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Weekly Lesson Mailout

WEEKLY LESSON MAIL-OUT...OR.....GREETING WITH A 'HOLY KISS'

Sunday, August 11, 2019

 

Hi Everyone!

You know, I am not much of a poet and I never really understood or liked poetry. But today, in reading Ephesians Chapter 3, wow what words, eloquent words of grace, like....'the unsearchable riches of Christ'...wow! The lessons were great and we hear much from our Lord and Savior. Have a listen if you have the time. (www.hiswayonline.org)

The sermon today was on Luke Chapter 13. Jesus teaches that just because someone has an aliment or has a tough trial, that does not mean that they are sinners worse than others. We were born sinners and we do sin even as Christians. Our goal is to help each other in restoration after sinning or transgressing. Jesus taught us about the kingdom, how it starts from just a word of truth (aka- mustard seed) and grows into a might herb-tree, or like yeast in bread dough- it spreads throughout. That's what we are to be about- spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ so that all might be saved. Jesus talked about the narrow gate to heaven and that we must have an intimate relationship with Him if we want to spend eternity with Him. I liked the story today of His healing of the woman who was bent over with an infirmity from Satan for 18 years, and Jesus healed her in the temple on the Sabbath. When the religious leaders objected, He reminded them that it was His job to free all from bondage and gather together the faithful in Jerusalem and around the world, for peace in Him by His grace. Great chapter of love!

The Bible study was on Ephesians chapter 3; I already gave away the thunder regarding this little chapter. God spoke through Paul and gave us two messages: that Jesus is our loving Savior with unsearchable riches of for us, and the mystery of salvation and our fellowship with God. Now that we are saved, with the Holy Spirit in us, we can begin to understand the great love of God, His manifold wisdom and grace, His giving of himself for our ransom. The more we read and study and attend church in fellowship with Christ, the more we understand and belong. To whom? Jesus. What a gift.

Blessings

Chuck

 

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Christmas Declaration Cross Building Outreach

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.

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

Chuck Schmidt

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