Category Archives: Reformed Theology

What is “reformed theology?” What are its distinctives, and how does it differ from other theological systems? If you have these questions (or others), click for a list of related topics and teachings.

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.


Original Sin: Is Man Born Good, Bad, Or Neutral



Original sin – is it true? Is man born good, bad, or neutral? In other words, does the Bible say that we come into this world innocent, wicked, or as a spiritual free agent? The Apostle Paul taught on this topic at length – click to learn what he said in Romans 5.


Can You Lose Your Salvation?



Are you in danger of “losing” your salvation? Are you one sin or one bad day away from being cast from God’s presence? If you’ve ever wondered these things, then this sermon from John 6 may provide some answers. Click to listen.


Contending And Not Pretending (Apologetics)



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

Title: Contending And Not Pretending
Subtitle: Apologetics
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/07/2020
Bible: Matthew 6
Length: 26 min.

Overview: Truth is not a moving target. Our culture redefines what is “true” with every generation – sometimes faster. And this is wrong. Truth doesn’t emanate from our culture, but from God alone. Click to learn more.


The Lord’s Supper: What It Is To “Fence” The Table



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

Title: The Lord’s Supper: What It Is To “Fence” The Table
Subtitle: Book Of 1 Corinthians
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 12/08/2019
Bible: 1 Corinthians 11; 1 Corinthians 11:1
Length: 29 min.

Overview: What does it mean to “fence” the Lord’s Table? In 1 Corinthians 11, the Apostle Paul warns believers not to eat and drink of the Lord’s table “in an unworthy manner,” lest they were to “eat and drink judgment” upon themselves. Click to learn what this means.


The Work Of The Church (What Churches Are To Do)



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

Title: The Work Of The Church (What Churches Are To Do)
Subtitle: Book Of Ephesians
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 11/15/2019
Bible: Ephesians 4, Ephesians 4:16
Length: 28 min.

Overview: What is the “church?” What is its job? Is the church essential to the life of the Christian, or is it optional depending on our needs? Click to hear this sermon on the “work of the church,” in a study of Paul’s words from Ephesians 4.


The Question Of Free Will



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

Title: The Question Of Free Will (In Our Salvation)
Subtitle: Regeneration, Election, Calvin
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/19/2019
Bible: Ephesians 2:1, Romans 9:21
Length: 41 min.

Overview: What is “free will?” Do we actually have it? And if so, how do we reconcile the choices that we make with God’s plans and decree? Click to hear this sermon from Ephesians 2.


The Confident Christian: Bold Before The Throne



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

Title: The Confident Christian: Bold Before The Throne
Subtitle: Christian Living
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/30/2019
Bible: Hebrews 10, Hebrews 10:19
Length: 27 min.

Overview: You don’t have to live in fear. Specifically, you don’t have to fear that you are alone or unwanted. Christ came to give you hope. He came to lift you up. His hand is extended to you even now. Will you take it? Click to listen to this encouraging sermon from Hebrews 12.


Predestination (The Potter And The Clay)



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

Title: Predestination (The Potter And The Clay)
Subtitle: Regeneration, Election, Calvin
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: Christ Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 7/1/2018
Bible: Romans 8; Romans 9; Romans 9:21
Length: 31 min.

Overview: Why does God allow sickness and death? What purpose can these things possibly serve? Why did God allow Pharaoh, Goliath, or other wicked men to reign? What’s the deal? Well, in Romans 9, Paul answer this question, as he talks about the “potter” and the “clay.” Click to listen to this encouraging sermon.


The Christian Faith Is Not “Intellectual Suicide”



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

Title: The Christian Faith Is Not “Intellectual Suicide”
Subtitle: Apologetics: General
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: Christ Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/6/2018
Bible: 1 Corinthians 2; 1 Corinthians 2:1,4
Length: 31 min.

Overview: The fool says in his heart, “there is no God.” Is he right? Is having faith the equivalent of committing “intellectual suicide?” Click to hear this sermon from 1 Corinthians 2-1-5.