When You Pray and God Tells You No! [Job 9:32-35]

January 14, 2018

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 01/14/2018

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Job 9:32-35;Heb 4:14-16; Matt 26:36-40

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Alter Ego:

If God can prevent our suffering then why doesn’t He?

Scandia Host: That’s a good question.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao steps to the pulpit once again following his son, Isaiah’s, tragic death… to wrestle with this. “How can we go to God for comfort when ultimately, God is the one who could have prevented it and has therefore ordained our pain?”

Alter Ego: Exactly! That’s what I want to know.

Scandia Host: Well, you better pull up a pew and take a listen.

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Sacrifice of Praise [Hebrews 13:15]

December 17, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/17/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Hebrews 13:15

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Host: Sacrifice and Praise.

Alter Ego: Wait a minute are we playing a game of opposites?

Host: No, but I can see what you mean. Because “sacrifice” sounds somber and costly.

Alter Ego: –And “praise” sounds joyful… and a lot easier than “sacrifice.”

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao takes to the pulpit once again – following the fresh sting of the sudden loss of his son – and points out that when it comes to these two words, it’s not always one or the other, for the author of Hebrews tells us that we are to offer a sacrifice of praise. In fact, much of the New Testament describes the Christian life as the intersection between these two terms, where they not only meet but become intertwined into the very warp and woof of what it means to be a Christian.

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God of Comfort [Psalm 119:1-176]

December 3, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 12/03/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: Psalm 119

SBC logo 204x204Description: Psalm 119. It’s not a Psalm we usually go to when looking for comfort, but, ironically, it has more to say about comfort and affliction than any other Psalm.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues to preach in the aftermath of his son’s tragic death and points out that when you see a passage of affliction in the Bible, take heart in knowing that you are not far from comfort — for this pattern, of passages of comfort following passages of affliction, occurs over and over again… in almost every instance. God is the God of all comfort, and He comforts the afflicted.

When it comes to Psalm 119,  we often categorize it as a Psalm about the beauty of God’s word and statutes, but what we’ll find is that, consequently, it is also a Psalm about God’s great comfort.

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Isaiah’s Memorial Service

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Suffering and Hope [2 Corinthians 4:1-18]

November 26, 2017

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 11/26/2017

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Key Text: 2 Corinthians 4

SBC logo 204x204Description: How is it that the Christian can be devastated and yet hopeful at the same time? How is it that at the point when we are weakest is also the point at which we are strongest? 

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao preaches in the aftermath of losing his son to a brutal horseriding accident and shows us, in the midst of that, that the Apostle Paul answers these questions in the book of 2 Corinthians; and within it we find more beauty in the Gospel for it is Good News even in times like this.

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Why God Doesn’t Heal All Sick Saints [2 Corinthians 12:9]

July 19, 2015

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Date: 07/19/2015

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: 2 Corinthians 12:9

Description: On any Sunday morning in America you might hear a preacher proclaim that the only reason a person is sick is because they lack faith. Whoa be to the man who misrepresents the word of God. A proper search of the Scriptures will be offered today in response to that teaching.

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Lessons from the book of Job [Job1-42]

September 21, 2014

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 09/21/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Job

Key Text: Job

Description:  In order to correctly apply the book of Job to our lives, we must take into account the entire book, including the epilogue.  It is in the final 11 verses of Job where we learn of his vindication and restoration and the condemnation of his three friends who have spoken falsely.  While Job never receives the answer to the question of why he is suffering, what he does receive is far greater.

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A Man Called Job (part 1) [Job 1:1-5]

March 23, 2014

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 03/23/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Job

Key Text: Job 1:1-5

Description: This sermon (part 1 of 2) serves as an introduction to our series in book of Job — the aim of which is to see the Gospel and Christ even in the midst of an ancient book about the suffering of a man called Job. (Listen to Part 2)

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