Justification by Faith Alone [Galatians 2:16-21]

August 23, 2020

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Date: 08/23/2020

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: Galatians 2:16

Description:

Avg Guy: I’m confused. To be saved, Paul says I need faith…James says works. Who’s right??

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit to address this apparent contradiction surrounding the Biblical doctrine of justification as he continues his “5 Solas Series.”

And what we’ll find is that when it comes to reading scripture, “first glances,” as one blog author put it, “are not enough.”

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Let us go to the House of the Lord [Psalm 122:1-9]

June 21, 2020

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Date: 06/21/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Psalm 122

Description:

Group: Road Trip!!!

SBC Host: Ahh yes… who doesn’t enjoy a good road trip! And chances are you have favorite road trip music to sing to along the way.

Group: [singing “Over the river and through the woods…”]

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we continue to Church-at-Home, Pastor Monty Simao takes us on a “road trip” to the Psalms.

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As Israelites would travel to Jerusalem for the three Pilgrim Feasts, they would play their favorite music by lifting up their voices in song.

These songs are known as the “Psalms of Ascent.” There are 15 of them, and this morning we look at the third: Psalm 122 — a psalm which gives us an interesting view of Jerusalem with many lessons for the church.

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When Good Things Come to an End [selected texts]

February 16, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 02/16/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Isaiah 2:2-4; 1 Corinthians 13:13,8; Ephesians 4:11-13

Description:

“All good things must come to an end.”

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monthy Simao preaches his final sermon for our study in the book of Revelation, in which he points out the many wonderful and good gifts the Lord has given to His church in this life. 

Many of His good gifts, however, will come to an end. They will come to an end when this present evil age is over, and they no longer are needed. 

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For unlike the idiom we all know, stated at the beginning, which conveys negative emotions of acceptance that all things are temporary… with God, these things come to an end because they must make way for the better things that have arrived.

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Fear God and Give Him Glory [Revelation 14:6-12]

July 14, 2019

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/14/2019

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 14:6-12

Description: The future of the non-believer unfolds in John’s vision.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which three angels reveal to John the fate of the non-believer:

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The first angel presents the Gospel in a call to repent; 

The second, shows the Gospel’s rejection;

And the third, the outcome of judgment that comes to all who renounce the Gospel by refusing to repent and turn to Christ.

 

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Jesus is Risen. Now What? [1 Corinthians 15:1-5]

April 28, 2019

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Date: 04/28/2019

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-5

Description: After the Resurrection, the disciples had no idea what to do… so they went fishing.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and explains that even after 3 years of living with Him, eating with Him, and listening to Him, the disciples still did not understand what Jesus was talking about.

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In fact, it wasn’t until after His ascension that they finally knew what to do: Proclaim the gospel to all nations.

But has modern day Christianity faithfully followed suit? …Or has it fallen into a trap of deception — making the gospel into something it is not.

 

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Good Works [Ephesians 2:8-10]

February 3, 2019

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Date: 02/03/2019

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Key Text: Ephesians 2:8-10

Description: 

Average Guy: If you want to get to heaven, you’d better have a good looking résumé, because the things you do while your here matter.

Average Gal: Total nonsense! Everyone knows that once you get a “Grace Card” from Jesus, works are meaningless.

[argument between the two]

Scandia Host: There is much confusion in the church today as to what good works are and why we need (or need not) do them.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves, fills in at the pulpit to preach on a topic that greatly separates Christianity from other religions: GOOD WORKS.

Some say you need to do good works in order to get into heaven; others, we’re saved by grace and that good works don’t matter. …But what does the Bible say?

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GOOD WORKS

  1. What are they?
  2. Are they the same for everyone?
  3. Who needs them?
  4. Why do them?

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When You Pray and God Tells You No! [Job 9:32-35]

January 14, 2018

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Date: 01/14/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Job 9:32-35;Heb 4:14-16; Matt 26:36-40

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Average Guy:

If God can prevent our suffering then why doesn’t He?

Scandia Host: That’s a good question.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao steps to the pulpit once again following his son, Isaiah’s, tragic death… to wrestle with this. “How can we go to God for comfort when ultimately, God is the one who could have prevented it and has therefore ordained our pain?”

Average Guy: Exactly! That’s what I want to know.

Scandia Host: Well, you better pull up a pew and take a listen.

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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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  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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Sign of the Covenant [Genesis 17:9-27]

January 22, 2017

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Date: 01/22/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 17:9-27

SBC logo 204x204Description: God gave Abraham a sign of His covenant with him,

…and now Abraham was carving that sign into his flesh.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and explains that when Abraham was 99 years old, God commanded him and all his household to undergo circumcision. Abraham’s response:  immediate obedience – an obedience that didn’t make him acceptable before the Lord though, but one that sprang forth from God’s gracious dealings with him… gracious dealings that preceded Abraham’s response of faith.

