She’s wife to “The Father of all who believe,” but she doesn’t share the same stellar reputation. [sfx: laugh of unbelief]
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews where we are focusing on the heroes that adorn the “Hall of Faith”.
…And when we hear that Sarah made the cut, we too are tempted to laugh. For we remember in the book of Genesis that the aged Sarah laughed in unbelief when God told her husband, Abraham, that she would soon have a son.
And yet, the book of Hebrews remembers Sarah DIFFERENTLY — as one who believed God.
Certainly, this obvious contradiction must be due to some sort of oversight!
Description: Fire and brimstone preaching… a style that has certainly has fallen out of contemporary fashion. And yet, the Bible is chock-full of explicit and implicit warning against the coming wrath of God.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and points out that whether the message is read from the Bible, or preached from the pulpit, countless people hear it and delay bowing the knee before God in repentance.
The day is coming, however, when it will be too late to repent… and both the believer and the non-believer will be harvested: one to eternal reward — the other, eternal damnation.
Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation where we see the Trumpet Judgments come to an end in much the same way as the Seal Judgments — with images representing the final Day of Judgment and the consummation of Christ’s kingdom.
For the goal is that Heaven and Earth are one and that God’s temple fills the earth… and the final destruction of all His enemies is seen.
Description: We’ve already been down the road of how the 144,000 Sealed Believers in chapter seven are a topic of controversy and confusion.
We’ve tackled the topic of who they are, and what the seal on the forehead means.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation (and chapter 7) to help us make sense of how this chapter fits in with everything else in the book we’ve learned so far. For we now know the numbered people are seen as an innumerable multitude, and the fullness of God’s promises are seen to His glory.
Description: We’ve read the seven letters to the churches of Asia Minor… which when taken in totality are a letter to the church as a whole, as well.
…So if that’s the case, how do you get the eyes of the church off of their circumstances as they look to the Lord for strength in all their trials?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues are study in the book of Revelation and helps us answer that question by pointing us to God in His splendor and sovereignty.
You see, the bigger God is to us, the smaller are the assaults of this present evil age… not because they are insignificant, but rather because they are put into perspective next to the God of the universe who is worthy of all praise.
…The first four words of the Bible – four words whose depth and volume lay the very foundation for the truths that the rest of the Bible proclaim.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker takes us all the way to the beginning of the Bible – Genesis 1:1 – and explains that when an author pens a story his aim is to grab your attention to draw you into his book. God did this with the first four words of His book… four words that are so important that if the reader can’t digest them, the remainder of the Bible will likely remain a mystery.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that this “friend” was Abraham. And one of the ways this friendship was manifest was when God took him into intimate council before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah – an act in which we not only see God’s reassurance to Abraham of His justice, but we also see a glimpse into an intimacy that foreshadowed, if even in a small way, the intimacy that Christ purchased for us.
Description: The doctrine of creation is not only under attack outside the church but from within as well. Christians have attempted to fit “millions of years” into the Genesis account by doing hermeneutical gymnastics to Genesis Chapter 1. The end result of these theories has been the undermining of not only the faith of countless Christians but the undermining of the Gospel itself!
Description: Samson travels to Timnah and along the way is attacked by a lion that he kills with his bare hands, mightily empowered by God. On a later journey, this time to marry his chosen Philistine girl, Samson finds the lion carcass housing a swarm of bees and full of honey. He later uses this encounter as the basis of a riddle to the 30 Philistine men at his wedding party. No one could ever solve Samson’s riddle…that is unless they cheat!
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: The Judge Jephthah was a man who was despised and rejected by his brethren but who ended up saving them from the hand of the Ammonites. Yet even as God used him, he did an unthinkable act and sacrificed his daughter to God…a sacrifice that God didn’t want and certainly didn’t approve of.
Description: Jude may be one of the most overlooked and under-taught books of the New Testament. Yet it is a book that is just as much needed in the church today as it was in the first century. This sermon covers the greeting portion of Jude’s letter focusing on the Christian’s Perception, Position, and Possessions.
God answers Job out of the whirlwind, disclosing His greatness and majesty in all of creation. Job is instructed in wisdom that begins with him understanding that God is great and greatly to be praised. God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and His ways are higher than our ways. Job is humbled as God prepares him to be vindicated and restored.
Description: To be a Christian Mother is a high, holy and crucial calling. It is the highest calling any Christian woman can enter. We must never underestimate the power of God working through a mother to achieve His purposes.
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: John recounts the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry when He attends the Passover at the Temple in Jerusalem. What He finds ignites His righteous anger and His zeal for the House of God is revealed in His actions.
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