What do you tend to think about? Do you think good thoughts, or bad ones? Do you focus on good things, or bad things? The focus of your thoughts will direct your future. That is the Apostle Paul’s warning in today’s text in Philippians 4.
Category Archives: Healing
Is your conscience bothering you? Do you feel guilty over something you’ve done – perhaps something that nobody else knows? Sometimes our guilt weights us down – even affecting our health. But remember, there is forgiveness. Absolutely. There is forgiveness for you and for whatever it is you’ve done. Click to be encouraged in this study of Psalm 32.
What does it mean to be “born again?” Is this a real thing? Does something really happen to us when we come to Christ, or is this just a fancy way of referring to our decision to follow Him? Click to learn what being born again is all about in this study of John 3.
-The Lord is my shepherd- I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures- He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul- He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil- for You are with me.- Psalm 23
When the storm hit, the sailors were exactly where Jesus had told them to go. But how can that be if He loved them so much? Storms happen. And sometimes God puts you right in their midst. But He does not leave you alone! Click to listen to this encouraging study of Matthew 14.
Have you had a bad week? A bad month? A bad year? If so, how do you respond when God’s word says to “make a joyful noise?” How do you respond with praise, when you are unhappy or depressed? How can you be joyous, when it seems like God is so far away? Click to hear the Bible’s own response to this question from Psalm 100.
Is cremation biblical? In 1960, only 4% of Americans were cremated. As of 2020, that number is 52%. Clearly, cremation is considered a viable option for those planning ahead. With that said, what does the Bible have to say on this topic? You may be surprised.
The Apostle Paul was given a vision of Heaven. He was also sent a “thorn in the flesh.” What were these (very different) things all about? What was God doing in Paul’s life, and what may He be doing in our own? Click to learn more.
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.
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
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
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.