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.
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 dealing with such important subjects as 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).
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:
I thank you for taking the time out to help me with my Bible studies. I am very excited and I canít wait till the next study comes in.
Thank you for these wonderful lessons. As I read the first page about Solomon, I immediately thought of Matthew 7:7. Then when I got to the lesson on fools, I could see that it described me before I went to jail.
Mr. Zeller and church members: I thank the Lord for you all. I have been in prison seven times and it was because I never had anything in my life to look forward to. Your courses keep me grounded. Iíve always known the Lord loves me, but I kept turning my back on Him. But thanks to your course I have come closer to my Lord and Saviour. Today Iím not gonna say Iím the perfect Christian but I do have God in my life today. Thank you.
It has been a wonderful pleasure going through the Book of John. I have read through it several times but not with the understanding of it as I have now. My eyes are surely opened to Godís truth of what Jesus is all about. Thank you and God bless you.
Iím from New Mexico. I really enjoy your studies and am learning so much. I am looking forward to future studies with you all as I grow in knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
I wanted to say thank you very much for letting me do these Bible studies. I also want to thank you for pre-stamping the return envelope. I wish to use my time in here to grow closer to the Lord and possibly glorify Him if He chooses to sue me. This Bible study is helping me get a firm foundation. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
I want to thank you so much for these Bible studies. They really do help me. I encourage you in what you are doing because the simple "Excellent Work!" you write on my papers makes my day. It is something someone as myself needs, that little encouragement and being told that Iím doing a great job. Iíd like to be a missionary some day.
Doing this study brought back a flood of joy to my heart! I thank God for your ministry. Verses I didnít understand before spoke to me, comforted me, lifted me up and gave me joy unspeakable. All this is from our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ. But He used you!!! You mean so much to me. Thank you for being a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus!
Thank you for the help you are giving me and for teaching me what I really needed to know.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, you have blessed me with the joy of salvation in Godís Word. May God continue aiding and prospering your ministry. I love the worksheets. I am excited and patiently waiting for the next lesson.
I look forward to these lessons. They have been sooo understandable. I love reading and learning about my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you so much for the wonderful Bible study. I look forward to receiving the next one. Your dedication to the needs of those of us incarcerated is greatly appreciated.
Your endurance with my education in Godís Word is astounding. Thank you once again for persevering with me through all these studies through the years. A blessing awaits us on the other sideĖalso now. Application of the Word is the ultimate outcomeĖbeing a doer and not a hearer only. God bless you all at Middletown.
I want to live for Christ and I want everyone to know Who He is. I thank you guys so much for your prayers and your support spiritually. My heart goes out for Middletown Bible Church. I love you guys and as Jude would say in chapter 1, verse 2, "Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance."
I just want to thank you for teaching the Word of God, and to give honor where honor is due. Some studies from elsewhere did not bear witness with my spirit, but your studies flow like a stream of clear clean water. God bless you.
Thank you so much for this Bible study. It really spoke to my heart. Sometimes even simple doctrine is revealed more and more by the Holy Spirit. I am so grateful for you and am happy to continue with more (studies).
Thank you with all my heart. If it wasnít for you and these lessons Iíd be a lost soul.
Thank you so much for the Bible study. I believe they are helping me grow in Christ and my knowledge of the Bible. Your dedication to the needs of prison inmates is deeply appreciated by so many of us. I anxiously await the next study.
Thank you so much for these Bible studies. I have been saved for seven years and have been steadily growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord, especially in the last two years. Your studies have really helped me to examine myself to make sure that I know that I am saved. Thank God for that "blessed assurance"!
I am interested in taking your Bible study course. An acquaintance of mine has been doing it and I looked it over.
I am interested in taking some Bible study from your lessons. I happened to read some of your lessons from a fellow inmate and I liked what I read.
I hope that this is not the last lesson. I enjoy these precious worksheets so much. They are a true blessing and designed by God. I love you all.
