Bible Studies and Sermons on Audio by Chuck Schmidt
Sunday, October 2, 2022
As we learn more about this God who loves us, we can then love Him more! One of the great blessings of this 'one-sided' relationship we have with the holy Trinity, is that we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior Jesus Christ, and the Father and the Holy Spirit. And that's why we study the Word together and assemble in His name for worship. I pray that if you can't get to church, or you have decided not to go, that you hear the Word for God through these lessons and other sources on the internet, TV, and radio. Time is short my friends, have a listen if you have the time at www.hiswayonline.org. Or, view similar teachings on the church Facebook site The Connection His Way Church.
The Bible study today was on Romans Chapter 11, which is a great follow-up to the lesson on salvation: coming to the Lord with a repentant heart (knowing we have a sin 'problem'), believing that Jesus is the Son of God, believing that the Father raised Him from the dead on the third day, and professing His name with your lips. The follow-up is that salvation is available to all people, and the we can be 'grafted' in to the holy root or the God-olive tree.....Jesus! This salvation is not of anything or anyone other that by faith in Jesus Christ. The 'election' was offered to the Gentiles but God has not forsaken the 'chosen people', the Jews. One day He will unite his two flocks...Jews and Gentiles. All this in this chapter is true even today and tomorrow. When will we accept the love of God? Paul has a perfect closing to this chapter, "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." Romans 11: 36
The sermon today was on John Chapter 2, where we have the first miracle of seven that John uses to show that Jesus is the Son of God. The wedding story, the shortage of wine, and Jesus turning six water pots of water into the best wine at the feast is precious. But why was this His first miracle? Perhaps because wine is used as a sacrament, He is the 'new wine' (His blood) come in a new wine skin (the Christian church) bringing salvation to the world. Then Jesus clears the temple court of the Gentiles of 'merchandise' at Passover given His zeal for the Father, worship, and the purpose of the sacrifices and temple services. This happened twice in Jesus' ministry; His only display of righteous anger, which is not a sin BTW. Afterward He was challenged by the Jewish leaders asking him for a sign for why He did this, meaning his authority. He only gave the sign of rebuilding the temple in three days- the sign of his resurrection. They didn't understand this but the disciples did after the cross. Finally the chapter ends on a truth that's a downer. Jesus tells us that He need not have anyone testify of man, because he know what was in man. Ouch. God does teach in the Word that our hearts are desperately wicked....who can know it. We don't even know our own hearts. Remember that Satan is a broker of temptation not evil; evil is done by people after temptation takes hold. That's why Jesus tells us to 'guard our own hearts'.
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. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, contact Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org
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