Sermons by Dr. Craig Dale (Page 3)
Sermon #39 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:23-31): Title: “A Lesson on Riches, Redemption, and Rewards” Sermon in a Sentence: The gift of salvation-a blessing of infinite value that is worth every sacrifice-comes through faith in the finished work of Christ and is proof of God’s blessing upon your life, not material wealth and prosperity.
Sermon #38 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:17-22): Title: “Jesus’ Encounter with the Rich Young Ruler” Sermon in a Sentence: Eternal life is a treasure of infinite and all-surpassing worth-a gift from God that cannot be earned-and as such, it demands that those who receive it let go of anything that would dethrone Christ from His rightful position as Savior and Lord.
Sermon #37 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:13-16): Title: “Jesus Loves the Little Children” Sermon in a Sentence: By welcoming and blessing little children, Jesus demonstrates that the kingdom of God belongs to the weak, helpless, and dependent who cannot earn their salvation, but rather, receive it by simple faith as an undeserved gift.
Sermon #36 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:1-12 ): Title: “The Question about Divorce” Sermon in a Sentence: Since God designed marriage as a union between one man and one woman, singularly devoted to each other for life, we must not let our hearts that are hardened by sin and selfishness complicate and seek to undo His plan.
Sermon #35 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:42-50): Title: “Christianity is Serious Business” Sermon in a Sentence: The serious business of being a Christian is expressed in these ways: through Jesus’ warning against causing others, or ourselves, to go astray, through His prediction of persecution, and through His command to have a positive impact upon the world and upon each other.
Sermon #4 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Isaiah 9:1-7): Title: “Christmas Contrasts” Sermon in a Sentence: The gift of Christ reverses our circumstances, dispels the darkness and gloom of our lives brought about by our sin, and brings us deliverance and salvation.
Sermon #3 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Micah 5:1-5): Title: “Christmas Contrasts” Sermon in a Sentence: The contrast of Christmas is that God has chosen to glorify Himself by saving His people – not by might, but by the lowly and humble child of Bethlehem, born to bring peace to those who will receive Him.
Sermon #2 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Isaiah 40:1-11): Title: “The First Christmas Message” Sermon in a Sentence: Christmas brings the comfort that we can have forgiveness of our sins, the hope of glory, confidence in God’s promises and power, and the assurance that the same Christ who fights for us will also carry us home.
Sermon #1 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Genesis 3:15 ): Title: “The First Christmas Message” Sermon in a Sentence: The very first Christmas message announces the good news that the virgin-born Christ came to defeat Satan and set us free from the penalty of our sin through His death and resurrection.
Sermon #34 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:30-41): Title: “Mistakes that Compromise Your Christian Witness?” Sermon in a Sentence: To avoid mistakes that compromise our witness, we must focus on the cross and the sacrifice it demands, be willing to serve others and put ourselves last, and not criticize or tear down the work of fellow believers who seek to glorify Christ.
Sermon #33 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Why the Lord’s Supper?” Sermon in a Sentence: By His death—at the hands of those He came to save—and His resurrection, Jesus grants pardon from sin and eternal, abundant life to all who trust in Him.
Sermon #32 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Faithlessness in the Valley” Sermon in a Sentence: Life in the valley, which is marked by evil, pain, and struggle, necessitates a faith in Jesus as Savior that prayerfully acknowledges our utter and complete dependence upon Him.
Sermon #31 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Look, Listen, and Learn!” Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus encourages and enables His people to follow Him on the cross-bearing path of self-denial by granting a glimpse of the glory that Christ and His people will have in the coming kingdom, and by speaking to us through His Word, which tells us of His plan to redeem His people through the cross and empty tomb.
Sermon #30 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:27-9:1): Title: “Mark’s Pinnacle Passage” Sermon in a Sentence: Our hope for heaven depends upon our unashamed confession that Jesus is the crucified and resurrected Christ, which necessitates our commitment to follow Him all the way to the cross.
Philippians 1:1-11 The Joy of Gospel Partnership – Sermon in a Sentence: We will experience joy when God works through us, and we partner with others to work for the sake of the gospel.
Sermon #29 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:22-26): Title: “A clear vision of Jesus sees Him as the Messiah who came to open blind eyes, and as the Savior who came to save you from your sins.”
Sermon #28 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:1-21): Title: “It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again” – The repeated demonstrations of our Lord’s compassion and grace call us away from the dangers of willful disbelief and dullness of heart to a life of faith and understanding that is fully satisfied in Him.”
Sermon #27 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 7:31-37): Title: “Opened Ears and Loosened Tongues” – Jesus is the promised Messiah, worthy of praise, whose death and resurrection have removed sin’s curse for those who place their faith in Him; He has opened deaf ears to hear and loosened mute tongues to proclaim this good news!
Sermon #26 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 7:24-30): Title: “Crumbs for Dogs” – Though we are unworthy, we may partake of the blessings and benefits of Jesus Christ by coming to Him with a desperate, persistent, and humble faith, appealing to Him for His mercy and grace.
Sermon #25 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 7:14-23): Title: “External Solutions Cannot Solve Internal Problems” – Since spiritual defilement stems from evil within our hearts, then it is only through the Holy Spirit’s renewal of our hearts, not from external acts or rituals, that we can receive salvation.