Category Archives: Addiction

Tear Down Your High Places



You’re making progress. Good. But there is some issue in your life that you haven’t addressed – some issue that you have been unwilling to deal with. Some sin that you’re letting hang on.

In Judah, there were a number of good kings. But even the good kings did not take down the “high places” of idolatry. They kept them up. And God held that decision against them. They went so far in their reforms, but they did not go all the way. Click to learn more in this sermon from 2 Kings.


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.


The Battle Within (Struggles In Sanctification)



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

Title: The Battle Within (Struggles In Sanctification)
Subtitle: Depression, Anxiety And Pain
Speaker: Rev. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: Christ Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/29/2017
Bible: Galatians 5; Galatians 5:16,17
Length: 33 min. (64kbps)

Overview: Even though we’ve been born again, our fallen nature is opposed to our new nature, so that -we do not do the things that -we- wish.—–Click above to learn more about the battle within, in a sermon from Galatians 5-16-24.


Marriage, Divorce, Adultery & Pornography



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

Title: Marriage, Divorce, Adultery & Pornography
Subtitle: Marriage & Relationships
Speaker: Rev. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: Christ Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/6/2016
Bible: Genesis 2; Genesis 2:18,23
Length: 32 min. (64kbps)

Overview: Marriage is a big deal to God—–Marriage typifies things that are even greater than itself – such as the Trinity, or the love of Christ for the church. Marriage matters, and it is meant to last- Click to learn more.