SBC Host: If you were going to put a list together of heroes of the faith —real examples of faith — would your list include Samson, Jephthah, and Rahab?
Avg Guy:Are you kidding me?? Samson’s a womanizer. Jephthah — “The King of Rash” — needs to slow down and think before he acts. And Rahab… [whispering] she’s a harlot!!
SBC Host: Yep.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao draws to the end of our Hall of Faith Deep Dive, as we move through the book of Hebrews, and points out that most of us wouldn’t compile a list with those names… and yet, God did.
And to the degree that we are surprised… is the degree to which we still don’t understand faith.
SBC Host: Pretend you’re an Israelite, and I ask you to make a drawing of “the law,” what would you draw? …What image would best represent it?
Avg Guy:I have no idea.
SBC Host: Exactly.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and explains that while we — being in possession of the New Testament — certainly have a richer, more complete idea of what the shadows of the law of the Old Testament pointed toward… we would struggle knowing what to draw too!
For even with this additional knowledge, we can’t fully grasp the expanse of the multiple facets of what the law actually entails — until we begin to see the lines of the sketch take shape: revealing an image of obedience and sacrifice that foreshadows the fullness of the reality of the law which we will one day completely see and experience in all of its glory.
Description: Their wandering the desert floor for forty years not only provides us with a great WARNING, but a great PROMISE: the promise of rest.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study in the book of Hebrews and reminds us that even Joshua and Caleb — the two faithful spies of the Wilderness Generation who were able to enter Canaan — did not receive this “promised rest.”
For it would be the “Greater Joshua,” Jesus the Son of God, Who would be the Champion for His people and complete His work to enter into His rest; and we, if we are partakers of Him, of Christ — having received the Good News — enter, in faith, into this rest that only He alone deserves.
The whole community was in an uproar, wailing all night long. All the People of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The entire community was in on it: “Why didn’t we die in Egypt? Or in this wilderness? Why has God brought us to this country to kill us? Our wives and children are about to become plunder. Why don’t we just head back to Egypt? And right now!”
Soon they were all saying it to one another: “Let’s pick a new leader; let’s head back to Egypt” (Num 14:1-4, MSG).
Why would the Israelites — in the middle of the Exodus, after having seen the Red Sea part and manna fall from heaven — want to return to Egypt?
Why would they prefer slavery in the hands of cruel task masters, once again?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and states that when it comes to the Israelites wanting to return to Egypt, a more dramatic example of foolishness would be hard to find.
But, incredibly, there is a greater example: those who turn back from Christ.
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: The holiness of God has been described as the sun.
Like the sun, God gives beauty, life, and light… but venture too close and you will be consumed.
Today on this Palm Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes us to two separate passages: one from the Old Testament and one from the New — both demonstrating God’s holiness, seen as He enters the royal city of Jerusalem.
…Perhaps one of the most mysterious characters of the Old Testament.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and explains that Melchizedek was not only the king of Salem (a place that we presently identify as Jerusalem), but he was also a priest of God. What made this king and priest mysterious, though, was that he foreshadowed – and pointed expectations forward – to the perfect, Kingly reign and Priesthood of Jesus Christ.
Description: After Jephthah’s defeat of the Ammonites and the wicked sacrifice of his own daughter, his troubles are not over. He is rebuked by the Ephraimites and ends up fighting against them and over 40,000 Ephraimites die. Israelite killing Israelite.
With all of the sinfulness and tragedy in the life of Jephthah, the book of Judges is not the only place we see mention of his name. Jephthah surprisingly is listed in the “Hall of Faith” in Hebrews 11. We explore how Jephthah might have “made the cut”.
Description: Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, and there is perhaps no greater day to focus on Christ’s kingly office. God gave Abraham a royal grant and prophecy that He would make a people for Himself and establish a Kingdom and righteous King for His people. This covenantal promise was fulfilled in the life of David and found its ultimate fulfillment in the person and work of Christ.
Description: Our Redeemer lives. He was victorious over death the grave could not hold Him. Paul presents in 1 Corinthians 15 the facts concerning the resurrection of Christ to those at the church at Cornith.
Description: Our passage this morning offers a few problem areas for the exegete, not the least of which seems to be Paul’s apparent misquote of Psalm 68. But a careful study thru this amazing Psalm reveals how a victorious king shares the spoils of war with an underserving people.
Description: There are very clear examples in Scripture that show God’s wonderful sovereign hand leading, teaching, and preparing His children for the task He is going to bring before them. In today’s message we will look at several of these examples and then reference our own lives and perhaps discern what He is preparing us to do.
Description: Though you might not think of looking for the Easter Story in the Old Testament, God tells it beautifully through the life of Mephibosheth — a life that was filled with tragedy and shame. In the end, however, he was lifted out of his lowly position and given a place at the king’s table.
Listen in as Elder Monty Simao shows us how the story of Mephibosheth and King David parallels man and the King of Kings.
1. Parallel of Condition
a. Disgraced Condition
b. Doomed Condition
c. Destitute Condition
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