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, October 24, 2007

Romans 9:19-21

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
19One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?" 20But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?' "[a] 21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
It is amazing how many of the same questions that troubled Christians during Paul's days still trouble us. How many times do you wonder why God acts the way He acts? Either to us or our friends, we see things that trouble us and cause us to question our faith.
In the big picture, (el cinema grande,) who are we to question God/ Did we make ourselves? No, even so called "self-made men" were created by the same God that created kings and killers. So, why should we question God's blessings for us.
Sidebar: Paul's comparison of pots of clay does not mean that some of us are worth more than others. Quite the contrary. We are all made from the same material. It is the world, not God, that puts value on objects. Is it not man that puts value on people as well? Think it over.
Prayer-Lord, Help us remember that we are all created the same, and that is Your image, which is nice. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.


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