Mercy and Action [Jude 1:17-23]

November 16, 2014

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/16/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Jude

Key Text: Jude 1:17-23

Description:  Now that Jude has commanded us to contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints, he now gives us the things to do in order to accomplish this task.  The tasks he gives are both practical as well as profound.  If churches were to follow Jude’s instruction many wouldn’t be in such dire need of reform.

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The Test of Fellowship [1 John 2:18-21]

October 20, 2013

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Date: 10/20/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:18-21

Description: Sometimes familiar words lose their meaning.  The word fellowship is like that. We use the word fellowship as an adjective to describe a church event.  For instance, a potluck becomes a “fellowship meal” and just hanging out with other believers becomes “fellowshipping”.  The term fellowship though is significant in meaning and must be understood within the context of Christ’s fellowship with His people.  As Christ is in fellowship with His people, His people are in fellowship with each other.  The teaching of and about Christ become the truth upon which our fellowship is based.

In our message today, we see that there are some who have broken fellowship, they have dis-fellowshipped themselves over the truth.  John tells the church that those who have left — left because they never were truly in fellowship in the first place.

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Be Filled with the Spirit [Ephesians 5:18]

February 26, 2012

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Date: 02/26/2012

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 5:18

Description: In today’s sermon, we come to a controversial section of Scripture for two reasons.  The first is that the mention of “alcohol” opens a can of worms for many Christians and the second is that there is disagreement on what it means to be filled by the Holy Spirit and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  This sermon attempts to clear up any confusion and misconceptions regarding both of these areas and clearly outline what Paul means by this verse and why he makes such a comparison.

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Jesus Christ: The Living Word [John 1:3-5 ]

June 26, 2011

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Date: 06/26/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series:  John

Key Text: John 1:3-5

Description: We learn more about the Living Word that brings life and light to a world lost in spiritual darkness.

 

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According to John: Overview and Introduction [John 1:1-2]

May 29, 2011

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Date: 05/29/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series:  John

Key Text: John 1:1-2

Description: The special emphasis of the Gospel of John is the Deity of Jesus. The reason why this Gospel was written is clearly given, “these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:30-31

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The Branch

April 17, 2011

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Date: 04/17/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: Isaiah 11:1 and Matthew 2:23

Description: Understanding the Old Testament books comes from understanding the cultural history, the metaphors and concepts the Old Testament writers were using.

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The True Grace of God [1 Peter 5:12-14]

April 3, 2011

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Date: 04/03/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 5:12-14

Description: We come to the end of our study of 1 Peter. The Apostle leaves us with exhortations, greetings from fellow believers and a blessing of peace.

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Stand Firm in Your Faith [1 Peter 5:8-11]

March 20, 2011

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Date: 03/20/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 5:8-11

Description: Peter informs his Christian readers to be on the alert for the “adversary, the roaring lion.” The roaring of the lion’s jaws is the power of suffering to destroy our faith. Therefore Peter has to remind his Christian readers, “resist him, firm in your faith.”

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Unity in Christ [Ephesians 4:5-6]

February 13, 2011

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Date: 02/13/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:5-6

Description: The problem of division and disunity in the body of Christ is nothing new. It is a problem which Paul addresses in his letter to the church in Ephesus and which we will examine this morning. Paul clearly lays out the theological basis for the unity of the church by describing the work of the triune God in the lives of His people. Our last message (Ep. 4:4) describes this unity relating to the Holy Spirit. Today we will focus on unity as it relates to the Lord Jesus and God the Father.

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Feed My Sheep [1 Peter 5:1-4]

February 6, 2011

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Date: 02/06/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4

Description: Hard-working elders may not have a showcase full of trophies and awards to show for a lifetime of toil in the vineyard of God, but one day the Chief Shepherd will return and fully reward His faithful under-shepherds.

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Unity in the Spirit [Ephesians 4:4]

January 23, 2011

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Date: 01/23/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:4

Description: The problem of division and disunity in the body of Christ is nothing new. It is a problem which Paul addresses in his letter to the church in Ephesus and which we will examine in this message. Paul clearly lays out the theological basis for the unity of the church by describing the work of the triune God in the lives of His people. Difficulty arises because those whom God has called to be His are made up of people from so many backgrounds that division seems likely. For this reason, Paul instructs his readers to better understand the unity they have in Christ and how that unity is to be lived out in our daily experience.

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The Connection [Micah 5:2 and Matthew 2:5]

December 26, 2010

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Date: 12/26/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: Micah 5:2 and Matthew 2:5

Description: We make the connection between the Old Testament prophecy of Micah with the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem as recorded in the gospel of Matthew.

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Sharing the Sufferings of Christ [1 Peter 4:12-14]

November 14, 2010

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Date: 11/14/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 4:12-14

Description: In these verses Peter gives the climax of his urgent warning and strengthening of the church against the terrible persecution, already under way, but soon to issue in the death of countless numbers of the faithful. Although Peter primarily had in mind the prophetic destruction of Jerusalem, it should never be overlooked that the event itself was a type of the ultimate judgment of the Second Coming, giving all of the apostle’s teaching here a spiritual application for all generations to come.

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The Just for the Unjust [1 Peter 3:18-22]

August 29, 2010

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Date: 08/29/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22

Description: Here is the true doctrine of the Atonement as taught in scripture: Christ died, the Substitute for sinners, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.

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In Faith [1 Peter 3:15-17]

August 8, 2010

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Date: 08/08/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:15-17

Description: No words of Scripture “… hold within themselves a deeper mystery than this simple formula of the Christian life, ‘in Christ‘” (J. Gordon).  This message takes a quick look at the believers’ faith and walk in Christ.  Our challenge remains to reproduce in our lives the righteousness which is already ours in Christ.

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Servants in Submission to Their Sovereign (part 7) [1 Peter 3:8-9]

June 13, 2010

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Date: 06/13/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:8-9

Description: The Apostle concludes his teaching on submission with these two verses [3:8-9]. Whether it’s being in submission to every human authority, servants to a master, or even husbands and wives submitting to one another, we follow the example left for us by Jesus — we follow in His steps. Why? To inherit a blessing.

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