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Weekly Lesson Mailout

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hi Everyone!
 
Today's lessons were challenging and interesting, as usually is the Word of God.  We covered Chapter 12 of Revelation, and Chapter 3 of Romans.  Have a listen if you have the time (www.hiswayonline.org).
 
The Bible study in Romans Chapter 3 does not leave any question in our minds about our need for a Savior.  The Jews thought that because they were the 'chosen people', were given the 'oracles' of God (old testament), kept the law best they could, and they were promised 'justification' by the Messiah, they were saved.  Practicing Jews had not problem condemning Gentiles, pagans, and barbarians.  But a practicing Jew...never.  Paul tells them that just because they were keeping the law and going to temple, that they could only be justified or saved by faith in Jesus the Savior- this is based in the law and the sayings of the prophets.  Not by the promise of the Messiah, but by faith in Jesus Christ as the Messiah.  Salvation for everyone and in every case has to do with have a 'right heart' before God.  You cannot inherit this, work for it; by faith you accept Christ into your heart.  All fall short of the glory of God; none are just.  Including us before we accepted grace.  Lord, help us to communicate this to our friends and neighbors, even church members that believe that they are going to heaven when they die because they are a good person, generally keep the law, go about doing good, attend a Christian church or were raised in a Christian family, or any other reason (lie) that has been sold by Satan and bought by unsuspecting people, or worse, people that want to believe the lie.  A lie is a lie; the truth is the truth.  And only faith in Jesus Christ, can set you free!
 
The sermon was on Revelation chapter 12, where God takes a step back in Chapter 12, and sums-up the great spiritual battle between God and Satan.  He puts into perspective the history of God and man, and how God made a world for us where free choice includes choosing to serve God, or not is a choice.  We see the role of Satan here, but also Gods provision for grace.  We can see the mercy of God and his obligation to punish those that do not choose him and choose to worship another.  This presentation gives us the background for God's wrath.  When we read this, we should be encouraged to share our faith, tell those in our lives about our love for God, and his love for us.  The wrath of God is not for those that choose Him.
 
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