Gene Getz Jacob Chapter 1

Gene Getz Jacob Chapter 1

“It All Begins at Home” – Deacon Victor Cruz

“An Unforgettable Moment” – Deacon Danny Shannon

“Isaac’s Prayer” – Deacon Tom Mason

“A Lesson Well Learned” – Deacon Kenneth Truitt

“Praying in the Will of God” – Deacon Sonny Harris

“Rebekah’s Prayer” – Deacon J. D. Walker

“God’s Supernatural “Sonogram” – Coach LaVaar Scott

Fraternal “Womb-Mates” – Brother Marvin Knight

An “Earth-Colored” Baby – Brother Steve Harper

“Prophetic Symbolism” – Deacon Alvin Walters

“Natural or Supernatural? – Brother Ted Dorsey

“A Divine Mystery” – Brother David Shannon

“Fetal Tissue or a Living Soul” – Minister Daniel Paige

“The Natural Bent” – Deacon James Rhymes

An Old Testament “Evil Knievel” Deacon Danny Shannon

“A Mama’s Boy” – Deacon Victor Cruz

“A Lethal Mistake” – Deacon Alvin Brother

Becoming God’s Man Today – Deacon Ronald Tookes

Principle 1 – Elder Billy Shannon

Principal 2 – Elder Jerome Matthews

Principal 3 = Elder Norman Stone

Personalizing These Principles – Deacon Ronald Tookes

  1. A great Beginning does not guarantee a great ending. – – Brother Steve Harper
  2. Through God warns about the possibility of failure in our Christian lives. He also makes it clear that we need not make the same mistake as our spiritual forefathers. – Deacon Kenneth Truitt
  3. Consistently violating God’s will as parents can lead to devastating results in our children’s lives – and their children’s lives. – Tom Mason

Set a Goal – Deacon Ronald Tookes

Memorize the Following Scripture – Ephesians 6:12-13

Growing Together – Minister Daniel Paige

  1. What ministered the most to you in this particular study? – Deacon Alvin Walters
  2. Would you be willing to share with us what principle you feel you’re violating the most? Deacon Danny Shannon
  3. In what way can we encourage one another in applying these principles? – Deacon Ronald Tookes
  4. What particular thing can we pray about? If you feel comfortable, be specific enough so we can pray specifically.


End of Chapter Remarks – Rev. Dr. Robert Shannon

Maybe It’s Time to Get in the Game

Team sports aren’t just for kids. They offer adults a wealth of benefits, including a greater feeling of well-being, reduced stress and a strong sense of community.

You have many options for finding an adult club or team-based sport in your area. Your local park and rec department or “Y” might sponsor such activities. The World Adult Kickball Association has expanded to provide adult leagues in a variety of sports from softball to soccer — learn more at

If your child is on a team that’s coached by an outside professional, that coach may know of adult sports teams looking for new members.

But just as you wouldn’t send a child out onto a playing field without some prep steps, you don’t want to join a pickup game of basketball or sign up for a soccer league without taking some precautions.

Stay sports safe:

  • Get a “pre-season” physical.
  • Stay strong and flexible with regular strength training and stretching.
  • Warm up and cool down properly.
  • Always wear protective gear and make sure needed equipment is in good condition.
  • Make sure the field/court is in good condition.
  • Avoid playing outdoors in bad weather to minimize injury risk.
  • Hydrate as needed during play when you feel thirsty.
  • Don’t play through pain — see your health-care provider or an orthopedist if you get injured.

Most sports injuries stem from a lack of education and awareness about safety, wearing the wrong equipment, and being out of condition. So bone up on the ins and outs of your sport and get a checkup — a sports physical — if you’re out of shape.

On game days, make sure that everyone follows safety rules. Know that some medications, like allergy or cold remedies, can dehydrate you, and adjust your water intake as needed. Also, take breaks to prevent overuse injuries.

Now, what are you waiting for? Get off the couch and into the game!