What does faith look like when the promises of God collide with death?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our Hall of Faith study in the book of Hebrews in which we examine the final moments of the patriarchs as they face death with their eyes toward the future…toward the horizon.
They know that death will not hinder the promises of God in any way and that the future will continue to unveil God’s perfect plan — which will be moving forward until that great day of consummation and resurrection.
Description: What happens when the wicked prosper and the righteous suffer? … Material success? Worldly prosperity?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we see the line of Esau – the rejected line – prosper in an incredible way; while Jacob – whom God had named “Israel” or the “Prince of God” – watches from the sideline, trusting God for something far greater than all the accolades the world can give.
Wrestling Announcer:Get ready because the BWF Sunday Morning Main Event is on! This morning on the Bible Wresting Federation, we witness the guy who knows how to make a mean pot of stew, make your head spin talking speckled sheep, and work as long as it takes to get the wife he wants: Jacob the Deceiver… squaring off with the Great I Am; the Almighty, Awesome Creator of the Heavens and Earth: GOD!
Average Guy:God is so going to win!
Scandia Host: Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to recount the second time God appears in the flesh: the first, to talk with Abraham; the second, to wrestle with Jacob.
Average Guy:I told you God was going to win.
Scandia Host: You’re right. God was merciful, though, because Jacob got to limp away from this match with only a dislocated hip. But this wasn’t about wrestling – this was a lesson. You see, in this scuffle, God was teaching Jacob something about strife and struggle… and how in those situations THE BEST response (for him and for us) is to simply cling to the Lord.
Description: The “School of Hard Knocks” – a school that no one would voluntarily enroll… But sometimes God has other plans. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that oftentimes God uses trials and difficulties to grow and sanctify us – especially when our lives pattern that of Jacob: lives governed by worship of self and deceit. Yes…
When it comes to the School of Hard Knocks, we may desire to skip, but God ensures we attend.
…if for no other purpose than to build our character and faith in Him alone.
Description: His bags were packed, and he had left for Haran to secure a wife; but what Jacob didn’t know was that God was already ahead of him to secure his heart. Yes…
Jacob was on “Operation Wife,” but God was on “Operation Jacob.”
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that some of the most difficult things we go through in life are but the hand of God molding us into the person He wants us to be: sanctifying us as He removes the chaff.
Description: Even with all of his deception, Jacob gets sent off by his father, Isaac, with the blessing of Abraham and the promises of the Covenant-Keeping God. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that, in addition, from this very deceiver God would name Israel. Because the story of the Patriarchs is not a story of sinlessness, but a story of grace…and it’s our story as well.
Description: God’s will cannot be thwarted. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that when the patriarch Isaac attempts to do just that… the result leaves him trembling in fear.
Description: What is the spiritual atmosphere in your home? Sure, if you have children, you likely teach them about who God is and what He requires… with your words.
How often, though, do your ACTIONS teach for you things that you’d never say out loud?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we’ll see that even in the midst of our failings, God is able to bring about His purposes; and that His grace is always evident as He providentially carries out His decrees.
Description: The doctrine of Election… Perhaps no where in the Bible is it seen more clearly than in Genesis Chapter 25 and Apostle Paul’s explanation of it in Romans Chapter 9. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the Book of Genesis and shares with us that the doctrine of Election is not some philosophical ethereal kind of “shelf doctrine,” but rather the picture of God’s sovereignty in the affairs of men and the way of salvation.
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