DELIVERANCE to the CAPTIVES"
It is our desire to be helpful to those in prison who indicate an interest in receiving spiritual help, even the good news of salvation centering in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's only Saviour. We also want to see these men and women continue in God's Word by means of personal Bible study.
From our experience we have found that inmates often profit from doing Bible studies by way of correspondence. They have plenty of time to devote to Bible study and they also enjoy receiving mail.
We are presently working with hundreds of inmates throughout the country by way of our Bible correspondence course. A large number of these have completed hundreds and in some cases even thousands of pages of Bible study materials. Each prisoner receives a certificate upon completion of each course of study. Here are the courses we offer to inmates:
|Introductory Lesson 1--Gospel of
John Bible Study (brings a person through the plan of salvation
using only verses in the Gospel of John.
Introductory Lesson 2--Personal Bible Study (brings a person through the plan of salvation using many other verses)
We then start the inmate on our BASIC DOCTRINES course which is in six installments (100 pages in total):
After the inmate completes the Basic Doctrines course he received a certificate and he then begins the advanced lessons which consist of thousands of pages of Bible study worksheets. Here are the next six courses they will be receiving (and there are many more courses after that):
...and many more
Perhaps you can help us. If you know of someone in prison or in a correctional institution, you may want to consider sending them the following document (which can easily be printed out from your computer):
Gospel of John Bible Study--If the inmate does not have a Bible, it might be necessary to also send him a copy of the Gospel of John (KJV version) which is all that he needs to complete this Bible Study. This brief Bible study exposes a person to God's plan of salvation using only verses found in the Gospel of John.
If the inmate completes this study and sends it back to us (as per the instructions), then we will correct it and send him the beginning of a much lengthier Bible study (Basic Doctrines, see above) dealing with such important subjects as the inspiration of the Bible, the sinfulness of man, salvation through Christ, justification, redemption, sanctification, holy living, eternal security, etc.
As long as the inmate completes the lesson and sends it back to us, he will continue to receive additional lessons. Some of our prisoners have done thousands of pages of Bible studies. Often we provide postage and envelopes for the inmates as well (as God provides and assuming the prison allows for such).
May many who are physically confined find spiritual deliverance and freedom from sin.
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed" (John 8:36).
The following are just some of the responses which we have received from inmates in the past year or so:
Thank you for this wonderful study. It is a blessing to have people like you at M.B.C. to assist us inmates in the truth. MBC is in my prayers.
God is first! Praise Him and His glory! Thank you so much for this wonderful Bible study lessons. Please send me more. I am hungry for more of the Word of God.
Thank you for this series of studies. It is a great blessing and confirmation of all that the LORD has taught me over these past few years. I continue to pray for you all.
I thank God every day for the good work you do. I have learned so much from these lessons. God willing I will be getting out this year. I can't wait to tell all my family and friends about God. I want them to see Christ through me. I hope to get to meet you some day. I know I will, if not here, in heaven.
Thank you Jesus and you for the Bible study lesson. The lesson is so great because it forces me to read the Scriptures to answer questions. God bless you and your ministry.
I just wanted to thank you for taking time to give me a chance to learn more about the life of Christ and salvation. It's truly a blessing that I've found a study that's helping me further my understanding of the Bible.
Thank you for providing the Bible study material. It is very clear and easy to understand. I like all the Bible verses provided to look up.
I am learning so much from the Bible studies. I really enjoy them so much.
Your ministry has helped me better understand the Word and I so very appreciate it and you.
Thank you for always being there for me, and thank you in the name of Jesus for the prayers and for the knowledge and wisdom you have given me as I continue to learn to be a fisher of men, women and children as you are. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you as His holy vessel and for teaching me God's will.
This study course is really opening my eyes in new ways and I truly feel blessed for what my Lord and Saviour has put Himself through for a sinner like me. There are times when I don't feel worthy of God's grace and when I read John or Romans plus other books my feelings of love and comfort return. Thank you again for that study course and for your time.
Thank you for sending me these Bible studies. I know God is blessing me, and I know God loves me. The Jesus in me loves you!
Thank you so much for the lessons and thank everyone at Middletown Bible Church. They mean so much. I get them and can't put them down till I complete them. God bless.
Mr. Zeller, back in 2012 I inquired about a study lesson for a friend incarcerated in Fla. Mr. Harvey passed away of lymphoma May 8, 2017. He was proud of completing his lessons and I know he is with our God today. Thank you for your ministry.
May God continue to reward and bless you for feeding me the Word of God through the lessons.
I would like to thank God that you have made these well written and organized Bible studies available to so many seeking God's truth. Praise the Lord! Thank you.
May God bless all that you do in His wonderful Name. I struggle daily at the chains that my flesh has on me. I pray and seek God's guidance and He gives me safe passage. I'm not a perfect person. I try, but I'm not. I have one year and a half left in prison. Praise God I'm a Christian returning home. I enjoy the studies I get from ya'll. It helps me grow in the Lord. I wanted ya'll to know that you help me as a Christian better myself. Thank you.
I'm very honored to be studying His Word. Thank you all! I really got a lot from this study and I would love to learn more with your help. God bless each of you.
I received your studies, and for that I am thankful. Your study is quite impressive. Very simple so people won't be discouraged because it's too difficult and it is worded and put together very well. Also, it's very impressive that you provide the envelope and postage to return your lessons. This is a HUGE help to inmates.
I loved the study and enclosures you sent to me. Thank you! You know, for a long time I toted around guilt from my past and it kept me bonded to my addiction. Now I can let all that go—my past mistakes—are just that: "my past." And I've been forgiven, and I am anew in Christ. Thank God for His grace and mercy.
Thank you again for this wonderful study opportunity. I truly appreciate your time and effort and am enjoying the Scriptural lessons. God bless you.
I cannot thank you enough for working with me through this Bible study. I have really enjoyed it. I have learned so much. I have received a blessing from God through this study. I will encourage new believers to take this course you offer. I am positive you will see me in heaven.
Praise the Lord and thank you so much for the Bible study lessons. My growth in faith is stronger. May the almighty God bless you and Middletown Bible Church abundantly. My favorite verse is Romans 1:16.
I felt compelled to drop you a few lines after going through your notes on my last study and let you know that I was baptized this past Sunday. I was trying to weasel out of it for fear of crowds and awful anxiety, but I trusted in our Lord and He guided me through it. Hallelujah! Thank you and everyone whose eyes encounter this. Thank you all for helping me understand God's will. Bless you!
I just wanted to thank you for sending me these Bible studies. I really appreciate the time and the effort that goes into these studies, not to mention the money it takes. God bless you and thank you so much for your love and compassion.
Thank you for all that you have done for me throughout this past year. I have really enjoyed all the Bible study lessons. You are a real blessing and a great encouragement to me. I want to wish everyone God's very best.
Thank you for your knowledge and wisdom of God's Word! And thank everyone there on your end for their prayers and time! Change has come!
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Middletown, CT 06457