Sermons from August 2016

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Temptation to Be Powerful

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on August 14, 2016

“The Temptation to Be Powerful”

Scripture: Matthew 4:8 -11 and Exodus 20:1-6

            Matthew 4:1-11 recounts the most monumental spiritual battles of all time – the personal confrontation between Jesus and Satan. The temptations directed at Jesus in the Judean wilderness were observed by no human being. Obviously, our knowledge of what transpired between Jesus and Satan come from what Jesus told His disciples. He did so to reveal to us the victory secret of

Temptation to Do Something Spectacular

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on August 7, 2016

The Temptation to Do Something Spectacular”

Scripture: Matthew 4:5-7 and Psalm 91:2-14

            The first temptation Jesus encountered from Satan enticed our Lord to act independently from the Father. After forty days alone in the wilderness, starving and His life fading away, Satan tempted Jesus with the reasoning, “If you’re God’s Son, why hasn’t God helped you? You’ve got the power, Jesus, save yourself by commanding these stones to become bread. Make yourself relevant and