Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Josh Peglow continues with our study in the book of 1 Peter and shows us how for the recipients of this letter, persecution and suffering was a daily experience.
And yet, Peter commended them to rejoice through it all.
For it is through trails that we prove a genuine and active faith that culminates in final salvation.
In the fifth century, the philosopher Heraclitus observed,
“There is nothing permanent except change.”
To be clear, he wasn’t rejoicing in new things but pessimistically concluding that all good things come to an end.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us how as Christians we can have an entirely different outlook on life because we know the unchanging One.
While it is true that changes often happen for the worse, it is also true that the Lord Jesus never changes; and as He helped the saints of the past, He will also help us in the present, and even the future — for what is unknown to us is known to Him, and He will prepare our way.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and explains that when we encounter difficult times, it’s natural for us to remind ourselves of former days that were better — probably because we feel that doing so will give us the needed courage to face our current challenge.
The writer of Hebrews takes the opposite approach, though. Instead of recalling former times of ease, he tells his readers to recall former times of hardship! … times of affliction and persecution.
Because when we remember God’s past faithfulness during trying times, we are encouraged to persevere…in the hope of our eternal reward.
Description: The Cross of Jesus Christ silenced the mouth of Satan before the throne of God and forever removed him from the court of heaven.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and shows us that with Satan unable to accuse believers before God, he turned his attention to the church on earth.
And it is for or this reason, the church on earth has been called The Church Militant… for it is THE CHURCH AT WAR!
Description: A spiritual and heavenly battle is underway… though you may not know it.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and introduces us to a woman, a dragon, and a child — three signs that not only point us to this battle but help us understand and gain a perspective that nothing the Dragon (Satan) does, or will do, can stop God’s providential purposes.
Description: From the very first verses in the book of Revelation, the Apostle John – its author – draws a line in the sand.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in Revelation and shows us that even as early as John’s greeting in the opening verses, he’s quick to set God’s authority over that of every lesser authority and as the only Giver of grace and peace.
Description: Hard-working elders may not have a showcase full of trophies and awards to show for a lifetime of toil in the vineyard of God, but one day the Chief Shepherd will return and fully reward His faithful under-shepherds.
Description: In these verses Peter gives the climax of his urgent warning and strengthening of the church against the terrible persecution, already under way, but soon to issue in the death of countless numbers of the faithful. Although Peter primarily had in mind the prophetic destruction of Jerusalem, it should never be overlooked that the event itself was a type of the ultimate judgment of the Second Coming, giving all of the apostle’s teaching here a spiritual application for all generations to come.
Description: The Apostle Peter, in 1 Peter 3:13-17, tells his readers that they should not fear men and any suffering they might encounter. Quoting Isaiah 8:11-13, Peter writes that they should have a reverence for Jesus and be always ready to tell others why they have hope.
Description: Paul explains his circumstances to the Ephesian believers. He knew that some were discouraged by his imprisonment and persecution. Many of them probably wondered why God allowed those things to happen. But Paul never wondered, Paul knew. He knew that if he was in prison it was only because God wanted him in prison and he knew that God would use whatever circumstances to fulfil His kingdom purpose.
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in SBC Classic Edition
We’re in the process of digging through the colossal SBC Sermon Archive Library to bring forth the rich and timeless Biblical Truths found within the hundreds and hundreds of sermon cassettes from yesteryear, in our Tape to Podcast Project.
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.
Our Find-A-Sermon resource page helps you find what you’re looking for.
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.