The Power of God Unto Salvation [Romans 1:16-17]

January 29, 2023

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/29/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 1:16-17

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What is the Gospel?

Ask a number of different Christians this question, and you’re likely to hear a number of different answers. But how many people would say that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation?

Paul would.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans and shows us how Paul shares that the gospel is not just simply a message… but POWER.

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And when the gospel is preached, the power of God is at work… not an aimless power but a directed power.

For the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.

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Spiritual Strengthening [Romans 1:8-15]

January 22, 2023

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/22/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 1:8-15

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What if you could listen to the prayers of Paul?

…What if you could look over his shoulder and peek at his itinerary and plans of all the things he wishes to accomplish?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans and shows us how the introduction allows us this opportunity… and it’s a good thing.

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For God has used His Word to model through Paul, shaping how we, as well, are to submit our prayers and plans before the Lord.

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More Than a Salutation [Romans 1:1-7 (part 3)]

January 15, 2023

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/15/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 1:1-7

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Do you ever wonder about your standing before God?

Do you wonder if God is angry with you when you are weak?

…Or do you wonder if God compares you with other Christians who seem to have it all together?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans in which we are just about through the Apostle Paul’s salutation to the believers in Rome — a salutation that goes WAY beyond a simple greeting.

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For we find him laying a foundation of gospel truth that when correctly understood makes those questions we started with go away… and can only result in praising our great God from whom all blessings flow.

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The Obedience of Faith [Romans 1:1-7 (part 2)]

January 8, 2023

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/08/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 1:1-7

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And [the jailer] called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus….”

Acts 16: 29-31a

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Romans in which we see Paul strike upon the key to understanding the Gospel: “the obedience of faith.” …words that seemingly don’t belong together.

For obedience is all about YOU — following the rules, adhering to the Law… but faith is different: It’s about HIM — and putting your trust and belief in the Gospel.

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…Making “the obedience of faith” simply a command to believe.

For while the Law says DO-DO-DO… the Gospel says DONE.

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Paul, the Bond-Slave and Apostle [Romans 1:1-7 (part 1)]

January 1, 2023

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/01/2023

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Romans

Key Text: Romans 1:1-7

Description:  

[scribing vignette]

Apostle Paul: Tertius, my amanuensis, grab pen and ink… I must write to the church in Rome.

Tertius of Iconium: At the ready Paul.

Apostle Paul: [dictating] Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord…

Bible scholars agree: Of all his epistles, Paul’s letter to the Romans stands out.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao embarks upon a new study in the book of Romans— a letter that many not only credit as Paul’s magnum opus, but as the clearest articulation of the Gospel found anywhere in the Scriptures.

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Apostle Paul: [dictating] …to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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Hope for the Homeward [1 Peter 1:1-2]

December 25, 2022

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Date: 12/25/2022

Preacher: Josh Peglow, pastor

Key Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2

Description:

His greeting went way beyond “Hello.”

Today, Christmas Morning, on the Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Josh Peglow presents us the gift of new a study in the book of 1 Peter — a book that encourages and equips the suffering, exiled Christian.

For in just the first two verses, not only does Peter’s salutation greet — but remind.

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It reminds us of just who we are — through a complex set of mighty designations involving God the Father, the Holy Spirit, and the Son, Jesus Christ… Who’d make His entry into this world — helpless, naked, and lying in a manger.

 

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Goads and Nails [Ecclesiastes 12:9-14]

December 18, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/18/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

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How do you sum up a book that seemingly is all about uncovering the vanity and meaninglessness of life??… life under the sun?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao brings us to the conclusion of our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and shows us the ONE THING we should walk away with after reading this book: The secret to NOT having a meaningless life.

… And that secret??… The fear of the Lord.

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After all, it is the fear of the Lord that is the fruit of the Gospel. Not a fear of dread… but of love, awe, and wonder.

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Gentle Wisdom [James 3:13-18]

December 11, 2022

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Date: 12/11/2022

Preacher: Josh Peglow, pastor

Key Text: James 3:13-18

Description:

SBC Host: Just what is WISDOM exactly?

Avg Guy: Well, according to Wikipedia, WIDSOM (also know as sapience or sagacity) is the ability to contemplate and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight.

SBC Host: Fair enough. But there’s something very important that your definition is missing.

Avg Guy: Oh??

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Josh Peglow takes to the pulpit to uncover the “challenge test” that James puts forth onto wisdom.

Because while wisdom IS “the ability to contemplate and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight” …it’s where that ability COMES FROM that matters.

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For wisdom can either come from above (being pure, peaceable, and gentle) or from below (full of bitter jealousy, arrogance, and selfish ambition).

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Rejoice and Remember [Ecclesiastes 11:7 – 12:8]

December 4, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/04/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 11:7 – 12:8

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You’ve been given the opportunity to address today’s youth. What will your message be?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes  and presses us to consider what we’d say if we had such an opportunity.

What words of wisdom would you give to a young person just starting out in life? Would you tell them about education? …Investments? Would you share insights about love and family?

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As you consider what you’d say, you might want to consult our passage in Ecclesiastes, for Solomon had some timeless words of advice for them… advice that may surprise you.

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Fearlessly Live and Give [Ecclesiastes 11:1-6]

November 27, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/27/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

Description:  

Some say the book of Ecclesiastes is more about the ethic of work than the ethic of life.

