Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Following Jesus, the Light of the World, pt.2

Sermon #9 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: Following Jesus, the Light of the World, pt.2 Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16. Sermon In a Sentence: “Following Jesus necessitates reflecting His light to the world and setting an example worth following so that He may be glorified through you.”

Following Jesus, the Light of the World

Sermon #8 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: Following Jesus, the Light of the World. Scripture: John 8:12. Sermon In a Sentence: “Those who are lost and living in a dark world must turn to and follow Jesus, the only source of true light.”

The Rewards of Following Jesus, pt.3

Sermon #7 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: The Rewards of Following Jesus, pt.3. Scripture: John 21-1-22. Sermon In a Sentence: “Though you may have failed miserably, when you look only to Jesus and follow Him, you can be forgiven and have the focus of your life and your fellowship with Him restored.”

The Rewards of Following Jesus, pt.2

Sermon #6 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: The Rewards of Following Jesus, pt.2. Scripture: John 14:1-6. Sermon In a Sentence: “Even in troubled times, those who trust in and follow Jesus can experience peace because of the assurance that He is preparing their heavenly home, promises to return and receive them to Himself, and reconciles them with the Father exclusively by His work of redemption.”

The Rewards of Following Jesus, pt.1

Sermon #5 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: The Rewards of Following Jesus, pt.1. Scripture: Mark 10:23-31. Sermon In a Sentence: “Any sacrifices made to follow Christ will pale in comparison to the rewards of eternal life.”

The Demands of Following Jesus, pt.3

Sermon #4 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: The Demands of Following Jesus, pt.3. Scripture: Mark 16:24-27. Sermon In a Sentence: ” Following Jesus demands that we be willing to let go of anything that would dethrone Him from His rightful position as Savior and Lord.”

The Demands of Following Jesus, pt.2

Sermon #3 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: The Demands of Following Jesus, pt.2. Scripture: Matthew 16:24-27. Sermon In a Sentence: “To follow Jesus, we must be willing to give ourselves up to God and die to a life centered on this world, knowing that all the temporal things we lose will be replaced by the infinitely greater and eternal rewards of heaven and the joy of forever being with our Savior.”

The Demands of Following Jesus, pt.1

Sermon #2 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: The Demands of Following Jesus, pt.1. Scripture: Matthew 4:12-22; 9:9. Sermon In a Sentence: “The call to follow Jesus demands total commitment and that His kingdom be the top priority of your life.”

The Call to Follow Jesus

Sermon #1 in Sermon Series: Follow Me! Sermon Title: The Call to Follow Jesus. Scripture: Matthew 4:12-22; 9:9. Sermon In a Sentence: “The call to follow Jesus requires sinners and outcasts like you and me to respond in faith by repenting of our sins and obediently surrendering everything to His Lordship.”

The Bread of Life

Sermon Title: The Bread of Life. Scripture: John 6:22-35. Sermon In a Sentence: “As the Bread of Life, Jesus is the eternal and limitless supply of whole food for beggars like you and me.”

Off with the Old, on with the New

Sermon Title: Off with the Old, on with the New. Scripture: Luke 2:21-35. Sermon In a Sentence: “Believers are called to leave behind the lifestyle we led prior to faith in Christ and to allow the Holy Spirit to change our thinking and conform our lifestyle to our new identity.”

Simeon’s Song of Salvation

Sermon Title: Simeon’s Song of Salvation. Scripture: Luke 2:21-35. Sermon In a Sentence: “As the long-awaited Messiah who was born to die, Jesus Christ is humanity’s only hope of salvation.”

The Love of Christmas

Series Title: Advent 2019. Sermon #4 Sermon Title: The Joy of Christmas. Scripture: Luke 2:1-20. Sermon In a Sentence: “The love of Christmas is truly celebrated when we come to appreciate the profound theological implications of the Savior’s birth, when we stand amazed at His loving sacrifice for our sins, and when we respond in faith and obedience to the love we have been shown.”

The Peace of Christmas

Series Title: Advent 2019. Sermon Title: The Peace of Christmas. Scripture: Psalm 85. Sermon In a Sentence: “Christmas reminds us that Christ came to secure our peace through His death and resurrection, that we can live at peace in the present despite our struggles and circumstances, and that He has given us hope for lasting peace in the future.”

The Hope of Christmas

Series Title: Advent 2019. Sermon Title: The Hope of Christmas. Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11 . Sermon In a Sentence: “We can wait in hopeful anticipation of Christmas because we are certain of our salvation in Christ, confident in God’s promises and power, and assured that Christ fights for us and will carry us home.”

A Thanksgiving Sermon

Sermon Title: A Thanksgiving Sermon . Scripture: Psalm 107:1-32. Sermon In a Sentence: “Because we have been saved, freed, healed, and delivered, we who are redeemed should always be thankful and ready to give testimony to the Lord’s grace and mercy”

The Lukewarm and Nauseating Church

Sermon #7 from the series: Letters from the Lord. Sermon Title: The Lukewarm and Nauseating Church. Scripture: Revelation 3:14-22. Sermon In a Sentence: “Those who deceive themselves and neglect complete and total dependence on Christ are nauseating to Him, but He graciously offers His fellowship to those who will repent, open the door, and rely on Him for their every need.”

Frail yet Faithful in Philadelphia

Sermon #6 from the series: Letters from the Lord. Sermon Title: Frail yet Faithful in Philadelphia. Scripture: Revelation 3:7-13. Sermon In a Sentence: “Even though it may appear weak and seemingly unimportant, the church that remains faithful to God’s Word and refuses to deny Christ’s name will find the door of opportunity opened and the reward of God waiting.”

The Church of the Living Dead

Sermon #5 from the series: Letters from the Lord. Sermon Title: The Church of the Living Dead. Scripture: Revelation 3:1-6. Sermon In a Sentence: “Because of apathy, a church that may appear alive and healthy is in danger of dying and must respond to Christ’s call to return to faithfulness and life.”

Hold Fast to the Truth of Jesus (pt.2)

Sermon #4 from the series: Letters from the Lord. Sermon Title: Hold Fast to the Truth of Jesus (pt.2). Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29. Sermon In a Sentence: Though constantly tempted to compromise both morally and theologically, true believers and churches are called to remain faithful to our Lord’s divine Word and receive His reward of fellowship and eternal life.The Lord will judge the church and those believers who tolerate false teaching and corrupt morality, while those who hold fast to the true gospel will be rewarded in eternity.