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Weekly Lesson Mailout


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hi Everyone!
We keep on keeping on!  We are still allowed to have one of our church services at a nursing home (less than 10 , 6+ feet apart, no contact, medial check prior), and here is the summary of the lessons below.  The audio recordings will  be posted as usual on the web site.  But we also want you to know that you can view similar Bible study and sermon on the same material from our Facebook live feed video broadcast last night from our church.  You can access these messages on the church Facebook page 'The Connection His Way Church' along with other messages we have recorded.  We are going to continue to do audio postings of lessons and now video live feed on Facebook along with posting recorded messages until this trial is over!
The Bible study today was on Romans Chapter 2.  Paul is preaching to a new church that had a lot of baggage from the Jews (belief in keeping the law and not loving God in spirit) who are now Christians, and uninformed Gentiles now newbie Christians.  He made it clear that good works and knowledge of God, the law, and even practicing the law was good, but that salvation is a matter of 'circumcision of the spirit'.  The purpose of the law, among other things, is to point out sin and the need for Jesus.  Salvation happens only by the blood of Jesus.  And good works and keeping the law are both are signs of salvation.   So many folks even today make this mistake.  That's why we work at spreading the gospel message so that all are saved.
The sermon was from Luke Chapter 4 and Romans Chapter 13- the message was on defeating temptation when in trials, like today, and obeying the civil government.  Our government as Christians is Jesus Christ, and we know that He commands us to obey our government that was put in place and governed by Him.  The motive for this sermon was the reports on the news where Christians have been defying the social mandates intended to thwart this virus, and in doing so, have spread the virus throughout their congregation.  This is disobedient behavior, showing religions pride and even tempting God, which is a sin.  These church leaders are now in judgment for being poor teachers and not being 'doers' of the Word.  They are also reckless and irresponsible.  Paul teaches us that we must obey our national, state and local laws, and these mandates are serious social laws. Like Jesus said, give Cesar what he is due, and give God what God is due- our hearts!  We can worship many ways and from anywhere, and do it socially acceptably.



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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.


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

Chuck Schmidt