Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Pressing Forward While Standing Firm

Sermon #8 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 3:12-4:1. Sermon Titled: “Pressing Forward While Standing Firm” 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.”

A Life That Counts for the Glory of God

Sermon #7 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 3:1-11. Sermon Titled: “A Life That Counts for the Glory of God” 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.”

We Are a “Servant-Hearted” Family

Sermon #6 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 2:19-30. Sermon Titled: “We Are a “Servant-Hearted” Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “Members of a “You-All,” “Gospel-First” family will seek to cultivate servants’ hearts.”

A Spiritual Workout Plan

Sermon #5 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 2:12-18. Sermon Titled: “A Spiritual Workout Plan” 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.”

The Great Parabola of Scripture

Sermon #4 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:3-26. Sermon Titled: “The Great Parabola of Scripture” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because Christ humbly gave Himself in selfless service for our salvation, we who have been united to Him by faith must follow His example of humility and live lives of unreserved self-sacrifice for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.”

The Song of a You-All, Gospel-First Family

Sermon #3 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:3-26. Sermon Titled: “The Song of a You-All, Gospel-First Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “As members of this You-All, Gospel-First family, we must sing in unison with one another about the gospel of Jesus and in harmony with one another about everything else.”

We Are a “Gospel-First” Family

Sermon #2 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:3-26. Sermon Titled: “We Are a “Gospel-First” Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “When the gospel becomes our overarching passion and gospel partnership becomes our goal, then our prayers will become focused on the proclamation of the gospel and the results it produces.”

We Are a “You-All” Family

Sermon #1 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:1-11. Sermon Titled: “We Are a “You-All” Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “Though we may be quite diverse in many ways, as a “you-all” family of believers we are united together in the fellowship of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Who or What Do You Fear?

Scripture: Acts 12:1-24. Sermon Titled: “Who or What Do You Fear?” Sermon in a Sentence: “Who or what you fear determines who or what you worship…and who or what you worship matters!”

Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel

Scripture: Acts 8:26-40. Sermon Titled: “Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel” Sermon in a Sentence: “Trusting that God is always at work and making ourselves available for His service, we proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus that overcomes what separates us from God and from each other and replaces our emptiness with fullness of joy.”

The Lord Our Righteousness

Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16. Sermon Titled: “The Lord Our Righteousness” Sermon in a Sentence: “In His grace and mercy, the Lord redeems those who have failed and made a mess of their lives by decorating them with a special beauty that comes only through Christ.”

Dependence Demands a Decision

Scripture: Joshua 22-24. Sermon Titled: “Dependence Demands a Decision” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because of our total dependence upon God and all that He has done for us in Christ, we must decide to commit ourselves wholeheartedly to Him in faith and service.”

Three Parables, One Message

Scripture: Luke 15. Sermon Titled: “Three Parables, One Message” Sermon in a Sentence: “Whenever a lost sinner trusts only in the finished work of Christ, repents of sin, and is restored to fellowship with God, there is cause for great joy and celebration.”

The Story of a Father and Son that Will Take Your Breath Away

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32. Sermon Titled: “The Story of a Father and Son that Will Take Your Breath Away” Sermon in a Sentence: “The amazing grace of our Heavenly Father should take our breath away, drive us to repentance, and cause us to rejoice in His extravagant love and forgiveness.”

Jesus, the Lawyer, and the Good Samaritan

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37. Sermon Titled: “Jesus, the Lawyer, and the Good Samaritan” Sermon in a Sentence: “Jesus Christ is the ultimate Good Neighbor who saves law-breaking sinners who are bad neighbors so that through His power we may become good neighbors who live our lives as witnesses for Him.”

How to Enjoy this Life and the Life to Come

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8. Sermon Titled: “How to Enjoy this Life and the Life to Come” Sermon in a Sentence: “The way to enjoy both this life and the life to come is to remember the One who remembers you and gave His life that you might live eternally.”

Where Are Your Heart, Eyes, and Service Focused?

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-24. Sermon Titled: “Where Are Your Heart, Eyes, and Service Focused?” Sermon in a Sentence: “The life of a true Christian is characterized treasuring, worshiping, and serving the Lord Jesus whole-heartedly and refusing to be ruled by money and possessions.”

The Fundamental Nature of Forgiveness

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35. Sermon Titled: “The Fundamental Nature of Forgiveness” Sermon in a Sentence: “The power of the cross frees us from the debt of our sin and our enslavement to sin, and it empowers us as forgiven people to forgive others.”

Becoming Who You Need to Be

Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6-11. Sermon Titled: “Becoming Who You Need to Be” Sermon in a Sentence: “To be the person that you need to be God (and that God wants you to be), you must surrender your pride, your cares, and your heart to God.”

John’s Epilogue Pt.2: Peter’s Restoration

Sermon #10 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 21:15-25. Sermon Titled: “John’s Epilogue Pt.2: Peter’s Restoration” Sermon in a Sentence: “There is hope for those who have failed to experience forgiveness and restoration, and to live their lives with a unique purpose in service of the Lord.”