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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

 

Hi Everyone!

Sunday lessons.....like a banquet to eat! And low fat too! The study in Isaiah was like listening to the complete gospel, and Jesus does some serious teaching in Matthew Chapter 19. Have a listen if you have the time (www.hiswayonline.org).

The Bible study today wrapped-up the study in Isaiah. We didn't do every chapter of the book but I hope we hit some of the highlights. Today, studying the last two chapters, were amazing in that we observe the back and fourth in God's speaking to mankind including His love and His wrath. He went on and on about the blessings for his 'servants', those that hear, accept and obey, and those that don't, all in the same breath. Not only that, God through Isaiah speaks of the second coming of Christ, the new earth and the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth (including some interesting details about that time to come), the final judgment, and the new heaven He has in store for us. What a wonderful ending to a fantastic book! What a wonderful God who, despite the rejection of Him by the world, still has His hands out-stretched in love.

The sermon today was on Matthew Chapter 19, where the rubber hits the road on a few very important topics: love and marriage, fidelity and divorce, childlike faith, and loving God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. First, the Jewish rulers try and trip-up Jesus asking questions about divorce. God did grant divorce for reasons of infidelity, but all who divorce are for other reasons are 'adulterers'. Good thing for me....that His precious blood covers all sin. But this speaks to more than that. This passage comes before 'childlike faith' discussions and ends with a salvation discussion. The back-half of the chapter is the story of the rich young Jew who wanted to know now to be saved. He kept the law, but as we know, the law cannot save. His heart was wrong. Why? He loved his money more than the thought of loving God more than is possessions and receiving forgiveness and salvation. The story isn't about having money and not getting into heaven, the story and message is about loving God more than anything or anyone and receiving grace. What.....or who is in your heart? Only a humble person that loves God with all heart, mind, soul, and strength can enter in. You cannot value any one or anything more that Jesus. The rich young Jew had to decide...to be first here on earth or last on earth and enter in!

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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