Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

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.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.2

Sermon #13 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 23. Sermon Title: “The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.2” Sermon In a Sentence: “I will not lack anything when I trust the Lord Jesus as my Shepherd and follow Him on the right path to abundant life.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.1

Sermon #12 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 23. Sermon Title: “The LORD Is My Shepherd, pt.1” Sermon In a Sentence: “Because I am a sheep who on my own lacks everything, I need the Lord to be my Shepherd so that I will never lack anything.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

An Amazing Psalm

Sermon #11 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 22. Sermon Title: “An Amazing Psalm” Sermon In a Sentence: “Because His God-forsaken death opens access to God for sinners like us who come to Him in faith, and because His victorious resurrection guarantees our victory, we must proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to all people everywhere.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

A Battle Prayer

Sermon #10 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 20. Sermon Title: “A Battle Prayer” Sermon In a Sentence: “In times of anxiety and adversity, God’s people must remember to look to our King Jesus who has triumphed over His foes and given us our victory in His name.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

The Skies, the Scriptures, and the Savior

Sermon #9 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 19. Sermon Title: “The Skies, the Scriptures, and the Savior” Sermon In a Sentence: “Because God has revealed Himself generally through the skies and specifically through the Scriptures, we must submit to God’s revelation by facing our sin and trusting in Jesus Christ as our Savior.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Sermon #8 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 16. Sermon Title: “Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow” Sermon In a Sentence: “When you make the Lord your Supreme Treasure, you will possess strength for today and a bright hope for tomorrow.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

From Foolish to Forgiven

Sermon #7 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 14. Sermon Title: From Foolish to Forgiven Sermon In a Sentence: “Don’t be foolish and continue in your rejection of God, but rather, humble yourself before Him in repentance and receive the salvation that He offers to you through Jesus Christ.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

From Sighing to Singing

Sermon #6 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 13. Sermon Title: From Sighing to Singing Sermon In a Sentence: “When God delays and you feel abandoned, pour out your heart to Him, trust in His unfailing love, and allow your troubled sigh to turn to thankful song.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

Worship the Majesty of God

Sermon #5 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 8. Sermon Title: Worship the Majesty of God Sermon In a Sentence: “His creation of the universe and His care of humanity should cause your soul to burst forth in humble adoration of the majestic God who loved you enough to send His Son to be your Savior.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

A Psalm for Cramped Spaces

Sermon #4 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 3. Sermon Title: A Psalm for Cramped Spaces Sermon In a Sentence: “If you find yourself in a tight spot or a cramped space brought on by the pain of rejection and conflict, draw near to the Lord and allow His joy and peace to give you room and let you rest.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

When Trouble Comes

Sermon #3 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 3. Sermon Title: When Trouble Comes Sermon In a Sentence: “Because every single one of us are by nature defiant rebels against God, He has powerfully and decisively set His Son on the throne to end that rebellion, and sent His Spirit to call all rebels everywhere to submit to and take refuge in the Lord Jesus Christ or suffer His eternal wrath.”
Sermon Series Psalms: Songs of the Heart

Why Do the Nations Rage?

Sermon #2 from the Series: Psalms: Songs from the Heart Scripture: Psalm 2. Sermon Title: Why Do the Nations Rage? Sermon In a Sentence: “Because every single one of us are by nature defiant rebels against God, He has powerfully and decisively set His Son on the throne to end that rebellion, and sent His Spirit to call all rebels everywhere to submit to and take refuge in the Lord Jesus Christ or suffer His eternal wrath.”