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

Sunday, June 7:  Lord willing, our last Sunday in exile!  We will continue our time in Romans, looking at Romans 7:7-13 and the relationship of sin to the law.

Wednesday, June 10(tentative):  Bible Study returns at 7:30 p.m.  We'll return our series, "Reading the Bible with...

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Here is the video and audio for this Lord's Day:  Week Twelve in Covid-19 Exile

Sermon

Video:  "The New Way of the Spirit" -- Romans 7:1-6

Audio:  "The New Way of the Spirit" -- Romans 7:1-6 

Catechism

Video:  Rev. Lenzner: "The Comfort of Pentecost for Pilgrims" -- Heidelberg...

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Here's the publisher's blurb and list of contributors:

The History of Apologetics follows the great apologists in the history of the church to understand how they approached the task of apologetics in their own cultural and theological context. Each chapter looks at the life of a well-known...

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Here is the video and audio for this Lord's Day:  Week Eleven in Covid-19 Exile

Sermon

Video:  "You Have Been Set Free from Sin" -- Romans 6:15-23

Audio:  "You Have Been Set free from Sin" -- Romans 6:15-23

Catechism

Video:  Rev. Lenzner: "The Comfort of Christ's Return" --...

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I was recently a guest on the "Back to the Reformation" podcast.  Here's the audio.

Back to the Reformation Podcast -- Eschatology

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here is the video and audio for this Lord's Day:  Week Ten in Covid-19 Exile

Sermon

Video:  "Consider Yourself Dead to Sin and Alive to God" -- Romans 6:1-14

Audio:  "Consider Yourself Dead to Sin and Alive to God" -- Romans 6:1-14 

Catechism

Video:  Rev. Lenzner: "The Comfort...

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Week Ten of the Covid-19 Exile. (Note:  photo bomb courtesy of Rev. Lenzner)

In light of the Governor of California's Stay at Home order, all Lord's Day services and classes are cancelled for Sunday, May 17.

We will continue our video series on Romans, moving into Paul's discussion of...

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Here is the video and audio for this Lord's Day:  Week Nine in Covid Exile

Sermon

Video:  "By the One Man's Obedience" -- Romans 5:12-21

Audio:  "By the One Man's Obedience" -- Romans 5:12-21

Catechism

Video:  Rev. Lenzner: "The Comfort of the Resurrection" --Heidelberg Catechism,...

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Here is the video and audio for this Lord's Day:  Week Eight in Exile

Sermon

Video:  "We Have Peace With God" -- Romans 5:1-11

Audio:  "We Have Peace With God" -- Romans 5:1-11

Catechism

Video:  Rev. Lenzner: "The Comfort of the Forgiveness of Sin" -- Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's...

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Here is the video and audio for this Lord's Day:  Week Seven in Exile

Sermon

Video:  "Raised for Our Justification" -- Romans 4:13-25

Audio:  "Raised for Our Justification" -- Romans 4:13-25

Catechism

Video:  Rev. Lenzner: "How Dies Affliction Work for Our Good?" -- Heidelberg...

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Friday, 24 April 2020 05:40

The Changes Brought by Covid-19

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I now preach to an empty sanctuary--strange.  Thanks, by the way, to Steve Ornee for all of his hard work in putting our weekly Lord's Day video together.

I get to hear Rev. Lenzner sing the doxology -- solo.

I get to wear what I want under my robe

I get to watch myself preach on Sunday morning...

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:38

"Blessed Are Those" -- Romans 4:1-12

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Here is the video and audio for this Lord's Day:  Week Six in Exile

Sermon

Video:  "Blessed Are Those" -- Romans 4:1-12

Audio:  "Blessed Are Those" -- Romans 4:1-12

Catechism

Video:  Rev. Lenzner: "The Comfort Above All Comforts" -- Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 1, Romans 8:31-39

A...

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Below are the links to the audio and video for Palm Sunday:  Week 4 in Exile

Sermon

Video:  Palm Sunday: "Blessed Is the Coming Kingdom of Our Father David" -- Mark 11:1-11

Audio:  Palm Sunday: "Blessed Is the Coming Kingdom of Our Father David" -- Mark 11:1-11

Catechism Lesson

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Biographies of the infamous figures of history are often more interesting than biographies of acclaimed men and women.  Yes, biographies of infamous historical figures can degenerate into a sort of historical rubber-necking at the scene of havoc to which they contributed.  But there is...

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Below are links to the audio and video for this Lord's Day:  Week 3 in Exile

Sermon

Video:  "One Is Justified By Faith Apart from Works" -- Romans 3:21-31

Audio:  "One Is Justified By Faith Apart from Works" -- Romans 3:21-31

Catechism Lesson

Video:  Rev Lenzner: "Guarded By God's...

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There are so many outstanding biographies of famous Americans, it is impossible to do anything but recommend a few of my favorites (I'm concentrating on earlier figures in American history).  All of these biographies are well-worth reading.

There are several outstanding biographies of George...

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Below are links to the audio and video for this Lord's Day:  Week 2 in Exile

Sermon
 
Catechism Lesson

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The Covid-19 Exile might be a good chance to get in some serious reading.

The four books that follow are recommended biographies of men we all ought to know something about.  There are others I could mention to be sure (Genghis Khan, Stalin, Lenin, and Mao come to mind), but these are books I...

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 05:34

The Downside of Being Amillennial

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I was born and bred a dispensationalist.  As I grew up, I was fascinated by the prophecy punditry movement often associated with dispensational eschatology (although we Reformed folk have had our share of cranks too--remember Harold Camping?).  Any current event could be (and was) tied to...

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Here's the audio for this Lord's Day Sermon (Our First Sunday in Exile):  "Be Still and Know That I Am God" -- Psalm 46

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday night Bible Study:  Reading the Bible with Paul -- Galatians 3:15-25 (1)

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon: "By the Spirit, Not by the Letter" -- Romans 2:17-3:8

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday Night Bible Study: Reading the Bible with Paul -- An Exposition of Romans 5:15-21

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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