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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note to share good news with you! Reading His word so lifts us and fills us; have a listen if you have the time.

The Bible study today was the start of a new book- Isaiah! Now this is a long book (66 chapters) but we will pick and choose chapters though the book to bring God's message to us. Today in Chapter 1, God shared His heart for a disobedient nation, His chosen people. He told them of the wrath and punishment to come but then, in the midst of His judgment, He asks them to come to the table and 'reason with Him'. He tells them that they can turn from their lifestyle of sin and be 'washed clean', receive blessings and salvation. We now live in a period of grace where His forgiveness is available, and when we repent from our sins and ask Him into our lives, we too are forgiven. And those that refuse, those that reject Him, unfortunately.....are consumed. This is the full gospel message, not just the parts we like. There is an eternal consequence for denying Jesus in this life. And we work to witness in His name hoping and praying that others will come to know Christ Jesus as savior.

The sermon was on Matthew Chapter 11. Last week was a hard lesson- if you deny me before men, I will deny you before my Father. Hard lesson. Today we had the softer side. Jesus tells us to take His yoke, His burdens are light, and come to Him. He will give us rest in our souls. Wow! Isn't that what we want? Before we knew Jesus, our burdens were pretty heavy because they were our burdens.But now that we have tossed those burdens, our old yoke aside, and have taken His. Life is way better now! His yoke or His burdens are all about loving and helping and comforting and living for Christ in Him, and witnessing in His name so that others we know might receive grace. How much better is our yoke now? Way better! Plus, we know by serving God now and doing His work, this what we do has eternal consequences for someone else.

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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