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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The Great White Throne of Judgement [Revelation 20:11-15]

December 1, 2019

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Date: 12/01/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 20:11-15

Description: It’s not a comfortable topic…and yet the Bible speaks very directly, and often graphically, about it.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which we delve into the topic of judgement, and in particular, the Great White Throne of Judgement. SBC logo 204x204

Questions like: “Who sits on this throne?”… “Who is being judged?”… and “Are believers judged the same as unbelievers?” are all important and valid questions that we will seek answers. 

For though this topic may come with questions and feelings of uneasiness, one thing is for certain: the sure judgment of God awaits every person.

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Blessed are the Dead [Revelation 14:13]

July 21, 2019

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Date: 07/21/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 14:13

Description: God blesses in Revelation what he cursed in Genesis.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Pocast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which we see Jesus giving us one of the most profound benedictions found anywhere in Scripture. 

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…But such is the power of the cross that the very things that we were cursed with, God is able to bring such incredible goodness and blessing from.

 

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

January 13, 2019

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

November 26, 2017

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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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Living and Dying in Faith [Genesis 23:1-20]

May 7, 2017

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Date: 05/07/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 23

SBC logo 204x204Description: Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and takes us to chapter 23 – a chapter which, admittedly, following Abraham binding his son Isaac to the alter as as a sacrificial offering to the Lord in the previous chapter…may seem a bit anti-climatic. In chapter 23, we see that Abraham’s wife, Sarah, has died… But instead of focusing on her death, Abraham enters into a land negotiation.

Why is this all here, and what is God showing us through it? …The answer may surprise you.

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Notes:

  1. Review of Genesis 22 and Covenant Promises
  2. Transition to Isaac
  3. Stranger and Sojourner
  4. Purchase of Cave of Machpelah
  5. Living and Dying in Faith

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Classic Edition – Psalm 145 – Bob Lowe

December 5, 2015

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Date: 12/27/2009

Preacher: Bob Lowe, elder

Key Text: Psalm 145

Description: On November 18, 2015, our brother Bob Lowe went home to be with Jesus forever.

Bob faithfully served the Scandia congregation as elder for 14 years (1998-2012). While he did not preach each and every Sunday, he did numerous times. His messages were always thought provoking and true to the Word of God.

As our way of preserving his service and legacy to the church, we will be podcasting our archive of his sermons as part of our Classic Series each and every week… for as long as it takes.

In this particular sermon, delivered on December 29, 2009, Bob opened the 145th Psalm and demonstrated incredible pastoral leadership as he ministered to our sorrow-filled congregation just two days after the sudden passing of a child in our church.

“We called upon the name of the Lord,” he preached. “We called upon the name of the Lord. There is nobody else to call upon in a time like that. You have to call upon the name of the Lord.”

Though we mourn the passing of this precious child — and now Brother Bob — we pray for their families and take comfort in knowing where they are and that we will see them again. We pray that you will too.

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In preparation for his passing, Bob and his wife, Susan, combed through his sermon archives and hand-selected two for a special Tribute CD to be handed out to those attending his memorial service. The CD is provided below as an mp3 download for you as well:

Bob Lowe Tribute CD

 

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Though He Slay Me, I Will Hope in Him [Job 11-14]

June 22, 2014

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Date: 06/22/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Job

Key Text: Job 11-14

Description:  Zophar is the third friend to speak.  His speech ends cycle one in the dialogue portion and in the end he adds nothing new to the views of Job’s other two friends.  Zophar is insulting in his attack as he basically calls Job a windbag and a scoffer.

Job continues to declare his innocence and calls for a trial before God.  In the end he continues to trust in God and says, “though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.”

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Your Sorrow Will Be Turned into Joy! [John 16:16-22; 20:1-31]

April 20, 2014

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Date: 04/20/2014, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Key Text: John 16:16-22; 20:1-31

Description:  In this sermon, we look at the promise Jesus made to His disciples in John chapter 16.  He told them that they would be filled with sorrow even as the world rejoices, but that He would turn their sorrow into Joy. Then we look at John chapter 20, to see the fulfillment of that promise and the benediction of peace that Christ pronounced upon His church on that first Easter Sunday and continues to pronounce upon His people today.

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A Man Called Job (part 2) [Job 1:1-5; 13-22]

April 6, 2014

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Date: 04/06/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Job

Key Text: Job 1:1-5; 13-22

Description: In this sermon (part 2 of 2) we follow the man Job as he encounters calamity.  We only look at the parts of the story that happened directly to Job.  We see it from his perspective and skip the section of the happenings between God and Satan in the heavenly throne room (which we will cover in the next sermon).

We look at Job’s response and in it we see an example of a man who must look to a Redeemer in the midst of his trials.

We end by looking at Christ who in many ways is the anti-type of Job and is the greater sufferer and who accomplished the ultimate defeat of all of Job’s enemies.  (Listen to Part 1)

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Our Redeemer Lives [1 Corinthians 15:1-58]

April 8, 2012

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Date: 04/08/2012, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 15

Description: Our Redeemer lives. He was victorious over death the grave could not hold Him. Paul presents in 1 Corinthians 15 the facts concerning the resurrection of Christ to those at the church at Cornith.

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God’s Eternal Plan [Ephesians 3:11-13]

September 19, 2010

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Date: 09/19/2010

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 3:11-13

Description: God has a plan that is as eternal and perfect as He is. Understanding that God is in control should provide us with a boldness and confidence in approaching God and dealing with the circumstances of life.

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