The Blood of Jesus [Hebrews 9:11-15]

August 1, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 08/01/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 9:11-15

Description:

Blood. Why does the Bible speak so often about it?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews in which he addresses the question about the Bible’s focus on blood…

Avg Guy: Wait a minute! Blood, that’s an Old Covenant thing. I mean with all the goat sacrifices and such.

SBC Host: I understand. But that doesn’t mean the NEW Covenant is not without blood — Christ’s.

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Avg Guy: Good point.

SBC Host: The question is not about whether there is blood, but rather, when it comes to the blood that God requires for us to be right in His eyes, how does the blood sacrifice of animals pale in comparison to the blood sacrifice of Jesus?

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The Earthly Sanctuary and its Worship [Hebrews 9:1-10]

July 25, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/25/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 9:1-10

Description: 

Avg Guy: If the new covenant is so much better, why is the old covenant still so attractive?

I mean, why would the book of Hebrews even need to be written, convincing people not to go back to the shadows of the Old Covenant?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shares with us that the answer lies in the Old Covenant’s barrier to God’s presence.

…With the greatest of barriers not being the obvious veil in the temple or tabernacle, but rather man’s guilt and shame.

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Out With the Old and in with the New [Hebrews 8:7-13]

July 18, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/18/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 8:7-13

Description:

Avg Guy: There’s a NEW Covenant??

What was wrong with the Old?

I wonder if it’s just an update — and is now better — or if it’s WAY different.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and helps us answer these questions.

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Unlike the idea of “new” in our modern age… this time new DOES mean *better*, not simply *different*.

In fact, the New Covenant is so much better, that upon its establishment, the Old became utterly obsolete.

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The Heavenly Sanctuary [Hebrews 8:1-6]

July 11, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/11/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 8:1-6

Description:

Tabernacle Building Vignette

writer: We can stop pitching the tent, Eliakim, for the Lord has pitched the True Tent… our True Tabernacle of the Heavenly Realm!

Eliakim: There you go again! You and your writings.

writer: Eliakim, listen to me!…. Don’t you see? Jesus is our Priest, now… our High Priest in heaven… And His work far surpasses what our priests here on earth could EVER do!

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews, where we learn right alongside them about a better ministry….

writer: Don’t you read Torah?

Eliakim: God warned Moses on the mountain. That’s all I need. Now we have a tabernacle to erect. Grab your hammer, and help me! Follow the plan.

writer: Yes, you are right. God warned Moses to follow the pattern because it had to be precise. This tent, and everything that our earthly priest do in here in it, is but a shadow — a hint — of what goes on in the True Sanctuary of Heaven.

And the work that has been given to our High Priest, Jesus, is much greater than the work of OUR priests.

…Eliakim, don’t you find it strange that this tent we erect, time and time again, has no chair for the priest in which to sit?

Eliakim: How can he! Have you seen all the offerings and sacrifices?? He has far too much work to do!

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writer:  That is my point, Eliakim. Jesus’ work is different. He has obtained a more excellent ministry than our priests, and the New Covenant which He brings is much greater than the Old… because it is based on better promises.

Eliakim, in the Heavenly Tabernacle there are places to sit. And Jesus, our High Priest, at the right hand of the throne of His Father… SAT DOWN!

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The Perfect Priest and Sacrifice [Hebrews 7:26-28]

July 4, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/04/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 7:26-28

Description:

SBC Host: What type of priest and sacrifice does God require to save men?

Avg Guy: Bulls and goats, right??

SBC Host: It is true that some have thought that the sacrificial shadows of bulls and goats sufficed; but that doesn’t take into consideration that the sacrifices themselves were offered by priests who were just as in need of a savior, as the people they represented.

Avg Guy: Good point! …Then I know, the answer must be Christ!

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us that to say Christ is a fitting high priest or was a fitting sacrifice is to say that Jesus perfectly fit God’s requirement, as well as man’s need.

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The Levitical Priesthood could never do that.

But Christ’s perfect priesthood is able to perfect imperfect people and make them fit for heaven.

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Christ: The Surety of a Better Covenant [Hebrews 7:20-25]

June 27, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/27/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 7:20-25

Description:

SBC Host: Assurance of salvation — all Christians struggle with it…

Avg Guy: You’re telling me.

