But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 08:28

"Against Jerusalem" -- 2 Kings 25:1-22

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets--the Fate of Judah and Jerusalem

 

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study:  Common Ground and the Role of Presuppositions

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

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On June 6, 1944--seventy four years ago today--the allies sucessfully landed on five beaches in Normandy.  Many celebrations of this world-changing event (known simply as D-Day) have come and gone.  Few are left alive who fought this day to breach Hitler's supposedly impenetrable Atlantic...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 03:37

"In Him" -- Colossians 2:6-15

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The Fifth in a Series of Sermons on Colossians

One of the unique emphases of Reformed theology is the doctrine of “union with Christ,” which arises from reflection upon the letters of Paul.  Union with Christ is the answer to one of the theological problems created by the death,...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Habakkuk from our series on the Minor Prophets:  Click Here

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study: The Acquired Knowledge of God -- What Do We Know About God from Nature?

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The Fourth in a Series of Sermons on Colossians

Paul is under house arrest in Rome awaiting his appearance before Caesar.  During this time, he will write letters to the churches in Philippi and Colossae, a circular letter to the church in Ephesus, and a personal letter to a man named...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from Habakkuk

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study: The Content of the Innate and Acquired Knowledge of God--A Biblical Catalogue

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My wife Micki and I are thrilled to announce the engagement of our youngest son, Mark Thomas, to Ms. Brianna Lynch.

Mark is a graduate of CSUF (B.A.), has completed his graduate degree (M.S.) in emergency management at CSULB, and currently works for California State Parks.  Brianna is a...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:22

Did She Have an Inkling?

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So, when TV's most (in)famous psychic dies, I have a couple of questions.

Did she know she would get cancer?  Did she know when she would die?  Any inkling?  I'll bet she didn't go to her doctor and tell him, "I'm getting cancer on July 1, so let us start treatments now!" 

Did she party and spend all her money before the

Sunday, 24 July 2016 15:32

"Seal the Book" -- Daniel 12:1-13

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The twenty-first and final in a series of sermons on the Book of Daniel

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

 

How about this image of Jesus walking on water outside the Museum of Religious Arts in Logan, Iowa?  And there are plenty more!

Sadly, this is one of the least tacky examples from a recent photo essay from the Washington PostAmerica's Christian Entertainment Destinations

(h.t. John Siston)

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Daniel 11

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Senator Sasse nails it . . . again

Our public square is plagued by habitual, brazen lying. This isn’t entirely new — there have always been some politicians who lied — but I do not believe this country can long survive if the public concedes in advance that people in government do not need to be

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:33

"Now to Him Who Is Able" -- Jude 17-25

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The Third and Final in a Series of Sermons on the Book of Jude

The epistle of Jude may be short, but it is packed.  In the span of just 25 verses, Jude manages to remind those reading/hearing this letter of a received body of doctrine (“the faith once for all delivered”) which came to them directly from the apostles

Sunday, 10 July 2016 15:41

"Fear Not" -- Daniel 10:1-21

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon.  Click here

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:14

"Jesus, Who Saved a People" -- Jude 5-16

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The Second in a Series on the Book of Jude

What was a typical sermon like in the apostolic age?  How did those men identified with the apostolic circle preach?  In verses 5-16 of the Epistle of Jude we find such a sermon (or at least a portion of such a sermon) which serves as the main body of Jude’s short epistle.  Citing from

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Daniel's seventieth week:  Click Here

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A bit long, but well worth watching.  A great discussion of preaching law/gospel in a culture which knows no guilt or shame.

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The First in a Series of Sermons on the Epistle of Jude

It should get our attention when we are reminded of the number and gravity of the warnings to the churches found in the New Testament concerning the threat of false doctrine and false teachers.  In the Epistle of Jude, we learn of churches which have been secretly infiltrated by

Sunday, 26 June 2016 15:24

"Seventy Weeks" -- Daniel 9:20-27

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the "Seventy Weeks" of Daniel 9:24-27

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The Seventh and Final in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

Knowing that his life was likely drawing to a close, the Apostle Peter arranged for the composition of the brief epistle we know as 2 Peter.  Part sermon, part letter, there is a profound sense of urgency about Peter’s second letter.  In it, the Apostle makes three key

Here's the audio from Chris Coleman's sermon on Psalm 19

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger