Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

What’s a Guy Like You Doing in a Dump Like This?

1 Samuel 27 Title: “What’s a Guy Like You Doing in a Dump Like This?”, Sermon in a Sentence: “Whatever burdens we may have that weigh us down, we must lean on Jesus Christ, trusting in Him alone for the forgiveness of our sins and for the rest we need from our struggles.”

The Battle is the Lord’s

1 Samuel 17 Title: “The Battle is the Lord’s”, Sermon in a Sentence: “The message of the gospel is that we do not need to live in fear and defeat because Jesus Christ has won the battle we could not win for ourselves, and He offers victory to all who will stop trusting in their own abilities and place their trust in Him.

A Mountain Peak Passage

Philippians 2:5-11: Title: “A Mountain Peak Passage “, Sermon in a Sentence: “We should display the same humble attitude that Christ had because doing so prepares us to live a life of unreserved self-sacrifice for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.”

A Postscript to Mark’s Gospel

Sermon #64 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:9-20): Title: “A Postscript to Mark’s Gospel”, Sermon in a Sentence: “The resurrection of Jesus necessitates our belief in the good news that we must faithfully proclaim and is the basis of our hope that we will one day be raised with Jesus to reign with Him.”

The Resurrection of Jesus

Sermon #63 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:1-8): Title: “The Resurrection of Jesus”, Sermon in a Sentence: “The historical reality of the resurrection of Jesus brings joy out of despair, restoration out of failure, and faith out of fear.”

The Burial of Jesus

Sermon #62 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 15:40-47): Title: “The Burial of Jesus”, Sermon in a Sentence: “The burial of Jesus proves that He truly died to pay the penalty of our sin and that His resurrection was not a hoax.”

The Death of Jesus

Sermon #61 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 15:33-39): Title: “The Death of Jesus”, Sermon in a Sentence: “The God-forsaken death of Jesus opens access to God for all sinners who come to faith in Him.”

The Majesty of the Cross

Sermon #60 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 15:16-32): Title: “On the cross, Jesus showed the world that He is worthy to be worshiped and adored as the King of Glory who took on the guilt of the sins of His people by dying in their place.”

Rejection, Substitution, Redemption

Sermon #59 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 15:1-15): Title: “Rejection, Substitution, Redemption” Sermon in a Sentence: “To reject Jesus is to reject the redemption that He offers through His substitutionary atonement for sinners who deserve eternal death.”

The Trials of Jesus and Peter

Sermon #58 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 14:53-72): Title: “The Trials of Jesus and Peter” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because our only hope is that Jesus suffered and died in our place, we must stand with Him or be judged by Him.”

The Garden of Gethsemane, Part 2

Sermon #57 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 14:43-52): Title: “The Garden of Gethsemane, Part 2” Sermon in a Sentence: “Jesus understood what all the others did not – that His purpose was to die in the place of sinners, according to the revealed will of the Father.”

The Garden of Gethsemane, Part 2

Sermon #56 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 14:1-11): Title: “The Sovereign Savior ” Sermon in a Sentence: “The Lord’s Supper is a time of reflection that reminds us of His sovereignty over our circumstances, the absolute necessity of His sacrifice, and that His salvation is our only hope.”

Failure is Not Fatal

Sermon #55 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 14:27-31): Title: “Failure is Not Fatal” – “Sermon in a Sentence: “Your failure is not fatal because Christ forgives and restores those who repent and trust in Him.”

The Sovereign Savior

Sermon #54 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 14:1-11): Title: “The Sovereign Savior ” Sermon in a Sentence: “The Lord’s Supper is a time of reflection that reminds us of His sovereignty over our circumstances, the absolute necessity of His sacrifice, and that His salvation is our only hope.”

Extravagant Worship

Sermon #53 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 14:1-11): Title: “Extravagant Worship” Sermon in a Sentence: “Jesus endured rejection, betrayal, and ultimately death to save us from our sins, and is, therefore, worthy of our extravagant love, devotion, and worship.”

People Get Ready!

Sermon #52 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 13:1-37): Title: “People Get Ready!” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because all of us will stand before Him to be judged, we must prepare and be ready for the return of Jesus.”

Beware and Be Aware!

Sermon #51 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:38-44): Title: “Beware and Be Aware! ” Sermon in a Sentence: “Regardless of how impressive or meager the externals may be, God looks at the inward qualities of a person and condemns the self-sufficient heart gripped by pride, greed, and hypocrisy, and commends the humble, sacrificial, and devoted heart of one who is fully dependent upon Him.”

David’s Riddle: Whose Son is the Messiah?

Sermon #50 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:35-37): Title: “David’s Riddle: Whose Son is the Messiah?” Sermon in a Sentence: “As David’s Son and God’s Son (both human and divine), Jesus is the Messiah – sent to be our Savior – who must not only be David’s Lord, but yours and mine as well.”