Alumni Bible Study

A Bible study initially set up for alumni of the Senior Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church of Lufkin, Texas. It is our hope and our prayer that this study touches the hearts of those who participate and helps spread the love and grace of Our Lord and God. All who want to learn more about God are welcome

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I am a Christian family man, Lay Pastor and writer from Deep East Texas. I love life, and I enjoy working with young people. I have published two books; "A Small Mind Among Tall Trees" and "God If You Are Not Too Busy, Can You Give Me a Hand". If you want to obtain a copy drop me an e-mail or go to or barnesand . I have been a salesman, cowman and athlete in my past. I still have a strong sense of humor and am not afraid to use it.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Genesis 7:1-12

Prayer-Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. G-F-W. Amen.
1 The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven [

] of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
Wow! What a storm! We got excited in East Texas when a hurricane dropped ten inches of rain in one day! Multiply by forty. The springs of the earth gushed water, it rained, and the whole earth was flooded. Notice that Noah took seven of all the clean animals and two of the unclean. Who has noticed this before. He took more of the clean animals so he could offer them as a sacrifice to God, plus, I think this is what he and his extended family ate. Remember, this is before Abraham, this is before the official start of the Hebrew people. Even then they had a food covenant.
Again, Noah did what the Lord commanded him to. Can you imagine the scene when Noah filled up the ark, shut the doors, and the floods came? You know people pounded on the doors and begged for a ride. The same people who had laughed and mocked Noah wanted him to save them. Does it mention this in the Bible? No, but we know human condition, and we all act this way at times.
God will come again, and when He does, will you be like Noah and listen? Will you prepare yourself and your family and do what God commands? Or will you make fun of those who do, and then pound on the door and beg.
Prayer- We are listening God, what would you have us do? Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Things to do today- Read Genesis 7:13-24. Listen for Gods commands.


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