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.
Description: Just as an athlete needs to train with physical discipline, the Christian needs to train with spiritual discipline.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues his series on The Church as we stay the course with the current stay-home measures and learn from Paul in 1 Timothy that we need to train ourselves for godliness.
…Training that not only includes disciplines of Bible reading and prayer when we are alone, but also godly conversation when we are with others — communing with believers throughout the circumstances of life.
And yet, how often do we as Christians adjust our speech to coincide with the shifty, shady, ambiguous speech all around us?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as Pastor Monty takes a break to marry off a daughter during the Pandemic of 2020, we pull a message he delivered at the NCFIC “Hope for the Family” conference in 2019.
Words do matter.
For when we are not morally clear with our words, we no longer are speakers of prophetic truth.
…Because in our effort to not offend, we fail to preach the Rock of Offense.
Description: Do you ever think about the fullness of the Ten Commandments when making decisions in life?
…Or do you fall into the trap like the rich young ruler who viewed the Commandments only in the letter of the law and justified himself as having kept them his whole life?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, the corona confinement continues as Pastor Monty Simao preaches a message that reminds us that God’s Moral Law is not just words written on stone, but the means by which we learn what pleases Him.
The Decalogue is a guide to every decision we make and, often in confusing situations, is the very thing that brings clarity.
Avg Guy:The Corona Crisis is Careening out of Control!!! The Constraints are Crazy! Those in Command say we Can’t Congregate, have Crushed Commerce, and have Cut-off Camaraderie! They are Culpable and must be Charged!
SBC Host: Woah! That’s a lot of C’s. Here’s one more: How ought the Christian think about and react to the world around us?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao preaches a message, as we continue to move through the Pandemic of 2020, that reminds us that what we believe — and the Bible makes this very clear — affects how we behave.
And because of that, how someone reacts to the circumstances of life, gives us insight as to what hey believe about God.
Do they react in fear or in anger?… or is their reaction one of peace?
SBC Host:What do bullies, freedom, and worship have in common?
Avg Guy:I have no idea.
SBC Host: Well, the first is something that we hate, the second something we love, and the third…
Avg Guy:Oh I got it!…is something we NEED.
SBC Host: Exactly.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we continue to shelter in place, Pastor Monty Simao continues his series on The Church and asks what happens when all three (bullies, freedom, and worship) show up on Sunday morning?
And how should we think about the binding of conscience and the tyranny of pastors who do things their way instead of God’s?
Average Guy:The Cross? The Cross is a joke! It’s for fools. It lacks any intellectual fortitude or logical reasoning. If I’m going to believe in such a fairy tale, I need some solid proof.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow, fills in at the pulpit to share a concept in the the Bible that at first to the believer may seem incredulous (and wrong): the Cross as foolishness.
But that’s exactly how God wants it to be seen. His intent is to turn conventional wisdom on its head. For as we begin to understand why He wants it this way, we begin to see the depth and richness of His power through it.
…And then we begin to realize where the foolishness really lies.
Description: There’s no doubt we’re living in challenging times — times in which there is an unprecedented effort to marginalize Christian values.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back our Down Under pastor and pianist friend, Kris Baines, to share the encouraging message that though we face challenge, with Jesus, we can remain unshakable.
For though the world — like never before in recent history — now celebrates and normalizes things the Bible condemns as wicked, sinful, and perverse, we as followers of Jesus Christ are called and empowered to “keep going and stand firm” in our Christian walk.
False Teacher:…And I’d like to convince you of my heresy and drag you all down to hell with me.
Group: (various responses of interest)
SBC Host: If it were only that obvious.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Brother in Christ, Josh Peglow fills in at the pulpit to bring us a timely message from the book of Jude:
We must be on guard and “contend earnestly for the faith” because “certain persons have crept in unnoticed.”
He goes on to warn that they will draw many with their engaging personalities, slick style, and ability to turn a phrase… drawing them into a subtle trap of deception, with the sole purpose of leading you away from the pure Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Description: “If you could experience just ONE event in Biblical history… what would it be?”
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome Guest Pastor Anthony Mathenia, from Christ Church in Radford, Virginia… who asks us this very question: What one event would you choose?
There are so many, to be sure — whether we choose to watch the Lord speak the Universe into existence or witness the miraculous birth of Christ; be there as God parts the Red Sea or marvel as Jesus prepares a meal for five thousand.
The truth is, it would be hard to choose just one.
But as we contemplate the epic experiences we might choose, Pastor Mathenia asks us to consider an event that might not make our Top Ten:
Description: The Protestant Reformation — an event in church history we tend to associate with Martin Luther and other 16th Century reformers. We tend to forget, however, that Jesus Christ was the Original Reformer.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and shares that Martin Luther and others were simply following Jesus’ example. For the Pharisees and scribes held that the traditions and laws of man were equal with Scripture — just as the Medieval Church and the Pope, 1500 years later in Luther’s day, said that Scripture AND tradition were the authority on truth.
…And, the argument continues to this day: To find truth, are other influences required to come alongside the Holy Scriptures of the Bible… or is the Bible enough?
Description: Spiritual warfare. It’s a phrase we use. But what does it really mean? …And what do we do about it?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves, fills in at the pulpit and digs into these questions by looking at a familiar text, but does so in a way that many churches fail to address — by looking at the context of the letter in which it was written.
Description: After the Resurrection, the disciples had no idea what to do… so they went fishing.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and explains that even after 3 years of living with Him, eating with Him, and listening to Him, the disciples still did not understand what Jesus was talking about.
In fact, it wasn’t until after His ascension that they finally knew what to do: Proclaim the gospel to all nations.
But has modern day Christianity faithfully followed suit? …Or has it fallen into a trap of deception — making the gospel into something it is not.
Today on this Easter Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao opens the book of 1 Peter to show us that hope fled from him when he watched his Lord die but his hope returned with the resurrection — and he freely shares this hope in his book with discouraged gentile believers — because it was a living hope.
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