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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

 

Hi Everyone!

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

Today's lessons included pastor or leader training as well as the events leading to the gift on the cross. Bible study today in I Timothy Chapter 5 was good advice and training for church leaders. There is some specific teaching about true widows that were to be supported by the church. Today, this may translate to 'what do we do with the homeless?" This is a big deal around here given that most folks that want support (food, money, place to stay) have chosen this walk and have allowed themselves to be deceived by the flesh and the welfare system here in northern California. We know God wants us to love folks to Him, but as you consume scripture on this, the only true benefit to them or anyone, regardless of choice, lifestyle, or station, is to administer grace by 'tough love". Than means give a help, given them the gospel message along with a hand up not a hand out. Hard to do, especially when in dealing with all our friends and family, we must speak truth into their lives. The balance of the chapter is really about relationships and respect in our churches. We must do all things in love.

The second half of Matthew Chapter 26 deals with some difficult scripture as our Lord gives himself as a sacrifice for our sins. He is abandoned, rejected by all, and denied by Peter. I am sure the beatings, whipping and death on the cross was suffering beyond compare, but I wonder if what Peter did hurt Jesus even more. The gospel said that He was aware of all things and He knew what was coming. That probably didn't make it hurt the less. The betrayal by Judas with a kiss...how cold was that, and the false trial was a mockery and rejection by the world. Peter's denial seems to be the worse of the lot. But don't be too hard on Peter even cursing that he didn't even know Jesus....every time we sin it is as if we are denying Jesus. We follow Jesus through the trials, the cross...all the way to heaven as His followers! And in His magnificent grace, He forgives us that come to Him with a repentant heart.

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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