Sermons from July 2016

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The Temptation to Be Relevant

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on July 31, 2016

“The Temptation to Be Relevant”

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11 and Revelation 2:12-17

            This morning we will study the temptation of Christ in the wilderness. It is important to recognize that the previous chapter, Matthew 3, highlighted Jesus’ baptism. Jesus’ baptism declared to the world that He was the sinless Son of God who would save His people by suffering and dying (Matt. 3:11-17). Immediately after His baptism, Jesus is sent into the wilderness to

Trading a Tent for a Mansion

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on July 24, 2016

“Trading a Tent for a Mansion”

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 and Psalm 27:1-14

            “There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…there’s no place like home.”  Those are the words uttered by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in order to return home to Kansas. (She also had to close her eyes and click her slippers together.) Within moments of repeating

God Demonstrates His Love for Us

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on July 10, 2016

“God Demonstrates His Love for Us”

Scriptures: Isaiah 53:4-12 and Romans 5:5b-8

            Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of millions of dollars. Was he ever in for a big surprise! In the movie The Ultimate Gift (2006), a spoiled young man named Jason Stevens expects a huge inheritance from his deceased billionaire grandfather. What he gets instead is a

God’s Plan for Your Life

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on July 3, 2016

“God’s Plan for Your Life”

Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and John 14:15-21, 25-27

Wouldn’t life be better if we could select its ingredients the same way we order up gourmet coffee? “I’ll take a venti cup of adventure, skip the danger, and add two shots of good health.” Or, “Make me a grande happy-frappuccino, half fat-free love and half indulgence, and sprinkle it with Caribbean retirement.”  Let’s leave church right now and head for that coffee shop. Too bad it does not exist. Truth is, life often hands us a dreadful concoction quite different from the one we expected: