The Death of the Patriarchs [Genesis 49:29 – 50:26]

July 8, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/08/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 49:29 – 50:26

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We’ve reached the end of the book of Genesis, and it ends with death…

…the death of Jacob and Joseph. It’s a stark reminder that the curse of Genesis chapter 3 is still upon mankind, even those called by God.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao concludes our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that though it ends with the reminder of the curse, it also ends, like Genesis 3, with hope as well…  Hope that the promises of God will one day be fulfilled, and that this dreadful curse will ultimately be destroyed at the consummation of Christ’s kingdom.

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Jacob’s Patriarchal Blessing [Genesis 49:1-28]

July 1, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/01/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 49:1-28

Description: As we come to the last pages of the book of Genesis, we see Jacob – the father of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin – performing his last great act as Patriarch, blessing his sons.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao shows us how in this fatherly act of Jacob for all his sons, we also see a blessing for all mankind… a promise of a King who will one day come and vanquish all of our enemies and create a safe land of prosperity and godly rule.

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The Adoption of Joseph’s Sons [Genesis 48:1-22]

June 24, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/24/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 48

Description: The aged Jacob is near death and soon to join his fathers.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao nears the end of our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that though Jacob’s life has been marked by trials throughout and, at times, significant moral failings, he finishes strong.

Jacob fulfills his calling as patriarch and reminds Joseph and his sons of God’s goodness and promises. And then in a surprising turn of events, Jacob blesses Joseph by giving him a double portion and adopting his sons, making them chiefs among Israel.

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Israel and Egypt [Genesis 47:1-31]

June 17, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/17/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 47

Description: As we begin to approach the end of our study in the book of Genesis, it’s easy to overlook the 47th chapter – often lost in the shadows of the ones that precede and follow it.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes us to Genesis chapter 47 to mine its depths. For it is in this chapter – long before the days of slavery and the Exodus – that we see the distinction God places between Israel and Egypt. And it is in this chapter that we also witness how great God’s provision was for the needs of His people. And through all this we glean a proper perspective of the brevity of life in light of eternity and the promises of God.

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The Birth of a Nation [Genesis 46:1-34]

June 3, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/03/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 46

Description: The long awaited reunion of father and son is here. Joseph finally gets to see his dad again! But surprisingly this get together is only allotted two verses.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that while you’d expect the reuniting of Joseph and Jacob to receive more airplay, the bulk of chapter 46 is focused on the entrance of Israel into Egypt and the fulfillment God’s promises. But we also see, how in the Almighty’s providence, this entire turn-of-events is by God’s governing over the affairs of men to bring about His purposes.

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God is Sovereign over Evil [Genesis 45:1-28]

May 27, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/27/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 45

Description: We’ve waited, and now it’s time. Joseph will reveal himself to his brothers. …And in doing so we witness another “revealing”: two of the most important truths that every Christian should know.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where he shows how both of these truths powerfully unfold before us in the life of Joseph and his reconciliation with his brothers. The first is that God is sovereign – even over evil; the second, that God can bring healing and restoration to the most broken of relationships.

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Judah the Substitute [Genesis 44:1-34]

May 20, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/20/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 44

Description: The final test of Joseph’s brothers has come, and only one chapter remains before their long-awaited reunion. But before that, the brothers will have to face their greatest temptation yet.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we see Judah once again arising to lead his brothers successfully through Joseph’s chain of tests – and by doing so, showing himself as the new leader of the family.

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Judah is not only demonstrating leadership that guides, but, as we will see, leadership that reunites… for it is through his selfless actions that Joseph – the highest-ranking official of Egypt – will soon be in a place where he is able to finally reveal himself as their brother.

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The Rise of Judah [Genesis 43:1-34]

May 13, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/13/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 43

Description: The tests of Joseph’s brothers continue, and in it all, we see the next leader of the family rising to the top.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we see this rising leader guiding the brothers through Joseph’s next series of tests. But, perhaps more importantly, we also see this leader pledging himself – not another – for the safe return of the brothers from Egypt – especially Benjamin.

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Whereas Jacob would not let his sons go with Reuben leading, he does under this new leadership… the leadership of Judah.

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Joseph Tests His Brothers [Genesis 42:1-38]

May 6, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/06/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 42

Description: It’s been 20 years, and Joseph finally gets to see his brothers again.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that this time the situation is quite different for Joseph: he now sits on the throne as the highest ranking official of Egypt, and his brothers – not recognizing him as the very brother they sold into slavery – are bowing at his feet.

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What is Joseph to do??? Should he trust them after what they did? Should he sentence them to imprisonment… or worse? And, more importantly, how will he know – if after 20 years – they have changed?

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Walk Like an Egyptian [Genesis 41:1-57]

April 22, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/22/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 41

Description: Out of all the chapters in the book of Genesis, forty-one can be argued to be the most pivotal… but it is also the most misunderstood.

Gen 41: Most Pivotal… Most Misunderstood

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and explains that when we incorrectly interpret Genesis 41, we see how a faithful man can climb the corporate ladder.  But, when we correctly interpret Genesis 41, we see how to remain faithful to a sovereign God and to set our eyes on a kingdom that is not of this world.

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Even Prisoners Have Dreams [Genesis 40:1-23]

April 15, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/15/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 40

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“Do not interpretations belong to God?”

This was the question the imprisoned Joseph asked his two cellmates when they awoke saddened, not being able to make sense of the dreams they just had.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to illuminate the significance that this small glimpse into Joseph’s life tells us. It tells us that in even in the midst of betrayal, kidnapping, slavery, and now imprisonment … Joseph’s faith was still in God – the same God who sees every injustice and who is always in control.

