Sermons from January 2017

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Prisoner to Prime Minister: Handling Life’s Changes

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on Jan. 29, 2017

“Prisoner to Prime Minister: Handling Life’s Changes”

Our Journey – Trust

Scripture: Genesis 41:1-8, 14-16, 25-38, 41-43 and Hebrews 12:1-3

            Let’s review what we have learned thus far about: He was the favorite son of his father Jacob, who gave him an “ornate robe” to signify Joseph’s status as the future leader of the family. Joseph’s elevation above his ten older brothers fostered jealousy, which generated into hatred as Joseph brought negative reports about his brothers’ behavior to their father.

Our Journey – Bitterness

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on Jan. 15, 2017

“Dream on Despite the Difficulties”

Our Journey – Bitterness

Scripture: Genesis 37:2-11, 17b-36 and Colossians 3:1-4

 

Joseph was having a bad day by anyone’s standards. At the age of seventeen, when one is supposed to be dreaming about the future and beaming with hopes of being accepted into MIZZOU, Joseph’s life was in the pits-literally. His older brothers wouldn’t take him to Cardinal baseball games or shoot basketball with him. Instead, his ten older brothers hated him. They hated him so much that they threw him into an empty pit. They did it with the hopes of killing him and his dreams. The Hebrew word for “pit” refers to the underworld. In other words, being in the “pit” means symbolic death. Life was the pits for Joseph!