SBC Host:What do bullies, freedom, and worship have in common?
Avg Guy:I have no idea.
SBC Host: Well, the first is something that we hate, the second something we love, and the third…
Avg Guy:Oh I got it!…is something we NEED.
SBC Host: Exactly.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we continue to shelter in place, Pastor Monty Simao continues his series on The Church and asks what happens when all three (bullies, freedom, and worship) show up on Sunday morning?
And how should we think about the binding of conscience and the tyranny of pastors who do things their way instead of God’s?
“Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.”
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study on The Church, in which we take time consider how God has organized His great flock.
People all around the world congregate in small, local gatherings in their neighborhood churches to worship. But how does that reflect the nature of the grander-sized, universal Church — God’s people in all generations?
And, perhaps more importantly, how do we as believers live in light of that great “oneness” we all share in Christ?
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared…to sound them. The first [angel] sounded, and there came hail and fire…. The second…and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea…. The third…a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch…. [And with] the fourth…the sun…the moon and…the stars were struck, so that a third of them…darkened….
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which we see the first four Trumpet Judgements unfold.
And what we’ll find is that like the first four Seal Judgments, the first four Trumpet Judgments come as a set — a set that, astute readers will recognize, comes out of Israel’s great period of redemptive history…the Exodus.
Average Guy: I’m trying to listen to God, but I just don’t hear Him.
Scandia Host: Shhhh…. In our busy lives it’s often a challenge to slow down enough to actually come to a full stop and listen. For what we’ll find is that our desire and ability to listen to God is in direct correlation with who we consider Him to be.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Elder Keith Barker shares that too often we as Christians neglect the wonderful access and fellowship opportunities we have with our and Lord and Savior, because we fail to follow the clear and simple instructions found in Psalm 46:10:
If God can prevent our suffering then why doesn’t He?
Scandia Host:That’s a good question.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao steps to the pulpit once again following his son, Isaiah’s, tragic death… to wrestle with this. “How can we go to God for comfort when ultimately, God is the one who could have prevented it and has therefore ordained our pain?”
Average Guy: Exactly! That’s what I want to know.
Scandia Host: Well, you better pull up a pew and take a listen.
Why pray if God already knows what’s going to happen before it happens?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and points out that most Christians will readily agree that God is sovereign… but how many have actually stopped to examine what that really means – and then to understand how God’s providence and decrees fit in within all that? Well Genesis 27, among other things, gives us a beautiful picture of the relationship between God’s eternal decrees and His providential means of carrying those decrees out. …And then you’ll know why you should pray.
Description: Many Christians have only a limited knowledge of this most wonderful gift that God has given to His children: prayer. Because the power of prayer is misunderstood it to often goes unused. Today’s message on prayer is intended to educate and encourage us to follow the Biblical instructions on the use of this marvelous gift.
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: Christmas is preeminently about God’s promise of a coming Savior who would rescue man from the curse of the fall. God’s mercy and grace is always seen in His works and in His interactions with man. In the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve shook their fists to Heaven as they rebelled against God and God cursed them according to the covenant agreement. No sooner had the curse been said God also proclaimed the Gospel of a coming Savior.
Description: This book began proclaiming that God has given the believer every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places and now Paul has taken us from the heavenlies and brought us to our knees. Now as we conclude this book, we are reminded that it is all of God and we require His strength to sustain us …prayer helps us remember that.
Description: Peter informs his Christian readers to be on the alert for the “adversary, the roaring lion.” The roaring of the lion’s jaws is the power of suffering to destroy our faith. Therefore Peter has to remind his Christian readers, “resist him, firm in your faith.”
Description: Paul prays that the Ephesian believers (and us) would be strengthened with power in the inner man so that Christ may dwell in our hearts and that we would be rooted and grounded in the love of Christ.
Description: Jacob DeShazer of Salem Oregon took part in World War II’s legendary Doolittle Raid, endured more than three years as a Japanese prisoner of war and later teemed up with his wife to serve as a Methodist missionary in Japan for nearly thirty years.
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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