Loving Your Enemy Under the Cross

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, December 10, 2017

“Loving Your Enemy Under the Cross”

 Fourth of five sermons on ‘The Meaning of Christ’s Cross’

Scripture: Proverbs 25:21-22 and Matthew 5:43-48

Mosab Hassan Yousef grew up a Muslim. From an early age he studied the Quran, prayed five times daily, and followed Islam as faithfully as he could. In that respect, he was typical of many young men growing up in a Palestinian town on the West Bank.  His father was one of the founders of Hamas, the radical terrorist organization.

Living Under the Cross

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, December 3, 2017

“Living Under the Cross”

 Third of five sermons on ‘The Meaning of Christ’s Cross’

Scripture: Revelation 4:2-11 and Colossians 1:15-23

In professional tennis matches, the ball moves so quickly that players have to swing at it before their conscious minds have time to process what’s happening. I read an article about how winning tennis players are able to compete at such a fast pace. It explained that through thousands of hours of practice they learn to recognize subtle signs given off by their opponents, and fine-tune their reflexes to instantly respond.

The same is true in today’s battle of ideas. Our mass-media culture constantly fires false worldviews at us which are contrary to God’s Word. If we don’t know how to recognize these false worldviews and respond quickly enough, we risk being captured by their hollow and deceptive ideas (Colossians 2:8). …

The Achievement of the Cross

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, November 19, 2017

“The Achievement of the Cross”

Second of five sermons on the ‘Meaning of Christ’s Cross’

Scripture: Isaiah 53:4-12 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

 

The Heart of the Cross

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Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, November 12, 2017

“The Heart of the Cross”

First of five sermons on the ‘Meaning of Christ’s Cross’

Scripture: Psalm 103:8-14 and 1 Peter 2:21-24

I invite you to examine a painting by Holman Hunt entitled ‘The Shadow of Death.’ (Copies attached to manuscript.) It depicts the inside of a carpenter’s shop in Nazareth. Stripped to the waist, Jesus stands by a wooden trestle into which He has placed His saw. He is lifting His eyes toward Heaven, and the look on His face is either pain or ecstasy, or both. As He does so, the evening sunlight streaming through the open door casts a shadow on the wall behind Him. The shadow is the form of a cross, with the tool-rack portraying a crossbeam. At His feet lies a red headband, symbolizing the blood-soaked crown of thorns which one day would be shoved unto His head.

What’s Happening After the Las Vegas Tragedy

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Sermon delivered by Pastor Steve Beason at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on November 5, 2017

“What’s Happening After the Las Vegas Tragedy”

Pastor Steve Beason is the former staff at the International Church of Las Vegas and served as Chaplan for the Las Vegas Police Department

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