Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Everlasting Joy and Transcendent Peace

Sermon #10 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: What the Holy Spirit Does” Scripture: John 16:16-33. Sermon In a Sentence: “Because of Jesus’ sacrificial death and triumphant resurrection, those who place their faith in Him will be gifted with everlasting joy and transcendent peace.”

What the Holy Spirit Does

Sermon #9 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: What the Holy Spirit Does” Scripture: John 16:4b-15. Sermon In a Sentence: “The Holy Spirit brings glory to Jesus by guiding His disciples into all truth, and by bringing conviction of guilt to the world when the reliable testimony of the Scriptures is faithfully proclaimed.”

Hated and Persecuted by the World

Sermon #8 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: Hated and Persecuted by the World” Scripture: John 15:18-16:4. Sermon In a Sentence: “While we who are Jesus’ disciples will encounter hatred and persecution, we are helped by the Holy Spirit who empowers us to remain His faithful witnesses.”

Friendship with Jesus

Sermon #7 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: Friendship with Jesus” Scripture: John 15:12-17. Sermon In a Sentence: “Those who are friends of Jesus love His friends, obey His commandments, understand His truth, and bear fruit for His kingdom.”

Abiding in Christ

Sermon #6 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: Abiding in Christ” Scripture: John 15:1-11. Sermon In a Sentence: “The more we abide in Christ by loving and obeying Him, the more fruitful we will be; the more fruitful we are, the more joy we will possess.”

The Remedy for Troubled Hearts, pt.2

Sermon #5 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: The Remedy for Troubled Hearts pt. 2” Scripture: John 14:15-31. Sermon In a Sentence: “Untroubled hearts enjoy a supernatural peace resulting from the intimate fellowship they have with Jesus through the indwelling Holy Spirit whom Jesus promises to those who love and obey Him.”

The Remedy for Troubled Hearts

Sermon #4 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: The Remedy for Troubled Hearts” Scripture: John 14:1-14. Sermon In a Sentence: “To have untroubled hearts, we must trust Jesus because His word is true, He is the only way to the Father, and He makes the Father known.”

The Glory of Christ

Sermon #3 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: The Remedy for Troubled Hearts” Scripture: John 14:1-14. Sermon In a Sentence: “To have untroubled hearts, we must trust Jesus because His word is true, He is the only way to the Father, and He makes the Father known.”

Judas the Betrayer

Sermon #2 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: Judas the Betrayer” Scripture: John 13:18-30. Sermon In a Sentence: “Judas’ act of betrayal is both a warning to not confuse Christian activity, having a Christian reputation, or exposure to Christian doctrine with an actual relationship with Christ, and an invitation to receive Christ’s love and gift of eternal life through faith in His atoning sacrifice.”

Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

Sermon #1 in the series “Lessons from the Upper Room” – “Sermon Title: Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet Scripture: John 13:1-17. Sermon In a Sentence: “Because the Lord Jesus loved us to the end by serving us through His self-sacrifice, our only hope is to receive His love and live a life of selfless service and purposeful sacrifice for the sake of the gospel.”

Pressing Forward While Standing Firm!

Sermon Title: Pressing Forward While Standing Firm! Scripture: Philippians 3:12-4:1. Sermon In a Sentence: “Becoming spiritually mature demands standing firm in the Lord while also pressing forward in your commitment to become more and more like Christ.”

The Resurrected Jesus Brings Hope!

Sermon Series: Easter Sunday 2020 Sermon Title: The Resurrected Jesus Brings Hope! Scripture: John 20:11-18. Sermon In a Sentence: “Easter Sunday is a day of rejoicing because the resurrected Jesus brings hope – both now and forever!”

The Passionate Love of Jesus

Sermon Series: Palm Sunday 2020 Sermon Title: The Passionate Love of Jesus Scripture: Luke 19:41-46, 22:14-20. Sermon In a Sentence: “It is only through the passionate love of Jesus who weeps over sinners, brings conviction to our hearts, and sacrifices Himself in our place that we can be saved and made right with God.”

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.”