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Weekly Lesson Mailout


Sunday, March 18, 2018


Hi Everyone!

Today's lessons were very much practical and applied for us disciples- both the Bible study and the sermon in Luke!  Have a listen if you have the time (

The Bible study- new book- was on Job, Chapter 1.  We find Job, a man loving God and worshiping, where Job becomes the object of demonstration that God is our Creator and in dominion of all things, and worth worshiping regardless of circumstance or 'trial'.  God initiates a 'cosmic competition' with Satan where Satan is allowed to 'try' Job following God's direction.  Satan is allowed to take away all of Job's huge fortune and his children, yet Job does not curse God or even hurl accusations against God.  What does Job do when he is under fire?  He worships and praises God....'naked I came into the world, naked will I leave'.  He praises Him.  Boy....I wish I was there.  And there is hope for me because I have God in me who can have me be more than a conqueror of the trials of this life.  We will learn much from Job in this study!

The sermon was on Luke Chapter 17.  If you don't know, we have been in serious discipleship training with Jesus- He is teaching us as He was teaching His disciples and trying to reach the Pharisees.  Jesus tells us to toughen-up and be prepared to be attacked, to rebuke offenders- receive repentance-and forgive, and to not expect for Jesus or anyone else to 'thanks us' for serving Him- we are just doing as we are commanded by the Commander and Chief!  We are his 'unprofitable servants'.  It sounds like a 'cold' message but really, for those that serve, we must keep humble in order to serve Him as He leads us. And don't forget that His service to us on the cross and every minute of our life is so greater than anything we can do- even if we are apostle Paul!  Jesus then concludes the chapter with prophesy about the end times including the glory on the cross, the gathering, and the carnage to come in the wrath and final battle.  Jesus is the Master Teacher, and He needs to teach us all these things.  Why?  Because His kingdom comes THROUGH us!  He says the kingdom of God is IN us......   I bet none of us knew, when we prayed 'His kingdom come' as kids....we were praying and asking God that we would become kingdom holders and kingdom givers!  Think on that one for a bit!  This  has happened for all of us that call ourselves......... disciples of Jesus Christ.



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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.


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

Chuck Schmidt