Our Great High Priest [Hebrews 5:1-6]

February 28, 2021

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Date: 02/28/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Hebrews 5:1-6

Description: What does it mean that Christ is our Great High Priest? And how is His priesthood different from the priesthood of, say, Aaron?

These and other questions must be answered in order for believers to have assurance of their acceptance before God.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and reminds us that our assurance begins and ends in the person and work of Jesus Christ…

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…And that His priesthood means that His completed work is being applied by our great Mediator and Savior resulting in our perseverance despite our weakness.

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Classic Edition — Ministry in the Light of God’s Grace

March 26, 2014

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Date: 02/20/2000

Preacher: James Allen, pastor

Series: Soteriology

Description: Join us as we turn the back the clock to 2000 to listen to a Scandia Bible Church “Classic.”  In this Classic Sermon Pastor James Allen concludes his series in Soteriology which is the study of why salvation is necessary and how it is accomplished. In this sermon, Pastor Allen focuses on Ministry in the Light of God’s Grace.

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Classic Edition — Perseverance: God’s Sovereign Assurance

March 19, 2014

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Date: 02/13/2000

Preacher: James Allen, pastor

Series: Soteriology

Description: Join us as we turn the back the clock to 2000 to listen to a Scandia Bible Church “Classic.”  In this Classic Sermon Pastor James Allen continues his series in Soteriology which is the study of why salvation is necessary and how it is accomplished. In this sermon, Pastor Allen focuses on Effectual Calling: God’s Sovereign Method.

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Assurance in the Gospel — part 2 [1 John 5:18-20]

March 9, 2014

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Date: 03/09/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:18-20

Description: John declares that all those who believe in Christ can be assured of five things:

  1. Assurance of Eternal Life (13)
  2. Assurance of Answered Prayer (14-17)
  3. Assurance of Victory over Sin (18)
  4. Assurance of Belonging to God (19)
  5. Assurance of Abiding in Christ (20-21)

This message covers the last three of these assurances.

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Assurance in the Gospel — part 1 [1 John 5:13-16]

February 23, 2014

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Date: 02/23/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:13-16

Description: John declares that all those who believe in Christ can be assured of five things:

  1. Assurance of Eternal Life (13)
  2. Assurance of Answered Prayer (14-17)
  3. Assurance of Victory over Sin (18)
  4. Assurance of Belonging to God (19)
  5. Assurance of Abiding in Christ (20-21)

This message covers the first two assurances.

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Responding to Doubt [1 John 3:19-24]

December 8, 2013

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Date: 12/08/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 3:19-24

Description: John deals with the topic of believers who are battling doubt and provides the Christian’s responses to discouragement and doubt in the Christian life.

  1. Answer your condemning conscience
  2. Rest with confidence
  3. Back to the Gospel
  4. Fruit and Sonship

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The Test of Worldliness [1 John 2:15-17]

October 6, 2013

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Date: 10/06/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:15-17

Description: The term “worldliness” has taken on so many meanings in Christianity that much of what we hear as things we should avoid have nothing to do with the Bible’s definition it.

  • The Core of Worldliness
  • The Course of Worldliness
  • The Curse of Worldliness
  • The Conquering of Worldliness

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Back to the Basics [1 John 2:12-14]

September 29, 2013

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Date: 09/29/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:12-14

Description: John pauses in the giving of tests of salvation to draw the reader’s attention back to the objective foundation and ground of their justification.  He addresses the church in all stages of maturity, from the new believer to the spiritually mature.  This passage serves as a parenthetical comment, as it were, so that our self-reflection doesn’t leave us looking inside of us for answers but outside of ourselves to Christ.

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Assurance and Obedience [1 John 2:3-6]

September 1, 2013

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Date: 09/01/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:3-6

Description: The seventeenth century puritan, Thomas Brooks, wrote that “assurance is a pearl that most want but a crown that few wear.” A Christian with assurance of faith knows that he belongs to Christ, that his sins are forgiven, that God loves him, and that he will enjoy everlasting life. While many assume that it is presumptuous to desire assurance of salvation, Scripture teaches otherwise. In our text this morning the Apostle John provides us the first of three tests so that the Christian may examine himself and rest, assured!

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In Faith [1 Peter 3:15-17]

August 8, 2010

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Date: 08/08/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:15-17

Description: No words of Scripture “… hold within themselves a deeper mystery than this simple formula of the Christian life, ‘in Christ‘” (J. Gordon).  This message takes a quick look at the believers’ faith and walk in Christ.  Our challenge remains to reproduce in our lives the righteousness which is already ours in Christ.

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