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Weekly Lesson Mailout


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hi Everyone!
Great lessons with many blessings for us!  Have a listen if you have the time-
The Bible study today was on John Chapter 20, the story of Jesus walking from the tomb.  John stress the deity of Jesus as his mission in writing the gospel of John- that Jesus the Messiah is the Christ, the Son of God.  He tells the story of Mary seeing Him first, then the disciples less Thomas, meeting Jesus as they were in hiding.  Jesus ascended to the Father as He accomplished His mission, and received the highest honor from the Father.  Jesus became Lord of all!  Thomas missed the first meeting with the disciples and needed to 'see Jesus and his scars' in order to believe.  Jesus told him to believing and have faith.  He also said that it was good that Thomas who saw Jesus believed; Jesus then says those that have not seen Jesus are 'blessed'!  (That's us!!!)  We have to admit that we all are 'doubting' at time.  That's not a sin as we see here, but the advise Jesus gives is to be ....'believing'.  Believing in what?  Believing in HIM!
The sermon was on Acts chapter 10, as a Gentile, Cornelius a Roman centurion, is seeking God.  He prays and through instruction by and an angel, he calls for Peter to bring him and his household the gospel message.  Peter has a vision and takes the first lesson in leaving the tradition of Jews behind- none of God's creation, animal or any man/woman, is unclean.  Peter is free to witness and preach to the Gentiles called by God for salvation.  Peter goes to them, preaches a classic seven-point, one paragraph sermon and delivers the goods (good message to long-winded preachers), and Cornelius and his household receive grace and the Holy Spirit, and are baptized by Peter and his Christian friends.  This opened up the gospel to all nations- all are loved by God, no one deserves grace, but all are welcome to receive grace; all people, all nations, regardless of who we are and what we have done, both good and evil.  It's hard for us to believe this...but it's true and we are so very glad about that.  Praise God for his love and wisdom- the very plan of salvation.



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Chuck Schmidt leads an adult Bible study on Sunday morning at a retirement home in the Red Bluff area, followed by two church services.  Since November, 2011, Chuck has been recording the messages and sending them out to friends that are interested in them.

These teachings are presented online on this website in the form of Streaming MP3 audio. 

How to navigate this web site

  • If you are on a laptop or desktop computer:  Links to Bible studies are listed in the left column of each page, while the sermons are listed on the right side of the page.

  • If you are on a tablet or smart phone: Links to Bible studies are listed near the top of the page, and the sermons are listed near the bottom of the page.

Simply click the title of the lesson or sermon you would like to listen to.

How to listen to the studies and sermons:

After clicking the title of the lesson or sermon you would like to listen to, the page for that lesson or sermon will open.

Near the top of the page that opens, you will find icons for the MP3 audio player below the title of the lesson or sermon. The MP3 audio player icons look like this (non-functional example shown):

Example of mp3 player

Click the Play arrow on the MP3 player icon on the lesson or sermon page to begin listening to the message. After it begins playing, the arrow turns to a "pause button" ( || ); if you click this you will be able to pause the audio at any time.  As the message plays, a white circle travels along with the message on the Progress Bar.  You may click and drag this white circle back to the left if you want to hear a portion of the message again, or forward to the right if you want to skip ahead.  You may adjust the volume by clicking and dragging the Volume Slider. 

Written notes appear below the player so that you may follow along with the message.


Thank you for visiting this website; we pray that it is a blessing to you.

Chuck Schmidt