Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Sermon #7 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 20:11-18. Sermon Titled: “Jesus and Mary Magdalene” Sermon in a Sentence: “The victorious resurrection of Jesus changes our sorrow into everlasting joy and compels us to share that same good news with others.”

Jesus and the Graveclothes He Left Behind

Sermon #6 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 20:1-10. Sermon Titled: “Jesus and the Graveclothes He Left Behind” Sermon in a Sentence: “The graveclothes that Jesus left behind give testimony that He is alive and should lead us to believe in Him as Savior and Lord.”

Jesus, Crucified, Dead, and Buried

Sermon #5 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 19:16-42. Sermon Titled: “Jesus, Crucified, Dead, and Buried” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because God planned and provided fully for our salvation through Christ’s death on the cross, we are called to believe in Jesus and live boldly as His disciples.”

Jesus, Tried, Rejected, and Sentenced

Sermon #4 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 19:16-42. Sermon Titled: “Jesus, Tried, Rejected, and Sentenced” Sermon in a Sentence: “Although He was rejected, beaten, scourged, crowned with thorns, mercilessly mocked, and unjustly crucified, Jesus Christ is the King of kings who died in the place of sinners, and His glory and majesty calls you to trust in Him as Savior and Lord.”

Jesus, Denied and Tried

Sermon #5 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 18:15-27. Sermon Titled: “Jesus, Denied and Tried” Sermon in a Sentence: “As a disciple, even when you fail the Lord, there is still hope because Jesus Christ is the true High Priest who will never fail you.”

Jesus, Betrayed and Arrested

Sermon #2 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 18:1-14. Sermon Titled: “Jesus, Betrayed and Arrested” Sermon in a Sentence: “Jesus surrendered Himself to be betrayed, arrested, and ultimately crucified in order to drink the cup of God’s wrath so that sinners like you and me can be saved.”

Jesus Prays for Himself, His Disciples, and Us

Sermon #1 in the Series: “Looking to the Cross and the Empty Tomb” Scripture: John 17. Sermon Titled: “Jesus Prays for Himself, His Disciples, and Us.” Sermon in a Sentence: “Jesus’ prayer looks forward to the cross by which He is ultimately glorified and His church is protected, sanctified, commissioned, and unified in the hope of eternal life in His presence.”

“Even Though” Faith and “Nevertheless” Joy

Sermon #6 in the Series: “Confidence in Confusing Times” Scripture: Habakkuk 3:16-19. Sermon Titled: “A Song of Remembrance, Faith, and Joy” Sermon in a Sentence: ““Even though” faith in an unfailing God produces a “nevertheless” joy.”

A Song of Remembrance, Faith, and Joy

Sermon #5 in the Series: “Confidence in Confusing Times” Scripture: Habakkuk 3:1-19. Sermon Titled: “A Song of Remembrance, Faith, and Joy” Sermon in a Sentence: “Though we may face fearful and troubling circumstances, we can rejoice in renewed faith when we remember who our God is, the mercy He has shown us, and all that He has done to save us.”

The Just Shall Live By Faith

Sermon #4 in the Series: “Confidence in Confusing Times” Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2-20. Sermon Titled: “The Just Shall Live By Faith” Sermon in a Sentence: “The message that prideful unbelief leads to death while faith in Christ leads to life must be clearly proclaimed because it is certain to come to pass and will be confirmed by God’s judgment upon those whose confidence is in themselves rather than in Jesus Christ whose glory will ultimately fill the earth.”

Moving from Wrestling to Worshiping

Sermon #3 in the Series: “Confidence in Confusing Times” Scripture: Habakkuk 2:1-4. Sermon Titled: “Moving from Wrestling to Worshiping” Sermon in a Sentence: “In order to move from wrestling with God to worshiping Him, you must wait on Him, watch for Him and walk with Him.”

A Hard Answer for Hard Questions

Sermon #2 in the Series: “Confidence in Confusing Times” Scripture: Habakkuk 1:5-2:1. Sermon Titled: “A Hard Answer for Hard Questions” Sermon in a Sentence: “The eternal, self-existent, holy, sovereign, faithful God has sent His infinitely righteous Son into the world to be devoured by the wicked so that our debt of sin might be paid in full and we might be set free and saved.”

Hard Questions for Hard Times

Sermon #1 in the Series: “Confidence in Confusing Times” Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4. “Hard Questions for Hard Times” Sermon In a Sentence: “What God has done, is doing, and ultimately will do through Jesus is the ultimate answer to the questions “How long?” and “Why?””

The Birth of Jesus

Christmas 2020 Series Sermon #4 Scripture: Luke 2:1-7. “The Birth of Jesus” Sermon In a Sentence: “We will be ready for Christmas when we believe that in Christ, God has reversed our fortunes at His cost.”

The Birth of John the Baptist and Zacharias’ Song of Praise

Christmas 2020 Series Sermon #3 Scripture: Luke 1:57-80. “The Birth of John the Baptist and Zacharias’ Song of Praise” Sermon In a Sentence: “Only after you cease doubting and believe that the light of God’s promised mercy has shone upon you, setting you free, giving you victory and forgiveness, will you truly be ready for Christmas.”

Gabriel’s Second Birth Announcement and Mary’s Song of Praise

Christmas 2020 Series Sermon #2 Scripture: Luke 1:25-56. “Gabriel’s Second Birth Announcement and Mary’s Song of Praise” Sermon In a Sentence: “Getting ready for Christmas necessitates recognizing your humble and needy condition, trusting in the grace-giving God with whom there are no impossibilities, and rejoicing in the salvation that the God-man, Christ Jesus came to bring.”

Gabriel’s First Birth Announcement

Christmas 2020 Series Sermon #1 Scripture: Luke 1:5-25. “Gabriel’s First Birth Announcement” Sermon In a Sentence: “Despite disappointments, delays, and the temptation to doubt, getting ready for Christmas necessitates that we trust God’s promises and place our faith in Jesus Christ who has come to remove our reproach.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

Who May Enter?

Sermon #16 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 24. “Who May Enter?” Sermon In a Sentence: “The requirement of clean hands and a pure heart reminds us that our only hope is in Jesus who does for us what we could never do for ourselves and opens the way to enter into the presence of God.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.4

Sermon #15 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 23. “The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.4” Sermon In a Sentence: “My Good Shepherd is also my benevolent Host who serves me from His table, vindicates me before my enemies, blesses me with unending satisfaction, pursues me with his unfailing love and kindness, and welcomes me into His home to dwell with Him forever, and ever, and ever.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.3

Sermon #14 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 23. “The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.3” Sermon In a Sentence: “The right path to abundant life will inevitably take me through dark valleys, yet I need not fear because my Shepherd is with me to guide and defend me.”