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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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.

SBC logo 204x204Today on this Easter Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao opens the book of 1 Peter to show us that hope fled from him when he watched his Lord die but his hope returned with the resurrection — and he freely shares this hope in his book with discouraged gentile believers — because it was a living hope.

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Why Did Jesus Need to Die? [Romans 3:23-24]

April 1, 2018


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Date: 04/01/2018, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Romans 3:23-24

Description:

Why did Jesus go to the cross?

There are many reasons that Jesus went to the cross. There are human reasons such as Judas Iscariot betraying Him and the Sanhedrin wanting to kill him. …But those reasons see the cross from the perspective of man of things that happened to Jesus – they don’t ultimately answer the question “why.” Because obviously, He had escaped the grasp of evil men before.

SBC logo 204x204Today on our Easter Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao rightfully sharpens our thinking on this question and shows us that the cross wasn’t just a thing that happened …it was necessary. Jesus didn’t just go to the cross, He needed to go to the cross…He needed to die. For that was His purpose in taking on flesh. So perhaps a better question we need to ask is “Why did Jesus need to die?”

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What is the Gospel? [1 Corinthians 15]

April 16, 2017


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Date: 04/16/2017, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 15

SBC logo 204x204Description: The Gospel is the central message of the church and the central figure of the message is Jesus Christ. Yet many in the church can’t define what this message is. Sometimes they even define it in ways that are the opposite to what the Scriptures reveal…ways that don’t lead sinners to salvation but leave them condemned with no good news.

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Christ Our Passover [1 Corinthians 5:7-8]

March 27, 2016

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Date: 03/27/2016, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

SBC logo 204x204Description: Most Christians don’t associate Easter with Passover. But with some study, one can see how they are beautifully interwoven into God’s perfect tapestry. The parallel of the Passover Lamb and our Lord Jesus — the perfect sacrificial Lamb of God — helps clarify in our minds the wonder of God’s plan for the salvation of believers.

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Classic Edition – Good Friday [Luke 22]

March 25, 2016

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Date: 04/02/1999

Preacher: Bob Lowe, elder

Key Text: Luke 22

Description: Join us as we turn the back the clock to 1999 to listen to a Good Friday Scandia Bible Church “Classic.” In this Classic Sermon, Elder Bob Lowe preaches from Luke 22.

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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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If There Was No Easter [1 Corinthians 15:12-19]

April 7, 2013

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Date: 04/07/2013

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: 1 Cor 15:12-19

Description: As Christians, the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death is absolutely essential to our salvation — our forgiveness of sin. His resurrection shows the validation of God the Father that indeed, “It is finished” — God’s redemptive plan complete.

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The Priest and the Filthy Robe [Luke 24 and Zechariah 3:1-10]

March 31, 2013

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Date: 03/31/2013, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Key Text: Luke 24 and Zechariah 3:1-10

Description:  Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Christ, solves the problem of tension that existed among the Old Testaments prophets concerning the coming of the Messiah.  The prophets prophesied that the coming Messiah would be a suffering servant who would be scourged, smitten, beaten, and pierced and yet he would also be a conquering king.  How could these two apparent contradictions in description possibly be?  The answer is found in Easter.

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“Today You Shall Be With Me in Paradise” [Luke 23:39-43]

April 24, 2011

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Date: 04/24/2011, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Key Text: Luke 23:39-43

Description:  Have you ever wondered if a person who had lived wickedly his whole life and was now on death row could be saved if he received Jesus? Well you don’t need to wonder because the Bible not only answers that question but gives us an account of that very thing. The Penitent thief on the cross who was crucified next to Jesus, gives us one of the clearest examples of Justification by grace thru faith.  This man did no good works. He was demonstrably evil, he was a criminal. He knew he was dying and he knew he deserved it.  Find out how this evil man saw his sin, saw his Savior, and then was assured of salvation!

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From the Guttermost to the Uttermost [2 Samuel 9:1-13]

April 4, 2010

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Date: 04/04/2010, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Key Text: 2 Samuel 9:1-13

Description: Though you might not think of looking for the Easter Story in the Old Testament, God tells it beautifully through the life of Mephibosheth — a life that was filled with tragedy and shame.  In the end, however, he was lifted out of his lowly position and given a place at the king’s table.

Listen in as Elder Monty Simao shows us how the story of Mephibosheth and King David parallels man and the King of Kings.

1. Parallel of Condition

a.     Disgraced Condition
b.     Doomed Condition
c.     Destitute Condition

2.  Parallel of Covenant

3. Parallel of Calling

a.     Sought
b.     Sent
c.     Spared
d.     Secured

4. Parallel of Crown

 

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