Category Archives: Apologetics

Patience In A Perplexing Age



Masks, viruses, politics – there are a lot of issues out there, capable of dividing one another. It may get worse in the months ahead. The debates in the world around us are tearing at the social fabric. Don’t let it happen in your marriage, family, or church. Click to hear more.


A Storm Is Coming



There is a storm on the horizon. There is a storm coming that will leave no man, no institution, and no nation untouched. It is a storm that all other storms point forward to. What will you do when it arrives? Click to learn more in this sermon from Matthew 7.


Persecution: The Apostles On Trial



The Gospel, when faithfully preached, will be opposed by a world that hates it. And that opposition may be fierce. But how are we to respond to the world’s barbs and persecution? Click to learn more in this encouraging sermon from Acts 5.


The Gates Of Hell: How They Are Overcome



This wicked cave in this wicked region was known as Hell’s gate – the path to the underworld. This was the “red light district” of Christ’s time. And yet, it was here that Jesus deliberately traveled, in order to teach His disciples. Click to hear what Jesus said about Hell’s gates, and what will ultimately prevail against them.


Partiality In The Priesthood And Pulpit



Pastors are not supposed to show partiality – not in what doctrines they teach, and not in who they teach those doctrines to. In Malachi’s day, this was a problem. The priests were showing partiality to specific teachings and specific people. And God was angry! Click to learn more.


Jacob I Have Loved, Esau I Have Hated



You don’t love us. That was the cry of the people against their God. And yet God, did love them – and there was a lot of proof of that love, if they were to just look around. God loved Israel with a unique, abiding, special love – a love that was not granted to His enemies. That love exists for you as well, as a child of God. Click to hear more.


Theological Pandemic: The Disease Of Our Day



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

Title: Theological Pandemic: The Disease Of Our Day
Subtitle: Book Of 1 John
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/13/2020
Bible: 1 John 5
Length: 27 min.

Overview: There is a theological pandemic in our world – infecting entire nations, institutions, and even seminaries. Truth is disappearing, and no one cares. Click to hear about this disease, and how we should respond, in this sermon from 1 John 5.


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.