Truth in Love [Ephesians 4:14-16]

July 24, 2011

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Date: 07/24/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:14-16

Description: Paul declares the importance of church growth.  Not a growth of numbers but a growth towards spiritual maturity. Paul defines what a mature believer looks like and how true church growth builds the church up.

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A Gifted Church [Ephesians 4:11-12]

June 5, 2011

Sermon Notes

Date: 06/05/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:11-12

Description: Because this is God’s church, He has given us marching orders on how it should be structured and run. In modern times, we have allowed the idea of pragmatism to enter the church and have started adopting business practices and other unbiblical methods.  Paul tells us not only the leadership structure of a church but also the purpose of the leaders and it looks very different from what we usually see today.

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The Bounties of a Victorious King [Ephesians 4:7-11]

May 15, 2011

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Date: 05/15/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:7-11

Description: Our passage this morning offers a few problem areas for the exegete, not the least of which seems to be Paul’s apparent misquote of Psalm 68.  But a careful study thru this amazing Psalm reveals how a victorious king shares the spoils of war with an underserving  people.

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Is the Reformation Over? [selected texts]

October 31, 2010

Sermon Notes

Date: 10/31/2010

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Reformation Sunday

Key Text: selected texts

Description: October 31 has historically been celebrated in the church as Reformation Day yet most Christians don’t even know that Reformation Day exists, to them, October 31 is simply Halloween. We have forgotten the great men who risked their lives for the sake of the gospel and have left us a legacy of Christian freedom and who God used to recovered the gospel of grace.  In today’s sermon we answer the question “Is the Reformation over?” and explore the five solas which function as the pillars of Reformation doctrine.

Notes:

The 5 Solas

  1. Sola Scriptura (“by Scripture Alone”)
  2. Sola Fide (“by Faith Alone”)
  3. Sola Gratia (“by Grace Alone”)
  4. Solus Christus or Solo Christo (“Christ Alone” or “through Christ Alone”)
  5. Soli Deo Gloria (“Glory to God Alone”)

Faith and Works

  • Roman Catholic View: Faith + Works → Justification
  • Reformation View: Faith → Justification + Works

The Formula

Scripture Teaches: Salvation is by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone, to God’s Glory alone!

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