Living with Eyes on the Finish Line [Philippians 1:9-11]

April 11, 2021

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Date: 04/11/2021

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: Philippians 1:9-11

Description:

The Bible says that no one — only God — knows when Christ will return. So, if that’s the case, what should we occupy ourselves with in the meantime?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow fills in at the pulpit and shows that while the Bible doesn’t tell us when Christ will return… it does tell us what to do — what to do with excellence.

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Notes:

  1. Discerning Love (9)
  2. Righteous Character (10)
  3. Christ Empowered Fruitfulness (11)
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The Priority of Forgiveness [Mark 2:1-12]

March 7, 2021

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Sermon Notes

Date: 03/07/2021

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: Mark 2:1-12

Description: Mankind’s greatest need is forgiveness — the forgiveness that is made possible only in Christ Jesus.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ Josh Peglow fills in at the pulpit to show us that forgiveness was Jesus’ message and mission — transcending even great physical need.

For only Christ has the authority to forgive… and when He does, it results in the praise of God.

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Notes:

  1. FORGIVENESS Preached (1-2)
  2. FORGIVENESS Unexpected (3-5)
  3. FORGIVENESS Proved (6-11)
  4. FORGIVENESS Praised (12)
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The Sermon to the Hebrews: “a first century podcast” [Hebrews 1:1 — 13:25]

January 24, 2021

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Date: 01/24/2021

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 1-13

Description: If podcasting is roughly defined as “time-shifted media,” and modern scholars believe that the book of Hebrews was actually a sermon instead of a text… then one could argue that the Bible’s “delivery” of the book of Hebrews is one of the earliest podcasts!! [spoof “Epistle Podcast”]

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ Josh Peglow answers the last minute call to stand behind the pulpit as Pastor Monty nurses a disabling case of lumbago and shares with us that the public reading of an entire text in this way was how it was done in the earliest days of the church.

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Actually, all the New Testament epistles were meant to be read aloud to the congregation and then passed on to neighboring churches… a practice that promoted a unity of understanding in that together everyone could receive the message, The Word of God.

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Wisdom in Action [James 3:13-18]

January 10, 2021

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Date: 01/10/2021

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: James 3:13-18

Description: 

Avg Guy: Oh to be wise. Wisdom is such a good thing!

SBC Host: It is… if the source is right.

Avg Guy: Huh?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow, fills in at the pulpit and shows us that wisdom — as the book of James lays out — can come from above… or from below.

And therefore, the child of God must be on guard to desire and pursue true Christian wisdom which eschews prideful strife and promotes peace.

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Notes: 

  1. God Wants Us to Exemplify Peaceful Wisdom (13)
  2. Counterfeit Wisdom Produces Strife (14-16)
  3. Godly Wisdom Produces Peace (17-18)

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The Transformation of Grace [Titus 2:11-14]

October 18, 2020

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Sermon Notes

Date: 10/18/2020

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: Titus 2:11-14

Description: 

Driver: Hey Grace… How do I get to Christian Living?

Grace GPS: Getting directions to Christian Living. … Starting from Salvation, with the grace of God, drive straight and continue on the narrow path for a lifetime with sobriety, righteousness, and godliness. Along the way, avoid ungodliness and worldly lusts, as you look for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Driver: Thank you.

Grace GPS: Happy to help!

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow fills in at the pulpit and takes us to the book of Titus where we are reminded that when we need direction, “Grace” is there!… the grace of God… for it instructs us how to live, points us toward our coming hope, and grounds us in the work of Christ.

Ultimately, what we find is that the grace of God transforms us.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 43

Notes: 

  1. Foundation of Grace (11, 14)
  2. Instruction of Grace (12)
  3. Expectation of Grace (13)

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Justification by Faith Alone [Galatians 2:16-21]

August 23, 2020

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Sermon Notes

Date: 08/23/2020

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: Galatians 2:16

Description:

Avg Guy: I’m confused. To be saved, Paul says I need faith…James says works. Who’s right??

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit to address this apparent contradiction surrounding the Biblical doctrine of justification as he continues his “5 Solas Series.”

And what we’ll find is that when it comes to reading scripture, “first glances,” as one blog author put it, “are not enough.”

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 35

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Giving Christ His Due [John 3:22-36]

August 16, 2020

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Sermon Notes

Date: 08/16/2020

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: John 3:22-36

Description: 

“He who comes from above is above all…”

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow fills in at pulpit and reminds us that Christ must remain preeminent in our lives: He must increase, but [we] must decrease.

We all struggle with the inclination to exalt ourselves, but as believers, we must be willing to see ourselves abased to see Christ glorified.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 34

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Notes: 

The Reasons That Christ Must be Exalted (John 3:31-36)

  1. The Creator contrasted with His creatures (31).
  2. His message is from God and in the power of the Holy Spirit (32-34).
  3. God the Father loves and honors Him (35).
  4. Christ Himself is the object of faith and the hinge of men’s destiny (36).

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

March 15, 2020

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Sermon Notes

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

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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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  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)

There’s no doubt that Ignatius of Antioch was “all in” for Christ. How about you? Are you all in?SBC logo 204x204

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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