SBC Host: Speak about the book of Revelation for any length of time, and this is a question that will likely arise.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao shares a section from the book of Revelation that is shrouded in mystery.
Avg. Guy:You’re telling me! It seems that every time I turn around, the maps get redone, and the names I thought I had down, change! Which just makes these “Gog and Magog” characters seem more shadowy than ever.
SBC Host:It can be confusing. But maybe that’s because we’re asking the wrong questions.
SBC Host: Maybe the question should not be the identity of God’s enemies, but rather what happens to them…when the sovereign God and His people are opposed.
Description: The opening verses of Revelation 20 are by far the most argued and most contested verses in this entire last book of the Bible.
Today on Scandia Bible Church, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and explains that the differing end-times positions we see in the church today are largely defined by how one views the millennial period mentioned in this chapter.
But this needn’t be a passage of confusion. We can make sense of what God is showing us in these passages, for though at first glance they may seem daunting, clarity and understanding awaits, from Him.
Description: Sometimes Judgment doesn’t come as we would expect.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and asks would we still consider it “Judgement” if God brought forth an event so dramatic that it rivaled Sodom and Gomorrah, but instead of fire and brimstone, there was deception and idolatry?
The skies over the Euphrates swarm with airborne military weaponry: helicopters, jets, and drones crowd the air. And like metal locusts equipped with rapid fire guns in their mouths and bombs in their tails, they have orders to incessantly attack and destroy.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which we turn our attention to chapter 9 — a chapter that has has certainly captured the imagination of Bible interpreters from around the world — with interpretations as varied as an invasion of Apache helicopters to an army of genetically modified locusts who prey on flesh instead of vegetation.
But, are these interpretations in line with what John is trying to communicate? … or have we moved away from the purpose of the book?
Description: Many folks, with the best of intentions, sit each week in their favorite church pew and are presented with a lovely talk that comes close to being from the Word of God.
The man up front is wearing a nice suit, has a traditional hair cut, a big Bible, and a degree in theology.
He reads a passage and then gives a stirring and interesting talk. The congregation all listen intently, shake hands, smile, and go home… feeling like, by attending church, they’ve done their bit to please God.
In today’s message we are going to be taught – by Jesus’ own words – a Truth that could make some folk reassess their relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Description: The Christian life is not a life of ease but a life of struggle. We struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. It is a life that demands entrance through a narrow gate and it is a daily walk along a narrow path. In our passage this morning, John doesn’t leave us discouraged but tells us that in the midst of this battle, the Christian will overcome the world.
We will be looking at three things in regards to the Christians overcoming the world:
Description: We look at the sixth and final piece of the Armor of God and the only piece that is both defensive and offensive in nature. We also look at Isaiah 59 and see how this armor, which belongs to Christ, has passed the test and not found wanting.
Description: We look at the fifth piece of the Armor of God and the last of the defensive pieces (the last is offensive). This piece truly represents the last piece of our defense, where we must look beyond the temporal battle and fix our eyes upon Jesus and the most sure hope of glory, knowing that this battle will have an end and the end is known and victorious.
Description: Paul has divided the whole Armor of God into two categories. We study the first piece of armor in the second category which is the shield of faith. We learn what faith is and how to wield it and why and how it protects us. We also learn how even our faith is nothing but the trust that we place upon the person and work of Christ.
Description: Although it may sound strange to read about peace when we are being equipped for war, it is not strange at all. War and peace are always two sides of the same coin, and when you are at war with one party it usually means that you have established peace with another. We are warring against the devil because we have experienced peace with God. We need to remind ourselves of this peace with God: that Christ has purchased and firmly planted our feet into it so that we will be able to stand firm.
Description: The enemy is a slanderer and a liar. In our passage today, Paul shows us how Christ’s righteousness is as a shield about the sinner and protects us from the enemy’s lies and enables us to stand in the spiritual battle that we are engaged in.
Description: There is so much confusion over the concept of Spiritual Warfare. Much of it stems from not understanding our position as believers in Christ and not understanding all that Christ has accomplished on our behalf. We need to remember that we fight from a position of victory and the battle has been won.
Description: The Bible is very clear about who is behind every bad thing that happens to individuals or families, or even nations. God’s Holy Word is the only absolute source of information on this topic and God has much to say about it.
Description: Peter informs his Christian readers to be on the alert for the “adversary, the roaring lion.” The roaring of the lion’s jaws is the power of suffering to destroy our faith. Therefore Peter has to remind his Christian readers, “resist him, firm in your faith.”
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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.
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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.