Description: We do it in private. We do it with our families. And we do it with our church.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we move into the homestretch on our Pandemic Stay-Home Virtual Church Service Program, Pastor Monty Simao continues his series on The Church in which he talks about prayer.
Prayer is one of the most essential parts of the Christian life.
And while, Christians are commanded to pray and unbelievers pretend to pray, it is Jesus who taught us to pray. What better teacher could we have than God the Son teaching us how to address God the Father.
SBC Host: Ahh yes… who doesn’t enjoy a good road trip! And chances are you have favorite road trip music to sing to along the way.
Group: [singing “Over the river and through the woods…”]
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we continue to Church-at-Home, Pastor Monty Simao takes us on a “road trip” to the Psalms.
As Israelites would travel to Jerusalem for the three Pilgrim Feasts, they would play their favorite music by lifting up their voices in song.
These songs are known as the “Psalms of Ascent.” There are 15 of them, and this morning we look at the third: Psalm 122 — a psalm which gives us an interesting view of Jerusalem with many lessons for the church.
Description: Just as an athlete needs to train with physical discipline, the Christian needs to train with spiritual discipline.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues his series on The Church as we stay the course with the current stay-home measures and learn from Paul in 1 Timothy that we need to train ourselves for godliness.
…Training that not only includes disciplines of Bible reading and prayer when we are alone, but also godly conversation when we are with others — communing with believers throughout the circumstances of life.
And yet, how often do we as Christians adjust our speech to coincide with the shifty, shady, ambiguous speech all around us?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as Pastor Monty takes a break to marry off a daughter during the Pandemic of 2020, we pull a message he delivered at the NCFIC “Hope for the Family” conference in 2019.
Words do matter.
For when we are not morally clear with our words, we no longer are speakers of prophetic truth.
…Because in our effort to not offend, we fail to preach the Rock of Offense.
Description: Do you ever think about the fullness of the Ten Commandments when making decisions in life?
…Or do you fall into the trap like the rich young ruler who viewed the Commandments only in the letter of the law and justified himself as having kept them his whole life?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, the corona confinement continues as Pastor Monty Simao preaches a message that reminds us that God’s Moral Law is not just words written on stone, but the means by which we learn what pleases Him.
The Decalogue is a guide to every decision we make and, often in confusing situations, is the very thing that brings clarity.
Avg Guy:The Corona Crisis is Careening out of Control!!! The Constraints are Crazy! Those in Command say we Can’t Congregate, have Crushed Commerce, and have Cut-off Camaraderie! They are Culpable and must be Charged!
SBC Host: Woah! That’s a lot of C’s. Here’s one more: How ought the Christian think about and react to the world around us?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao preaches a message, as we continue to move through the Pandemic of 2020, that reminds us that what we believe — and the Bible makes this very clear — affects how we behave.
And because of that, how someone reacts to the circumstances of life, gives us insight as to what hey believe about God.
Do they react in fear or in anger?… or is their reaction one of peace?
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?
SBC Host: If Sunday worship were an intersection, would we be stopped at a red light waiting for a green?… Or would it be green lights all day long until we ran into a red?
Avg Guy:Hey, who’s driving this car anyway?
SBC Host: Exactly!
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we continue to church “corona-style,” Pastor Monty Simao continues our series on The Church and points out the fact that most of us prefer green lights over red — and we despise traffic cams.
But we need to ask ourselves: Is Sunday worship about what we prefer?… Or is it what God commands?
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: Imagine that The Plague has come to your city. People are sick and needing help… and yet, the only response from civil authorities is to tell everyone to run!
What would YOU do?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues his virtual preaching to our church body as we “stay home and stay healthy” during the Coronavirus Pandemic and asks us to ponder the described scenario: What WOULD you do?
Would you run? Would you stay to help?
Because, you see, how you answer these questions truly depends on WHAT, or WHO, you believe keeps you safe.
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.
Description: One of the most basic commands of the Christian life is the command to gather together with other believers… But how is this even possible in the midst of a global pandemic where civil authorities have mandated social distancing, gathering-caps, and quarantines?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao makes a mark in our little country church’s 91 year history as he preaches an unprecedented, church-at-home, virtual sermon during an unprecedented time in our nation’s history.
But how are we as Christians are to respond to mandates of isolation during a crisis such as COVID-19?
After all, the whole context of the New Testament is the assembly of the saints. The epistles were written to local bodies, the book of Acts was the preaching of the Gospel and the establishment of local assemblies.
But is there ever a time when the church simply cannot meet? What circumstances would need to take place for such a time to present itself? And how would God want us to meet with Him during this time?
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