Alter Ego: Wait a minute are we playing a game of opposites?
Host: No, but I can see what you mean. Because “sacrifice” sounds somber and costly.
Alter Ego: –And “praise” sounds joyful… and a lot easier than “sacrifice.”
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes to the pulpit once again – following the fresh sting of the sudden loss of his son – and points out that when it comes to these two words, it’s not always one or the other, for the author of Hebrews tells us that we are to offer a sacrifice of praise. In fact, much of the New Testament describes the Christian life as the intersection between these two terms, where they not only meet but become intertwined into the very warp and woof of what it means to be a Christian.
Description: It’s a living parable of substitutionary sacrifice with extraordinary theological and historical significance. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis, where we find ourselves starting in chapter 22 with a test of Abraham, but concluding in the pages of the New Testament with a picture of redemption… redemption found only in Jesus Christ.
Description: The ark didn’t save Noah, God did. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study in the book of Genesis where we come to understand that Noah’s faith wasn’t in a vessel of wood and pitch but rather in the Lord — the Lord God Almighty, who even as His wrath poured forth judgement on mankind and creation, was able to show Noah His goodness and mercy.
Description: After Jephthah’s defeat of the Ammonites and the wicked sacrifice of his own daughter, his troubles are not over. He is rebuked by the Ephraimites and ends up fighting against them and over 40,000 Ephraimites die. Israelite killing Israelite.
With all of the sinfulness and tragedy in the life of Jephthah, the book of Judges is not the only place we see mention of his name. Jephthah surprisingly is listed in the “Hall of Faith” in Hebrews 11. We explore how Jephthah might have “made the cut”.
Description: The Judge Jephthah was a man who was despised and rejected by his brethren but who ended up saving them from the hand of the Ammonites. Yet even as God used him, he did an unthinkable act and sacrificed his daughter to God…a sacrifice that God didn’t want and certainly didn’t approve of.
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Currently on the workbench:
The Jim Allen MARK Study (1999-2001) is now uploading as part of our SBC Classic Edition. Check our progress by Clicking Here.
TheBob Lowe Sermons, 1997-2010 (including his series in HEBREWS), are now archived with our SBC Classic Edition. Click Here to listen this portion of the library.
The Jim Allen JAMES Study (1998) has uploaded as part of our SBC Classic Edition. See the entire collection by Clicking Here.
The first part of the Monty Simao EPHESIANS Study, 2008-10 (prepodcast days) has joined our SBC Classic Edition. Click Here to view the entire series.
We have discovered some of the Frank Acevedo prepodcast-1 PETER sermons. They have found their way to the SBC Classic Edition. Click Here to see what we have.
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