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, February 28, 2008

Matthew 6:9-10

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
9"This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Do these words sound familiar? I hope so. Jesus is telling the congregation, (both those on the hill and us by the computer,) how to pray. We start with a greeting, like you should start most conversations. Instead of going "what’s up?" we use "our Father in heaven."
We are asking God to bless us. "Your kingdom come" literally means we want his spiritual reign to be here on earth. "Your will be done" is not us laying down and giving up, it is asking God to do his will through us, (not just in spite of us.) We are asking that our actions be God’s actions. Pretty cool isn’t it?
Do you say the Lords prayer? Do you pray it?, or just recite it? Next time you read this prayer, think about what we are asking for.
Prayer- Lord, Help us do your will. Let Your will truly be our will. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Viva Jesus!


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