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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Notes:

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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How to Listen to God [Psalm 46:1-10]

December 30, 2018

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Date: 12/30/2018

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Psalm 46:1-10

Description: 

Average Guy: I’m trying to listen to God, but I just don’t hear Him.

Scandia Host: Shhhh…. In our busy lives it’s often a challenge to slow down enough to actually come to a full stop and listen. For what we’ll find is that our desire and ability to listen to God is in direct correlation with who we consider Him to be.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker shares that too often we as Christians neglect the wonderful access and fellowship opportunities we have with our and Lord and Savior, because we fail to follow the clear and simple instructions found in Psalm 46:10:

“Be still and know that I am God.”

 

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Notes:

How to Listen to God

  1. Expectantly
  2. Quietly
  3. Patiently
  4. Actively
  5. Confidently


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The Holiness of God [Exodus 15:11]

November 11, 2018

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Date: 11/11/2018

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Exodus 15:11

Description: The cross: a Christian symbol evoking comfort and love for many, many people. But for some, it stands as a graphic warning sign declaring danger ahead.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church podcast, Elder Keith Barker exhorts that the cross is SHOUTING that God hates our sin — so much so that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to pay the price for it by hanging on the cross. His blood was a ransom for us — freeing us from an eternity separated from Him, our loving Heavenly Father.

 

Yes, the cross serves as a merciful word of comfort to Christians of God’s finished work but, to the unsaved, a stark shout of danger.

 

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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)

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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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Holiness [1 Peter 1:13-16]

August 12, 2018

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Date: 08/12/2018

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16

Description: 

Do you remember the Susan B. Anthony dollar? …You know the one that looked like a quarter.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker opens the Bible and draws our attention to a problem in America today: a lack of holiness.

Too often the church looks so much like the world, that those that are unsaved see no need to consider the claims of Jesus on their own lives. To them, they all look like quarters – but they’re really dollars. They don’t stand out because they’re lacking holiness.SBC logo 204x204

If by the saving grace of Jesus Christ you are now considered a “dollar”… act like one. Because as He clearly commands: “Be holy for I am holy.”

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