Happy Resurrection Sunday from Scandia Bible Church, 2023!
We want to welcome you to our Sunrise Service Sermon, as our church finds its way back, after a 4 year hiatus, to gather in its tradition for this special time at the lovely waterside home of Elder Keith Barker.
Music this morning being provided by our church family.
And our Sunrise Service message… being delivered by brother in Christ, David Teves, who will show that, indeed, the resurrection means EVERYTHING.
Avg Guy:I’ve never understood why they call it GOOD Friday?!
I mean, Jesus died on this day! It should be “BAD Friday,” right??
SBC Host: It was indeed a *bad* Friday. For Jesus — though He was innocent — was unfairly beaten, tortured, and killed. He was a beloved Teacher, Leader, Mentor, and Friend to many. So, yes, if you were there, it was a “bad” Friday.
…But three days later, that all would change.
Because it would become UNDENIABLY clear, that this Man who was unfairly beaten, tortured, and killed… did so on OUR behalf. He stood in our place, so we wouldn’t have to.
This “Bad Friday,” became GOOD… when those who realized that this beloved Teacher, Leader, Mentor, and Friend… was also the Lord God Almighty — the Creator of the Universe.
SBC Host: Have you every questioned what happens to the poor native who never hears the gospel, never meets a Christian, or never reads the Bible?
Avg Guy:Yes! I’ve had that question for a long time. Will God judge that person??
SBC Host: You’re not alone in wondering this… Especially when we consider that there are many others who have repeatedly heard the gospel, been given the opportunity to repent, and yet continue to reject Christ.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans and shows us that the Bible provides the answer to our quandary… quite clearly.
“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.
As Solomon continues to observe ‘life under the sun,’ he sees another form of vanity: loneliness.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and shows us that as man rejects God’s design for human companionship, the culture becomes more and more isolated.
After all, envy, greed, and isolation may lead you to possess many things — but often possessing them alone.
What’s the point??
…Or as Solomon would astutely observe: “This too is vanity.”
In the fifth century, the philosopher Heraclitus observed,
“There is nothing permanent except change.”
To be clear, he wasn’t rejoicing in new things but pessimistically concluding that all good things come to an end.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us how as Christians we can have an entirely different outlook on life because we know the unchanging One.
While it is true that changes often happen for the worse, it is also true that the Lord Jesus never changes; and as He helped the saints of the past, He will also help us in the present, and even the future — for what is unknown to us is known to Him, and He will prepare our way.
That’s how Paul described all of his past accomplishments — his background, his accolades, even his religious fervor.
He counted it all rubbish.
Today on this Resurrection Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao opens the book of Philippians to show us how, when talking about himself, Paul now finds other things of surpassing value: namely, knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection. But…
What does it mean to know Christ?
What does it mean to know the power of His resurrection?
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.
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: 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.
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