The Nature of Prayer [Matthew 6:9]

June 28, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/28/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: The Lord’s Prayer, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Matthew 6:9

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.  

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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.

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Nature of Prayer

  • Christian
  • Corporate
  • Cosmic
  • Consecrated

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Let us go to the House of the Lord [Psalm 122:1-9]

June 21, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/21/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Psalm 122

Description:

Group: Road Trip!!!

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.

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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.

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Farm to Table [selected texts]

June 14, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/14/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Genesis 2:16-18; Malachi 3:13-15, 16-18; 1 Samuel 23:15-16; Galatians 6:1-2; Philippians 1:27; Deuteronomy 6:5-9; Lamentations 4:3; Job 39:13-16; 1 Peter 3:7; Ephesians 5:25-30

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.

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…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.

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  • Hot Mug of Grace
  • Table Grace
  • Intimate Grace

Questions to Ponder After the Sermon:

  1. What is God Communicating through His Word?
  2. Did this sermon reveal sin in my life that I need to repent of?
  3. Have I been encouraged by the sermon? If so, how?
  4. Did this sermon affect the way I think about God, and what are the ramifications of that change?
  5. Does this sermon bring up an emotional reaction in me such as anger or joy? Why do I feel this way?
  6. What does this text communicate about our church or about my family?
  7. If there are changes that I need to make in my life, whether thoughts or actions, what steps do I need to take to move in that direction?

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Euphemisms, Psychobabble, and a Word Fitly Spoken [selected texts]

June 7, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/07/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Christian Living, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Romans 1:18-23, 24-25, 26, 27; Colossians 3:1-2, 3-4, 5, 5-6, 7-10

Description:

Do words matter?

Of course they do. 

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.

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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.

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Hearing is Work! (part 2) [selected texts]

May 31, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/31/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Christian Living, CoronaVirus

Key Text: James 1:21; Jame 3:13-14; Mark 6:10-13,14-16, 17-20, 21-23, 24-26; Hebrews 3:12-15, 16-19, 4:1-3a, 4:2, 2:1; James 1:21-22; Ephesians 4:4-6

Description: 

SBC Host: Who would of thought that listening could be such hard work?

Avg Guy: What?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study on The Church with part two of a message that should get you to listen up during this season of “Stay-Home-Services.”

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Last week we looked at three ways in which we can listen to sermons to obtain the most benefit from them, and this week we look at five.

Sure listening can be hard work. …But unlike some other endeavors in this life, God will bless our efforts so that our sweat will reap a harvest of good to our souls.

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Notes:

How to Listen to a Sermon (continued)

  1. COME on Bended Knee
  2. HOLD your Cup Up!
  3. MAKEFAST! …to the Truth
  4. HEARING is as Hearing Does
  5. CHEWING the Cud

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Hearing is Work! (part 1) [selected texts]

May 24, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/24/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Christian Living, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Luke 8:16-21; 1 Peter 4:10-11; 2 Corinthians 2:17; Deuteronomy 32:45-47a; 1 Peter 2:2-3; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Description: 

SBC Host: How should you listen to a sermon?

Avg Guy: From start to finish.

SBC Host: Okay. But is it something you passively receive?… or does it take a little more work on your part? And, ultimately, does it matter to God?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao delivers a sermon during our Corona-Church-Stay-Home-Experience that digs in and gets us to think about these questions.

Because what we’ll find is that their answers determine the state of affairs in our Christian life.

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Notes:

How to Listen to a Sermon

  1. LISTEN like your life depends upon it.
  2. BETTER than IHOP: “Come hungry. Leave happy.”
  3. COME with sore feet.

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Decision-Making in Light of the Moral Law [Matthew 5:1-25]

May 17, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/17/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Christian Living, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Matthew 5

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?

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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.

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Notes:

The 3-Fold Use of the Law

  1. MIRROR — mirrors God’s righteousness and thereby our weakness
  2. CURB — commands and threatens; civil authority; fear of consequence
  3. GUIDE —tells of the things that please our Heavenly Father (Christian use only)

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The Christian Paradigm for All of Life [selected texts]

May 10, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/10/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Christian Living, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Proverbs 23:6-8; John 8:31-32; 1 Chronicles 29:11-13; Isaiah 45:6-7; Job 42:1-6; Romans 8:29-30, 28, 31-36, 37-39; 1 Peter 1:3-6, 2:1-3, 4-5, 2:12-25

Description: 

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.

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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?

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3 Foundational Pillars of the Christian Worldview

  1. God is sovereign over all of His CREATION
  2. God is sovereign over our SALVATION.
  3. God is sovereign over the STRENGTHENING of our FAITH.

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Bullies, Freedom, and Worship [selected texts]

May 3, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/03/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Romans 10:14-17; 1 Timothy 4:13, 2:1-3; Ephesians 5:18-21

Description: 

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.

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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?

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Notes:

  • PREACH and TEACH the Word of God
  • READ the Word of God
  • PRAY the Word of God
  • SING the Word of God
  • SEE the Word of God

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Running Red Lights and Other Worship Infractions [selected texts]

April 26, 2020

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Date: 04/26/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11, 3:1-5; Matthew 18:15-20; Deuteronomy 19:14-17; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5

Description: 

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?

