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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, August 9, 2020

 

Hi Everyone!

Great day in the Lord!  As we study the Word we find the answers to life's challenges now, which confirm all the promises of God found in the Word.  Have a listen if you have the time (www.hiswayonline.org).  You can view similar lessons and sermons on the church Facebook site The Connection His Way Church or the church web site www.theconnectionrb.org.
 
The Bible study today was on 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 where Paul gives more strict lessons to the church in Corinth pertaining to accountability of the church, settling disputes among Christians, avoiding legal action in worldly courts as opposed to admitting guilt settling differences between us, and the big issue....keeping immorality out of our lives.  Our conduct and love for one another must show Christ to the world and that's why we have rules from God about our church conduct and who we serve.  Often times we see conduct in church worse than the world ruled by flesh.  We are obligated to serve Christ and glorify Him in our conduct and our bodies!  We cannot compromise our integrity and morality in our bodies because when we do we are disobeying God and also bringing that compromise to our families and churches.  As Paul tells us in this chapter, we must glorify Christ here on earth both in our bodies and in our spirit.
 
The sermon today in Hebrews Chapter 5 draws the parallel for the Jews between the Jewish high priest and his responsibilities (to lead the service involving forgiveness of sin for the Jews for the year) and Jesus as the High Priest and his responsibilities (to forgive sins of all mankind as people choose Him).  Jesus is our Savior and by His gift of grace, we can be forgiven of our sin and spend eternity in heaven, viewed by the Father as 'sinless'.  The author, likely Paul, showed the Jews that Jesus is THE High Priest on the 'order of Melchizedek' who met Abraham in the desert after Abraham defeated the enemies of God.  Abraham had communion with Melchizedek (who's name means King of Righteousness) and paid him (or Him) a tithe!  Most believe that Melchizedek was Christ who came for this occasion (before He came as Jesus) to lay the foundation for Jesus as THE High Priest of God... as God.  The cross was Jesus' choice and obedience, the implement of salvation for us and place of His sacrifice for us, showed us what submission to God is, and how important submission and obedience is for us.  The chapter then takes us, as leaders, to teach these lessons to others so that we can serve Him doing His will.  Remember that Pastor Peter tells us the same thing that we are a 'nation of priests' for Christ....along the order of Melchizedek....along the order of Christ!  Wow!  Mature Christians need to teach this to other believers, and live it for non-believers.


Blessings!

Chuck



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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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