Sermons from April 2017

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Lay Down Your Burdens

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on April 23, 2017

“Lay Down Your Burdens”

Scriptures: Psalm 62:1-8 and Matthew 11:25-30 and 5:5

         If a person wanted an accurate description of the human race, one way to acquire such information would be to take Jesus’ Beatitudes (Matt. 5:3-12) and turn them inside out. For the exact opposite of the virtues set forth in the Beatitudes are the very qualities which distinguish human character and conduct. Among people, we find little behavior approaching the virtues Jesus blesses in His Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5-7):

Living Out the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on EASTER 2017

“Living Out the Resurrection of Jesus Christ”

Scriptures: John 20:1-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 12-19

            Have you ever noticed how casually people talk about Heaven? When we are surprised we utter, “Oh, my heavens!” When we are having difficulty, we declare, “Heaven help us!” When a problem seems unsolvable, we express our exasperation with the words, “Heaven only knows!” There is a perfume called “Heaven Sent” which combines the aroma of the woods and oriental spices. I’m sure some people like it, but to me it gives rise to the expression, “Stinks to high heavens.” There is a flavor of ice cream […]

The Tragic Side of a Triumphant Day

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on April 9, 2017

“The Tragic Side of a Triumphant Day”

Palm Sunday Scriptures: Luke 19:28-48 and Isaiah 53:1-12

         One Sunday a plainly dressed man walked into church in the Netherlands and took a seat near the pulpit. Soon a woman came along and curtly notified the man that he was seated in “her seat.” She directed him to move to another seat. The man apologized and moved away to a pew in the back of the church. […]