Sermons from October 2017

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Reformation Worship – The Five Solas

Reformation Sunday
The Five Solas

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Reformation Worship at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. in Sanctuary.

Guest appearances from John Calvin, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Catherine Parr, William Tyndale, Pope Paul III, and DPC Choir and Orchestra.

Sola Gratia: Grace Alone

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on October 22, 2017

“Sola Gratia: Grace Alone”

Last of five sermons on the Reformation’s Principles

Scriptures: Ephesians 2:1-10 and Psalm 51:9-13

“Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!”
“Wonderful grace of Jesus, greater than all my sin; how shall my tongue
describe it, where shall its praises begin?”

Christians love to sing about the saving “grace of God” – and rightly so. The Gospel of John tells us that from Jesus, “… we have all received grace” (1:16). Many of the Apostle Paul’s letters begin and end with him expressing his desire that the “grace of Jesus” will fill God’s people (Rom. 1:5,7; 16:20,24; 1 Cor. 1:3-4; 16:23; 2 Cor. 1:2; 13:14; Gal. 1:3; 6:18; Eph. 1:2, 6-7; 4:23; Philp. 1:2; 4:23; Col. 1:2; 4:18). The very last words of the Bible read: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with God’s people. Amen” (Rev. 22:21).

Sola Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone

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

“Sola Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone”

Fourth of five sermons on the Reformation’s Principles

Scriptures: Exodus 33:12-23 and Romans 11:33-36

            On May 7, 2000, Rev. James Boice entered the pulpit of the famous Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for the final time of his 32-year ministry there. He died of cancer one month later (June 15, 2000). He addressed the matter of how his congregation should pray for him with these words: “Above all, I would say pray for the glory of God.” When a memorial plaque was created for him, it displayed our Scripture text from Romans 11:36: “To God be the glory forever! Amen!”

READ: Romans 11:33-36

            In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote a long discourse on the subject of salvation from chapters 1 -11. He presented the problem of sin for a righteous God (1:1-3:20); the solution of faith in the work of Christ on the Cross (3:20- 8:39); with an appendix about Israel’s place in God’s plan (9:1-11:32). His discussion concludes with a doxology of praise

Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Andrew Kasberg at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on October 8, 2017

“Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone”

Third of five sermons on the Reformation’s Principles

Scriptures: Romans 10:17

Sola Fide: Faith Alone

Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on October 1, 2017

“Sola Fide: Faith Alone”

Second of five sermons on the Reformation’s Principles

Scriptures: Ephesians 2:8-10 and Romans 3:23-28

            Upon engaging a young man in a conversation about salvation, I asked whether or not he would go to Heaven. He replied that he hoped so, but did not know for sure. “Then how can a person know whether or not they are saved,” I inquired.

            “I suppose, you just have to be good,” he replied.

            “How good do you have to be?” I asked.

“Awful good,” he answered.

Probing deeper I asked, “So, are you that good?” He admitted that he was not. “Then I suppose you are not saved,” I responded. He reluctantly admitted he was not. I let him know I shared his moral dilemma about not being good enough. I will never forget how his jaw dropped and the words stumbled out of his mouth, “Well, if you’re the preacher and you are not good enough, then, who can be saved?” What a joy it was to tell him of God’s plan of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is only received by faith in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24-25).

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