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, April 02, 2007

Romans 1:18-23

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer- Lord- Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
God's Wrath Against Mankind
18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Why is God mad at us? The main reason, as Paul sees it, is hard-headed ignorance. We know God, we see His creation, we witness His miracles- but still we substitute the truth with our imagination. When we do so we sin, and we keep others from the truth, therefore causing God’s wrath.
We have a habit of trying to explain things, not just scientifically, even spiritually, in ways that will make others respect and admire us. Yes, even I have fallen into this trap. The reason we are here, and life exists, is God. Period- no other explanation.
Does this mean we need to bury our heads now we know the truth? No, God gives us the ability to think and investigate, use them. As we find out more about the physical parts of our world, the more awesome we know God is.
Prayer- Thank you Lord. Thank you for our world. Thank you for the ability to think. Give us the ability to be wise and understand Your glory. Thank you for your son. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.


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