That’s how Paul described all of his past accomplishments — his background, his accolades, even his religious fervor.
He counted it all rubbish.
Today on this Resurrection Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao opens the book of Philippians to show us how, when talking about himself, Paul now finds other things of surpassing value: namely, knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection. But…
What does it mean to know Christ?
What does it mean to know the power of His resurrection?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and explains that in order for believers to mature, they need to have a firm foundation on the elementary truths of the faith.
Like the sure foundation of a building, the foundations of Christian truth serve to support growth in holiness and the knowledge of God.
Description: What can bring joy from the seeds of pain and sorrow?
The immediate answer is The Resurrection, which means that the ultimate answer is Jesus Christ.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao explains that just as that first Easter morning brought joy to those who were crushed and dismayed in their spirit, so too does the Resurrection bring a guaranteed hope to all who trust in Christ today.
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.
Description: It’s not a comfortable topic…and yet the Bible speaks very directly, and often graphically, about it.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which we delve into the topic of judgement, and in particular, the Great White Throne of Judgement.
Questions like: “Who sits on this throne?”… “Who is being judged?”… and “Are believers judged the same as unbelievers?” are all important and valid questions that we will seek answers.
For though this topic may come with questions and feelings of uneasiness, one thing is for certain: the sure judgment of God awaits every person.
Description: Even in the midst of terrible things, God is at work safeguarding His people.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and explains that the protection God affords His people is the point that chapter 10 and 11 make.
For the church follows after her Lord as faithful witnesses who are persecuted even unto death …and yet just like Jesus, God’s people will one day see the resurrection, restoration, and victory.
Description: After the Resurrection, the disciples had no idea what to do… so they went fishing.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and explains that even after 3 years of living with Him, eating with Him, and listening to Him, the disciples still did not understand what Jesus was talking about.
In fact, it wasn’t until after His ascension that they finally knew what to do: Proclaim the gospel to all nations.
But has modern day Christianity faithfully followed suit? …Or has it fallen into a trap of deception — making the gospel into something it is not.
Today on this Easter Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao opens the book of 1 Peter to show us that hope fled from him when he watched his Lord die but his hope returned with the resurrection — and he freely shares this hope in his book with discouraged gentile believers — because it was a living hope.
We all know what it’s like waiting between two events – engagement and marriage, hiring and starting a job, and many others. Yet, what if there was another sort of in-between, an in-between that affected absolutely everything about how we live our lives in this broken world?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we move forward in the wake of the death of young Isaiah Simao – the son of our pastor, Monty Simao – we are blessed to welcome to our pulpit the associate pastor of Westside Baptist in nearby Bremerton, Washington, Peter Montoro.
Today Pastor Peter reminds us that as believers, we live our lives in this world in-between our crucifixion with Christ and our coming resurrection. And as we wait, it’s easy to feel as though the struggles we face will last forever. We must remember though, that just as the cross of Christ only made sense to the disciples in the light of His resurrection, so too the crosses we face will only fully make sense to us in the light of our own resurrection.
Description: One of the most exciting truths in Christianity is the proclamation that Jesus is resurrected as the “first fruit”, the first in a long line of those who accept Christ and will themselves be resurrected from death to life.
Description: In this sermon, we look at the promise Jesus made to His disciples in John chapter 16. He told them that they would be filled with sorrow even as the world rejoices, but that He would turn their sorrow into Joy. Then we look at John chapter 20, to see the fulfillment of that promise and the benediction of peace that Christ pronounced upon His church on that first Easter Sunday and continues to pronounce upon His people today.
Description: As Christians, the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death is absolutely essential to our salvation — our forgiveness of sin. His resurrection shows the validation of God the Father that indeed, “It is finished” — God’s redemptive plan complete.
Description: Even thought he was known as “The Teacher of Israel,” Nicodemus has his ignorance and unbelief of the scriptures exposed by Jesus. The truth that Jesus taught to Nicodemus and teaches the world today is “believe”.
Description: Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader, came to Jesus with questions. As he complemented Jesus and acknowledged His miracles, wisdom, and that He was from God, Jesus challenged him. He told him that he must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God!
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: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Join us for our Resurrection Sunday Sunrise Service, as brother in Christ, Lou Bond, applies this well known scripture to this most joyous of days.
Description: Have you ever wondered if a person who had lived wickedly his whole life and was now on death row could be saved if he received Jesus? Well you don’t need to wonder because the Bible not only answers that question but gives us an account of that very thing. The Penitent thief on the cross who was crucified next to Jesus, gives us one of the clearest examples of Justification by grace thru faith. This man did no good works. He was demonstrably evil, he was a criminal. He knew he was dying and he knew he deserved it. Find out how this evil man saw his sin, saw his Savior, and then was assured of salvation!
Description: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” These are the words that the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians — words that, Lou Bond reminds us on this Easter Sunrise Service, were paramount and superceded all else for our brothers and sisters in Christ during the trying times of yesterday, and continue to do the same for us today… and tomorrow.
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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.
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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.