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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

 

Hi Everyone!

Gust a quick note to share some things we learned from Bible study and worship today...have a listen if you have the time (www.hiswayonline.org).

The Bible study today was on Ester Chapter 3 where we learn the king hired a second in command, Haman, who is an Agagite (sworn enemy of the Jews). He then decrees that all will bow to Haman, but Mordecai cannot and will not bow to an enemy of the one true Living God. So Haman sets out to devise a plot (inspired by Satan I am sure) to kill all the Jews and take all their mula. The king is talked into this by the increase money this will bring into the kingdom treasury; he is a bit sort in his treasury over his looses in trying to take Greece....remember the movie the '300', yep...that's the battle. He lost over 200,000 men and didn't do anything but deplete the treasury. We see from this chapter another of many attempts by Satan to derail God's plan for His chosen people who were prospering in Persia. As you might expect, that's not going to happen here. But know that this is going on today, and we too are now God's chosen people, and the spiritual battle rages....yet he protects us with his hedge row...and his angels. Thank you Lord!

The sermon today was on Matthew Chapter 6. Jesus continues to teach us about things important to us as the salt and light of the world. Today the lessons were on giving in private (not boasting), how to pray, how and why to fast, serving God only and not mammon, and living without anxiety or worry. We have all these good instructions for sure, but none of this can be done without the help of God in us...the Holy Spirit. Pray, live out the beatitudes, keep your priorities straight (God first), and don't worry. Things we cannot do anything about...give those things to the Lord. If we can't do anything about something, know that it's above or 'pay grade'. Let go.....let God!

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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