Thy Kingdom Come [Matthew 6:10a]

July 5, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/05/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Matthew 6:10a

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Group: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. THY KINGDOM COME, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven…

SBC Host: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer… what do we mean when we say “Thy Kingdom Come”?

Avg Guy: I have no idea.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as our church family virtually gathers once again during the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020, Pastor Monty Simao continues our series on The Church.

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Many have memorized the Lord’s Prayer and so repeat the words while having no idea what they mean.

With the second petition of “Thy Kingdom Come,” we see the present reality of being found in Christ grounded with the ultimate and final eschatological hope we have as believers.

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The GreatER Exodus [Revelation 15:1-8]

August 18, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 08/18/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 15:1-8

Description: Have you ever had a dream in which you were being pursued? Have you ever awoke in a cold sweat because you were almost caught?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which he teaches that the feeling of being pursued is one the ancient Israelites knew well, as God brought about a great deliverance in the Exodus.

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But as great a picture as the Exodus is in showing us God’s deliverance, the Bible speaks of an even greater “Exodus” with a freedom that comes from One who is greater than Moses. 

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The Grapes of Wrath [Revelation 14:16-20]

July 28, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/28/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 14:16-20

Description: Fire and brimstone preaching… a style that has certainly has fallen out of contemporary fashion. And yet, the Bible is chock-full of explicit and implicit warning against the coming wrath of God. 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and points out that whether the message is read from the Bible, or preached from the pulpit, countless people hear it and delay bowing the knee before God in repentance. 

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The day is coming, however, when it will be too late to repent… and both the believer and the non-believer will be harvested: one to eternal reward — the other, eternal damnation. 

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The Church at War [Revelation 12:7-17]

June 9, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/09/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 12:7-17

Description: The Cross of Jesus Christ silenced the mouth of Satan before the throne of God and forever removed him from the court of heaven.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and shows us that with Satan unable to accuse believers before God, he turned his attention to the church on earth.  SBC logo 204x204

And it is for or this reason, the church on earth has been called The Church Militant… for it is THE CHURCH AT WAR!

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A Woman, a Dragon, and a Child [Revelation 12:1-6]

June 2, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/02/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 12:1-6

Description: A spiritual and heavenly battle is underway… though you may not know it.

SBC logo 204x204Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and introduces us to a woman, a dragon, and a child — three signs that not only point us to this battle but help us understand and gain a perspective that nothing the Dragon (Satan) does, or will do, can stop God’s providential purposes.

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The Seventh Trumpet [Revelation 11:15-19]

May 26, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/26/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 11:15-19

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Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”

—Revelation 11:15

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation where we see the Trumpet Judgments come to an end in much the same way as the Seal Judgments — with images representing the final Day of Judgment and the consummation of Christ’s kingdom.SBC logo 204x204

For the goal is that Heaven and Earth are one and that God’s temple fills the earth… and the final destruction of all His enemies is seen. 

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The Witness of the Church [Revelation 11:1-14]

May 19, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/19/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 11:1-14

Description: Even in the midst of terrible things, God is at work safeguarding His people.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and explains that the protection God affords His people is the point that chapter 10 and 11 make. SBC logo 204x204

For the church follows after her Lord as faithful witnesses who are persecuted even unto death …and yet just like Jesus, God’s people will one day see the resurrection, restoration, and victory.

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Immanuel — God with us [Revelation 11:1-2]

May 5, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/05/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 11:1-2

Description: Most people think the end game of the Bible (Consummation) is for God to bring man back to The Garden.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation, and teaches us that in the story of Redemption, that line of thinking is simply NOT TRUE. SBC logo 204x204

No, Consummation will bring us back to a state far better than Eden…far better than anything we can imagine! 

For sin will be no more, righteousness will reign, and the garden will have been expanded to the ends of the earth…where God will dwell with us.

 

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The Story Arc of Redemption

Creation → The Fall → Redemption → Consummation

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The Lord Enters Jerusalem [2 Samuel 6-7; Matthew 21:1-11]

April 14, 2019

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/14/2019, Palm Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: 2 Samuel 6-7 & Matthew 21:1-11

Description: The holiness of God has been described as the sun.

Like the sun, God gives beauty, life, and light… but venture too close and you will be consumed.  SBC logo 204x204

Today on this Palm Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes us to two separate passages: one from the Old Testament and one from the New — both demonstrating God’s holiness, seen as He enters the royal city of Jerusalem.

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse [Revelation 6:1-8]

January 13, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/13/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 6:1-8

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I watched while the Lamb ripped off the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the Animals roar, “Come out!” I looked—I saw a white horse. Its rider carried a bow and was given a victory garland. He rode off victorious, conquering right and left.

When the Lamb ripped off the second seal, I heard the second Animal cry, “Come out!” Another horse appeared, this one red. Its rider was off to take peace from the earth, setting people at each other’s throats, killing one another. He was given a huge sword.

When he ripped off the third seal, I heard the third Animal cry, “Come out!” I looked. A black horse this time. Its rider carried a set of scales in his hand. I heard a message (it seemed to issue from the Four Animals): “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, or three quarts of barley, but all the oil and wine you want.”

When he ripped off the fourth seal, I heard the fourth Animal cry, “Come out!” I looked. A colorless horse, sickly pale. Its rider was Death, and Hell was close on its heels. They were given power to destroy a fourth of the earth by war, famine, disease, and wild beasts.

