The Death of the Patriarchs [Genesis 49:29 – 50:26]

July 8, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/08/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 49:29 – 50:26

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We’ve reached the end of the book of Genesis, and it ends with death…

…the death of Jacob and Joseph. It’s a stark reminder that the curse of Genesis chapter 3 is still upon mankind, even those called by God.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao concludes our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that though it ends with the reminder of the curse, it also ends, like Genesis 3, with hope as well…  Hope that the promises of God will one day be fulfilled, and that this dreadful curse will ultimately be destroyed at the consummation of Christ’s kingdom.

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Jacob’s Patriarchal Blessing [Genesis 49:1-28]

July 1, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/01/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 49:1-28

Description: As we come to the last pages of the book of Genesis, we see Jacob – the father of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin – performing his last great act as Patriarch, blessing his sons.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao shows us how in this fatherly act of Jacob for all his sons, we also see a blessing for all mankind… a promise of a King who will one day come and vanquish all of our enemies and create a safe land of prosperity and godly rule.

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The Adoption of Joseph’s Sons [Genesis 48:1-22]

June 24, 2018

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Date: 06/24/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 48

Description: The aged Jacob is near death and soon to join his fathers.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao nears the end of our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that though Jacob’s life has been marked by trials throughout and, at times, significant moral failings, he finishes strong.

Jacob fulfills his calling as patriarch and reminds Joseph and his sons of God’s goodness and promises. And then in a surprising turn of events, Jacob blesses Joseph by giving him a double portion and adopting his sons, making them chiefs among Israel.

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Israel and Egypt [Genesis 47:1-31]

June 17, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/17/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 47

Description: As we begin to approach the end of our study in the book of Genesis, it’s easy to overlook the 47th chapter – often lost in the shadows of the ones that precede and follow it.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes us to Genesis chapter 47 to mine its depths. For it is in this chapter – long before the days of slavery and the Exodus – that we see the distinction God places between Israel and Egypt. And it is in this chapter that we also witness how great God’s provision was for the needs of His people. And through all this we glean a proper perspective of the brevity of life in light of eternity and the promises of God.

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The Birth of a Nation [Genesis 46:1-34]

June 3, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 06/03/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 46

Description: The long awaited reunion of father and son is here. Joseph finally gets to see his dad again! But surprisingly this get together is only allotted two verses.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that while you’d expect the reuniting of Joseph and Jacob to receive more airplay, the bulk of chapter 46 is focused on the entrance of Israel into Egypt and the fulfillment God’s promises. But we also see, how in the Almighty’s providence, this entire turn-of-events is by God’s governing over the affairs of men to bring about His purposes.

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God is Sovereign over Evil [Genesis 45:1-28]

May 27, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/27/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 45

Description: We’ve waited, and now it’s time. Joseph will reveal himself to his brothers. …And in doing so we witness another “revealing”: two of the most important truths that every Christian should know.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where he shows how both of these truths powerfully unfold before us in the life of Joseph and his reconciliation with his brothers. The first is that God is sovereign – even over evil; the second, that God can bring healing and restoration to the most broken of relationships.

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Judah the Substitute [Genesis 44:1-34]

May 20, 2018

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Date: 05/20/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 44

Description: The final test of Joseph’s brothers has come, and only one chapter remains before their long-awaited reunion. But before that, the brothers will have to face their greatest temptation yet.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we see Judah once again arising to lead his brothers successfully through Joseph’s chain of tests – and by doing so, showing himself as the new leader of the family.

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Judah is not only demonstrating leadership that guides, but, as we will see, leadership that reunites… for it is through his selfless actions that Joseph – the highest-ranking official of Egypt – will soon be in a place where he is able to finally reveal himself as their brother.

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The Rise of Judah [Genesis 43:1-34]

May 13, 2018

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Date: 05/13/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 43

Description: The tests of Joseph’s brothers continue, and in it all, we see the next leader of the family rising to the top.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we see this rising leader guiding the brothers through Joseph’s next series of tests. But, perhaps more importantly, we also see this leader pledging himself – not another – for the safe return of the brothers from Egypt – especially Benjamin.

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Whereas Jacob would not let his sons go with Reuben leading, he does under this new leadership… the leadership of Judah.

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The Edomite’s Ascent to the Throne [Genesis 36:1-43]

February 11, 2018

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Date: 02/11/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 36

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we see the line of Esau – the rejected line – prosper in an incredible way; while Jacob – whom God had named “Israel” or the “Prince of God” – watches from the sideline, trusting God for something far greater than all the accolades the world can give.

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Israel’s Homecoming [Genesis 35:1-28]

February 4, 2018

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Date: 02/04/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 35

SBC logo 204x204Description: Have you ever been away a long time from home?  Perhaps a month, or even a year? Well, Jacob had been gone for 30 years, and his homecoming brought with it pleasure along with pain.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao returns to the pulpit – after having been away himself for a time to mourn the loss of his son, Isaiah.

He continues with our study in the book of Genesis and reminds us that when it comes to pleasure and pain, most things in life are a mixture of the two. But take note: God is not only with us in our pleasure, He too is with us in our pain… and He proves sufficient for all that He brings into our life.

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The Massacre in Shechem [Genesis 34:1-31]

November 12, 2017

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Date: 11/12/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 34

SBC logo 204x204Description: It’s one of the ugliest chapters in the first book of Bible, and yet God  sometimes uses negative examples to teach.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we witness humanity’s stench of sin open for inspection in chapter 34. For in this passage we are reminded that even the patriarchs failed and compromised, and that, shamefully, as it happened, the sons of Israel missed the beauty of the covenant that was right before them – turning, instead, what God called sacred into what could only be described as savage.

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The Meeting of the Brothers [Genesis 33:1-20]

November 5, 2017

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Date: 11/05/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 33

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Scandia Host: Imagine for a moment that the last time you saw your brother he was trying to kill you, and now you find out he is headed your way with 400 men. What would you do in this situation?

Average Guy: Ahhh, “Beam me up Scotty?”

Scandia Host: Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we find that this is the exact scenario Jacob is facing.

Average Guy: What is he going to do???

Scandia Host: Well, you’ll have to listen to the message, but I’ll tell you this: his actions may surprise you.

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Cleaving to the Lord [Genesis 32:24-32]

October 15, 2017

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Date: 10/15/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 32-24-32

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Wrestling Announcer: Get ready because the BWF Sunday Morning Main Event is on! This morning on the Bible Wresting Federation, we witness the guy who knows how to make a mean pot of stew, make your head spin talking speckled sheep, and work as long as it takes to get the wife he wants: Jacob the Deceiver… squaring off with the Great I Am; the Almighty, Awesome Creator of the Heavens and Earth: GOD!

Average Guy: God is so going to win!

Scandia Host: Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to recount the second time God appears in the flesh: the first, to talk with Abraham; the second, to wrestle with Jacob.

Average Guy: I told you God was going to win.

Scandia Host: You’re right. God was merciful, though, because Jacob got to limp away from this match with only a dislocated hip. But this wasn’t about wrestling – this was a lesson. You see, in this scuffle, God was teaching Jacob something about strife and struggle… and how in those situations THE BEST response (for him and for us) is to simply cling to the Lord.

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Plans and Prayers [Genesis 32:1-23]

October 8, 2017

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Date: 10/08/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 32-1-23

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Twenty years of separation and animosity. How do you make it right?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that in Jacob’s case, he planned, he prayed, …and he did them both in humility.

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Mizpah — it’s not what you think [Genesis 31:43-55]

October 1, 2017

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Date: 10/01/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 31:43-55

SBC logo 204x204Description: Mizpah. In Christian circles today, when you hear this word it’s often associated with little coins or trinkets – jewelry in essence – that people buy to show their prayer for protection over another. They can even be seen by some as romantic. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to show us that this is NOT how Mizpah was utilized in the Bible… in fact, it was quite the opposite.

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In Hot Pursuit [Genesis 31:22-42]

September 17, 2017

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Date: 09/17/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 31:22-42

SBC logo 204x204Description: Have you ever been glued to the television watching a high-speed chase of cops and robbers? No doubt, this modern phenomena has captured us all at some point. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to show us a high-speed chase “Old Testament style” – complete with flocks and herds, an angry posse, false god, and a thieving woman on a camel. What more could you ask for?

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Pack Your Bags, We’re Outa’ Here! [Genesis 31:1-21]

September 10, 2017

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Date: 09/10/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 31:1-21

SBC logo 204x204Description: There are times in our lives when God, through His grace, will change our affections toward a particular situation to prepare our hearts for a difficult decision. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to show us how the Lord did this very thing in the lives of Jacob and his wives. The circumstance: difficult relations with Laban, Jacob’s father-in-law. The result: Jacob decides to leave Haran and head back to the Land of Promise; and in that we see the rise of the new Patriarch of the Faith as he steps toward Canaan and fills the shoes of his father Isaac.

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God Brings the Increase [Genesis 30:25-43]

September 3, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/03/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 30:25-43

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Rivals and Mandrakes [Genesis 29:31 — 30:24]

August 27, 2017

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Date: 08/27/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 29:31 – 30:24

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The School of Hard Knocks [Genesis 29:15-30]

August 13, 2017

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Date: 08/13/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 29:15-30

SBC logo 204x204Description: The “School of Hard Knocks” – a school that no one would voluntarily enroll… But sometimes God has other plans. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and shows us that oftentimes God uses trials and difficulties to grow and sanctify us – especially when our lives pattern that of Jacob: lives governed by worship of self and deceit. Yes…

When it comes to the School of Hard Knocks, we may desire to skip, but God ensures we attend.

…if for no other purpose than to build our character and faith in Him alone.

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