…penned the great Christian apologist and philosopher, Francis Schaeffer, concerning God.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our Hebrews study and shows us how in just the first paragraph, the book launches describing the fact that God speaks… and in different ways.
And then culminates in the final and glorious revelation of Jesus Christ — to whom all other revelation pointed and finds there: “Yes and Amen.”
Bible Reader:“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private—”
Christian Brother:I OBJECT, Your Honor!
[crowd rouses and is quickly tamped down by gavel banging]
Judge:Order! Order in the court!
To cover any topic completely, we must look at the objections that are raised against our position — objections raised by Christians who are looking at the situation from a different point of view and try to understand where they are coming from and what their concerns are.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our deep dive on Church Discipline within our series on The Church and explains that even sincere Christians who love the Lord, often object to the practice of church discipline.
What are these objections?
We’ll look at some and then examine two case studies from the Bible showcasing churches that did not practice church discipline…and their ensuing outcomes.
“Shouldn’t this person and his conduct be confronted and dealt with?…You pass it off as a small thing, but it’s anything but that. Yeast, too, is a ‘small thing,’ but it works its way through a whole batch of bread dough pretty fast. So get rid of this ‘yeast.’ ”
[1 Cor 5:2, 6-7 MSG]
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study on Church Discipline and notes that Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, seems to instruct a very different and — dare I say — more drastic method for church discipline than what we learned from Jesus in the book of Matthew.
Why is this? …And why, in order to correctly view and apply church discipline, must the church exercise wisdom?
“If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?” [Matthew 18:12]
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our series on the Church, and specifically church discipline, as we look at the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18.
And what we find is that this is not an isolated text, but a theological treatise that not only instructs in the HOW of church discipline but the WHY, as well — and roots discipline in the Gospel of grace.
Description: How do we as Christians practice hope in our lives?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao returns to deliver part 2 of his sermon on practicing hope, in which we find, not coincidentally, the framework for practicing hope wonderfully incorporated into the Lord’s Prayer.
…A framework that gives our trembling hearts an assurance —a hope — that goes beyond every circumstance of life, even the most severe of trials.
Avg Guy: I’m confused. To be saved, Paul says I need faith…James says works. Who’s right??
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.”
SBC Host: Hope. How do we, as Christians, practice hope in our lives?
Avg Guy: You can practice hope??
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao returns for one more sermon on the Lord’s Prayer to show us how it serves as a paradigm for us think through every aspect of life — even the most severe trials.
… And in doing so, it gives us hope that rises above each and every circumstance of life.
SBC Host: Not a bad answer, and certainly all necessary for life… but not the GREATEST NEED.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao presses on, preaching behind the “PlexiPulpit” as we congregate amidst COVID19, and continues our series on The Church, mining the depths of The Lord’s Prayer.
And what we’ll find, is that our greatest need is not PHYSICAL but SPIRITUAL.
In fact, if we are rich with physical needs, but lack this one spiritual need, we are, indeed, poor.
It’s the fourth petition of The Lord’s Prayer… but it’s the first aimed at our needs.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao welcomes us back once again under our church’s steeple, amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020, to continue his series on The Church, walking us through The Lord’s Prayer — which lays out a petition that not only protects our hearts against covetousness and anxiety, but inward focus.
SBC Host: [narrating audio bible] …Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in ear—
Avg Guy: [knocking on booth glass] Excuse me.
SBC Host: I’m kind in the middle of recording here.
Avg Guy: My apologies. But I’ve always wondered, why should we pray to God that “His WILL be done”? I mean isn’t His will always done? He is God after all.
SBC Host: Good point…. Hang tight for just a second.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao welcomes our congregation back in-person after 17 weeks of Corona Captivity in this pandemic of 2020 and continues his series on The Church — specifically the Lord’s Prayer, in which we learn exactly why we are told pray that our sovereign God’s will be done.
SBC Host: Sounds like this sermon was written just for you. Now if you’ll excuse ME.
Avg Guy: Okay… Bye.
SBC Host: [resumes narrating] …And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors….
Description: We do it in private. We do it with our families. And we do it with our church.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we move into the homestretch on our Pandemic Stay-Home Virtual Church Service Program, Pastor Monty Simao continues his series on The Church in which he talks about prayer.
Prayer is one of the most essential parts of the Christian life.
And while, Christians are commanded to pray and unbelievers pretend to pray, it is Jesus who taught us to pray. What better teacher could we have than God the Son teaching us how to address God the Father.
SBC Host: Ahh yes… who doesn’t enjoy a good road trip! And chances are you have favorite road trip music to sing to along the way.
Group: [singing “Over the river and through the woods…”]
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we continue to Church-at-Home, Pastor Monty Simao takes us on a “road trip” to the Psalms.
As Israelites would travel to Jerusalem for the three Pilgrim Feasts, they would play their favorite music by lifting up their voices in song.
These songs are known as the “Psalms of Ascent.” There are 15 of them, and this morning we look at the third: Psalm 122 — a psalm which gives us an interesting view of Jerusalem with many lessons for the church.
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