Christmas Eve Service 2018

December 24, 2018

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Date: 12/24/2018

Description: Merry Christmas and welcome to our Scandia Bible Church Christmas Eve Service, in the year of our Lord, 2018.

We’d like to invite you to grab a virtual pew, and join us as we gather on the evening of 24th of December to celebrate the night before the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. SBC logo 204x204

As is our custom for special services such as this, our worship is “family style”… as we celebrate with a mixture of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and good ol’ fashioned church family music… to tell the GREATEST story ever told, a story that only God could have penned.

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Make Ready the Way of the Lord [Isaiah 40:1-11; Luke 3:1-6]

December 23, 2018

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/23/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Advent

Key Text: Isaiah 40:1-11; Luke 3:1-6

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Scandia Host: Quick. Name a famous road.

Average Guy: Hmmmmm… Route 66!

Scandia Host: Excellent choice… but the most famous road is not built by men….

Average Guy: Huh?

Scandia Host: It’s built by God.  SBC logo 204x204

Today on this Advent Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao shares with us that it is a highway that we must prepare for, and we are preparing for, the coming of the Lord…who travels this road with salvation and a message of comfort.

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Joy to the World [Psalm 98:1-9]

December 31, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/31/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Psalm 98

SBC logo 204x204Description:  While the Bible contains 150 Psalms, there is one that captures the true essence of all of them. And yet, if you didn’t know it, its title would fool you. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao, in the wake of his son’s tragic death, leads us to Psalm 98 – because he was lead there. It’s a psalm that in just nine simple verses, lays out the very heart of worship and the great and wonderful God who is greatly to be praised.

 

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The Miracle in the Manager [Isaiah 7:14]

December 24, 2017

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Date: 12/24/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Series: Advent, Christmas Eve

Key Text: Isaiah 7:14

SBC logo 204x204Description: “Virgin birth” – an expression people hear all around the world during Christmastime. But for people outside of Christianity – and sadly for far too many within it – they consider it a myth. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, elder Keith Barker delivers a Christmas message that seeks to clearly and simply state the absolute essential need for Christ being born of a virgin.

 

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Sacrifice of Praise [Hebrews 13:15]

December 17, 2017

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Date: 12/17/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Hebrews 13:15

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Scandia Host: Sacrifice and Praise.

Average Guy: Wait a minute are we playing a game of opposites?

Scandia Host: No, but I can see what you mean. Because “sacrifice” sounds somber and costly.

Average Guy: –And “praise” sounds joyful… and a lot easier than “sacrifice.”

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes to the pulpit once again – following the fresh sting of the sudden loss of his son – and points out that when it comes to these two words, it’s not always one or the other, for the author of Hebrews tells us that we are to offer a sacrifice of praise. In fact, much of the New Testament describes the Christian life as the intersection between these two terms, where they not only meet but become intertwined into the very warp and woof of what it means to be a Christian.

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God of Comfort [Psalm 119:1-176]

December 3, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/03/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Psalm 119

SBC logo 204x204Description: Psalm 119. It’s not a Psalm we usually go to when looking for comfort, but, ironically, it has more to say about comfort and affliction than any other Psalm.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues to preach in the aftermath of his son’s tragic death and points out that when you see a passage of affliction in the Bible, take heart in knowing that you are not far from comfort — for this pattern, of passages of comfort following passages of affliction, occurs over and over again… in almost every instance. God is the God of all comfort, and He comforts the afflicted.

When it comes to Psalm 119,  we often categorize it as a Psalm about the beauty of God’s word and statutes, but what we’ll find is that, consequently, it is also a Psalm about God’s great comfort.

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Isaiah’s Memorial Service

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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No Room for Jesus [Luke 2:1-7]

December 25, 2016

Sermon Notes

Date: 12/25/2016

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Series: Advent, Christmas Morning

Key Text: Luke 2:1-7

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“A Baby’s hands in Bethlehem were small and softly curled; but held within Their dimpled grasp the hope of all the world.”

– Leslie Savage

Merry Christmas! Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker opens the Bible and shares with us that despite the efforts of Joseph and Mary to find suitable accommodations in Bethlehem, there was no room for Jesus.

Christmas is a festive time.  A happy time.  A family time. A time to remember Christmas’ past – perhaps as a child – when the wonder of the sounds and smells and singing of Jingle Bells warmed and filled your heart.  Sometimes though it’s easy to fill our hearts with everything BUT the main point: the marvelous birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How’s your heart? Do you have room for Jesus?

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Notes:

  1. CENSUS – Controlling Providence
  2. CITY – Completed Prophecy
  3. CRADLE – Confirmed Promise

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