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.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Genesis 49:29-33

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer-Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
29-32 Then he instructed them: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave which is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, the cave in the field of Machpelah facing Mamre in the land of Canaan, the field Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite for a burial plot. Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried there; Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried there; I also buried Leah there. The field and the cave were bought from the Hittites."
33 Jacob finished instructing his sons, pulled his feet into bed, breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.

This is a short reading today,(it’s Monday.) Jacob wants to be buried by his wives, and expects his sons to honor this wish. It would not be an easy trip, dragging a dead body many days through the dessert, the smell may overcome the grief by the end. The Sons of Jacob, the twelve tribes of Israel, could and did do this. God asks us to do some things that may be unpleasant, but are needed. Will you do them?
Genesis will soon wrap up, and we will soon be studying one of Paul’s letters.
Prayer- Lord, Yes I will do your work. Ask me and help me, and all things are possible. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.


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