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Providence Reformed Church is a growing community of believers in Jesus Christ with diverse spiritual histories, who share a common story. Our spiritual hunger to know God and his Word more deeply, has led us to the great truths of the Gospel as they were restored and restated during the Protestant Reformation.



In the spirit of the Protestant Reformation we strive to believe and practice what the Bible teaches. We firmly believe that the Gospel is God’s once for all revelation of how lost human beings may be reconciled to their Creator, in such a manner that God Himself receives all the praise and glory. Consequently, this Gospel is never outdated; this Gospel never needs updating.

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Providence Reformed Church is a growing community of believers in Jesus Christ with diverse spiritual histories, who share a common story. Our spiritual hunger to know God and his Word more deeply, has led us to the great truths of the Gospel as they were restored and restated during the Protestant Reformation.



In the spirit of the Protestant Reformation we strive to believe and practice what the Bible teaches. We firmly believe that the Gospel is God’s once for all revelation of how lost human beings may be reconciled to their Creator, in such a manner that God Himself receives all the praise and glory. Consequently, this Gospel is never outdated; this Gospel never needs updating.

    The Arrival of Elijah

    The Arrival of Elijah

    10/17/2021 • Rev. Randy Martin • 1 Kings 17:1





    Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”

    • 48 min
    When the Foundations are Being Destroyed, What Can the Righteous Do?

    When the Foundations are Being Destroyed, What Can the Righteous Do?

    10/10/2021 • Rev. Randy Martin • 1 Kings 16:29-34





    29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him. 31 And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took for his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him. 32 He erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria. 33 And Ahab made an Asherah. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. 34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

    • 47 min
    All’s Just and Merciful in God’s War

    All’s Just and Merciful in God’s War

    09/26/2021 • Rev. Dr. Jerrard Heard • 1 Kings 20:1-30a



    Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together. Thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and closed in on Samaria and fought against it. 2 And he sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, “Thus says Ben-hadad: 3 ‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your best wives and children also are mine.’” 4 And the king of Israel answered, “As you say, my lord, O king, I am yours, and all that I have.” 5 The messengers came again and said, “Thus says Ben-hadad: ‘I sent to you, saying, “Deliver to me your silver and your gold, your wives and your children.” 6 Nevertheless I will send my servants to you tomorrow about this time, and they shall search your house and the houses of your servants and lay hands on whatever pleases you and take it away.’”



    7 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, “Mark, now, and see how this man is seeking trouble, for he sent to me for my wives and my children, and for my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him.” 8 And all the elders and all the people said to him, “Do not listen or consent.” 9 So he said to the messengers of Ben-hadad, “Tell my lord the king, ‘All that you first demanded of your servant I will do, but this thing I cannot do.’” And the messengers departed and brought him word again. 10 Ben-hadad sent to him and said, “The gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me.” 11 And the king of Israel answered, “Tell him, ‘Let not him who straps on his armor boast himself as he who takes it off.’” 12 When Ben-hadad heard this message as he was drinking with the kings in the booths, he said to his men, “Take your positions.” And they took their positions against the city.



    13 And behold, a prophet came near to Ahab king of Israel and said, “Thus says the LORD, Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will give it into your hand this day, and you shall know that I am the LORD.” 14 And Ahab said, “By whom?” He said, “Thus says the LORD, By the servants of the governors of the districts.” Then he said, “Who shall begin the battle?” He answered, “You.” 15 Then he mustered the servants of the governors of the districts, and they were 232. And after them he mustered all the people of Israel, seven thousand.



    16 And they went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the thirty-two kings who helped him. 17 The servants of the governors of the districts went out first. And Ben-hadad sent out scouts, and they reported to him, “Men are coming out from Samaria.” 18 He said, “If they have come out for peace, take them alive. Or if they have come out for war, take them alive.”



    19 So these went out of the city, the servants of the governors of the districts and the army that followed them. 20 And each struck down his man. The Syrians fled, and Israel pursued them, but Ben-hadad king of Syria escaped on a horse with horsemen. 21 And the king of Israel went out and struck the horses and chariots, and struck the Syrians with a great blow.



    22 Then the prophet came near to the king of Israel and said to him, “Come, strengthen yourself, and consider well what you have to do, for in the spring the king of Syria will come up against you.”



    23 And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, “Their gods are gods of the hills, and so they were stronger than we. But let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. 24 And do this: remove the kings, each from his post, and put commanders in their places, 25 and muster an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.

    • 52 min
    His Kingdom Is Forever • Part 5: The Anchor That Holds

    His Kingdom Is Forever • Part 5: The Anchor That Holds

    09/19/2021 • Rev. Randy Martin • Romans 8:31-39





    31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,





    “For your sake we are being killed all the day long;

    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”





    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    His Kingdom Is Forever • Part 4: The Immutable Righteousness of Christ

    His Kingdom Is Forever • Part 4: The Immutable Righteousness of Christ

    09/12/2021 • Rev. Randy Martin • Romans 8:31-39





    31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,





    “For your sake we are being killed all the day long;

    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”





    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    His Kingdom is Forever • Part 3: The Purpose of God Is For Us

    His Kingdom is Forever • Part 3: The Purpose of God Is For Us

    09/05/2021 • Rev. Randy Martin • Romans 8:26-32





    26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.





    31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

    • 41 min

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Too good to not listen! Life saving doctrine alert

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24 years of trying to square the theological pieces…

17 years ago I began to listen to White Horse Inn out of Westminster Seminary. After going through the book of Romans with them I contacted Kim Riddlebarger (then a frequent guest on the White Horse Inn) for help finding a church in Bakersfield. He advised me to go to Providence Reformed Church, and I have been there since. It’s amazing that after 24 years of being a Christian I had never heard the Gospel of the Reformation — the doctrines of Grace — so well articulated as I do now Sunday after Sunday.

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Love this podcast! Pastor Randy and others are theologically sound and gifted brothers! As a member, I’m blessed to soak in everything that’s taught at this church. Thankfully, the sermons are now available on this accesible platform for all to listen to!

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