Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Jesus’ Family Christmas Tree

Series Major Christmas 2018 (Matthew 1:1-17): Title: “Jesus’ Family Christmas Tree”, Sermon in a Sentence: ” Jesus is Israel’s true King – the anointed Savior of all nations – who has come to break the curse of sin and bestow His grace on sinners and outcasts.”

Zerubbabel’s Christmas Card from the Lord

Sermon #5 from the Series Major Messages from a Minor Prophet (Haggai 2:20-23): Title: “Zerubbabel’s Christmas Card from the Lord”, Sermon in a Sentence: “Our hope is that God’s eternal plan for our redemption is fulfilled in the rule and reign of Jesus Christ.”

The Heart of the Matter Is a Matter of the Heart

Sermon #4 from the Series Major Messages from a Minor Prophet (Haggai 2:10-19): Title: “The Heart of the Matter Is a Matter of the Hear”, Sermon in a Sentence: ” God’s ultimate blessing of salvation comes through the vicarious death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who purifies the corrupt hearts of those who turn to Him in faith and repentance.”

Encouragement for the Discouraged

Sermon #3 from the Series Major Messages from a Minor Prophet (Haggai 2:1-9): Title: “Encouragement for the Discouraged”, Sermon in a Sentence: “When serving the Lord, discouragement and fear are overcome by releasing the past to focus on the continuing promises of God’s presence, power, and peace.”

Awakened and Stirred

Sermon #2 from the Series Major Messages from a Minor Prophet (Haggai 1:12-15): Title: “Awakened and Stirred”, Sermon in a Sentence: “When we are guilty of disobedience by making excuses and misplacing our priorities, the only proper response to the message of God’s Word is to repent and obey.”

You Snooze, You Lose!

Sermon #1 from the Series Major Messages from a Minor Prophet (Haggai 1:1-11): Title: “You Snooze, You Lose!”, Sermon in a Sentence: “When we are guilty of disobedience by making excuses and misplacing our priorities, the only proper response to the message of God’s Word is to repent and obey.”

Salty and Shiny Christians

Matthew 5:13-16 Title: “Salty and Shiny Christians”, Sermon in a Sentence: “Because believers have the inherent qualities of “salt” and “light,” we must actively allow those qualities to impact and penetrate the decaying and darkened world in which we live for the glory of God.”

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.”