Schneider (Missionary to Chile) Update Dec. ’10

Here is the lastest update we have from Steve Scheider (see previous ones here):

The Schneider Family - December 2010

“…This year has been a time of many adjustments for us. From January to April 2010, we finished up our Spanish language training in Costa Rica.

During May to mid-July, we returned to the US to complete our visa process and to pack our belongings for our move to Chile.

Since then we have enjoyed getting settled in Chile with life, language, and the culture…

Steve is working on writing courses for the upcoming two semesters at the Facultad…”

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Book Table: 5 New Books

We will have the following 5 new books for sale at our book table starting this Sunday (remember that all books are sold at the price that we got them for [many times cheaper than the list price] and are all approved by the church leadership and, we pray, are for you to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ):

Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper

Draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach.

John Piper offers a biblical defense of God’s supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching “all nations.” The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes.

Long Story Short by Marty Machowski

Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God

Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car’s oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make…and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again.

The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do. Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God’s story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won’t find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read.

Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God’s plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will by Kevin DeYoung

or “How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc.”

Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God’s will just don’t work. It’s time to try something new: give up.

Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through.

Too often, he writes, God’s people jump from church to church, workplace to workplace, relational circle to relational circle, worrying that they haven’t found God’s perfect will for their lives.

But God doesn’t need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He’s already revealed His plan for our lives: to love Him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like.

No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

…how to speak to the heart of your child.

The things your child does and says flows from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way, “. . . out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” (NIV) Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life.

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne A. Grudem

Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple

God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you.

This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology.

Schneider (Missionary to Chile) Update Oct. ’10

Here is the last update we have from Steve Scheider (see previous ones here):

“…As we shared in our last letter, we are humbled by the privilege to serve our Lord in advancing His kingdom in Chile. It is our joy to share with you many great things that the Lord is doing here. Steve is currently redeveloping and preparing new courses in the area of expository preaching for the next school year which begins in early March. It is the desire of our faculty to train pastors to be expositors of His Word, so that believers can grow and mature in the faith, and glorify Him, as they are taught the meaning of Scripture….”

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Resuming Men’s Study: The Pursuit of Holiness

What? The Pursuit of Holiness Men’s Study

When? Saturday’s (starting Sept.25, 2010) from 10:00-11:30AM

Where? In a upper room at Grace Church (where we currently meet at for service)

Details: This Saturday (Sept. 25, 2010), we will be starting up a new book study for the men. It is based on the book The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. The study will focus on personal purity and will emphasize the importance of discipleship within the church and within the family. You will not need the book for the first class as it will be an introduction.

If you have any questions, contact Billy Leonhart @ 817-266-0680 or e-mail him at

from the back of the book…

“Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God to His people. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do–and what we should accept responsibility for ourselves. Whether you’re continuing your pursuit of holiness or just beginning, the principles and guidelines in The Pursuit of Holiness will challenge you to obey God’s command of holiness.

THIS SUNDAY: New Location & Potluck

Starting THIS Sunday (Sept. 5, 2010), we will now be having our services at the Grace Church building in Haltom City, TX (all of our service times and activities will stay the same.)

Also, immediately following the service tomorrow we will be having a church-wide potluck! Please bring a main or side dish (we will be providing paper plates, utensils, cups, and drinks.)

Our first service at this new location will be Sunday, September 5, 2010 (all of our service times and activities will stay the same.)

Grace Church is located @

4740 Western Center Blvd.

Haltom City, TX. 76137

The new church building

The new church building

Inside of the building

Inside of the building

Our last service @ Heritage (Sept. 3, 2010)

Our last service @ Heritage (Sept. 3, 2010)

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