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?

Jewels In The Sight Of God



Are you depressed? Are you downhearted? Then know this – you are special in God’s eyes. You are of immeasurable value and worth to your Maker. And He wants you to know that. In Malachi 3, God says this about His people, “They shall be Mine, on the day that I make them My jewels.” This means that in all the gravel of creation, you sparkle as a priceless gem. Click to be encouraged, in this sermon from the Old Testament book of Malachi.


God Will Provide For You



Are you worried about the future? Are you concerned about your finances, your health, your job, or your family? Then take heart – God provides for His children. Click to hear this encouraging reminder about God’s provision in a study of Malachi 3.


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.


Open Hands, Open Hearts (Mercy Ministry)



What is “mercy ministry?” When someone calls your church in need of help, what happens next? In some cases, it is a referral to some other place or to a civic agency. But that is insufficient. Our love for God and for our neighbors requires something more. Click to listen to this sermon from Deuteronomy 15.


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 Road To The Cross: Christ And Barabbas



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

Title: The Road To The Cross: Christ And Barabbas
Subtitle: Book Of Luke
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 04/10/2020
Bible: Luke 23; Luke 23:21
Length: 27 min.

Overview: One was the Messiah, the other a murderer. One was innocent, the other was guilty. And three days before Easter, it was the innocent who was slaughtered.–Click to hear the story of Jesus Christ and Barabbas from Luke 23.


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.