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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Romans 8:28-30

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer- Lord, open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,[a] who[b] have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
God does work for the good of those who love him, but this does not mean that everything that happens to us, (those who love him, ) will be good. The is evil in this world, and that can effect our lives. In the long haul, the full life, God can make even the evil that may touch us into something that can bring us closer to Him.
Does verses 29 and 30 mean that our lives are predestined? That we have no control or responsibly in our lives? Not really. God calls all of us, but not all will respond to the call. That is our choice. Only those who answer the call will be justified, and then glorified to eternal life with God.
Prayer- Lord, help us understand that even though things are not always fun or pleasant, all is done to bring us closer to you. We hear your call and want to be like you, we aim to be Your children. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.


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