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 prophet Isaiah painted a picture of the rebellion in the nations: a place of idolatry, injustice, and insurrection; a place where God is ignored and His followers mocked, as man sits in his citadels of strength.
…That is, until God brings man’s city to ruin and his citadels to rubble.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao virtually delivers a Resurrection Sunday Service to our church body as we watch from the safety of our homes during the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 and reminds us that during these times when God brings people low, we rejoice.
We rejoice because God does it to rescue the afflicted and to vindicate His people. But there’s another reason we rejoice…a scandalous reason.
God brings people low to make the proud humble and remove the strength of the mighty and bring the ruthless to their knees.
And most shockingly, He redeems the ruthless so that they too worship Him.
Have you ever tried to describe something, but had no words for what it was…only for what it wasn’t?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and explains that describing the indescribable is what theologians are up against when attempting to describe God.
And what we’ll find is that this is also the case with the church in Heaven, as seen in the symbol of the New Jerusalem.
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.
Description: God works on established principles. These principles work for people, projects, businesses, families and churches. The Book of Nehemiah shows God’s man using God’s ways to do God’s project. Much can be learned from this short Old Testament book.
Description: The most important city in the world is Jerusalem. Its history past, present, and future is the history of mankind. Jesus was presented there as a child, and 30 years later concluded His ministry outside the walls on a cruel cross. It’s a rare day that the evening news does not mention Jerusalem.
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.
Description: A man goes out to baptize and preach the coming of the Lord. He was asked, “Who are you?” John the Baptist proved to be that voice whose obedience in faith, and persecution for the Lord was indeed in the spirit and power of Elijah. He was the road builder laying the path for the Lord.
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.
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