Bullies, Freedom, and Worship [selected texts]

May 3, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/03/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church, CoronaVirus

Key Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Romans 10:14-17; 1 Timothy 4:13, 2:1-3; Ephesians 5:18-21


SBC Host: What do bullies, freedom, and worship have in common? 

Avg Guy: I have no idea.

SBC Host: Well, the first is something that we hate, the second something we love, and the third…

Avg Guy: Oh I got it!  …is something we NEED.

SBC Host: Exactly.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, as we continue to shelter in place, Pastor Monty Simao continues his series on The Church and asks what happens when all three (bullies, freedom, and worship) show up on Sunday morning? 

And how should we think about the binding of conscience and the tyranny of pastors who do things their way instead of God’s?

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Sola Scriptura / Scripture Alone [1 Timothy 3:14-17]

August 4, 2019

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Sermon Notes

Date: 08/04/2019

Preacher: David Teves, guest preacher

Series: Five Solas

Key Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Description: The Protestant Reformation — an event in church history we tend to associate with Martin Luther and other 16th Century reformers. We tend to forget, however, that Jesus Christ was the Original Reformer.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves fills in at the pulpit and shares that Martin Luther and others were simply following Jesus’ example. For the Pharisees and scribes held that the traditions and laws of man were equal with Scripture — just as the Medieval Church and the Pope, 1500 years later in Luther’s day, said that Scripture AND tradition were the authority on truth.

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…And, the argument continues to this day: To find truth, are other influences required to come alongside the Holy Scriptures of the Bible… or is the Bible enough?

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Zeal for the House of God (part 2) [John 2:18-25]

March 4, 2012

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Date: 03/04/2012

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series:  John

Key Text: John 2:18-25

Description: The Apostle John would have us understand that Jesus cares as deeply for our relationship with the Father as He did for a building that should have been a holy place of worship.

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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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