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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Galatians 3:21-25

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer- Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
21Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
23Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ[
a] that we might be justified by faith. 25Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

Does sin rule the world? Interesting thought. We, as a peoples, make laws to keep us from sinning, yet people are sinners. Therefore, we are all sinners and have no hope of ever becoming righteous, so sin rules the world! No, not any more at least.
Before we had faith in Christ we are all controlled by sin, both ours and others. Sin can be a very repressive thing. Not only does it affect us by our deeds that are sinful, but the remembrance of them can bring tremendous guilt, that also chokes us and causes-more sin. Without God’s grace and our faith in Christ, we are all ruled by sin.
Here is the good news that Paul brought to the world and we are still hearing today. Christ freed us from the law, and therefore sin. Laws are good, but God is great. Great trumps good always and in everything. Praise God!
Prayer- Lord, Thank you for delivering us from the grip of sin. Help us remember that sin no longer rules the world-You do! Go-Fight-Win. Amen.


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