SBC Host: And yet, we understand that Jesus is able to save.

Avg Guy: Exactly!

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews to show us that God understands and has given us a guarantee, or a surety, to secure our future — and it is Jesus Christ.

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Jesus, Himself, is the assurance of our eternal salvation.

We may try to obtain assurance through other means… but such as it is with the Gospel of Grace: all of God’s blessings, including assurance, come to us in Christ.

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Reconciled by God and to God [1 Colossians 1:21-23]

June 20, 2021

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Date: 06/20/2021

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: 1 Colossians 1:21-23

Description:

Avg Guy: I’m a pretty good person. I’m not THAT BAD.

SBC Host: Oh but, according to 1 Colossians 1:21, you ARE that bad.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Josh Peglow fills in at the Pulpit to give Pastor Monty some much needed Father’s Day “hammock time” and shares with us that outside of Christ, we are enemies of God… because sinners sin.

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Our only chance — our only hope — is to get right with God… a task of utter impossibility, by us… but by His grace, He has done all the work FOR us.

All we must do is to be willing to be reconciled.

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Notes:

  • Our NEED for Reconciliation (1:21) [past]
    • Where we were
    • How we were
    • What we did
  • The MEANS of our Reconciliation (1:22a) [present]
    • the incarnate God
    • the death of Christ
  • The PURPOSE of our Reconciliation (1:22b) [present]
    • To present us Holy
    • To present us Blameless
    • To present us Beyond Reproach
  • The PERMANENCE of our Reconciliation (1:23) [future]
    • It is Active
    • It is UNmovable
    • It is based on the One True Gospel

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Priesthood of an Indestructible Life [Hebrews 7:11-19]

June 13, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/13/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 7:11-19

Description:

SBC Host: “Weak and useless”… God’s description of the Levitical Priesthood.

The Levitical Priesthood had problems.

Avg Guy: Wait a minute! What was wrong?? Why couldn’t something be done to fix it?

SBC Host: There was. And He did.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews in which we see why a priesthood, that had once been ordained by God, was now needing to be replaced.

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But then it all makes sense when viewed against the backdrop of the Gospel, where we see on display man’s great need and the perfect work of Christ.

Avg Guy: Ohhh.

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Greater than Abraham [Hebrews 7:4-10]

June 6, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/06/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 7:4-10

Description: When it comes to Hebrew history and identity, how could anyone be greater than Abraham?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us how the author begins his argument for the superiority of Christ by showing us the superiority of Melchizedek over Abraham.

And in his argument lies the very representative principle of not only covenant headship but redemption as well.

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According to the Order of Melchizedek [Hebrews 7:1-3]

May 30, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/30/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 7:1-3

Description: Melchizedek.

We know so little about him, and yet, he and his legacy loom so large.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and attempts to shed some light on this most mysterious character in the Bible.

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And the mystery, in part, is not what we DON’T know about him… but what we DO: For he was “made like the Son of God” and is without a father and mother.

Descriptions like these leave us, at best, scratching our heads — and, at worst, dangerously trying to connect the dots… leading us to false conclusions and confusion.

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Our Anchor within the Veil [Hebrews 6:13-20]

May 23, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/23/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 6:13-20

Description: The high priest of the Old Testament could only enter the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. And while representing others, he could bring no others with him, nor prepare the way for others to follow, nor could even stay himself… for on any other day, his entrance would mean his death.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us that Christ’s High Priesthood is different. Not only has He entered the true Holy of Holies — the very throne room of heaven — He goes as a forerunner to prepare others to follow… all the while, guaranteeing their future entrance to where He is seated and reigns.

Christ, in this way, is an anchor to our souls — our great and secure hope, and our forerunner Who has set the course that we should follow.

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God’s Promise and Oath [Hebrews 6:13-16]

May 16, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/16/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 6:13-16; Genesis 12:1-3; 15; 22

Description:

Courtroom Vignette

Bailiff: Do You solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help You… YOU???

God: I DO

…It wasn’t quite like that.

But it was a promise, and it was sealed with an oath.

It’s something God gave Abraham… and it’s a fact that the author of Hebrews ties into his teaching.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and explains that in order for us to understand what the author is teaching in the New Testament, we must first understand the reference to which he teaches from the Old Testament.

