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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Hope to see you there!

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 09:56

"Sanctify Them in the Truth" -- John 17:6-19

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The Fifty-Third in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

As you read through Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer” prayer in John 17, one thing virtually jumps out of the text.  In this prayer we immediately see the deep and abiding relationship Jesus has with his Heavenly Father.  Although the gospels tell us that Jesus

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon from Dr. Mike Horton, on the occasion of Reformation Sunday and our Twentieth Anniversary.

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 09:57

"The Hour Has Come" -- John 17:1-5

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The Fifty-Second in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

Their evening together is now over.  The hour has come.  Jesus must leave the Upper Room, cross the Kidron Valley, and go to an olive grove on the Mount of Olives, where he will be arrested by members of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish ruling council).  But in the moments before

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:56

Pastor Buzzkill

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Pastors are always more than a little apprehensive during weddings.  Why?  Because even though the couple you just married are thrilled that after months of preparation they have finally been pronounced man and wife, that moment is immortalized on film.

There in the background, behind the obvious joy of the moment, is pastor

My new book on B. B. Warfield, The Lion of Princeton, has sold out twice, but is back in stock again at Amazon.

You can check it out here: (Lion of Princeton Info)

You can buy it here:  The Lion of Princeton at Amazon

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 09:57

"Take Heart" -- John 16:25-33

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The Fifty-First in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

The Passover celebration is over, and the time has come for Jesus to depart from the upper room.  Throughout his last moments with his disciples, Jesus has been preparing for them what he knows is sure to come–his crucifixion, death, and burial.  In the famous words of

Sunday, 18 October 2015 17:07

"With the Help of Our God" -- Nehemiah 6:1-14

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, 

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 15:42

I Had Issues Today . . .

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I was on Issues, Etc., today with host Todd Wilken, discussing Chris McCann of eBible fellowship's end-times prediction, and his refusal to backtrack when the Lord did not return on October 7, as McCann predicted.

You can listen here:  McCann's failed prediction

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 07:27

Congratulations to My Colleague Andrew Compton!

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Andrew made the announcement this morning:

Dear Congregation of Christ Reformed Church,

Last Friday, I was offered a professorial position at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, an appointment that will begin on June 1, 2016. After much prayer and consideration, I have chosen to accept the appointment.

Mid-America Reformed Seminary is a confessional

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:23

"Ask and You Shall Receive" -- John 16:16-24

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The Fiftieth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel

The disciples are about to participate in a series of events which will change the course of human history in ways they cannot yet comprehend.  Jesus has gathered his disciples together in an upper room in Jerusalem to celebrate their final Passover together.  After redefining the meaning

Monday, 12 October 2015 13:15

Brian Lee's Take on Martyrdom in Oregon

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Our friend and colleague, Dr. Brian Lee (the pastor of the "other" Christ Reformed Church in DC), offers his thoughts on the recent Oregon shooting.

If you profess Christ as your highest good, your only hope, your only comfort, while staring down the barrel of a gun, you are a martyr. You have born witness to the character of the Christian faith,

Sunday, 11 October 2015 16:52

"In the Fear of Our God" -- Nehemiah 5:1-19

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Here's the audio from today's sermon

on Nehemiah.  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:18

"He Will Convict the World" -- John 16:4b-15

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The Forty-Ninth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

Jesus is leaving his disciples.  He is going to a place that they cannot come.  After his death and resurrection, Jesus will ascend into heaven to prepare a place for them (and for us), and he will send them the Holy Spirit (the Helper) from the Father.  Although Jesus will

Micki and I finally made it to our last destination--Rome.  This was after two days of walking ourselves sore in Florence.

My disdain for Roman theology only grew after seeing paintings of Saint Francis supposedly receiving the stigmata, as well as the "Assumption of Mary" in the famous Uffizzi gallery in Florence.  Quite a place--despite

Monday, 28 September 2015 00:23

With the Saints in Milan on the Lord's Day

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I'm standing with Rev. Andrea Ferrari, pastor of the Chiesa Evangelica Riformata Filadelfia, a URCNA church plant in Milan.  What a joy to worship with brothers and sisters who love Christ and his saving work.

The church was full and pastor Ferrari shared the news with us of several promising church planting efforts in Italy and Romania.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 06:52

My DNA-Driven Family Reunion

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Urs Rothlisberger and I stand atop the "Rothlisberg," a small hill in Heimesbach near the city of Langnau-Im-Emmental, in the Canton of Bern.   We had never met, and had no idea whatsoever of any family ties until we both took DNA tests and got a match.  Urs and I share the exact same y-DNA, have a common ancester (Cunradt

Monday, 21 September 2015 03:21

The Communion of Saints

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My wife and I were privileged to experience the communion of saints in a unique and wonderful way.  On the Lord's Day we worshiped with the saints of the Independent Evangelical and Reformed Church in Heidelberg.  I preached on 1 John 2:18-27, "antichrist is coming" as the capstone to our series on eschatology.  We sang psalms and

Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:16

Luther, Ursinus, Olevianus

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During our walking tour of Heidelberg, led by Rev. Sebastian Heck, we stood on the spot where Martin Luther gave his famous "Heidelberg Disputation" (in April of 1518) while speaking at the Augustinian Cloister in the city.  It was one of Luther's first public discourses.  Luther spoke on human sinfulness and the bondage of the

Friday, 18 September 2015 13:34

A Very Pleasant Surprise . . .

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The members of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche surprised me with a German edition of my book, A Case for Amillennialism.

The translation was done by one of the church members and approved by the publisher (Baker Books).  The German title means "Dispute Over the Millennium."

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:49

Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology Begins

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 We arrived safely in Heideberg and met a wonderful group of like-minded Reformed folk.  The photo on the left is the conference banner, and the other photo is of me making my introductory remarks with Jorg Muller, the conference translator.

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Monday, 14 September 2015 09:44

Our European Adventure

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Our first stop is Heidelberg, where I am speaking at the 2015 Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology (you can find info on the annual conference here:  Heidelberg Conference 2015).

I will also be preaching at theSelbständige Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche (the Independent EvangelicalReformed Church) on the Lord's Day (Sunday,

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the fourteenth in a series of sermons on Ezra-Nehemiah:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger