The Foolishness of the Cross [1 Corinthians 1:18-25]

March 15, 2020

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Date: 03/15/2020

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Description: 

Average Guy: The Cross? The Cross is a joke! It’s for fools. It lacks any intellectual fortitude or logical reasoning. If I’m going to believe in such a fairy tale, I need some solid proof.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow, fills in at the pulpit to share a concept in the the Bible that at first to the believer may seem incredulous (and wrong): the Cross as foolishness.

But that’s exactly how God wants it to be seen. His intent is to turn conventional wisdom on its head. For as we begin to understand why He wants it this way, we begin to see the depth and richness of His power through it.

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…And then we begin to realize where the foolishness really lies.

 

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Keep Going. Stand Firm. [Philippians 3:12 – 4:1]

October 20, 2019

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Date: 10/20/2019

Preacher: Kris Baines, guest pastor

Key Text: Philippians 3:12 – 4:1

Description: There’s no doubt we’re living in challenging times — times in which there is an unprecedented effort to marginalize Christian values.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back our Down Under pastor and pianist friend, Kris Baines, to share the encouraging message that though we face challenge, with Jesus, we can remain unshakable.

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For though the world — like never before in recent history — now celebrates and normalizes things the Bible condemns as wicked, sinful, and perverse, we as followers of Jesus Christ are called and empowered to “keep going and stand firm” in our Christian walk.

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And the Creeps Crept In [Jude 1:17-25]

September 22, 2019

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Date: 09/22/2019

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: Jude 17-25

Description: 

False Teacher: Hello everyone, my name is Bob.

Group: Hi Bob.

False Teacher: …And I’d like to convince you of my heresy and drag you all down to hell with me.

Group: (various responses of interest)

SBC Host: If it were only that obvious.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Brother in Christ, Josh Peglow fills in at the pulpit to bring us a timely message from the book of Jude:

We must be on guard and “contend earnestly for the faith” because “certain persons have crept in unnoticed.”

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He goes on to warn that they will draw many with their engaging personalities, slick style, and ability to turn a phrase… drawing them into a subtle trap of deception, with the sole purpose of leading you away from the pure Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Coming into Contact with Christ [Luke 24:1-33]

August 11, 2019

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Date: 08/11/2019

Preacher: Anthony Mathenia, guest preacher

Key Text: Luke 24:1-33

Description: If you could experience just ONE event in Biblical history… what would it be?”

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome Guest Pastor Anthony Mathenia, from Christ Church in Radford, Virginia… who asks us this very question: What one event would you choose?

There are so many, to be sure — whether we choose to watch the Lord speak the Universe into existence or witness the miraculous birth of Christ; be there as God parts the Red Sea or marvel as Jesus prepares a meal for five thousand.

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The truth is, it would be hard to choose just one.

But as we contemplate the epic experiences we might choose, Pastor Mathenia asks us to consider an event that might not make our Top Ten:

What would happen if we took a walk with Jesus?

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Sola Scriptura / Scripture Alone [1 Timothy 3:14-17]

August 4, 2019

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Date: 08/04/2019

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Description: The Protestant Reformation — an event in church history we tend to associate with Martin Luther and other 16th Century reformers. We tend to forget, however, that Jesus Christ was the Original Reformer.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and shares that Martin Luther and others were simply following Jesus’ example. For the Pharisees and scribes held that the traditions and laws of man were equal with Scripture — just as the Medieval Church and the Pope, 1500 years later in Luther’s day, said that Scripture AND tradition were the authority on truth.

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…And, the argument continues to this day: To find truth, are other influences required to come alongside the Holy Scriptures of the Bible… or is the Bible enough?

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The Doctrine of Spiritual Warfare [Ephesians 6:10-20]

June 30, 2019

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Date: 06/30/2019

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: Ephesians 6:10-20

Description: Spiritual warfare. It’s a phrase we use. But what does it really mean?  …And what do we do about it?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves, fills in at the pulpit and digs into these questions by looking at a familiar text, but does so in a way that many churches fail to address — by looking at the context of the letter in which it was written.

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Jesus is Risen. Now What? [1 Corinthians 15:1-5]

April 28, 2019

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Date: 04/28/2019

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-5

Description: After the Resurrection, the disciples had no idea what to do… so they went fishing.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and explains that even after 3 years of living with Him, eating with Him, and listening to Him, the disciples still did not understand what Jesus was talking about.

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In fact, it wasn’t until after His ascension that they finally knew what to do: Proclaim the gospel to all nations.

But has modern day Christianity faithfully followed suit? …Or has it fallen into a trap of deception — making the gospel into something it is not.

 

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Paul’s Prayer for Understanding [Ephesians 1:15-23]

April 21, 2019

Easter Sunrise Service

Sermon Notes

Date: 04/21/2019, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Josh Peglow, brother in Christ

Key Text: Ephesians 1:15-23

Description: He is risen! … and indeed, He is risen!

Happy Resurrection Sunday from Scandia Bible Church, 2019, and we want to welcome you to our Sunrise Service Sermon, as our church gathers in its tradition for this special time at the lovely waterside home of Elder Keith Barker. Music this morning being provided by our church family.

And our Sunrise Service message… being delivered this time by Mr. Josh Peglow…. a member of our church body and brother in Christ.

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Notes: Understanding God…

  1. What is the HOPE of His calling?
  2. What are the RICHES of the glory of His inheritance in the saints?
  3. What is the surpassing greatness of His POWER toward us who believe?

Listen to the 2019 Easter Sermon — delivered by Pastor Monty Simao


Hero or Villain? [Galatians 3:10-14]

April 7, 2019

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Date: 04/07/2019

Preacher: Colton Bennett, guest preacher

Key Text: Galatians 3:10-14

Description: 

Average Guy: I’m a pretty good person. I’m not perfect, but I do my best. I’m sure once I die, God will see it that way and let me in. He’ll forgive me.

SBC Host: I hate to break it to you, but… God cannot “just” forgive you, because He is JUST. His bar is perfection, and He will not bend the rules or look the other way. There is a penalty. Your sinfulness is a curse, and it must fall upon somebody. It’s called penal substitutionary atonement. “Sorry,” alone, won’t cut it.

Average Guy: Oh.

SBC Host: Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back to our pulpit, guest preacher and Kentucky pastor-to-be, Colton Bennett, who not only wrestles with us through the weighty theological subject of penal substitutionary atonement, but points us to the beauty that arose out of it: Christus Victor… Christ is Victorious.SBC logo 204x204

And then we realize that the Gospel is not a message only for the lost, but also the found.

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Notes:

  1. The Law
  2. The Curse
  3. Christ and His work

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Lessons from a Thief [Luke 23:33-43]

February 17, 2019

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Date: 02/17/2019

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: Luke 23:33-43

Description: One on the right and one on the left. And in the middle… Jesus.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow, fills in at the pulpit to deliver a message about the two thieves that hung next to Jesus on the day of His crucifixion — two criminals nailed to their own crosses on either side, one hurling insults, the other ultimately calling Him Lord.

If you think about it, the scene — in many ways — depicts that of the world: you’re either with Him or against Him.

Which thief are you?

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Notes: What the Penitent Thief knew, that we too need to know…

  1. knew Jesus is God
  2. knew his own GUILT before God
  3. knew Christ was NOT guilty
  4. knew Christ has the POWER to SAVE
  5. knew Christ is KING

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Good Works [Ephesians 2:8-10]

February 3, 2019

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Date: 02/03/2019

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: Ephesians 2:8-10

Description: 

Average Guy: If you want to get to heaven, you’d better have a good looking résumé, because the things you do while your here matter.

Average Gal: Total nonsense! Everyone knows that once you get a “Grace Card” from Jesus, works are meaningless.

[argument between the two]

Scandia Host: There is much confusion in the church today as to what good works are and why we need (or need not) do them.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves, fills in at the pulpit to preach on a topic that greatly separates Christianity from other religions: GOOD WORKS.

Some say you need to do good works in order to get into heaven; others, we’re saved by grace and that good works don’t matter. …But what does the Bible say?

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GOOD WORKS

  1. What are they?
  2. Are they the same for everyone?
  3. Who needs them?
  4. Why do them?

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A Day in the Life of Jesus [Mark 1:29-39]

October 21, 2018

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Date: 10/21/2018

Preacher: Kris Baines, guest pastor

Key Text: Mark 1:29-39

Description: If a TV crew followed you around for 24 hours, would it be worth watching?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome to our pulpit New Zealand Pastor, Kris Baines, who shows that we can learn a lot from reviewing the day in the life of someone… especially when that someone is Jesus Christ.

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For when we review a 24 hour period of Jesus’ ministry in the book of Mark, we find Him to be a man of compassion, a man of service, a man of prayer, and a man of purpose. And that, in turn, encourages us to be the same… in His strength, for His glory.

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The Insanity of Christ [Philippians 1:21-30]

August 19, 2018

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Date: 08/19/2018

Preacher: Colton Bennett, guest preacher

Key Text: Philippians 1:21-30

Description: 

“Now am I beginning to be a disciple. May it only be that I attain unto Jesus Christ, come fire and flood, grapplings with beasts, cuttings and manglings, wrenching of bones, hacking of limbs, crushing of my whole body…. The farthest bounds of the universe shall profit me nothing…. Him I seek, who died on our behalf; Him I desire, who rose again for our sake.”

— Ignatius of Antioch (35-107, earliest post-New Testament martyr)

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we’re pleased to welcome to our pulpit, guest preacher from Kentucky, and up-and-coming pastor-to-be, Colton Bennett… who describes himself as “a follower of Jesus, lover of Liberty, and passionate voice when the world is silent.” And though he’s only 19 years-old, he has the wisdom-filled insight that though we may all WANT to be “all in” for Christ, the truth is that none of us are… and that is PRECISELY why we need Jesus.

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Selah [Ephesians 2:1-22]

April 1, 2018

Easter Sunrise Service

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Date: 04/01/2018, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Arnold Teves, brother in Christ

Key Text: Ephesians 2

Description:

Selah. To pause and reflect.

Join us for our 2018 Easter Sunrise Service as Brother Arnold Teves takes us to the second chapter of Ephesians to pause and reflect. …To pause and reflect on who we once were, and now because of our Risen Lord and King, Jesus Christ, who we are now.

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Notes:

  1. Who we were.
  2. Who we are now.
  3. How shall we then live?

 

Listen to the 2018 Easter Sermon — delivered by Pastor Monty Simao


You are Called Here [2 Corinthians 5:17-20]

March 11, 2018

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Date: 03/11/2018

Preacher: Vasiliy Kaletnik, missionary

Key Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

Description: 

Scandia Host: If you are in Christ, you have been called to be a missionary.

Average Guy: I’m not a missionary??? I’m just sitting here in the pew.

Scandia Host: I get it. You better listen up though.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back to our pulpit – after an eight year hiatus – Scandia Bible Church supported, missionary and brother in Christ, Vasiliy Kaletnik (of abwe.org)… who for nearly 30 years – since the fall of the USSR – has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the very poor and landlocked Eastern European country of Moldova. For all intents and purposes, he’s a modern day circuit preacher, preaching at five different churches during the week and three on Sunday – making disciples and baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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Following Brother Vasiliy, Pastor Monty echoes a short sermon… that no matter where we are in the world – whether it be in Moldova or Poulsbo – we, as Christians, are all missionaries: we share the same calling, same message, and serve the same Lord with Christ as the head.

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How We Demonstrate Hope [1 Peter 1:13-16]

January 28, 2018

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Date: 01/28/2018

Preacher: Peter Montoro, guest pastor

Key Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16

Description: Holiness gets a bad rap in our society.

For some, it is one more difficulty in a life already filled with struggle. For others, it is a means of justifying their own sense of superiority to the rest of the world.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back guest preacher Peter Montoro from Westside Baptist Church, pinch-hitting for Pastor Monty as he and his family take a much needed respite in the wake of his son, Isaiah’s, death.

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Take Heed! [1 Corinthians 10:12-13]

January 21, 2018

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Date: 01/21/2018

Preacher: Peter Montoro, guest pastor

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Description: Temptation. We all know what it’s like to face it – and we all know what it’s like to give in to it.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we’re pleased to welcome back to our pulpit guest preacher Peter Montoro from Westside Baptist Church, as Pastor Monty and his family take a much needed break to connect and mourn the loss of their child, Isaiah Gregory.

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In our message, Pastor Peter reminds us that when it comes to temptation, the Scriptures teach – though we will never be safe from falling – we are always enabled to stand when, instead of looking to ourselves, we look to Jesus.

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Living In-Between [Romans 1:3-4]

December 10, 2017

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Date: 12/10/2017

Preacher: Peter Montoro, guest pastor

Key Text: Romans 1:3-4

Description: …The “in-between time.”

We all know what it’s like waiting between two events – engagement and marriage, hiring and starting a job, and many others. Yet, what if there was another sort of in-between, an in-between that affected absolutely everything about how we live our lives in this broken world?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we move forward in the wake of the death of young Isaiah Simao – the son of our pastor, Monty Simao – we are blessed to welcome to our pulpit the associate pastor of Westside Baptist in nearby Bremerton, Washington, Peter Montoro.

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Isaiah’s Memorial Service

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If There was No Resurrection… [1Corinthians 15:12-14]

April 16, 2017

Easter Sunrise Service

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Date: 04/16/2017, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Arnold Teves, brother in Christ

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-14

Description:

What if the tomb was not empty? …What if there was no resurrection?

Join us for our Resurrection Sunday Sunrise Service with brother in Christ, Arnold Teves.

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Listen to the 2017 Easter Sermon — delivered by Pastor Monty Simao


There’s a Battle [Ephesians 6:10-20]

May 22, 2016

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Date: 05/22/2016

Preacher: Louie Bond, brother in Christ

Key Text: Ephesians 6:10-20

SBC logo 204x204Description: We wrestle. We struggle. Everyday. Why? …Because we are under attack.  Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother Louie Bond fills in behind the pulpit to remind us of this battle – a battle that has been described as making all other battles seem as sport and child’s play. It’s a spiritual battle – not one that happened in historical past, but one that is happening RIGHT NOW, and it concerns everyone. There are no neutrals in this battle, you must choose a side.  Because you see in this battle – whose very stage is your soul – you are either for God and against Satan…or for Satan and against God.

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