Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale

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.

Hold Fast to the Truth of Jesus

Sermon #3 from the series: Letters from the Lord. Sermon Title: Hold Fast to the Truth of Jesus. Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17. 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.

Persecuted Because of Jesus

Sermon #2 from the series: Letters from the Lord. Sermon Title: Persecuted Because of Jesus. Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11. Sermon In a Sentence: Because of who He is, the Lord Jesus not only encourages but also rewards the church that suffers persecution for His name’s sake.

Falling Out of Love with Jesus

Sermon #1 from the series: Letters from the Lord. Sermon Title: Falling Out of Love with Jesus. Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7. Sermon In a Sentence: Although a church can be faithful in everything else it does, if it abandons its first love, it will lose its usefulness to the Lord.

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 SERMON IN A SENTENCE The Lord’s Supper is a holy meal that unites the body of Christ, reminds us of our Lord’s atoning sacrifice, proclaims that good news to others, and invites us to be made right with God through self-examination. SERMON OUTLINE Unity Remembrance Proclamation Examination

Joseph’s Final Words

Sermon #32 from the series: Genesis Part Three: The Story That Explains Our Stories. Sermon Title: Christ suffered and died to free us from the fear and guilt of sin so that we might experience His forgiveness, grace, and have hope of a future heavenly home.

Jacob’s Death and Burial

Sermon #31 from the series: Genesis Part Three: The Story That Explains Our Stories. Sermon Title: Jacob’s Death and Burial Sermon in a Sentence: Because God is faithful to His promises, we can persevere through difficult and uncertain seasons of life and face death confident that our eternal destiny is secure.

Lessons Learned From a Dying Patriarch

Sermon #30 from the series: Genesis Part Three: The Story That Explains Our Stories. Sermon Title: Lessons Learned From a Dying Patriarch Sermon in a Sentence: We must place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, who frees us from the penalty of our sin, and calls us to live obedient lives in light of His promised blessing.

What Is Your Legacy?

Sermon #29 from the series: Genesis Part Three: The Story That Explains Our Stories. Sermon Title: What Is Your Legacy? Sermon in a Sentence: You will bless your loved ones and leave them with an enduring spiritual legacy of faith when you remind them of God’s past faithfulness and live with reliant confidence in His continued faithfulness, both now and in the future.

Blessings and Reminders

Sermon #28 from the series: Genesis Part Three: The Story That Explains Our Stories. Sermon Title: Blessings and Reminders. Sermon in a Sentence: While earthly prosperity is a blessing from God, Christians must remember that heaven is our ultimate home, not this world, and that our ultimate priority is not to accumulate wealth, but to share the good news of Christ with the world.