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, 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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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

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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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon from our series on the Book of Daniel

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The Sixth in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

Peter has lambasted those false teachers and prophets who were secretly introducing destructive heresies into the churches, and then leading people away from Christ so as to indulge the lusts of the flesh.  As Peter has told his readers, the chief heresy being taught by these false teachers and

Sunday, 05 June 2016 15:27

The "Little Horn" -- Daniel 8:1-17

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The Fifth in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

In the first three verses of chapter two of his Second Epistle, Peter warns the churches that false teachers will arise throughout the course of the age and disrupt the church.  They will do so until Jesus comes back a second time–which is, ironically, a doctrine which the false teachers

Sunday, 29 May 2016 15:21

"And the Time Came" -- Daniel 7:15-28

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The Fourth in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

It is not a question of if, but a matter of when.  False teachers and false prophets have come, they will come, and they will continually seek to introduce destructive heresies until the Lord returns.  In his 2nd Epistle–which is Peter’s “testament,” i.e., his final

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the thirteenth in a series of sermons on the Book of Daniel:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Yup, I know, it is still a long way off, but here's the first look at an important new book.

My contribution is, "The Eschatology of the Reformers"

 From the publisher (Crossway):

Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary

Edited byMatthew Barrett, Foreword byMichael Horton, Contributions by R. Michael Allen,

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:06

"The Prophetic Word" -- 2 Peter 1:12-21

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The Third in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

Peter is writing to warn those reading his second epistle of serious doctrinal error in the churches.  Knowing that he does not have long to live, Peter leaves us with his testament (this epistle).  In extending to us his final words, Peter includes an exhortation that Christians must strive to

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The Second in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

There is a reason why Peter’s second epistle and the small book of Jude are not well-known, or widely read and preached upon in the churches.  In both these letters, we find emphatic warnings about false teachers and the dangers of false doctrine they spread.  For those who embrace the

Sunday, 08 May 2016 15:32

"Where Would You Turn" -- Ruth 1:1-22

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The First in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

We begin an eight-part study of the Second Epistle of Peter, continuing our larger series on 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude.  From the moment we open this all-too often overlooked, but very important letter ascribed to the Apostle Peter, it soon becomes apparent that there are a number of problems to faced

Sunday, 01 May 2016 17:01

"He Is the Living God" -- Daniel 6:1-28

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:47

Is the "Pre-Trib" Rapture on the Decline?

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There was a time in my life when I thought belief in premillennialism and a "pre-trib" rapture were signs of allegiance to biblical inerrancy and theological orthodoxy.  Anyone who rejected this view, in my mind, was suspect and probably did not take the Bible very seriously.

As many of you know, my journey to amillennialism was a slow and

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 09:50

"The God of All Grace" -- 1 Peter 5:1-14

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The Twelfth and Final in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

What do you say to Christians who have been displaced from their homes by a cruel and cynical act of a pagan emperor?  How do you comfort a persecuted people who see no relief in sight from their troubles? What do you say to people who are reviled and cursed because they profess their

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon from our series on the Book of Daniel

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 10:30

"Like a Roaring Lion" -- 1 Peter 5:1-14

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The Eleventh in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

There is one thing American Christians do not like–to submit to authority of the church officers.  In a recent survey, 90% of American Christians opined that the church has no authority to declare whether or not someone is a Christian.  Yet, all the Evangelical theologians asked to

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:13

"A Faithful Creator" -- 1 Peter 4:12-19

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The Tenth in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

Peter’s purpose in writing his first epistle is to comfort persecuted Christians in Asia Minor, many of whom who have been displaced from their homes because of a decree from the Roman emperor Claudius.  Peter has reminded them that despite their struggles, in God’s eyes, they are elect

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Thanks, Andrew, for pinch hitting at the last minute!

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The Ninth in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

Although you might expect Peter to instruct Christians to fight back against their oppressors, instead Peter directs us to a different kind of war.  Christians must resolve to engage in a fierce battle with sin and not let it reign over us.  This war against sin should be evident in the way in