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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 how its author, King Solomon, is not about one or the other… but rather both — encouraging both industry, as well as generosity… all while coming from a place of fearless courage.

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A Fly in the Ointment [Ecclesiastes 9:13 — 10:20]

November 20, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/20/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 9:13 — 10:20

Description:  

While wisdom is necessary for proper living, it can be fragile… and like the proverbial “fly in the ointment,” all it takes is a little folly, and wisdom loses its strength.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and demonstrates how the author, Solomon, brings this message home with some unique illustrations — showing that while wisdom is better than power and money, folly is always lurking near… threatening to collapse what wisdom has built.

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Pleasures of War [Ecclesiastes 9:1-12]

November 13, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/13/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 9:1-12

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Sometimes spiritual warfare doesn’t look like war and doesn’t seem very spiritual… and yet…

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and preaches that *and yet* in a world full of sorrow, one of our greatest defenses and triumphs against evil circumstances is to take our hearts to the Lord in gratitude and joy.

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To work hard and to enjoy the Lord’s provision is the mark — not only of the wise man — but of the one who has learned to be content, and even happy, in a world full of bitterness and complaint.

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Wisdom and Its Limits [Ecclesiastes 8:1-17]

November 6, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/06/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 8:1-17

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This world is fraught with danger. 

We need wisdom to safely navigate our way through life’s perils; but, wisdom doesn’t necessarily guarantee smooth sailing, nor does it answer every question.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and reminds us that as Christians, we need to recognize the limits of wisdom… and why our finite wisdom shouldn’t cause us to worry, but rather, all the more, to trust in our infinite God.

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Called to Care [1 Thessalonians 5:14-15]

October 30, 2022

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Date: 10/30/2022

Preacher: Josh Peglow, pastor

Key Text:1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

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In order for God’s Church to function as He intends, we have to CARE.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Josh Peglow brings us a message from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians exhorting the congregation to CARE about each other’s walk with God.

Paul wasn’t addressing the unruly, fainthearted, or weak…

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…but addressing those who were in position to help those people — to notice, come alongside, invest in, and care for those very people around them that were struggling — giving wisdom from above.

 

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  • SEEK the Struggling (14)
    • unruly
    • fainthearted
    • weak
  • ENCOURAGE Forgiveness (15a)
  • PURSUE the Good of Others (15b)

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God’s Glory Alone [selected texts]

October 23, 2022

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Date: 10/23/2022

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Series: Five Solas

Key Text: selected texts

Description:

How can you be made righteous?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and finally puts a bow on the Five Sola Series he began preaching over 3 years ago.

You see “Scripture Alone,” “Faith Alone,” “Grace Alone,” and “Christ Alone” — the topics of his past sermons — all answer the singular question: “HOW?”

HOW can sinful man be made righteous? 

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This morning, we explore the follow-up, deeper, more profound question: “WHY?”

WHY can sinful man be made righteous?

The answer: God’s Glory Alone.

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Classic Edition – Mark 16:20

October 23, 2022

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Date: 01/28/2001

Preacher: James Allen, pastor

Series: Mark

Key Text: Mark 16:20

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Join us as we turn the back the clock to 2001 to listen to a Scandia Bible Church “Classic.” In this Classic Sermon Pastor James Allen concludes our study of the Gospel according to Mark.

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Do Not Be Excessively Righteous. …Come Again?? [Ecclesiastes 7:15-29]

October 16, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/16/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 7:15-29

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SBC Host: WARNING… Do not be excessively righteous or too wise.

Avg Guy: Come again??

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and confirms that we too would likely be surprised by this warning in the Bible.

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After all, if we are called to be like Christ, and He was PERFECTLY righteous, is it even possible to be TOO righteous?

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Wisdom From Sorrow [Ecclesiastes 6:10 — 7:14]

October 9, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/09/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 6:10 — 7:14

Description:  

SBC Host: She made us eat our veggies… when dessert was what we—

Boy: —REALLY WANTED!

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and reminds us that when we were young, Mom knew best. For she knew the things that we wanted were not always the things that we really needed.

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In much the same way, God knows exactly what we really need, and He often gives it to us through times of sorrow — the very thing we don’t want.

For it is in these times of sorrow that God enables a harvest of spiritual wisdom to spring forth in our lives — wisdom that can only find root in fields plowed in adversity.

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Enjoy the Moment, Rejoice in the Lord [Ecclesiastes 5:8 — 6:9]

October 2, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/02/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 5:8 — 6:9

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We think it will make us happy… and yet, he was in a unique position to tell us it won’t.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and reminds us that the Bible has a lot to say about money, and that Solomon, as the wealthiest (and wisest) man of his day, had a perspective unlike any other.

For not only was he able to shed light on the DANGERS of money, but to share his ironic OBSERVATIONS about how riches — the very thing we think will make us happy — will not.

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Instead, actual satisfaction and contentment, can only come from GRATITUDE… gratitude for the gifts of God.

Let us not miss this lesson, but enjoy the good gifts that God has given with grateful hearts.

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Guard Your Steps [Ecclesiastes 5:1-7]

September 25, 2022

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/25/2022

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ecclesiastes

Key Text: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

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One of the most important questions that any person or church could ask themselves is…

“How is God to be approached in worship?” 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Ecclesiastes and reveals that as important as this question is, it often goes unasked.

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… all while trying to approach the God who speaks.

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