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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

 

Hi Everyone!

Great lessons today in the Lord. Have a listen if you have the time. (www.hiswayonline.org)

The Bible study today was from I Timothy, Chapter 2. After Paul exhorts all folks to pray for everyone, hands raised high in worship, he reminds Timothy that we worship One God, Jesus is our Mediator between us and the Father, and Jesus died for the sins of all mankind. Great! Then he gets specific about problems in the church in Ephesus, one of which had to do with the women in the church drawing undue attention to themselves, taking away the focus of worship. He then goes on to talk about women accepting teaching quietly with humility and to not teach men. Paul references the roles God made for men and women, original sin, and the curses on men and women. Now, women today may not appreciate this or understand it, but God made us and He knows what correction and reminders we need. The focus of this chapter is to help Timothy deal with and overcome the problems in the church he was sending Timothy to. God values men and women the same, but we do have different roles specific to gender and to our individual purpose. It's enough to say today that we all need to teach and learn with humble hearts, follow God's laws, and spread the gospel message. And we cannot do that if we are overly involved in our flesh!

The sermon today was on Matthew Chapter 24, which is a fantastic blend of prophesy by Jesus, warnings, and encouragement. The disciples ask Jesus about what's coming and when it will come, and He address what will come in their lives (martyred for the Lord), the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, the gathering, tribulation, the final battle, and the 1,000 year reign. It's really an infomercial on the book of Revelations (which the disciples did not have yet), but more than that, Jesus warns us all, now, about not being deceived, not following false teachers, prophets, and false 'christ' figures. He warns us to be good stewards and to faithfully serve and not to be looking for signs, wonders, and prophesy beyond what is in the Bible. He will bring these for His purpose now and when ever. Our primary service to Him is to preach the gospel message to all those God has brought into our lives. We have plenty to do until He returns for us in the gathering! We need to trust Him in that...where ever and when ever He calls us, that is where we will be. With Him. We must serve Him now...this is our time! Yes, the end times will come, and likely come soon.

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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