Category Archives: Apologetics

The Church: Refined And Tested Through Fire



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

Title: The Church: Refined And Tested Through Fire
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/29/2020
Bible: Zechariah 13
Length: 32 mins.

Overview: Life is hard right now. Jobs are lost, people are sick, and the horizon looks bleak. But just as iron is wrought over fire, so are God’s people refined through difficult circumstances. Click to hear this encouraging sermon from Dr. Toby Holt.


The Coronavirus And The Bible



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

Title: The Coronavirus And The Bible
Subtitle: Christian Living
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Wednesday Study
Date: 3/19/2020
Bible: Joshua 1:9
Length: 19 min.

Overview: The Coronavirus is here. What does the Bible say about such things? What does the Bible tell us about how to live in the midst of job loss, sickness, and death? What encouragement can we find for the days ahead – days that may be more difficult than we’ve ever known? Click to learn more.


Jude: Of Wolves And Warnings



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

Title: Jude: Of Wolves And Warnings
Subtitle: Apologetics
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/28/2020
Bible: Jude 1, Jude 20
Length: 27 min.

Overview: We all think that we’re right – we all think that we see life clearly. But what if we’re deluded? What if our worldview is wrong? What if we’re packing our minds with lies? How will that turn out for us? Click to hear this convicting sermon from the Book of Jude.


Strong Words And Stern Warnings



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

Title: Strong Words And Stern Warnings
Subtitle: Book Of Jude
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/13/2020
Bible: Jude 1
Length: 29 min.

Overview: Bad advice will mess you up. Bad teachers will lead you astray. And you don’t have a lot of room for error – life is hard enough without having people tell you things that aren’t true.–Click to hear Jude’s warnings about false teachers in Jude 1-4-11.


Contending And Not Pretending (Apologetics)



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

Title: Contending And Not Pretending
Subtitle: Apologetics
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/07/2020
Bible: Matthew 6
Length: 26 min.

Overview: Truth is not a moving target. Our culture redefines what is “true” with every generation – sometimes faster. And this is wrong. Truth doesn’t emanate from our culture, but from God alone. Click to learn more.


The Lord’s Supper: What It Is To “Fence” The Table



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

Title: The Lord’s Supper: What It Is To “Fence” The Table
Subtitle: Book Of 1 Corinthians
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 12/08/2019
Bible: 1 Corinthians 11; 1 Corinthians 11:1
Length: 29 min.

Overview: What does it mean to “fence” the Lord’s Table? In 1 Corinthians 11, the Apostle Paul warns believers not to eat and drink of the Lord’s table “in an unworthy manner,” lest they were to “eat and drink judgment” upon themselves. Click to learn what this means.


The Question Of Free Will



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

Title: The Question Of Free Will (In Our Salvation)
Subtitle: Regeneration, Election, Calvin
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/19/2019
Bible: Ephesians 2:1, Romans 9:21
Length: 41 min.

Overview: What is “free will?” Do we actually have it? And if so, how do we reconcile the choices that we make with God’s plans and decree? Click to hear this sermon from Ephesians 2.


Atheists, Agnostics, And The Apostle Paul



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

Title: Atheists, Agnostics, And The Apostle Paul
Subtitle: Apologetics
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/18/2019
Bible: Romans 1, Acts 17
Length: 27 min.

Overview: You’ve never met an atheist. You may have met those who deny God, sure. You may have read their books. You may have encountered their unbelief in the public square. But if Paul was right, you’ve never met an atheist. Click above to learn more.


When Will God Deal With Evil (Habakkuk’s Cry)



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

Title: When Will God Deal With Evil (Habakkuk’s Cry)
Subtitle: Christian Living
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/25/2019
Bible: Habakkuk 1, Lamentations 1
Length: 26 min.

Overview: Habakkuk had seen all the evil he could stomach. He’d seen all manner of vile and terrible things, and he’d had enough. And because of this, he asked God the question, “how long?” Habakkuk wanted God to intervene and deal with unrighteousness. Click to hear God’s answer in this sermon from Habakkuk 1.


Twisting Of Truth: Peter’s Concern For Scripture



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

Title: Twisting Of Truth: Peter’s Concern For Scripture
Subtitle: The Bible
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/15/2019
Bible: 2 Peter 3, 2 Peter 1
Length: 28 min.

Overview: God has spoken! But sometimes people are not satisfied with what He has said. And because of this, they add new teachings to the Bible (or subtract from its contents). Click to hear this sermon on the topic of “sola scriptura,” from 2 Peter 3.