(Rev 6:1-8, The MSG)

 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which we are introduced to the four horsemen as we witness the opening of the scroll by the One who is worthy, King Jesus. SBC logo 204x204

While the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are sure to capture our imagination, and the imaginations of pop culture, few even know where these images come from — and even fewer, what they mean. But in the midst of this confusion, Christ, the triumphant Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Lamb that was Slain, releases these horsemen to do His bidding as He brings judgment, warning, and trial upon the earth.

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How We Demonstrate Hope [1 Peter 1:13-16]

January 28, 2018

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Date: 01/28/2018

Preacher: Peter Montoro, guest pastor

Key Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16

Description: Holiness gets a bad rap in our society.

For some, it is one more difficulty in a life already filled with struggle. For others, it is a means of justifying their own sense of superiority to the rest of the world.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back guest preacher Peter Montoro from Westside Baptist Church, pinch-hitting for Pastor Monty as he and his family take a much needed respite in the wake of his son, Isaiah’s, death.

SBC logo 204x204In our message, Pastor Montoro shows us that holiness, rightly understood, is neither of these things mentioned at the beginning, but rather a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the hope that we have in Christ. In the end, holiness is not about an upturned nose but about uplifted eyes. 

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Suffering and Hope [2 Corinthians 4:1-18]

November 26, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/26/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: 2 Corinthians 4

SBC logo 204x204Description: How is it that the Christian can be devastated and yet hopeful at the same time? How is it that at the point when we are weakest is also the point at which we are strongest? 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao preaches in the aftermath of losing his son to a brutal horseriding accident and shows us, in the midst of that, that the Apostle Paul answers these questions in the book of 2 Corinthians; and within it we find more beauty in the Gospel for it is Good News even in times like this.

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Jacob’s Ladder [Genesis 28:10-22]

July 30, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/30/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 28:10-22

SBC logo 204x204Description: The story of Jacob’s ladder has captured the attention of generations of people far and wide, as we hear in popular music and in church Sunday Schools across America…. yet the real meaning and significance of Jacob’s vision has largely remained unknown. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that in the New Testament, Jesus, Himself, tells us that He is the promise of Jacob’s Ladder and the only gate to heaven… And the only one who makes God to dwell with man.

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Lot’s Distress and Sin [Genesis 19:30-38]

March 5, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 03/05/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 19:30-38

SBC logo 204x204Description: Sometimes there are places in the Bible that a pastor doesn’t want to preach on – or for that matter, touch with a 10-foot pole!  Our passage this morning is just such a passage. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis verse by verse, to show us that even in the midst of heinous sin, we see the amazing abundance of God’s grace towards the sinner…God’s grace, towards us.

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  1. Lot’s Family’s CIRCUMSTANCE
  2. Lot’s Family’s CORRUPTION
  3. Lot’s Family’s CONCLUSION

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Rescued From Judgement [Genesis 19:1-29]

February 26, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/26/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 19:1-29

SBC logo 204x204Description: Catastrophic judgment. That’s how we often view the account of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible… and in many ways it is. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to show us that when we view Sodom and Gomorrah as “catastrophic judgement,” we skip over – in the midst of this judgment – God’s compassion and mercy that come to all who trust in Him. Because you see, from Genesis to Revelation, judgement and mercy are always coupled together… and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is no different.

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  1. God’s CASE against Sodom
  2. God’s CARE of Lot
  3. God’s COMPASSION in Judgement

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I am the God Almighty [Genesis 17:1-8]

January 8, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/08/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 17:1-8

SBC logo 204x204Description: But He Promised! It’s been 23 years since God brought Abram to Canaan. Where’s the land? Where are the children? Did He forget? What was God doing??? And why does He always make us wait and wait and wait?

It may seem that God is never on our time-frame. But, rest assured, He has His reasons. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we find out in Abraham’s case, God wasn’t dragging His feet…

He was busy making the improbable, the impossible.

… so He could reveal Himself as God Almighty, the All-Sufficient One, who can do anything and everything He has promised.

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  1. God Almighty KEEPS the covenant [1-3]
  2. God Almighty UNFOLDS the promises [4-8]

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Covenant of Works [Genesis 2:4-17]

April 17, 2016

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/17/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 2:4-17

SBC logo 204x204Description: God placed Adam in a garden with all the benefits therein but commanded him not to eat from one particular tree.  This was a covenant of works.  Adam could continue in the paradise garden as long as he was obedient to God’s one command.  Adam failed this test of obedience, and in Adam we all failed as well.

But God would send a Second Adam – a better Adam – Jesus Christ: One who would obey all the law perfectly, as well as pay the punishment for the sins of Adam’s fallen race, thereby purchasing salvation for His people.

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Redemption [Ruth 4:9-22]

February 21, 2016

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/21/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ruth

Key Text: Ruth 4:9-22

SBC logo 204x204Description:  Boaz and Ruth marry and God blesses them with a son whom they name Obed. The family of Elimelech is redeemed and in their redemption would come the Redeemer of the world, Jesus Christ.

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The Greatest Miracle… Ever! [Luke 2:1-7]

December 20, 2015

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Date: 12/20/2015

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Luke 2:1-7

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Series: Advent Season

Description: The Incarnation is the greatest miracle and is worthy of celebration and contemplation.

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The Reason for the Season [1 Timothy 1:12-17]

December 13, 2015

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Date: 12/13/2015

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

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Series: Advent Season

Description: Paul reveals to us the “Reason for the Season” in a simple statement that summarizes the Gospel in his letter to the young pastor Timothy.

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