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God was with Joseph [Genesis 39:1-23]

April 8, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/08/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 39

Description: Genesis chapter 39 oftentimes is looked at as an example of how blessings can come to those who act righteously. But is that really what this chapter is here to show us?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and points out that when we remember Joseph’s success came to him as a slave, and then later as a prisoner, it kind of changes our perspective.

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Perhaps God’s intent with Genesis chapter 39 is to teach us something different. Perhaps we are to understand that He is in control and that no matter what life brings – from slavery to imprisonment – we can bear it. Because, just as God was with Joseph, He is with us as well.

 

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Judah’s Shame [Genesis 38:1-28]

March 18, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 03/18/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 38

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Average Guy: Okay, so we’re reading through Genesis, and we’re in the middle of Joseph’s gripping story. And then all of a sudden the story just stops.  …And we start talking about things that I can’t believe are even in the Bible!!! …the dirty laundry of Judah – full of lust and deception. Why???

Scandia Host: Good question – because on the surface it does seem a bit disjointed. Not to worry, though, Joseph’s narrative will resume shortly. …But to begin to even understand why the wicked actions of Joseph’s older brother, Judah, are on display here, we need to step back and remember that on a deeper level this is part of the story – and God is the storyteller.

SBC logo 204x204Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where, indeed, the narrative of the chronicles of Joseph take a seemingly sudden break to cast light on a section of scripture that is outright scandalous – a section of scripture that, honestly, we’d just rather skip. In it Judah’s heart springs forth actions that are both repulsive and shameful. Certainly our Lord and Savior deserves a better forefather than him. But it is in this darkness that our Lord’s grace abounds. For if God did not use sinful people to bring about His glory and purposes, He’d have no one to use. And it is in this moment that we realize that we are no better than Judah.

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You are Called Here [2 Corinthians 5:17-20]

March 11, 2018

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Date: 03/11/2018

Preacher: Vasiliy Kaletnik, missionary

Key Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

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Scandia Host: If you are in Christ, you have been called to be a missionary.

Average Guy: I’m not a missionary??? I’m just sitting here in the pew.

Scandia Host: I get it. You better listen up though.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back to our pulpit – after an eight year hiatus – Scandia Bible Church supported, missionary and brother in Christ, Vasiliy Kaletnik (of abwe.org)… who for nearly 30 years – since the fall of the USSR – has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the very poor and landlocked Eastern European country of Moldova. For all intents and purposes, he’s a modern day circuit preacher, preaching at five different churches during the week and three on Sunday – making disciples and baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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Following Brother Vasiliy, Pastor Monty echoes a short sermon… that no matter where we are in the world – whether it be in Moldova or Poulsbo – we, as Christians, are all missionaries: we share the same calling, same message, and serve the same Lord with Christ as the head.

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From Son to Slave [Genesis 37:18-36]

February 25, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/25/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 37:18-36

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Question: What happens when you combine hatred and opportunity?

Answer: You see the evil that dwells in the hearts of men.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we see EXACTLY what happens when hatred meets opportunity as we witness brothers selling their own into slavery… but we also see how God is able to redeem what man plans for evil in fulfilling His purposes.

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The Favored Son [Genesis 37:1-17]

February 18, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/18/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 37:1-17

SBC logo 204x204Description: God often uses things in our life to prepare us for a road that He will have us walk.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we see God preparing Joseph – Jacob’s second youngest son, who’s now 17 years old – for the trials that await him. God sends Joseph dreams that we all know will one day encourage his heart, but presently seem to do nothing but drive a wedge of further bitterness into his already divided family.

It’s in the trials we face, though, that God’s gracious hand leads us every step of the way, not only during – but as we’ll learn – before.

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The Edomite’s Ascent to the Throne [Genesis 36:1-43]

February 11, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/11/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 36

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we see the line of Esau – the rejected line – prosper in an incredible way; while Jacob – whom God had named “Israel” or the “Prince of God” – watches from the sideline, trusting God for something far greater than all the accolades the world can give.

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Israel’s Homecoming [Genesis 35:1-28]

February 4, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/04/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 35

SBC logo 204x204Description: Have you ever been away a long time from home?  Perhaps a month, or even a year? Well, Jacob had been gone for 30 years, and his homecoming brought with it pleasure along with pain.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao returns to the pulpit – after having been away himself for a time to mourn the loss of his son, Isaiah.

He continues with our study in the book of Genesis and reminds us that when it comes to pleasure and pain, most things in life are a mixture of the two. But take note: God is not only with us in our pleasure, He too is with us in our pain… and He proves sufficient for all that He brings into our life.

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The Massacre in Shechem [Genesis 34:1-31]

November 12, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/12/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 34

SBC logo 204x204Description: It’s one of the ugliest chapters in the first book of Bible, and yet God  sometimes uses negative examples to teach.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we witness humanity’s stench of sin open for inspection in chapter 34. For in this passage we are reminded that even the patriarchs failed and compromised, and that, shamefully, as it happened, the sons of Israel missed the beauty of the covenant that was right before them – turning, instead, what God called sacred into what could only be described as savage.

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The Meeting of the Brothers [Genesis 33:1-20]

November 5, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/05/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 33

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Scandia Host: Imagine for a moment that the last time you saw your brother he was trying to kill you, and now you find out he is headed your way with 400 men. What would you do in this situation?

Average Guy: Ahhh, “Beam me up Scotty?”

Scandia Host: Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we find that this is the exact scenario Jacob is facing.

Average Guy: What is he going to do???

Scandia Host: Well, you’ll have to listen to the message, but I’ll tell you this: his actions may surprise you.

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