How are we to represent God’s kingdom — a kingdom of hope —when chaos is all around us?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast as Pastor Monty Simao continues his virtual preaching to our church body while we obey stay-at-home governmental mandates during the COVID-19 Pandemic, he shows us that Romans 13 gives us the answers to these questions.
Not only does it provide us the way to walk during crisis, but, perhaps more importantly, it provides us a way to live with the end in sight…and how, ultimately, the return of our Lord affects the way we live in the here and now.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monthy Simao preaches his final sermon for our study in the book of Revelation, in which he points out the many wonderful and good gifts the Lord has given to His church in this life.
Many of His good gifts, however, will come to an end. They will come to an end when this present evil age is over, and they no longer are needed.
For unlike the idiom we all know, stated at the beginning, which conveys negative emotions of acceptance that all things are temporary… with God, these things come to an end because they must make way for the better things that have arrived.
Average Guy: Not really. I just checked the Internet, though, and it said it was someone who was a good friend – one that you could call a brother – and while he might be a pain at times, he’ll be there to help you out if, and when, life takes a turn for the worse.
Scandia Host: Not really what I was looking for… but it’s a start. You’d better listen up.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes a break from our study in Revelation to address a question that most Christians don’t have an answer for: What is a deacon?
And this is a question that is especially relevant for Scandia Bible Church, because today we just got another one.
Description: The Ephesians were intolerant and haters… and for that, Jesus praised them.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and shares with us that in Christ’s letter to the church of Ephesus, He, indeed, did praise them for their intolerance to evil and hating the things He hates.
But most of us don’t consider intolerance a virtue, nor think that there would be something that Jesus actually hates… let alone, wants us to hate too. But that’s exactly what we read.
And in the midst of this, we are told to love.
Sound contradictory? Not at all.
Let’s love the things that God loves and hate the things that God hates… and in so doing, know what it is like to walk in Truth.
Description: The widow Naomi begins her journey home from the land of Moab to Bethlehem. Ruth her daughter-in-law refuses to leave her and binds herself to Naomi pledging her loyal love to go with her. Hope starts to enter Naomi’s life for the first time in a long time.
Description: Jude gets to the point in his letter right away. While planning to write a letter about their shared salvation, Jude changes his mind when he hears about the false teachers that have crept into this congregation. He now feels compelled to write a letter urging these believers to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered.
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.
Description: John’s epistle is like looking through a kaleidoscope. He repeats the same truths, but from different perspectives. In this final chapter, John turns the kaleidoscope yet again to present a new view of the themes of loving God, loving the brethren, and obedience to God’s law. But this time we see it from the perspective of faith.
Description: The world has been in anticipation of a Savior since man’s fall in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:15). Christ comes and the anticipated Savior is described to us in 1 John as God’s love for us manifested. The incarnation and the cross is love covered in flesh. We ought to live in light of this truth.
Description: If there were one mark of a Christian that would be preeminent above all others, it would be a genuine love; a love for God and also a love for others. That’s because love for God and love for our neighbor is the summation of God’s law and as the Holy Spirit works in the life and heart of the believer obedience to God’s law will become manifest in love, not only towards God but as John points out here, towards our brethren.
Description: We live in a day when sexual immorality is rampant to the point where many churches are not only condoning sinful behavior but blessing it. In this section of Ephesians, Paul makes it clear that sexual immorality will be judged by God and those who participate in it will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Description: Sexual sins are rampant in our culture and we have become calloused to them. They tear apart our churches, our families, and tarnish the name of Christ. Paul instructs us that our minds should be filled with thanksgiving and not lewdness. Thanksgiving is unselfish while sexual perversion and sin is to only pursue self-pleasure.
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