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.

Tear Down Your High Places



You’re making progress. Good. But there is some issue in your life that you haven’t addressed – some issue that you have been unwilling to deal with. Some sin that you’re letting hang on.

In Judah, there were a number of good kings. But even the good kings did not take down the “high places” of idolatry. They kept them up. And God held that decision against them. They went so far in their reforms, but they did not go all the way. Click to learn more in this sermon from 2 Kings.


The Reformation: I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel



Don’t do it. Don’t water down the Gospel. Don’t pander to sinners. Don’t appease goats and starve sheep. Don’t let people die on your watch. Tell people the truth!

In Romans 1, the Apostle Paul said “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” We shouldn’t be either. Click to listen to this convicting sermon from Dr. Holt.


Our God Is A Consuming Fire



Our God is a consuming fire – and left to our own devices, we would melt before His gaze. So how will we survive on the day to come? What hope do we have?

You see, the world has got God all wrong. They’ve denigrated His holiness to accommodate their sinfulness. And this is DANGEROUS. Click to learn why in this study of Hebrews 12.


Is Jesus REALLY The Only Way To Salvation



Is Jesus the ONLY way? Why or why not? There are a lot of religions – can Heaven be attained by all of them? Can well meaning people of any faith be saved, as long as they are sincere in their beliefs? And can these questions be answered in an intellectually honest, theologically consistent way? Click to learn more.


“Born Again” – What Does This Actually Mean?



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.


Galatians Summary: The Cross (Galatians, Wk. 10)



A man sows what he reaps. As Paul wrapped up his letter to the Galatians, this was his emphasis. The things that you do and the things that you say will produce some sort of harvest – the question is, what kind will it be? Are you sowing good seeds, or are you sowing the spiritual equivalent of “gummy bears” that won’t last the test of time?

Click to listen to this final sermon in our series on Galatians.


The Fruit Of The Spirit (Galatians, Wk. 9)



Do you have an appetite for destruction? Do you find yourself doing things that you shouldn’t do, or wanting things that you shouldn’t want? There is a battle that is going on in our flesh. Don’t think otherwise. We do a lot of things that we know are wrong – the question is why? Join us as we consider the difference between “good fruits” and “bad fruits” in our study of Galatians 5.


Isaac And Ishmael: An Allegory (Galatians, Wk. 8)



Abraham had two sons – Isaac and Ishmael. One was the son of promise, the other was the son of works. In Galatians 4, Paul tells the Judaizers that they are the spiritual offspring of Ishmael. Now, what did he mean by that? What was the point of Paul’s allegory? Click to learn more.


God Is Your Father: Adoption (Galatians, Week 7)



Is God your father? Does He love you like a father loves a child, and actively pursue what is best for you? Or are you outside of His family. In the Bible, there is a doctrine called the “doctrine of adoption,” and it is one of the most encouraging teachings in the book. Click to learn more in our study of Galatians 4.


The Purpose Of God’s Laws (Galatians, Week 6)



What’s the point of God’s laws? And how did He come up with these laws anyway – especially the ones that we don’t like or don’t understand? In Galatians 3, the Apostle Paul talks about the purpose of God’s laws and why they are a good and necessary thing. Click to learn more.