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Weekly Lesson Mailout


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Hi Everyone!
Good lessons for us in our daily lives, our walk with Jesus, and being 'spirit filled and lead' by God.  Have a listen if you have the time (
The Bible study today was on First Peter Chapter 3; remember he is encouraging his church members, who are being martyred for their faith by the Romans and rejected by their Jewish families.  We think we have problems!  But Peter tells them to not fear the suffering, trials and terror that is to come.  We think this doesn't apply to us, but what about the suffering, trials and terror that comes along with a serious health issue like cancer?  Cancer often devours a body like the lions in the coliseum.  But regardless of the 'trial', and we all know they keep coming, we must remember that we are saved, there are blessings and rewards for suffering as Christ did for us, and we are to always be looking for our chance to witness in Christ's name to non-believers as we go through these trials.  Peter also talks about achieving abundant living by following God's rules for conduct in our marriages, families, at work, and where ever we are.  Men and women have difficulty in marriage because we forget about the curse caused by original sin, and how God made women to love their husbands and the husbands were made to 'rule' over the wife.   This is what we call a 'set-up'!  God wants us to grow in an intimate relationship with our spouse that requires submission, so that we can likewise submit to Christ and His rule over our lives.  This is simply not possible without the help of the Holy Spirit in us.
The sermon today was on the exploits of Paul and Barnabas on Paul's first mission trip.  They had great success and, because of this made powerful enemies, who followed them from city to city and ultimately stoned Paul whom they left for dead.  Paul jumped up, went back into the city, then traveled back to the cities where these hateful people were from and started churches in the name of the Lord.  Wow!  Talk about resolve.  The chapter ends with God commending them for their faithful and good works.  Oh what joy that brought them knowing that they had served and pleased the Lord.  Hey, this is available to all of us.  All we have to do is ask God what we can do for Him!


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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