Church Discipline — “I Object!” [1 Corinthians 4:1 — 5:13 and selected texts]

October 11, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/11/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Church Discipline, CoronaVirus

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 4-5; Revelation 2:18-23; Matthew 18

Description:

Bible Reader: “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private—”

Christian Brother: I OBJECT, Your Honor!

[crowd rouses and is quickly tamped down by gavel banging]

Judge: Order! Order in the court!

To cover any topic completely, we must look at the objections that are raised against our position — objections raised by Christians who are looking at the situation from a different point of view and try to understand where they are coming from and what their concerns are. 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our deep dive on Church Discipline within our series on The Church and explains that even sincere Christians who love the Lord, often object to the practice of church discipline.

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What are these objections?

We’ll look at some and then examine two case studies from the Bible showcasing churches that did not practice church discipline…and their ensuing outcomes.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 42

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Love Covers a Multitude of Sins [Luke 9:23-26 and selected texts]

October 4, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 10/04/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: Church Discipline, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Luke 9:23-26; John 13:34-35; 1 Cor 13:4-8; 1 Pe 4:8

Description: We know that sin — all sin — is bad, and that God hates all sin.  But is every possible sin under the sun grounds for formal church discipline? 

Today on Scandia Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues our miniseries on Church Discipline within our greater study on The Church and posses the question: “Where do we draw the line?”

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Is it possible to entirely miss the point of church discipline and have every member of a church calling out every other member for every little thing?

Or do we find that there are other factors to consider?… such as wisdom and love.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 41

Notes:

Formal Church Discipline instituted when the sin* is…

  1. observable
  2. significant
  3. unrepented
* All 3 must be present

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STAY PUT and Walk in the Light [Romans 13:11-14]

March 29, 2020

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Date: 03/29/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: CoronaVirus

Key Text: Romans 13:11-14

Description:

How are we to live during a crisis? 

How are we to walk when told to stay put? 

How are we to represent God’s kingdom — a kingdom of hope —when chaos is all around us?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast as Pastor Monty Simao continues his virtual preaching to our church body while we obey stay-at-home governmental mandates during the COVID-19 Pandemic, he shows us that Romans 13 gives us the answers to these questions.

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Not only does it provide us the way to walk during crisis, but, perhaps more importantly, it provides us a way to live with the end in sight…and how, ultimately, the return of our Lord affects the way we live in the here and now.

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When Good Things Come to an End [selected texts]

February 16, 2020

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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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Deacons: Love Takes Action [Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13]

October 7, 2018

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Date: 10/07/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13

Description: 

Scandia Host: Do you know what a deacon is?

Average Guy: Not really. I just checked the Internet, though, and it said it was someone who was a good friend – one that you could call a brother – and while he might be a pain at times, he’ll be there to help you out if, and when, life takes a turn for the worse.

Scandia Host: Not really what I was looking for… but it’s a start. You’d better listen up.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes a break from our study in Revelation to address a question that most Christians don’t have an answer for: What is a deacon?

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And this is a question that is especially relevant for Scandia Bible Church, because today we just got another one.

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Intolerance, Love, and Hate [Revelation 2:1-7]

September 30, 2018

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Date: 09/30/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 2:1-7

Description: The Ephesians were intolerant and haters… and for that, Jesus praised them.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and shares with us that in Christ’s letter to the church of Ephesus, He, indeed, did praise them for their intolerance to evil and hating the things He hates.

But most of us don’t consider intolerance a virtue, nor think that there would be something that Jesus actually hates… let alone, wants us to hate too. But that’s exactly what we read.

And in the midst of this, we are told to love.

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Let’s love the things that God loves and hate the things that God hates… and in so doing, know what it is like to walk in Truth.

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Loyal Love [Ruth 1:6-22]

January 10, 2016

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Date: 01/10/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Ruth

Key Text: Ruth 1:6-22

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Wrath and Love [Judges 2:11-3:6]

April 19, 2015

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Date: 04/19/2015

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Judges

Key Text: Judges 2:11-3:6

Description:  In this section of the book of Judges, the author introduces the cycles of unfaithfulness on the part of the people and the deliverance from the hand of God.

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The Appeal of Love [Philemon 1:8-9]

January 18, 2015

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/18/2015

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Philemon

Key Text: Philemon 1:8-9

Description:  Paul bases his appeal to Philemon the slave-owner, on behalf of Philemon’s slave Onesimus, not upon Paul’s authority as an Apostle but rather upon Christian love.

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  1. Paul’s Authority
  2. Paul’s Appeal
  3. Philemon’s Affection

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

January 11, 2015

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

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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Contend Earnestly for the Faith [Jude 1:3-4]

October 5, 2014

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Date: 10/05/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Jude

Key Text: Jude 1:3-4

Description:  Jude gets to the point in his letter right away.  While planning to write a letter about their shared salvation, Jude changes his mind when he hears about the false teachers that have crept into this congregation.  He now feels compelled to write a letter urging these believers to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered.

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Position and Possessions [Jude 1:1-2]

September 28, 2014

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Date: 09/28/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Jude

Key Text: Jude 1:1-2

Description:  Jude may be one of the most overlooked and under-taught books of the New Testament.  Yet it is a book that is just as much needed in the church today as it was in the first century.  This sermon covers the greeting portion of Jude’s letter focusing on the Christian’s Perception, Position, and Possessions.

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Aspects of Faith [1 John 5:1-3]

January 19, 2014

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Date: 01/19/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 5:1-3

Description: John’s epistle is like looking through a kaleidoscope.  He repeats the same truths, but from different perspectives. In this final chapter, John turns the kaleidoscope yet again to present a new view of the themes of loving God, loving the brethren, and obedience to God’s law.  But this time we see it from the perspective of faith.

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Sources of Assurance [1 John 4:15-21]

January 12, 2014

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Date: 01/12/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 4:15-21

Description: John provides us five sources of a believer’s assurance. [This sermon will cover the last three of these points (verses 15 – 21). Listen to the first two points in last week’s sermon].

  1. The PRESENCE of the HOLY SPIRIT
  2. The PLEDGE of the APOSTOLIC TESTIMONY
  3. The PROFESSION of JESUS as the SON OF GOD
  4. The PERFECTION of GOD’S LOVE
  5. The PRACTICE of GOD’S LOVE

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Is the Bible Trustworthy [1 John 4:13-21]

January 5, 2014

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Date: 01/05/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 4:13-21

Description: John provides us five sources of a believer’s assurance:

  1. The PRESENCE of the HOLY SPIRIT
  2. The PLEDGE of the APOSTOLIC TESTIMONY
  3. The PROFESSION of JESUS as the SON OF GOD
  4. The PERFECTION of GOD’S LOVE
  5. The PRACTICE of GOD’S LOVE

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Anticipation [1 John 4:7-14]

December 22, 2013

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Date: 12/22/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 4:7-14

Description: The world has been in anticipation of a Savior since man’s fall in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:15).  Christ comes and the anticipated Savior is described to us in 1 John as God’s love for us manifested. The incarnation and the cross is love covered in flesh. We ought to live in light of this truth.

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Christian Love [1 John 3:10-18]

November 24, 2013

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Date: 11/24/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 3:10-18

Description: John provides a look at the central command of the Christian: to emulate Christ in the manner in which the Christian manifests love toward his fellow man.

  • Christian Love Recalls the Lord’s Command (v.11)
  • Christian Love Rejects Hatred (v.12-15)
  • Christian Love Requires Sacrifice (v. 16)
  • Christian Love Reaches Out (v17-18)

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A New Kind of Love [1 John 2:7-11]

September 8, 2013

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Date: 09/08/2013

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: 1 John

Key Text: 1 John 2:7-11

Description: If there were one mark of a Christian that would be preeminent above all others, it would be a genuine love; a love for God and also a love for others.  That’s because love for God and love for our neighbor is the summation of God’s law and as the Holy Spirit works in the life and heart of the believer obedience to God’s law will become manifest in love, not only towards God but as John points out here, towards our brethren.

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Sexual Immorality; Idolatry; and the Judgment of God [Ephesians 5:5-7]

January 8, 2012

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Date: 01/08/2012

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 5:5-7

Description: We live in a day when sexual immorality is rampant to the point where many churches are not only condoning sinful behavior but blessing it. In this section of Ephesians, Paul makes it clear that sexual immorality will be judged by God and those who participate in it will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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New Year New Life [Romans 6:4]

January 1, 2012

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Date: 01/01/2012

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: Romans 6:4

Description: On this first day of the first month of the New Year we examine if we have indeed put on the new self who is being renewed daily by the One who created him.

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