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Things that Accompany Salvation [Hebrews 6:9-12]

May 9, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/09/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 6:9-12

Description:

“But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation….”

— Hebrews 6:9

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us that amid the stern warning that the author of Hebrews has been giving to his readers, in our passage today, he points to a promise…a promise from God.

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But what are the these “better things” that accompany salvation???

And how do they assure us of God’s good works and faithfulness in our lives — and ultimately provide us with, what the author describes as, “full assurance of hope until the end”?

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The Peril of Apostasy [Hebrews 6:4-8]

May 2, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/02/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 6:4-8

Description:

Avg Guy: Can a Christian lose their salvation???

SBC Host: Some say yes, and they use Hebrews 6 to prove their point.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and shows us how it’s not hard to take this position.

After all, when you read the passage, it seems to describe someone who was a true Christian.

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Avg Guy: Exactly! It says that they were “once enlightened,” had “tasted of the heavenly gift,” “were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,” “had tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come.” So what gives?

SBC Host: Context.

Avg Guy: Huh??

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From Milk to Meat [Hebrews 6:1-3]

April 25, 2021

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 04/25/2021

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 6:1-3

Description: From milk to meat…

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and explains that in order for believers to mature, they need to have a firm foundation on the elementary truths of the faith.

Like the sure foundation of a building, the foundations of Christian truth serve to support growth in holiness and the knowledge of God.

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Only God Can Triumph in Hopelessness [1 Samuel 5:1-12]

April 18, 2021

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Date: 04/18/2021

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: 1 Samuel 5:1-12

Description:

Avg Guy: There’s nothing we can we do! It’s hopeless.

SBC Host: Well, you’re right about the first part.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we welcome back our guest preacher, Josh Peglow, who reminds us that in times of apparent hopelessness, believers should never despair.

For the hand of the Lord will accomplish His will, and we can trust Him no matter how desperate the situation may seem.

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Notes:

  • Men Sometimes Seem to Triumph Over God (5:1-2)
  • When God Defends His Glory (5:3-10)
    • Against False Religion (3-5)
    • Against Sinful Man (6-10)
  • God’s Glory Vindicated (5:11-12)
    • The Hand of the Lord
    • The Weakness of Man

Living with Eyes on the Finish Line [Philippians 1:9-11]

April 11, 2021

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Date: 04/11/2021

Preacher: Josh Peglow, guest preacher

Key Text: Philippians 1:9-11

Description:

The Bible says that no one — only God — knows when Christ will return. So, if that’s the case, what should we occupy ourselves with in the meantime?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, Josh Peglow fills in at the pulpit and shows that while the Bible doesn’t tell us when Christ will return… it does tell us what to do — what to do with excellence.

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  1. Discerning Love (9)
  2. Righteous Character (10)
  3. Christ Empowered Fruitfulness (11)
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Joy Comes in the Morning [John 20:1-31]

April 4, 2021


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Date: 04/04/2020, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: John 20

Description: What can bring joy from the seeds of pain and sorrow?

The immediate answer is The Resurrection, which means that the ultimate answer is Jesus Christ.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao explains that just as that first Easter morning brought joy to those who were crushed and dismayed in their spirit, so too does the Resurrection bring a guaranteed hope to all who trust in Christ today.

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Good Friday Service 2021: Seven Sayings from the Cross

April 2, 2021

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Date: 04/02/2021

Description: “Seven sayings from the cross.”

And welcome to a special Scandia Bible Church Podcast for Good Friday 2021.

Join us as our little country church gathers — both in person and virtually — to worship and contemplate the words of our Savior… as heard from the cross on this most solemn of days.

For even as He hung from the tree, bearing the weight of our sins, Jesus continued teaching us… with words of grace, love, hope, agony, suffering, finality, and rest.

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Growing Older and Growing Up [Hebrews 5:11-14]

March 28, 2021

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 03/28/2021, Palm Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Hebrews

Key Text: Hebrews 5:11-14

Description: If our physical bodies matched the maturity of our spiritual states, would church look more like a senior center or a day care?

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Hebrews and make the argument that while we can all appreciate those who are mature beyond their years, there is nothing more pathetic than one who grows older… but never grows up.

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