Description: Imagine, you live in the desert. Water is precious, difficult to come by. Your family and livestock depend on its very presence for life. The Lord has blessed you though, for you have a well dug a generation before that generously supplies this need. Your neighbor, however, is stirred with envy by your abundance and by what your well represents… so much so that he wishes you didn’t have it — so he takes it away, filling your well to the brim with dirt.
How do you respond? What’s your tendency in situations like this?
Do you fight? …or do you “lay down your arms?”
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we see this very scenario play out the in the life of Isaac… and it is through this narrative that we see that whether we choose to be fighters or pacifists is not really the issue… the issue is the attitude of our hearts, our understanding of the Gospel, and whether or not we really trust God.
Description: Are the sins of a father doomed to be repeated in the life of his child? Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we watch Isaac follow in the sinfulness of his father, and yet, in spite of Isaac’s failings, God remains faithful.
Description: It’s a Bible passage that commentaries and sermon series often skip over. Today on Scandia Bible Church podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our verse-by-verse preaching through the book of Genesis… and doesn’t skip any of them – including Genesis 21:22-34… a cluster of verses that may, at first, seem “mundane,” hidden between the birth of Isaac, sending Ishmael away, and God’s testing of Abraham to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah. But what we’ll find is that this often skipped passage has much to teach us about God’s faithfulness to fulfill all His promises.
“The fairest marbles have their flaws, and, while there are spots in the sun, we must not expect anything spotless under it.”
— the great Puritan Commentator, Matthew Henry, concerning Genesis Chapter 20.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and points out that no truer words than those penned by Henry were spoken about Abraham… or about us, for that matter. Because you see, Genesis Chapter 20 is not a chapter recorded to Abraham’s honor, but it is recorded to God’s grace.
Description: Judges 10 begins with the accounts of two minor judges, Tola and Jair who bring about over 40 years of peace. But the author of Judges tells us that this time of peace resulted in an incredible period of apostasy and idolatry.
Description: Gideon’s legacy is a sad one. It involves idolatry, civil unrest, fratricide, deceit, retribution, and a large mill stone. God will not allow evil to go unpunished and Gideon’s son Abimelech meets his demise ultimately from the hand of God who punishes him for the wrong he has done to the house of his father.
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