Thank you for y our studies in the Word of God. Thank you for helping me to realize to never question God for what He has planned for me. The Lord is good in this life and shall be very rewarding in the next life. Looking forward to the next lesson.
God bless you, Middletown Bible Church. The worksheets have been a great blessing in my personal studies. I thank you dearly and I will always love yaíll. God bless!
I have left the jail and would like to continue the Bible Study course. I thank you for all the help you gave me, helping me accept Christ as my Lord and Saviour, the words of God as TRUTH, the Holy Spirit as my comforter and protector. God is Good!
God bless you and your entire ministry. Thank you for the studies that youíre providing me with. These studies are instrumental to me and to the Bible class the Lord has allowed me to teach here at the prison camp. With all of the materials you have given to me, you have provided me with a foundation so that I can share the Word with these men. Thank you for being about our Fatherís business.
I would like to write this letter to you because I saw a Bible study that a fellow inmate had and I am interested in learning and drawing closer to the Lord.
God bless you and the Middletown Bible Church family. I am overwhelmed with joy. I thank God for you all. I thank Him for the studies. They are truly a blessing from God. I hope to travel one day and fellowship with you.
I thank and praise Him for the mighty work you are doing and I thank Him and you for being so kind and gracious to me. You didnít have to do this for me as He (Jesus Christ) didnít have to lay His life down for me. But thank you for letting me be able to have the lesson paid in fullóas Christ paid for my sins in full. And let me add that these lessons are very good and thorough.
My name is Barbara. I live in Franklin, Tn. and I am involved in prison ministry in Nashville, Tn. While looking for Bible study lessons on line that are printed in both English and Spanish I came across your web site. I'm really liking your studies and would like permission to print some of them and use for an occasional class. If I could use some of your studies I can print English and Spanish lessons and teach the same material to both groups. I have been involved in prison ministry for 3 years teaching three classes each Tuesday reaching about 50 incarcerated women weekly. I rotate teaching studies every 8-10 weeks. Most of the women I minister to are awaiting trial for criminal cases that range from minimum offenses to maximum 1st degree murder. My last Bible series I had 8 Hispanic speaking women (1st time) in one of the classes. I speak no Spanish but have a Spanish church in Franklin help with translating. I am able to translate prayer requests using Bing translator by computer but the translation sites do not translate conversational speaking word for word. Trying to translate entire lessons is very time consuming and accuracy is not the best. You offer many studies that would be perfect for the time commitment (a few weeks to 18 months) I need to reach these women for Christ. Your short study of The Gospel of John would be a great lesson to start with the women. I'm very excited about them having access to truth abiding literature. I've looked at many web sites and do not find good basic Bible truth studies to teach non-believers or new Christians.
My brother, here is my completed work and I am enjoying my study in the Holy Scriptures of God. In my yard, 15-20 brothers gather to teach and preach the Scriptures of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are in Christ and rejoice in Him. Greetings to all. I love you with the same love that Christ loves me.
"Dispensations" is new to me. Never heard about it before. I love to learn about the Bible. Thank you for being a blessing to me. Your lessons are a blessing and joy to my eternal Soul. God bless you and you and your fellow brethren continue to be in my prayers.
I have been leading a Teen Bible study at my church using your literature for about a year now and the kids really enjoy it. I ordered enough for another year of study for them and I also ordered for a New Believers Bible study I am starting. The New Believers Bible study was the first one of your studies I did and that was while I was in jail. Your studies were a great blessing to me during that time. They made such an impact on me I chose them to use as the literature for the studies at our church. Thank you for all you do and God bless!
I am really enjoying the Bible studies. I am learning so much I never knew. God bless you!
I would like to say thank you for your kind words and the studies. I have really enjoyed them and God has blessed me through you and the studies. God bless you in your work for the Lord.
Thank you for helping others to know of Godís wonderful truths!
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