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Weekly Lesson Mailout


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Today we studied John Chapter 7 in Bible study and the second half of Luke Chapter 22 for sermon. Have a listen if you have the time. (

The Bible study on John Chapter 7 had to do with, as usual, faith in Jesus as the Christ. Jesus is taunted by his brothers, while yet the did not believe in Him, to go and prove to the Jews in Jerusalem that He is the Christ. He does go at his schedule and deals with their unbelief. Nothing has changed. Jesus cries out in the temple that the Father has sent Him to the world for salvation, the forgiveness of sins, and the promise of the Holy Spirit. But they could not get past the issues in the physical- how Jesus came, what He was about, by what authority He spoke. Did they not see Jesus as the Messiah fulfilling prophesy or did they just not want to see Him. Same thing today. Jesus taught in this chapter to 'judge' things with righteous judgment, meaning see things in the spirit; see things through God's eyes. As Christians, we too need to do this, especially in witnessing and service to God.

The sermon today was on the second half of Luke 22: 39-71. Jesus prays in the garden, sweats blood, asks tor this cup to be passed from Him, but then accepts the will of the Father. He turns himself over to the temple guards and teaches Peter (aka Zorro) that Jesus is the willing Lamb given by the Father for the world. Jesus had to put the right ear back on Malcus who Peter slashed with the sword- Peter just didn't see Jesus as giving himself up as a sacrifice. Peter later denies even knowing Jesus yet Jesus forgave him of this sin. Why? Because Jesus knew his heart, and He knows our hearts too. If we are saved, Jesus sees us a righteous. Sure we screw up, but Jesus is right and just to forgive us since we have accepted His forgiveness and grace. But make no mistake; when we sin like Peter, we are also and likewise 'denying Christ'. Our goal is to live IN grace. Early the next day, Jesus is tried by the Jews and when asked if He was the Christ, He finally tells them that 'Ye say that I am.' There is that great 'I AM' again! Yes, Jesus is and will for evermore be the Christ.





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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.

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Simply click the title of the lesson or sermon you would like to listen to.

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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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Chuck Schmidt