay our debt. Pleasure: He delighted in doing the will of His Father.

Message: “A Stormy Thanksgiving” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Thanksgiving 2021.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Acts 27:35-36     SERMON IN A SENTENCE When we go through the storms of life, we behave most like Christians when we honestly acknowledge the storms and actively, boldly, and confidently thank God in the midst of them.

Message: “Yearning or Yawning” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “General Studies.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Luke 7:36-50     SERMON IN A SENTENCE The greater we sense the magnitude of our debt and the immensity of God’s grace, the greater our desire will be to demonstrate our love and gratitude for Him in return. SERMON OUTLINE There are no big “I’s” and no little “you’s” when it comes to grace because all of us are equal in our need of a Savior. If we show little love and gratitude for Jesus, it can only be because we have little idea how much we have been forgiven.

Message: “Bearing and Sharing” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “General Studies.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Galatians 6:10     SERMON IN A SENTENCE The spiritual life is not designed to be lived in private for the benefit of ourselves alone, but rather in community where we bear with one another and share with one another. SERMON OUTLINE Spiritual people restore one another. Spiritual people bear one another’s burdens. Spiritual people consider others more important than themselves. Spiritual people share with one another.

Message: “The Priority of Gospel Partnership” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Philippians 4:14-23   SERMON IN A SENTENCE When gospel partnership becomes our top priority, we will invest today’s resources in eternity through compassionate, consistent, and sacrificial giving that trusts God to meet all our present needs. SERMON OUTLINE Gospel partnership demands big-hearted and open-handed Gospel partnership recognizes the eternal value of present Gospel partnership trusts in God’s

Message: “Are You Satisfied?” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Philippians 4:10-13   SERMON IN A SENTENCE “Joyful satisfaction” necessitates learning a “regardless contentment” that is rooted in a “Christ-centered confidence.” SERMON OUTLINE True “joyful satisfaction” comes from being “in the Lord.” “Regardless contentment” is not natural but it can be “Christ-centered confidence” is what allows believers to face anything life throws at them.

Message: “Dealing with Disputes and Difficulties” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:   Philippians 4:2-9  SERMON IN A SENTENCE It is only as we allow our minds to reflect upon Christ and the truth of His Word and live in obedience to that truth that our responses and relationships will emulate those of Christ and bring His joy and peace into our lives. SERMON OUTLINE Our relationships must be governed by the mind of Christ. Our responses must be guarded by the peace of God Our reflections must be guided by the Word of God.

Message: “Pressing Forward While Standing Firm” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Philippians 3:12-4:1 SERMON IN A SENTENCE Becoming spiritually mature demands pressing forward in your commitment to become more and more like Christ while also standing firm in the truth of the gospel. SERMON OUTLINE Discipleship necessitates pressing forward. Discipleship necessitates standing firm.

Message: “A Life That Counts for the Glory of God” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Philippians 3:1-11  SERMON IN A SENTENCE A life that counts for the glory of God will abandon the pursuit of worthless things that only drive us farther away from Him and will treasure Christ above everything else in this world.  SERMON OUTLINE A Command A Caution A Case Study A Calculation A Credit A Confidence

Message: “We Are a “Servant-Hearted” Family” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Philippians 2:19-30 SERMON IN A SENTENCE Members of a “You-All,” “Gospel-First” family will seek to cultivate servants’ hearts. SERMON OUTLINE A servant’s heart will be centered upon the things of Christ. A servant’s heart will put the interests of others ahead of their own for the sake of Christ. Application:  Are you willing to be sent anywhere, serve anyone, sacrifice anything, love passionately, and cooperate fully for the cause of Christ?

Message: “A Spiritual Workout Plan” from Dr. Craig Dale

A message from the series “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians.” SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Philippians 2:12-18  SERMON IN A SENTENCE As members of this “You-All,” “Gospel-First” family of believers, we must live peaceful, holy, and upright lives that serve as examples for others to follow and cause us to live lives full of joy. SERMON OUTLINE Believers should not be complainers. Believers should be positive examples. Believers should be joyful even in the face of sacrifice.