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, September 20, 2007

Romans 8:18-21

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
The world is decaying around us- and being built. We, as a people are sinful. The wages of sin are death. Therefore, we live in a dying world. Paul continues to hammer this thought home.
Sometimes we forget this basic fact. We can believe that we are "bullet-proof," that nothing can hurt or stop us. We have a full life ahead and there is plenty of time to make good on our sins. Then bad things happen to us or a friend and we wonder, "Is life really worth living?" If the final act of life is death, why go through the pain and suffering?
We, as Christians, no there is a better world in our future, and that world is why we push ahead. We may be slaves here, but there is freedom ahead, and that freedom is Christ.
Prayer- Lord, help us understand that ther is hope, and You are that hope. Go-Fight-Win. Amen


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