Any Bush Will Do [Exodus 3:1-6]

October 22, 2017

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Keith Barker 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/22/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Exodus 3:1-6

SBC logo 204x204Description: It’s difficult sometimes to say “no” to an obvious need. But we must remember that needs are never calls. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker opens the book of Exodus to remind us that our strength comes from the Lord. We are to draw our strength only from Him… not ourselves. For when we depend upon our own humanity to energize and power us, we surely cascade to destruction. No, a need – in and of itself – is not a call; rather, a call is something that comes from God… to meet a need. 

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Notes:

THE BUSH:

  • Divine COMMUNICATION
  • Divine CONTROL
    • basis = submission
    • blessings = service
  • Divine CHOICE

 

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Our Awesome God [Isaiah 6:1-4]

September 24, 2017

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Date: 09/24/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Isaiah 6:1-4

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”What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”  

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker parks on this concept by opening the book of Isaiah. What about you? …Have you ever reflected on this? What’s your concept of God?

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Following Jesus [Psalm 23:1-3]

August 20, 2017

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Date: 08/20/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Psalm 23:1-3

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“How’s a person supposed to make good decisions!?? I’m trying my best… but a little help from Jesus would be nice.”

Many Christians have little to no confidence that they have Jesus overseeing their daily activities – the result, they make decisions which are contrary to a life of peace. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker opens the Bible to the well-known Psalm 23, where we learn that, indeed, we are like sheep… often wanting our own way even when it’s the wrong way. But what we learn from God’s Word is that we can at any time ask for wisdom, and He promises to guide and provide… just like a good shepherd.

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Holiness [Hebrews 12:4]

April 9, 2017

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Keith Barker 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/09/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Hebrews 12:4

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“Without holiness no one will see the Lord.”

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker shares with us that holiness is not something that you muster all of your energy to do, but rather something that is done to you. Holiness is an EFFECT – not a cause. Often, people believe that they need to “get better” in order to qualify for salvation. That in fact is, nothing is more impossible: the flesh cannot “Christianize” the flesh… because holiness is of the Lord.

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The Welcoming Words of Genesis 1:1 [Genesis 1:1]

March 26, 2017

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Keith Barker 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 03/26/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Genesis 1:1

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“In the beginning God….”

…The first four words of the Bible – four words whose depth and volume lay the very foundation for the truths that the rest of the Bible proclaim.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker takes us all the way to the beginning of the Bible – Genesis 1:1 – and explains that when an author pens a story his aim is to grab your attention to draw you into his book. God did this with the first four words of His book… four words that are so important that if the reader can’t digest them, the remainder of the Bible will likely remain a mystery.

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Notes:

  1. Words for our INSTRUCTION
  2. Words for our INSPECTION
  3. Words for our INSPIRATION

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Attendance at the Cross [Matthew 27:1-66]

February 19, 2017

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Date: 02/19/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Matthew 27

SBC logo 204x204Description: Have you ever reflected on who actually killed Jesus?

…Was it the angry crowd? Was it the Roman governor, Pilate? Was it the religious leaders? Or was it the work of Satan?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker addresses the possible contributors to Jesus’ death by opening the 27th chapter of Matthew – a portion of scripture that every Christian should be familiar, for it is the centerpiece of our belief. Because you see, when you understand this chapter, you not only gain a grasp of what Jesus was willing to endure for the forgiveness of each and everyone of us… but you peer into the sacrificial heart of God.

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Who Crucified Jesus?

  1. Self-Righteousness
  2. Hypocrisy
  3. Cowardliness
  4. Ignorance
  5. Hardheartedness
  6. Indifference
  7. Skepticism

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The Chemistry of the Cross [Romans 8:28]

February 5, 2017

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Date: 02/05/2017

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Romans 8:28

SBC logo 204x204Description: Isn’t fascinating how a chemist can put together certain chemicals that in and of themselves would be poison … yet when properly mixed, change from something bad to something good?chemistry-lab-b For example sodium is a poison, and chlorine is a poison; but when compounded together, sodium chloride becomes table salt. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker opens the Bible to show us that God’s “chemistry” was exhibited at the cross when His holiness met the depravity of man: yielding an outcome, for all who would believe, of salvation.

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Notes:

Chemistry

  1. Certainty
  2. Completeness
  3. Cause
  4. Condition
  5. Consequences

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