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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Church members and readers of this blog often ask me about annual Bible reading plans--especially at the New Year when folks endeavor (dare I say it, make a resolution) to be more faithful about Bible reading.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

Ligonier has a great list of plans:  Ligonier Bible Reading Plans

ESV.org has a good list as

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The Sixtieth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John

Jesus was dead. If there were any doubts, the spear thrust into his side confirmed the obvious. The end of the day was drawing near, and according to Jewish law, Jesus’ body must be buried before sundown. The women devoted to Jesus, along with his mother Mary, have watched the

Sunday, 27 December 2015 14:34

"The Tender Mercy of Our God" -- Luke 1:57-80

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Sunday, 20 December 2015 16:19

"God, My Savior" -- Luke 1:39-56

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on "Mary's Song."  Click Here

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 09:57

"It Is Finished" -- John 19:16b-30

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

It is easy for Christians to talk about the death of Jesus in the abstract.  We study and debate the nature and the extent of the atonement.  We speak of the cross as the basis for our salvation because through Christ’s suffering we find the forgiveness of sin–Jesus

Sunday, 13 December 2015 15:40

"The Son of God" -- Luke 1:26-38

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:16

"It Was About the Sixth Hour" -- John 19:1-16a

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

Who would have ever thought that one of the most significant events in human history would play out in a Roman military headquarters in Jerusalem, in a trial presided over by a man (the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate) who is at first curious about Jesus’ presence before him, then

Sunday, 06 December 2015 15:37

"To Take Away My Reproach" -- Luke 1:1-25

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

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

The Jews have found Jesus guilty of a capitol crime–blasphemy.  The sentence for such a crime is death.  The high priest, Caiaphas, and those who were present for Jesus’ trial in the high priest’s courtyard, then brought Jesus before the full Sanhedrin where

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the final in our series on Ezra-Nehemiah: Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:10

"I Have Said Nothing in Secret" -- John 18:12-27

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

From the period of time Jesus time spent in Jerusalem during the Feast of Booths (the previous Fall), until the night of his arrest on the eve of the Passover (in the Spring), the religious leaders of Israel have been plotting to kill him.  One of Jesus’ own disciples (Judas)

Sunday, 22 November 2015 16:46

"God Made Them Rejoice" -- Nehemiah 11-12

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 09:58

"I Am He" -- John 18:1-11

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

Jesus has done absolutely nothing wrong.  He has spoken only those words which YHWH has given him to speak.  He has broken not a single one of God’s commandments in his thinking, in his doing, or in his speech.  He has loved God with his whole heart and his neighbor

Sunday, 15 November 2015 18:36

"Observe and Do" -- Nehemiah 10:1-39

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

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

When Jesus prays for his disciples, there is one very important point of emphasis–that all of those whom Jesus will redeem, might be one.  As Jesus prays, he asks that as he and the Father are one, so too may his people be one, so as to witness the glory of the Father and the

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

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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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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger