How do you picture Christ? [Revelation 1:10-20]

September 23, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/23/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 1:10-20

Description: What do you think Christ looks like? …Like what you see in the movies? …or the illustrations in children’s Bibles?

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and points out that while we all have a picture of Christ in our mind’s eye, the Apostle John gives us a picture of Christ and that is very different from the one we have in our imagination.

What we’ll find is that John is not interested in telling us what Christ looks like; his purpose is to show us what Christ IS LIKE!

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And that’s a message that the church needs in every age.

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Christ in the Midst of His Church [Revelation 1:9-13a]

September 16, 2018

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Date: 09/16/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 1:9-13a

Description: “And I [John] heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, saying, ‘Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches….’ I turned… [and] saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash.”

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and shows us that it was not written by an academic with little practical experience or a lofty leader from an ivory tower: Rather the Lord Jesus gave the Revelation to John the apostle who was a fellow partaker in “the tribulation, kingdom, and perseverance, which are in Jesus.”  SBC logo 204x204

And like John, we too can persevere because Christ is in the midst of His church.

 

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The Lord God Almighty! [Revelation 1:7-8]

September 9, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/09/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 1:7-8

Description: There’s no need to purchase Cliffs Notes for the book of Revelation, because the Bible already built it in… and you’ll find it contained in ONE verse.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation and explains that after the weeks and weeks we’ll spend sifting through this great book, if all we remember is this one verse, we will probably know enough for whatever trials may come during our lives.

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For what we’ll learn is that it is the keynote of the book, and it tells us that Jesus will return and will come to bring final redemption along with final judgment.

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More Than a Greeting! [Revelation 1:4-6]

September 2, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/02/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 1:4-6

Description: From the very first verses in the book of Revelation, the Apostle John – its author – draws a line in the sand. SBC logo 204x204

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in Revelation and shows us that even as early as John’s greeting in the opening verses, he’s quick to set God’s authority over that of every lesser authority and as the only Giver of grace and peace.

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ [Revelation 1:1-3]

August 26, 2018

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Date: 08/26/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 1:1-3

Description: It may be the most encouraging book in the Bible – Revelation.

SBC logo 204x204Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in this book and shares with us that the book of Revelation offers readers a behind the scenes picture of redemption and the picture is of Christ and His people victorious over all the enemies of God.

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Revelation — Why is this book so different? [Revelation 1:1-3]

August 5, 2018

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Date: 08/05/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Key Text: Revelation 1:1-3

Description: The book of Revelation is difficult to understand. Right? It’s cryptic and strange. Not so for the its first readers.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes us to the opening verses of the book of Revelation, as our study of this oft misunderstood last book of the Bible gets underway, and explains that to the first readers some 2000 years ago, this book was essentially what we would recognize today as a “New York Times Best Seller.”SBC logo 204x204

How we approach this book matters greatly. And just as we would immediately understand that “Once upon a time…” begins a fairy tale, the first readers of Revelation immediately understood that they were reading apocalyptic literature… and in order for us to understand it, we must too.

 

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Thy Kingdom Come! [Revelation — Introduction]

July 29, 2018

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Date: 07/29/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Revelation

Selected Text: Matthew 13

Description: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed….”

But the disciples – and everyone else in first century Palestine, for that matter – were expecting something quite different. In their minds it was to be a mustard tree…. big, not small…. conquering, war-like, not peaceful.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues the groundwork for our introduction to the book of Revelation and shares how Jesus revealed what the Kingdom of Heaven would be like through parables. And it was with these that He revealed there is a “now” part of the kingdom and a “not yet” part of the kingdom.

Yes, the kingdom will one day be like a mustard tree. It will one day bring forth a reward to the Lord’s faithful and a time of judgement to the Lord’s enemies… but not yet.

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For now it must start small and grow, as God continues to tarry in His grace and mercy, and His kingdom continues to expand through the preaching of the Gospel of grace.

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