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:
I am so very thankful to the Lord for leading me to a Bible Study where I can keep growing spiritually in Him. It is precious time spent daily with my Lord. Thank you.
I just discovered your site. Thank you so much for your sound teaching of the word of God. I am in prison ministry and with your permission I would like to share much of your material with the men in the maximum security Eastham prison here in Texas. We have had Therapon Theological Seminary and Bible College inside the unit with our own ministry center for 11 years. The men will love your work and it fits perfectly with our Christ-centered, Biblical beliefs. Again, thank you.
I would just like to say "Thank you" for doing what you do. I was lost, I had strayed away from the Word and way of the Lord, even though I know I'm a sinner and very short of His glory. But your time and efforts have helped me get back into the Word and being more dependent on God in my every day life again. Though I fall short on a day to day basis, I praise Him for all He does for me and never leaving me even when I was far away. You have also helped me trust in Him more again and have gotten me back into prayer. It is a true blessing.
I have learned so much from these lessons!
I'm 71 years old and have been only reading the Bible for about three years. At times I find it difficult understanding the passage in the Bible. In just two lessons I find these worksheets very helpful in understanding what the Bible teaches. I look forward to receiving my next lesson.
Thank you for your time and guidance in helping me stay on the path of righteousness.
Just thank you for these studies. They are really making an impact in my life. God bless you. Thank you for being obedient to God and blessing others with God's Words.
I thank Jesus for placing you in my path and for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you as His vessel, as you teach me to work the harvest in the Name of Jesus, and teach me to pick up my cross and carry it daily.
I am learning so much by doing these lessons and hope you have more.
I pray in the Name of Jesus that you continue to keep me on the potter's wheel as you mold me into the Christian Man that God has always wanted me to be!
I want to thank you for your Bible study program. I very much enjoy studying the Word through the worksheets you send. I admire you for being a real person who is performing a real ministry to some of the people who need it most. When I am doing the Bible study worksheets I can feel God smile on me.
I love the lessons. When I get them I can't lay them down. Thank you and God bless.
I wanted to let you know that one day when I'm released from prison and I save up enough money to travel, I plan on visiting Middletown, CT for a week. I would also love to attend a church program service while there. You have been so kind to me.
This past November I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour. Turning my life and my will over to Him. I read Scripture daily. A few months ago I found your address on the book shelf in our day room. I put it away and promptly forgot about it. This morning I ran across your address again, just when I was thinking about how good the Lord has been to me, and that I wanted to do more for Him. Please enroll me in your Bible study course.
Thank you my fellow brethren and sisters in Christ Almighty. The more I read and study the course materials and the Holy Bible, the more my heart swells with peace and joy. Keep up the amazing work and thank you for your undying love and support.
I know that my faith is in the Lord Jesus and I know and believe that His blood was shed for me. I once was nothing but a piece of dirt which came out of a field and I ended up in the oyster of Jesus Christ. This happened when I put my faith in Him and accepted Him. As I continue to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of God, I am continually being cultivated and wrapped in God's love. As this happens He wraps me in a new layer of grace and beauty. And it is then that I continue to grow in my faith and become a more valuable pearl. One day God will hand pick me as a fine and valuable pearl to be used for the gate of heaven.
I just wanted to write a small thank you note for these Bible studies. Believe me when I say that I was probably the furthest away from God as one could be. But these studies have answered so many questions that have always plagued my mind. So many doors have been opened. I had given myself to the Lord as a child but didn't know the meaning or what it was all about. But I can honestly say I am born again! I understand now! I know I'm not even halfway through all the studies but my eyes have been opened so much with what I've received! I'm so thankful for the chance to be close to God! And to actually know what it means. My whole life has changed! My whole outlook on the Bible and God and Jesus Christ has changed dramatically! Thank you all for what you all are doing. Glory be to God. For I am not worthy! What touched me the most is 1 Timothy 1:12-17! It hit me like a ton of bricks! I'm so thankful for God's mercy!
I love these studies. I can't get over how good they are. I can't lay them down till I get them done. Thank you.
I have been doing your studies for quite a while. I've gained knowledge and my walk with the LORD is great. Love the Scripture cards.
I am enjoying your study! I sometimes find something new, and other times remember something that I had forgotten. Thanks.
I greatly appreciate all you do for me. Because I'm a person who don't have no help or support on the outside and that's hard on a person. So thank you. I've set here this week and watch all these women get union supply packages with TV's and shoes and this big Christmas bags of food, but I've got the best thing the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word thanks to people like you. I'm very honored and grateful for you. When the time comes and I get to walk out of this place, I want to do something like you do for people in prison. This has really been a learning inspiration for me and I may not have things I want, but the Lord makes sure my needs are meet. You have been a blessing to many. Your blessing will be even greater. PS–I can't spell...
|The Middletown Bible Church
349 East Street
Middletown, CT 06457