Category Archives: Christianity

What is Christianity? What do Christians believe? And why do they believe it, especially given all the other religious and secular viewpoints? Listen to the “Christianity” podcast to learn more.

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.


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.


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.


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.