Category Archives: Addiction

Tomorrow: Making Plans For The Future



What does the Bible say about making plans for the future?

In the book of James, we see that it’s OK to make plans for tomorrow – but not to be presumptuous. Not to be arrogant. Instead, planning and praying should go hand in hand. Click to learn more.


The Temptation Of Jesus In The Wilderness



Does the devil think that he can win?

In Luke 4, Jesus is led out into the wilderness, where He was tempted for forty days by the devil. What did the devil think he was going to accomplish? And what was the Father’s purpose in allowing His Son to undergo this? Click to hear this sermon from Luke 4.


Depressed? Remember, You Matter To God!



Are you depressed? Are you beaten down? Do you wonder where God is in the middle of your hurts? Then here’s some encouragement: God is near, and He cares.

In Psalm 139, we see that although we travel through some dark valleys, we’re never alone. God is with us and has ordained good on our horizon. Click for more.


The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)



-The Lord is my shepherd- I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures- He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul- He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil- for You are with me.- Psalm 23


God Has Not Abandoned You



Life is hard. Pain is real. And yet, God is there. No matter how hard life may get, God will not abandon you over to it. He walks side by side with His children, hand in hand. Click to hear more in this encouraging sermon from Matthew 4.

A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: God Has Not Abandoned You
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/02/2020
Bible: Matthew 4
Length: 27 min.

Overview: Life is hard. Pain is real. And yet, God is there. No matter how hard life may get, God will not abandon you over to it. He walks side by side with His children, hand in hand. Click to hear more in this encouraging sermon from Matthew 4.


Hope: Your Story Ends Well (Be Encouraged)



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: Hope: Your Story Ends Well
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/22/2020
Bible: Psalm 113, Psalm 113:1
Length: 27 min.

Overview: Are you ready to give up? Are you depressed, hurting, or anxious about the future? Then know this – your story ends well. Click to hear this encouraging sermon from Psalm 113.


Christ’s Words To The Down, Depressed And Despairing



A new MP3 sermon from Christ Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Christ’s Words To The Down, Depressed, Despairing
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: Christ Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 8/30/2018
Bible: Matthew 4; Matthew 5
Length: 31 min.

Overview: God cares about what you’re going through. And in Matthew 4, He proves it. Click to hear this encouraging sermon from Matthew 4-23-25.


Addiction: Pornography, Pills, And Other Vices



A new MP3 sermon from Christ Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Addiction: Pornography, Pills, And Other Vices
Subtitle: Be Holy: The Christian’s Walk
Speaker: Rev. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: Christ Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 11/19/2017
Bible: James 1; James 1:13,14
Length: 34 min. (64kbps)

Overview: Are you suffering from an addiction to pornography, pills, alcohol, or something similar- Are you looking for help? If so, please click to hear this encouraging (and convicting) sermon from James 1-13-15.


Hope For Those In A Dark Place (Depression & God)



A new MP3 sermon from Christ Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Hope For Those In A Dark Place (Depression & God)
Subtitle: Depression, Anxiety And Pain
Speaker: Rev. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: Christ Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 11/12/2017
Bible: Psalm 23; Psalm 23:1,4
Length: 33 min. (64kbps)

Overview: Are you in a dark valley right now? Psalm 23 is known as the Shepherd’s Psalm. In it, we read of the Good Shepherd that looks after wayward sheep.This is a metaphor that Luther called one of the most beautiful and comforting in all of Scripture. Click to hear more, in this uplifting sermon from Psalm 23.