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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Here's the sudio from this morning's sermon:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Saturday, 02 April 2016 10:23

Twenty-Six Political Theses for Your Consideration Featured

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Twenty-Six Political Theses_______________________________1).  If you pay no federal income tax, you have no right to demand that the top 1% of earners pay more in federal taxes.2).  If you are not registered to vote, you forfeit all right to complain or pontificate about anything which goes on in the political arena.3).  If you

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 10:23

"Safely Through Water" -- 1 Peter 3:18-22

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The Eighth in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

All of us have consciences which accuse us because we have all sinned against God and disobeyed his commandments.  And so whenever we suffer or are persecuted by those with power over us, there is a little voice within which says to us, “why, of course, you are suffering.” 

Friday, 25 March 2016 09:45

Audio from Easter Week Services

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Here's the audio from our Maundy Thursday service, focusing upon Jesus' celebration of the Passover with his disciples (Luke 22) as the fulfillment of Exodus 12: Maundy Thursday 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

My lecture series on the Reformed doctrine of the "Two Kingdoms" is now complete.

You can find the entire series of lectures here:  In the Land of Nod -- Lectures on the Reformed Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the ninth in a series of Sermons on the Book of Daniel, Click Here

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Here's the audio from two Sundays ago, which was successfully recovered, Click Here

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Here's the concluding lecture in my series "In the Land of Nod."

In this lecture we summarize the biblical data regarding A Christian's Responsibility within the Civil Kingdom

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:51

A New Book from Mike Horton

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Michael Horton's latest book will ship soon!

Here's the info from the publisher:

What Do All Christians Believe?

For many people, words like doctrine and theology cause their eyes to glaze over, or they find them difficult to understand and struggle to see how they are relevant to daily life. But theology is far from boring—it is the study

The Seventh in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

It is foolish to attempt to deny reality.  Christians are going to be misunderstood, mistrusted, and persecuted because we are believers in Jesus Christ.  Those unbelievers and secularists we encounter do not understand our faith in Christ, they see no need whatsoever to believe in Jesus, and

The Sixth in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

Christians in American do not face the same kind of persecution which Christians among Peter’s first century audience were facing.  Many of those to whom Peter was writing were forcibly displaced from their homes and land by an edict from a previous Roman emperor Claudius, because they refused

Monday, 07 March 2016 13:18

"In the Land of Nod" -- Lecture Series

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Some of you listening to the most recent lectures in my series "In the Land of Nod," have asked about previous lectures.

You can find them here:  Two Kingdoms

Or here (at the Christ Reformed Church Academy site):  Christ Reformed Academy

Note:  I'll wrap up the series in a couple of weeks.  There will be 19 total lectures.

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Sunday, 06 March 2016 17:14

"But I See Four Men" -- Daniel 3:1-30

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the seventh in a series on the Book of Daniel, "But I See Four Men."  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Sunday, 06 March 2016 17:01

Friday Night Academy Audio

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Here's the audio from Friday Night's Academy lecture from our series on the Two Kingdoms, "In the Land of Nod."  The lecture deals with the moral imperative given to all Christian citizens in the civil kingdom, "Love Your Neighbor."  Love Of Neighbor--Our Civil Kingdom Mandate

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The Fifth in A Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

Those Christians receiving this letter from the Apostle Peter are aliens in their own land.  They have been displaced from their homes by a decree from the Roman emperor Claudius several years earlier.  As elect exiles, beloved by God, and members of Christ’s church, Christians of the

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Sunday, 28 February 2016 15:52

Friday Night Academy Audio

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Here's the audio from Friday night's Academy Lecture on the Two Kingdoms ("In the Land of Nod").  The Lecture is entitled The Temptation of Civil Religion

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:06

"You Are a Chosen Race" -- 1 Peter 2:1-12

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The Fourth in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

Many of the elect exiles to whom Peter is writing have been forcibly removed from their homes, often because of their faith in Jesus Christ and for refusing to worship pagan deities.  These exiles are undergoing a difficult time of trial and testing.  They possess a heavenly citizenship and a

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, on the occasion of the ordination and installation of new deacons and elders:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Sunday, 21 February 2016 16:46

Friday Night Academy Audio

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 Here's the audio from Friday night's Academy lecture on the Reformed doctrine of the two kingdoms, entitled "In the Land of Nod: Which Came First? The Family or the State?"

 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:15

"This Word Is the Good News" -- 1 Peter 1:13-25

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The Third in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, then you are also a citizen of the heavenly kingdom.  Our heavenly citizenship also means that we are, in a sense, resident aliens in the land in which we live (in our case, the United States of America).  In light of our dual citizenship, the question

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

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 10:07

"The Salvation of Your Souls" -- 1 Peter 1:1-12

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The Second in a Series of Sermons on 1 Peter

Why does God allow his people to find themselves as aliens and strangers in their own land?  How do Christians find joy in times of trial and suffering?  What purpose can there in suffering such as this?  Peter will seek to answer these questions by pointing his struggling readers and

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon: Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Sunday, 07 February 2016 16:59

Friday Night Academy Audio

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger