“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to our special Scandia Bible Church Christmas Eve Service for 2022 as we gather to also worship Him — celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As is our tradition, in addition to a sermonette from Pastor Monty, this evening’s service will present a progression of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and instrumental music from our church family… to remind and retell the story of the greatest, most indescribable gift of all time.
For God had a message that would not only break 400 years of His silence, but would announce the birth of two sons: John and Jesus — the Baptizer and the Christ.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues in his Advent series this season, further telling us about the greatest miracle of all: the birth of Jesus.
John the Baptist played a crucial part, though, for he was sent by God to prepare the way for Jesus. And while the story of Jesus’ birth is one that we are all familiar with, what we can often miss is that every aspect, of this story we know so well, is rooted in the prophesies of God concerning the Messiah.
And Jesus fulfilled them all.
The Almighty God and Creator of the universe had veiled Himself in the flesh of a helpless infant.
This baby, had come through the most unexpected mother, in the most unexpected way, to be the long-awaited Savior of the world.
Pull up a virtual pew and join us. It’s Christmas Eve… and we’re together again!
Merry Christmas and welcome to our special Scandia Bible Church Christmas Eve Service for 2021, as we gather to celebrate a moment in history that would forever change the course of humanity — the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As is our tradition, this evening’s service will be served up “family style” (you’ll find an Order of Service in the Sermon Notes) in which you’ll experience a mix of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and good ol’ fashioned church family music (plus Pastor Monty has a few words)… to remind and retell the story that everyone must know.
God had not spoken to His people for over 400 years. It was a long time of silence and in that time, Israel had returned from exile, rebuilt the temple, survived Alexander the Great, and now was occupied by Rome. Many were discouraged and there were a host of ways in which the people responded. It was rough.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao opens the Bible this advent season to tell us of a pivotal moment in all of time:
God was going to break His silence.
And it wouldn’t be to a great prophet or the king, but He would send an angel to an obscure, middle-aged priest named Zecharias.
…For the most important time in history was about to begin.
While we may not be able to gather in the traditional sense for this year’s Christmas Eve Service… we can gather with those in our homes to enjoy a service from our “Christmas Eve Past” — a small step, to help us celebrate this most joyous time of year: the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Click on the masked wisemen (below) bearing the gifts of our Christmas Eve Past to jump back in time to reexperience THE story of stories that is timeless.
SBC Host: [Bible Reading, Hebrews 2:10] “For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the originator of their salvation through sufferings. For bot—”
Avg Guy:Wait!!! Hold up for a moment! You can’t just read that without prompting some questions: What does it mean that it was *fitting* for Christ to suffer? And what does it mean that Christ was being made *perfect*?? …Isn’t Christ *already* perfect? …And hasn’t He *always* been perfect?
SBC Host: Fair enough.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast —on the Sunday before Christmas — Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us that, indeed, these and other questions arise from this Advent passage that we find in Hebrews chapter 2.
Description: Grab a seat and join us. It’s Christmas Eve!
Merry Christmas and welcome to our special Scandia Bible Church Christmas Eve Service 2019, as we gather to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This evening’s service — as is our tradition — is “family style”… (you’ll find an Order of Service in the Sermon Notes) in which you’ll see a mix of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and good ol’ fashioned church family music… to remind and retell the story of all stories that would forever change humanity.
Description: Merry Christmas and welcome to our Scandia Bible Church Christmas Eve Service, in the year of our Lord, 2018.
We’d like to invite you to grab a virtual pew, and join us as we gather on the evening of 24th of December to celebrate the night before the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As is our custom for special services such as this, our worship is “family style”… as we celebrate with a mixture of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and good ol’ fashioned church family music… to tell the GREATEST story ever told, a story that only God could have penned.
Scandia Host: Excellent choice… but the most famous road is not built by men….
Average Guy: Huh?
Scandia Host: It’s built by God.
Today on this Advent Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao shares with us that it is a highway that we must prepare for, and we are preparing for, the coming of the Lord…who travels this road with salvation and a message of comfort.
Description: Join our little country church as we celebrate with the community the eve of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Listen in to a mixture of scripture reading, congregational hymn signing, and church family music.
Description: The birth announcement of Jesus was not a time of joyful anticipation… but anticipation in the midst of darkness, sin, and pain. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast as we move towards Christmas this Advent Season, we are reminded that 700 years before the birth of Christ, the prophet Isaiah described the coming Messiah in terms that sounded too good to be true:
Not only will He be King, but He will rule with justice and righteousness; He will increase the nation; He will deliver us from our enemies and bring about a peace that will never end. And His kingly titles shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, and Prince of Peace.
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in SBC Classic Edition
We’re in the process of digging through the colossal SBC Sermon Archive Library to bring forth the rich and timeless Biblical Truths found within the hundreds and hundreds of sermon cassettes from yesteryear, in our Tape to Podcast Project.
Currently on the workbench:
The Jim Allen Lamentations Study (1998-1999) has joined our SBC Classic Edition.
The Jim Allen MARK Study (1999-2001) is (finally) complete! …as part of our SBC Classic Edition.
Watch our Steeple Study grow! … Great for a listen-study through a book or series.
Our Find-A-Sermon resource page helps you find what you’re looking for.
With the increased release of sermons from our archives, SBC Classic Edition is now podcasting on its own dedicated feed, separate from our current Sunday sermons.