Category Archives: Bible Study

What does the Bible teach? How do those teachings hold up, centuries after it was written? And what does the Bible’s words mean for you and I are to live?

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 Scandal At Supper

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

Title: The Scandal At Supper: Christ And The Pharisees
Subtitle: Jesus Christ (Person And Work)
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/19/2019
Bible: Matthew 9, Mark 2
Length: 26 min.

Overview: What this Man was doing was scandalous. It disrupted the status quo. It threatened society. And yet, it was good! Click above to hear this encouraging sermon from Matthew 9.

Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise (The Cross)

Jesus was crucified between two thieves. And at first, both MOCKED Him. Then one stopped mocking.

“Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom,” this thief said. And Christ’s response was, “truly, this day, you will be with Me in paradise.” Click to be encouraged about the future that awaits after death.

Jesus: Ministry To Doubters And Disciples

The man DID NOT believe. In his mind, there was NO WAY that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah.

That was until he met Jesus. And at that moment, Jesus convinced this skeptic that He was indeed the Messiah – the very Son of God.

The Baptism Of Jesus: Why Was He Baptized?

If baptism is for SINNERS, then why was JESUS baptized?

Even John the Baptist didn’t understand this one. John told Jesus that he needed to be baptized by Him, not the other way around. So why did Jesus do it? In this podcast, we learn the answer.

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.

Jonah: Is It Ever Right To Be Angry At God?

Have you ever been angry with God?

In Jonah 4, the prophet was angry at God. He couldn’t believe what God had done. It didn’t seem good or fair. And he insisted that his own anger was right and appropriate! Click to hear God’s gracious response.

Jonah: The Most Effective Sermon Ever Preached

One sermon. Eight words. Over a hundred thousand people repented.

There’s no other sermon like this. There’s no sermon ever preached that had as wide-spread a response among those that it was originally preached to. So what happened in Nineveh? Click to learn more from our series on Jonah.

Jonah: Alone In The Dark

Alone. Scared. Anxious. Is that you? Have you felt that way?

No one has ever felt as alone as Jonah – sitting by himself in the belly of the beast. But the prophet wasn’t really alone, and this wasn’t the end of the line. Click to listen and be encouraged.

Jonah: You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide

You can RUN from God. But you can’t HIDE from God.

Has God every placed a call on your life that you’ve run away from? Has God ever called you – and instead of responding to His call, you ran? That’s what Jonah did. Click to learn more.