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

The Riddleblog - Apologetic Report

Here's the audio from the Wednesday night Bible Study: Van Til's Two Step Method

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Monday, 21 January 2019 23:40

"Walk By the Spirit" -- Galatians 5:16-26

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The Eleventh in a Series of Sermons on Galatians

In face of attacks made upon the gospel by the Judaizers, Paul exhorted the Galatians to stand firm in the freedom won for them by Jesus Christ.  Taking up a discussion of the Christian life in the fifth chapter of Galatians, Paul tells his...

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 07:29

"They Shall Remember Me" -- Zechariah 10:1-12

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

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday night Bible study:  Making the Case for Christianity: Part Two

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The Tenth in a Series of Sermons on Galatians

Christ has set us free, which is why Paul exhorts the Galatians to stand firm in the face of those who seek to re-enslave them to the basic principles of the world.  The freedom purchased for us (at the cost of the blood and sweat of Jesus) is a...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Zechariah 9, as part of our series on the Minor Prophets:  Zechariah 9:1-17

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday night Bible Study: 

"Making the Case for Christianity" -- Part One

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 01:30

"For Freedom" -- Galatians 5:1-6

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The Ninth in a Series of Sermons on Galatians

If anything is worth fighting for it is freedom–especially Christian freedom.  In defense of Christian liberty, Paul issues a stern warning to the Galatians.  Anyone who seeks to be justified by obedience to the law of Moses, through...

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Sunday, 06 January 2019 07:53

"I Will Be Your God" -- Zechariah 8:1-23

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Zechariah from our series on the Minor Prophets

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 03:33

"Two Covenants" -- Galatians 4:21-31

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The Eighth in a Series of Sermons on Galatians

Although we know him as the Apostle Paul, Saul of Tarsus was once the stand out student of the famed Rabbi Gamaliel.  An up and coming Rabbi himself, Saul was well-known throughout the Jewish community in Jerusalem for his zeal for the religion of...

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Christ Reformed folk and readers of this blog often ask me about annual Bible reading plans--especially at the New Year when people 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:  Li...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 07:19

"A Whirlwind" -- Zechariah 7:1-14

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Zechariah as part of our series on the Minor Prophets:  A Whirlwind

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Monday, 24 December 2018 00:29

Merry Christmas from the Riddleblog!

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Merry Christmas from the Riddlebargers! 

My wife Micki is hiding in the shadows.  Our son Mark, and daughter in law Brianna, are on the right.  Our son Dave, and his fiance Nancy Robles, are on the left.

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon for the fourth Sunday in Advent from Judges 13-14

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 03:47

"How Can You Turn Back?" -- Galatians 4:8-20

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The Seventh in a Series of Sermons on the Book of Galatians

Whenever legalism rears its ugly head, slavery to the “basic principles of the world” is not far behind.  Once enslaved to the basic principles of the world, the blessedness of knowing that Jesus died for the forgiveness of...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon for the third Sunday in Advent:  I Will Establish His Kingdom

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday night Bible Study: 

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:51

"Baptized into Christ" -- Galatians 3:26-4:7

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The Sixth in Series of Sermons on Galatians

Paul’s gospel is the public placarding of Christ crucified (Galatians 3:1)–the proclamation of the death of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins, and the affirmation of our Lord’s perfect obedience in fulfilling the demands of the...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon for the second Sunday in Advent: 

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday Night Bible Study:  B. B. Warfield on Faith, Evidence, and the Holy Spirit

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 23:55

"Why Then the Law?" -- Galatians 3:15-25

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The Fifth in a Series of Sermons on Galatians

One of best ways to refute error is to proclaim the truth.  This is what Paul does throughout the Book of Galatians.  The error Paul must refute is doctrinal and public.  A group of false teachers, the Judaizers, had come to the Galatians...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 02:13

Luther and Calvin on the End Times (Part Two)

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Here's the audio from my concluding Friday night Academy Lecture,"Luther and Calvin on the End Times" (Part Two)

My lectures are based upon my chapter "The Eschatology of the Reformers" from Reformation Theology:  A Systematic SummaryYou Can Purchase Reformation Theology here

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Genesis 3:1-19, for the First Sunday in Advent:  "Her Offspring" -- Genesis 3:1-19

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Friday, 30 November 2018 01:35

The Past Comes Back to Life

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If you are a Southern Californian who has taken that magnificent drive up US 395 into the Owens Valley, you have no doubt passed Dehy Park in Independence, CA.  You also probably noticed the narrow gauge locomotive (Southern Pacific 4-6-0 # 18) which has been on on display at the entrance to...

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday Night Bible Study:  The Witness of the Holy Spirit -- B. B. Warfield and Kuyper

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