Category Archives: Healing

What does the Bible say about healing? What promises does God make us regarding our bodies, minds, and spirit? What hope do we have when we’re in pain or suffering? Click to listen to these encouraging messages from the Word of God.

The Lasting Legacy Of Abraham (Galatians, Week 5)



People are quick to believe lies. “O foolish Galatians – who has bewitched you?” This was the question that Paul had. He wanted to know who had misled his friends in Galatia. And then he reminded them of the truth of the Gospel, using Abraham as an example. Click to listen to this fascinating study of Galatians 3.


Understanding The Two Trees In The Garden



In the center of the Garden of Eden, there were two trees. Now, we usually think of the tree that prompted man’s fall – the tree of the knowledge of “good and evil.” But there was another tree nearby, which Scripture calls the “Tree of Life.” Click to listen and learn more.


The Perfect Storm: When Life’s Waves Crash Down



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.


Make A Joyful Noise (Even When Life Is Hard)



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.


Cremation Or Burial: What Does The Bible Say



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.


A Vision Of Heaven, And A Thorn In The Flesh



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.


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.


Hope: Your Story Ends Well (Be Encouraged)



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

Title: Hope: Your Story Ends Well
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/22/2020
Bible: Psalm 113, Psalm 113:1
Length: 27 min.

Overview: Are you ready to give up? Are you depressed, hurting, or anxious about the future? Then know this – your story ends well. Click to hear this encouraging sermon from Psalm 113.


Treasures In Heaven



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

Title: Treasures In Heaven
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/24/2020
Bible: Matthew 6
Length: 26 min.

Overview: You want it all. But that’s not realistic! Time and resources are finite. So what should you prioritize? Where should your focus be in the days ahead? Click to hear more.