Hearing is Work! [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. BRING your appetite: “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: 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: 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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Notes:

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

Coronavirus and Christ by John Piper

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Running Red Lights and Other Worship Infractions [selected texts]

April 26, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

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


Sermon Notes

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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