Why Did Jesus Need to Die? [Romans 3:23-24]

April 1, 2018


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Date: 04/01/2018, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Romans 3:23-24

Description:

Why did Jesus go to the cross?

There are many reasons that Jesus went to the cross. There are human reasons such as Judas Iscariot betraying Him and the Sanhedrin wanting to kill him. …But those reasons see the cross from the perspective of man of things that happened to Jesus – they don’t ultimately answer the question “why.” Because obviously, He had escaped the grasp of evil men before.

SBC logo 204x204Today on our Easter Sunday Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao rightfully sharpens our thinking on this question and shows us that the cross wasn’t just a thing that happened …it was necessary. Jesus didn’t just go to the cross, He needed to go to the cross…He needed to die. For that was His purpose in taking on flesh. So perhaps a better question we need to ask is “Why did Jesus need to die?”

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What is the Gospel? [1 Corinthians 15]

April 16, 2017


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Date: 04/16/2017, Easter Sunday

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: 1 Corinthians 15

SBC logo 204x204Description: The Gospel is the central message of the church and the central figure of the message is Jesus Christ. Yet many in the church can’t define what this message is. Sometimes they even define it in ways that are the opposite to what the Scriptures reveal…ways that don’t lead sinners to salvation but leave them condemned with no good news.

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Skeletons in the Closet [Genesis 9:18-29]

October 2, 2016

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Date: 10/02/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 9:18-29

SBC logo 204x204Description: For 950 years, Noah walked with God. But in the last captured moment of his life, we read that he was drunk and naked and ridiculed by his own son… leaving many of us wondering: “What happened??? He was such a righteous man.”

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, we see that the Bible is careful to record sad events such as this in the lives of great men, to both warn us – lest we also fall – and for us to remember that God alone – not Noah – is the hero in this story (and in every story), and it is to Christ that we are to look.

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Notes:

  1. BEWARE OF MORAL FAILURE AFTER SPIRITUAL SUCCESS (Gen 9:18-21)
    1. Spiritual Success

      1. God rescues Noah (Gen 6:17-18)
      2. God blesses Noah (Gen 9:1)
      3. God covenants with Noah (Gen 9:8-15)
    2. Moral Failure
      1. Sin distorts our blessings (Gen 9:21a)
      2. Sin displays our weaknesses (Gen 9:21b)
  2. BEWARE OF REJOICING OVER THE CALAMITY OF OTHERS (Gen 9:22-23)
    1. Sin Glories in Ruin
    2. Righteousness Glories in Restoration
  3. BEWARE OF THE FAR-REACHING COSTS OF SIN (Gen 9:24-29)
    1. Your Sin Will Become Known (Gen 9:24)
    2. Your Sin Will Bring Devastation to You and Your Family (Gen 9:25)

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The Dominion of Sin [Genesis 4:1-16]

July 17, 2016

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Date: 07/17/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 4:1-16

SBC logo 204x204Description: Chapters 4-6 of Genesis show us the fullness of sin as it takes dominion in the hearts of men. In the opening verses of Chapter 4, we see the complete spectrum of human experience from righteous worship to heinous murder.

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Notes: Genesis Chapter 4

  • v 1-2 = Gift of Life
  • v 3-5 = Experience of Worship
  • v 6-7 = Appeal to Cain
  • v 8-12 = First Murder
  • v 13-16 = The Unrepentant Sinner and the Patient God

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The Three Surprises of the Savior [Genesis 3:20-24]

July 3, 2016

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Date: 07/03/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 3:20-24

SBC logo 204x204Description: The last five verses of Genesis Chapter 3 give us a glimpse into the work that Christ would accomplish and a picture of substitutionary atonement.  We are left with a picture of a God who is a Savior and who will bring about good in the midst of man’s sin and rescue Adam’s fallen race from their sin and misery.

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The Curse and the Gospel [Genesis 3:1-21]

June 26, 2016

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Date: 06/26/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 3:1-21

SBC logo 204x204Description: God placed Adam and Eve in a holy temple we call the Garden of Eden. There they would enjoy unrestricted access and fellowship with God as God covenanted with them and gave them the world.  And in all of God’s creation, there was only one thing He forbid and that was the eating of a single fruit. How could Adam and Eve throw it all away? How angry God must have been by there disobedience, and yet even as God pronounced a curse upon the wayward couple, He announced His plan to rescue them.

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Man’s Darkest Hour [Genesis 3:1-7]

June 19, 2016

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Date: 06/19/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 3:1-7

Description: Genesis Chapter 3 is one of the most pivotal and important chapters in all of scripture.  It records man’s darkest hour as Adam and Eve commit the first sin against God and plunge the entire human race into sin and rebellion against the Creator God who created the world that He once could pronounce as “very good”, but now no longer.

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