Sermons from June 2017

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Sibling Sins: Joseph and His Brothers

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on June 25, 2017

“Sibling Sins: Joseph and His Brothers”

Fourth of 5 sermons from Genesis on ‘How sin destroys the family’

Scriptures: Genesis 45:1-15 and Philippians 2:5-11 

          It is not an exaggeration to say that ‘relationships’ are the most important thing in life. Jesus said that the two greatest commandments have to do with right relationships – first with God and then toward one another (Matt. 22:37-39). Whenever you see broken relationships toward God, in a family, or in the church, you know that God is not pleased. God is in the business of reconciling broken relationships.

As evidence of God’s purpose of bringing reconciliation, there may be nothing so moving as witnessing a fractured family being reconciled and reunited. That explains why Genesis 45 is such a passionate chapter. Readers are given the privilege …

Sibling Sins: Jacob and Esau

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on June 4, 2017

“Sibling Sins: Jacob and Esau”

Third of 5 sermons from Genesis on ‘How sin destroys the family’

Scriptures: Genesis 27:41- 28:4 and 1 Peter 2:9-12 

          “Mom doesn’t like you,” is one of the most common phrases kids yell at their siblings. But sometimes sibling rivalry goes much further than a verbal squabble. Sibling rivalry can descend into downright conflict and physical injury. Listen to these two accounts of sibling rivalry and see if they sound familiar:

Sibling Sins: Cain & Abel

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Andrew Kasberg at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on June 11, 2017

“Sibling Sins: Cain & Abel”

Second of 5 sermons from Genesis on ‘How sin destroys the family’

           

Sibling Sins: Ishmael and Isaac

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on June 4, 2017

“Sibling Sins: Ishmael and Isaac”

First of 5 sermons from Genesis on ‘How sin destroys the family’

Scriptures: Genesis 21:1-21, 25:5-9 and Galatians 4:22-26, 28-31 

            What happens to a dream deferred? Does it simply dry up like the autumn leaves and blow away? A dream deferred is something you’ve put into your heart and soul for a long time, however, for various reasons it’s been delayed. What happens to a dream deferred?

The Bible is full of stories about people with deferred dreams. In the first book of the Bible, Genesis, we learn that Abraham and Sarah had shared a precious dream for a long time. Their dream to have a child was especially unique because God had promised Abraham would become the father of a great nation whose descendants would number like the stars in the sky (Gen. 12:2-3; 15:5). Abraham was now eighty-six years old and no child …