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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hi Everyone!
 
Just a quick word on the lessons for today.  There is always so much for us as we study God's holy scriptures- the living Word of God.
 
The Bible study today was on Acts Chapter 13.  Paul and friends being set out by the Holy Spirit encounter a sorcerer who is trying to stop the preaching the Word of God...didn't work out too well for him as the Lord struck him with blindness for a season.  That opened some doors.  Then the next stop for team found them encountering a deep dislike (hatred) for Gentiles by the Jews.  Paul did a good job of leading the local Jews toward salvation, but as the Gentiles were invited to church, the Jews kicked them out of their city.  Some believed, both Jews and Gentiles, and some did not.  So it goes today.  So we should not be discouraged and, as Jesus taught....shake off the 'dust' of disbelief and rejection and ....move along.
 
The sermon brought us closer to the cross as Mary anoints Jesus' feet with burial oil and washes His feet with her hair, plans are set to also kill Lazarus, and Jesus rides the donkey colt into Jerusalem as the people shout 'Hosanna', which is interpreted 'save us Lord'.  Shocking that these same crowds shouted 'crucify Him' less than a week later.  Jesus continues to teach and preach salvation, and then tells us why the leaders reject Him....they desire the praise of men over the praise of God.  Jesus, despite the rejection, continues to show them by the seven signs of the Son of God, that He is the Savior, sent by the Father for the remission of sin.  You know, nothing has changed.  God is still God, and salvation is available to all who accept Jesus as the savior.  He was the 'light' sent to the world by the command of the Father, for all who believe.  What a gift; what a God.
 
Blessings, and have a great week 'in' our Lord!
 
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