God Scatters the Nations [Genesis 11:1-9]

October 16, 2016

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Date: 10/16/2016

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Genesis

Key Text: Genesis 11:1-9

SBC logo 204x204Description: …And pride overtook their hearts, as they set out to build a tower so high that it reached Heaven… a tower so high that everyone around the world would know about it and want to be part of it.

They would be great. They would be famous. And God had no place in their equation.

So God came down and confused their language. And the building stopped.

Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we see that even after the flood of Noah, man still rebelled against God. God had commanded man to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth; instead – to keep from being scattered – the people gathered together and built a city and a tower. They weren’t interested in honoring God’s name, they wanted a name for themselves. And while the Tower of Babel may be gone, man is still sinfully trying to make a name for himself and, just like during the time of Babel, this too will be judged.

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Notes:

  • BEWARE of the False Unity that the World offers APART from GOD.
  • BEWARE of Pride because it will be JUDGED by GOD.

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Mysterious Unity [Ephesians 5:28-33]

June 17, 2012

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Date: 06/17/2012

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 5:28-33

Description: In today’s message, we that a look at the second illustration that Paul provides on how a husband is to love his wife.  That is, he is to love his wife as himself.  This is bound up in a special unity that exists between husband and wife that doesn’t exist in any other relationship on earth.  This unity is meant to reflect the unity that we have as the bride of Christ with our Lord and Bridegroom.  What an amazing mystery.

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Notes:

  • A Caring Love
  • A Cleaving Love
  • A Covenantal Love

New Year New Life

January 1, 2012

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Date: 01/01/2012

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: Romans 6:4

Description: On this first day of the first month of the New Year we examine if we have indeed put on the new self who is being renewed daily by the One who created him.

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A Gifted Church [Ephesians 4:11-12]

June 5, 2011

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Date: 06/05/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:11-12

Description: Because this is God’s church, He has given us marching orders on how it should be structured and run. In modern times, we have allowed the idea of pragmatism to enter the church and have started adopting business practices and other unbiblical methods.  Paul tells us not only the leadership structure of a church but also the purpose of the leaders and it looks very different from what we usually see today.

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Unity in Christ [Ephesians 4:5-6]

February 13, 2011

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Date: 02/13/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:5-6

Description: The problem of division and disunity in the body of Christ is nothing new. It is a problem which Paul addresses in his letter to the church in Ephesus and which we will examine this morning. Paul clearly lays out the theological basis for the unity of the church by describing the work of the triune God in the lives of His people. Our last message (Ep. 4:4) describes this unity relating to the Holy Spirit. Today we will focus on unity as it relates to the Lord Jesus and God the Father.

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Unity in the Spirit [Ephesians 4:4]

January 23, 2011

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Date: 01/23/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:4

Description: The problem of division and disunity in the body of Christ is nothing new. It is a problem which Paul addresses in his letter to the church in Ephesus and which we will examine in this message. Paul clearly lays out the theological basis for the unity of the church by describing the work of the triune God in the lives of His people. Difficulty arises because those whom God has called to be His are made up of people from so many backgrounds that division seems likely. For this reason, Paul instructs his readers to better understand the unity they have in Christ and how that unity is to be lived out in our daily experience.

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Walking Worthy of Our Calling [Ephesians 4:1-3]

January 2, 2011

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Date: 01/02/2011

Preacher: Monty Simao, elder

Series: Ephesians

Key Text: Ephesians 4:1-3

Description: As we continue our study in the book of Ephesians, we reach a turning point in which Paul is a calling us to duty in light of the doctrine that he has set forth in the previous three chapters:  From his imprisoned cell, he implores us  to get up  and walk in a manner worthy of the calling in which God has called us.

Notes:

  1. Calling (Ephesians 4:1)
  2. Character (Ephesians 4:2)
  3. Concern (Ephesians 4:3)

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