Striving After The Wind [Ecclesiastes 1:12-18]

July 31, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/31/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 1:12-18

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Avg Guy: Ecclesiastes is confusing. Isn’t wisdom a GOOD thing???… And shouldn’t we pursue it?

SBC Host: Yes, wisdom is a good thing, and it ought to be pursued; however, there is false wisdom that doesn’t make you wise but empty.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and shows us that true wisdom —the only true wisdom— must come from God.

…And while that may seem daunting, it is not, for God promises to give wisdom to all who ask Him.

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The Futility of All Labor Apart From God [Ecclesiastes 1:1-11]

July 24, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/24/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

Description:  

Some of the greatest thinkers have ended their pondering by taking their own lives. Why??

Perhaps it is because they have realized the futility of all human labor. After all, what is the point???

Is mankind any better off, or happier? Are there fewer wars, violence, famines, droughts, or plagues?

And apart from God, what does a person believe happens after death? If nothing, then what is the point of life?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao embarks upon our new study in Ecclesiastes — a book of the Bible that takes the reader down the horrifying spiral of life apart from God:

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—life lived as if God wasn’t there;

—life lived as if there were no heaven, no eternity…

—and that everything that ever mattered (or will matter) is found “under the sun.”

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The Pilgrims Hope [1 Peter 1:3-5 ]

July 17, 2022

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Date: 07/17/2022

Preacher: Josh Peglow, pastor

Key Text: 1 Peter 1:3-5

 

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I could not have begun to love thee hadst thou not

first loved me,

or been willing unless thou hadst first made me so.

O that such a crown should fit the head of

such a sinner!

…And so goes —but a stanza of— a rich, Truth-soaked Puritan Prayer.*

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, in his first official sermon as pastor, Josh Peglow takes to the pulpit to illuminate a marvelous hope — a marvelous truth —  we find in scripture. 

It’s a truth and hope that shows us that God is to be blessed for His work in bringing about an unassailable salvation to His heavenly people. 

And the Puritan Prayer? Well, it encapsulates this reality beautifully:

Let thy love draw me nearer to thyself,

wean me from sin, mortify me to this world,

and make me ready for my departure hence.

Secure me by thy grace as I sail across this

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stormy sea.

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Notes:

  • ORIGIN of our Hope (3)
    • source
    • cause
    • means
  • PERMANENCE of our Hope (4)
    • preserved
    • reserved
  • REALIZATION of our Hope (5)
    • unwavering
    • unveiling
* “The Mover” from The Valley of Vision.

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Benediction from the God of Peace [Hebrews 13:20-25]

July 10, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/10/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 13:20-25

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SBC Host: Have you ever fought—

Avg Guy: —to get the last word in a discussion?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao reaches our LAST sermon for the book of Hebrews—

Avg Guy:Imagine a discussion with God, it would always be God who got the final word, right? 

SBC Host: Right. After all, who can argue with God? 

Avg Guy: We would be like Job who exclaimed, “What can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth. Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; even twice…

SBC Host: …and I will add nothing more.”

Avg Guy: But all our fret and worry over what God’s final word to us might be is needless. 

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SBC Host: For God’s final word to His people is always benediction and blessing for those who are in Jesus Christ.

Avg Guy: The Gospel—

SBC Host: —always gets the last word!

 

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ThanksLIVING [Hebrews 13:15-19]

July 3, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/03/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 13:15-19

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Avg Guy: Are sacrifices that we see in the Bible still required?

SBC Host: What do you mean?

Avg Guy: Well, because sacrifices were such a part of Old Testament worship, are there any sacrifices or offerings pleasing to God in the New Covenant?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and addresses this very question.

Avg Guy: After all, even if the sacrifice of atonement in Christ is complete and perfect, there were other sacrifices that were part of the Old Testament economy.

SBC Host: That’s corr—

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Avg Guy: Do any of these carry over??

SBC Host: Wel—

Avg Guy: And they are still required in the life of the Christian?

SBC Host: You’d better listen up.

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