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, October 18, 2007

Romans 9:10-13

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
10Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. 11Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God's purpose in election might stand: 12not by works but by him who calls—she was told, "The older will serve the younger."[a] 13Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
Where is Paul going with this? He is showing that lineage does not really matter. The Jews were proud that they were descendants from Issac, who was Sarah's (the legitimate wife) son, not Ishmael, who was the child of the maid. Paul reminds them that it doesn't matter. The next generation of the Jewish patriarchs got twisted with Jacob and Esau. Since Esau was the eldest, the line should have gone through him. Oh well!
God decides who he saves. It doesn't matter who your parents are or what you do. God saves us through His goodness and mercy, not by our own merit.
Prayer- Lord, Thank you for saving me, even though I do not merit it. Help us show your goodness and mercy to the world. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.


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