The Practice of Hope (Hope in a Prayer — part 2) [Matthew 6:9-13 and selected texts]

August 30, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 08/30/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: The Lord’s Prayer, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Matthew 6:9-13; 1 Peter 3:15-22, Ephesians 1:18 – 2:7; Revelation 3:21; Acts 2:22-24; 1 Peter 1:6-7; 2 Corinthians 2:7-11, 16-18

Description: How do we as Christians practice hope in our lives? 

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao returns to deliver part 2 of his sermon on practicing hope, in which we find, not coincidentally, the framework for practicing hope wonderfully incorporated into the Lord’s Prayer.

…A framework that gives our trembling hearts an assurance —a hope — that goes beyond every circumstance of life, even the most severe of trials.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 36

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Hope in a Prayer (part 1) [Matthew 6:9-13 and selected texts]

August 9, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 08/09/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: The Lord’s Prayer, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Matthew 6:9-13; 1 Peter 3:15-22, Ephesians 1:18 – 2:7; Revelation 3:21; Acts 2:22-24; 1 Peter 1:6-7; 2 Corinthians 2:7-11, 16-18

Description:

SBC Host: Hope. How do we, as Christians, practice hope in our lives?

Avg Guy: You can practice hope??

SBC Host: Yep.

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Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao returns for one more sermon on the Lord’s Prayer to show us how it serves as a paradigm for us think through every aspect of life — even the most severe trials.

… And in doing so, it gives us hope that rises above each and every circumstance of life.

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 33

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Lead Us Not into Temptation [Matthew 6:13]

August 2, 2020

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Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 08/02/2020

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: The Church: The Lord’s Prayer, CoronaVirus

Key Text: Matthew 6:13

Description: Temptation. The struggle is real.

Today on Scandia Bible Church, as the Pandemic of 2020 continues, Pastor Monty Simao continues our series on The Church, wrapping our study on The Lord’s Prayer, in which we consider temptation.

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We know what it is, for we fight against it everyday.

But if God, himself, does not tempt us, why in the world should we pray that He lead us not into temptation?

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Catechism Reading — Lord’s Day 32

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How to Pass the Test of Life [James 1:1-4]

July 10, 2016

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Keith Barker 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 07/10/2016

Preacher: Keith Barker, elder

Key Text: James 1:1-4

SBC logo 204x204Description: If your life is a challenge, be encouraged that you are a normal human being. The Bible tells us that there will be ongoing trials, testing and temptations. Christianity will not make you immune. The only difference for a Christian is that they can rest in absolute confidence that their loving God is with them. This truth is developed beautifully in the first verses in the Book of James.

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  • TEMPTATION
    • Fact
    • Force
    • Form
      • stand or stumble
    • Face
    • Fruit
      • enjoyment
      • endurement
      • enlargement
      • enrichment

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Why? [Job 2:11–3:26]

May 18, 2014

Monty Simao 2014Sermon Notes

Date: 05/18/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Job

Key Text: Job 2:11–3:26

Description:  We are introduced in the text to Job’s three friends.  They meant well but they bring to mind the cliché, “with friends like these who needs enemies?”  Several months have transpired since Job’s tribulation started, and he is now at that point where death looks sweet and Job curses the day of his birth — always the unanswerable question of…”Why?”

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The Hope Within [1 Peter 3:13-17]

July 25, 2010

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Date: 07/25/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:13-17

Description: The Apostle Peter, in 1 Peter 3:13-17, tells his readers that they should not fear men and any suffering they might encounter. Quoting Isaiah 8:11-13, Peter writes that they should have a reverence for Jesus and be always ready to tell others why they have hope.

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In Prison for Christ [Ephesians 3:1]

May 2, 2010

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Date: 05/02/2010

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 3:1

Description: Paul explains his circumstances to the Ephesian believers. He knew that some were discouraged by his imprisonment and persecution. Many of them probably wondered why God allowed those things to happen. But Paul never wondered, Paul knew. He knew that if he was in prison it was only because God wanted him in prison and he knew that God would use whatever circumstances to fulfil His kingdom purpose.

1.Prayer

2. Paul

3. Prisoner

4. Providence

5. Purpose

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