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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?

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What Do Jazz and the Church Have in Common? [selected texts]

April 19, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/19/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Leviticus 9:22-24, 10:1-11; 1 Chronicles 13:1-13, 15:1-2, 11-15; Exodus 32:4, 39:1, 5, 7, 21, 26, 29, 39:31-32, 42-43, 40:23, 5; John 4:19-24; Deuteronomy 12:32

Description: Suppose you were planting a church:

√ How would the worship service be organized?

√ What would be the elements of worship?

√ What type of music would you have?

√ Would you have a choir?

√ Would you have a drama club?

There are a lot of things to think about, and there are a lot of churches that do things differently.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as the coronavirus global lockdown continues, Pastor Monty Simao resumes our series on The Church and asks when it comes to how everyone does church:SBC logo 204x204

• Does God care that there are different ways?

• How much freedom does He give us — the gathering of the church — in how we worship Him?

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Redeeming the Ruthless [Isaiah 25:1-9; Ephesians 2:1-10]

April 12, 2020


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Date: 04/12/2020, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: CoronaVirus

Key Text: Isaiah 25:1-9; Ephesians 2:1-10

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.  SBC logo 204x204

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.

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God, Our Refuge and Strength [Psalm 46:1-11]

April 5, 2020

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/05/2020, Palm Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: CoronaVirus

Key Text: Psalm 46

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?

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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.

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Christmas Eve Service 2019

December 24, 2019

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Date: 12/24/2019

Description: Grab a seat and join us. It’s Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas and welcome to our special Scandia Bible Church Christmas Eve Service 2019, as we gather to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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This evening’s service — as is our tradition — is “family style”… (you’ll find an Order of Service in the Sermon Notes) in which you’ll see a mix of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and good ol’ fashioned church family music… to remind and retell the story of all stories that would forever change humanity.

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From Empty Tomb to Living Hope [1 Peter 1:3-9]

April 21, 2019


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Date: 04/21/2019, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Description: Have you ever lost hope?

Peter knew what it meant to lose hope.

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Paul’s Prayer for Understanding [Ephesians 1:15-23]

April 21, 2019

Easter Sunrise Service

Sermon Notes

Date: 04/21/2019, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Josh Peglow, brother in Christ

Key Text: Ephesians 1:15-23

Description: He is risen! … and indeed, He is risen!

Happy Resurrection Sunday from Scandia Bible Church, 2019, and we want to welcome you to our Sunrise Service Sermon, as our church gathers in its tradition for this special time at the lovely waterside home of Elder Keith Barker. Music this morning being provided by our church family.

And our Sunrise Service message… being delivered this time by Mr. Josh Peglow…. a member of our church body and brother in Christ.

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Notes: Understanding God…

  1. What is the HOPE of His calling?
  2. What are the RICHES of the glory of His inheritance in the saints?
  3. What is the surpassing greatness of His POWER toward us who believe?

Listen to the 2019 Easter Sermon — delivered by Pastor Monty Simao


Christmas Eve Service 2018

December 24, 2018

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Date: 12/24/2018

Description: Merry Christmas and welcome to our Scandia Bible Church Christmas Eve Service, in the year of our Lord, 2018.

We’d like to invite you to grab a virtual pew, and join us as we gather on the evening of 24th of December to celebrate the night before the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. SBC logo 204x204

As is our custom for special services such as this, our worship is “family style”… as we celebrate with a mixture of scripture readings, congregational hymns, and good ol’ fashioned church family music… to tell the GREATEST story ever told, a story that only God could have penned.

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Make Ready the Way of the Lord [Isaiah 40:1-11; Luke 3:1-6]

December 23, 2018

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Date: 12/23/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Advent

Key Text: Isaiah 40:1-11; Luke 3:1-6

Description:

Scandia Host: Quick. Name a famous road.

Average Guy: Hmmmmm… Route 66!

Scandia Host: Excellent choice… but the most famous road is not built by men….

Average Guy: Huh?

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Today on this Advent Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao shares with us that it is a highway that we must prepare for, and we are preparing for, the coming of the Lord…who travels this road with salvation and a message of comfort.

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The Heavenly Throne [Revelation 4:1-11]

December 16, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/16/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 4

Description: We’ve read the seven letters to the churches of Asia Minor… which when taken in totality are a letter to the church as a whole, as well.

…So if that’s the case, how do you get the eyes of the church off of their circumstances as they look to the Lord for strength in all their trials?

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You see, the bigger God is to us, the smaller are the assaults of this present evil age… not because they are insignificant, but rather because they are put into perspective next to the God of the universe who is worthy of all praise.

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When You Live Where Satan Dwells [Revelation 2:12-17]

October 28, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/28/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 2:12-17

Description: As Christians we all stand ready to bat down blatant error. We wouldn’t hesitate to spring into action if someone in the church rebuffed justification by faith alone or denied the deity of Christ. …But what if the error was more subtle? …a small compromise that was just enough to give a foothold to the Devil.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and shares with us that while we are all busy gearing for the full frontal attack, the truth is, we forget to guard our flanks. SBC logo 204x204

And when we do, we fail to see the seduction from without, or perhaps more sadly, the false teaching from within — giving permission to those small compromises that we think probably won’t matter.

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