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  1. God appoints covenant signs to confirm and strengthen the FAITH of His people.  [9-14]
  2. God ordains the impossible in spite of our DISBELIEF. [15-22]
  3. God’s grace leads the believer to respond in OBEDIENCE. [23-27]

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Abraham – Spiritual Giant or Faithless Coward? [Genesis 12:10-13:4]

November 13, 2016

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Date: 11/13/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 12:10-13:4

SBC logo 204x204Description: Spiritual Giant or Faithless Coward? What do you think of when you hear the name Abraham? 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that

Abraham is often described as the “Father of the Faith”

…but as we will see in our message, Abraham is given that title not because of his mighty faith and obedience (because just like you and I, he falls short), but because he is the spiritual father of all who believe the promises of God. In other words, it’s not Abraham’s faith that earns him the epitaph… but rather our Almighty God who is proven faithful.

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  1. Have FAITH in God no matter your CIRCUMSTANCES
  2. Have FAITH in God no matter your FEELINGS
  3. Have FAITH in God because God is FAITHFUL

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How to Begin the New Year [Numbers 13]

January 17, 2016

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Date: 01/17/2016

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: Numbers 13

SBC logo 204x204Description: To our amazement the year 2015 suddenly ended, and we are now knee deep into 2016. Perhaps this is a good time to plan a strategy for the coming months. God’s word has given us many examples of how to successfully transit into a new year. The story of the 12 spies exploring the Promised Land gives us some insights into how God would have us move into the coming year.

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Jephthah: Hero of Feeble Faith [Judges 12:1-7]

August 9, 2015

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Date: 08/09/2015

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Judges

Key Text: Judges 12:1-7 and Hebrews 11:32

Description:  After Jephthah’s defeat of the Ammonites and the wicked sacrifice of his own daughter, his troubles are not over.  He is rebuked by the Ephraimites and ends up fighting against them and over 40,000 Ephraimites die.  Israelite killing Israelite.

With all of the sinfulness and tragedy in the life of Jephthah, the book of Judges is not the only place we see mention of his name.  Jephthah surprisingly is listed in the “Hall of Faith” in Hebrews 11.  We explore how Jephthah might have “made the cut”.

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Why God Doesn’t Heal All Sick Saints [2 Corinthians 12:9]

July 19, 2015

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Date: 07/19/2015

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: 2 Corinthians 12:9

Description: On any Sunday morning in America you might hear a preacher proclaim that the only reason a person is sick is because they lack faith. Whoa be to the man who misrepresents the word of God. A proper search of the Scriptures will be offered today in response to that teaching.

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That Your Faith May Become Effective [Philemon 1:4-7]

January 11, 2015

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Date: 01/11/2015

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Philemon

Key Text: Philemon 1:4-7

Description:  Paul thanks God for the faith in Jesus Christ and love for the saints that he sees in the life of Philemon and prays that Philemon would continue to grow in those areas.

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Have You Considered My Servant Job? [Job 1:6-12]

April 13, 2014

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Date: 04/13/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Job

Key Text: Job 1:6-12

Description:  In our passage today, we see a glimpse into the heavenly throne room.  Satan obeys the summons to appear, and he comes as the accuser of God’s people.  God tells Satan to state for the record where he has been and Satan states that he has been going “to and fro on the earth.”  And then God asks Satan a question that challenges Satan: “Have you considered my servant Job?”

Satan accepts this challenge from God by saying that if God allows him to take away Job’s blessings that Job would curse God to His face.  Job would then be proved a fake and God would be guilty of nothing more than cosmic bribery.

The gauntlet has been thrown down…and it is God’s idea.

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Classic Edition — Ministry in the Light of God’s Grace

March 26, 2014

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Date: 02/20/2000

Preacher: James Allen, pastor

Series: Soteriology

Description: Join us as we turn the back the clock to 2000 to listen to a Scandia Bible Church “Classic.”  In this Classic Sermon Pastor James Allen concludes his series in Soteriology which is the study of why salvation is necessary and how it is accomplished. In this sermon, Pastor Allen focuses on Ministry in the Light of God’s Grace.

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Classic Edition — Perseverance: God’s Sovereign Assurance

March 19, 2014

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Date: 02/13/2000

Preacher: James Allen, pastor

Series: Soteriology

Description: Join us as we turn the back the clock to 2000 to listen to a Scandia Bible Church “Classic.”  In this Classic Sermon Pastor James Allen continues his series in Soteriology which is the study of why salvation is necessary and how it is accomplished. In this sermon, Pastor Allen focuses on Effectual Calling: God’s Sovereign Method.

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Believe [John 3:9-15]

June 10, 2012

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Date: 06/10/2012

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series:  John

Key Text: John 3:9-15

Description: Even thought he was known as “The Teacher of Israel,” Nicodemus has his ignorance and unbelief of the scriptures exposed by Jesus. The truth that Jesus taught to Nicodemus and teaches the world today is “believe”.

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Motherhood: A Calling

May 13, 2012

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Date: 04/15/2012

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-15

Description: To be a Christian Mother is a high, holy and crucial calling. It is the highest calling any Christian woman can enter. We must never underestimate the power of God working through a mother to achieve His purposes.

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Born Anew of Water and Spirit [John 3:4-8]

April 29, 2012

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Date: 04/29/2012

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series:  John

Key Text: John 3:4-8

Description: Nicodemus has his religious world turned upside down as Jesus reinforces His teaching that he must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God!

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