Tag Archives: Bible study

No Becomes YES!

Another precious memory from jail ministry: Remember Jose, the 20-year-old who came to Christ at the county jail?  His cellmate was Stephen,  an angry young man. Every week I would talk with Jose through the small pass-through opening in his door. … Continue reading

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Repent? What’s Repent?

Years ago a friend invited me to Bible study.  I said, “No thanks, I’m not interested.” She persisted. “We’ll get lunch afterward and we’ll have a good time!  I’ll be at your house at 8:30 tomorrow, so be ready!” I … Continue reading

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Hiccups Cured!

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: One night at the juvenile facility, an incarcerated girl in my Bible study had the hiccups. I excused her to get a drink of water. Then she told me she’d had … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning & Another Cruise Ship

It was a Princess Cruise.  As I’d done in the past, I approached the cruise director asking permission to lead an interdenominational Bible study. He was enthusiastic! He said I could do it Sunday morning and he would give me … Continue reading

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I’m Bad – God Doesn’t Want Me

A precious memory from my years doing youth-prison ministry: I am still rejoicing over 17-year-old Rosemary, a precious new friend.  She was incarcerated for six weeks and refused to come to Bible study during that time. Why?  She said she … Continue reading

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The Third Commandment

The Third Commandment tells us not to take the Lord’s name in vain. People can dishonor God by their actions—doing something in the name of God with wrong motives.  But I believe this commandment is speaking specifically to the way … Continue reading

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Surrendered Your Life to Jesus? Did it Change You?

One night at the juvenile facility I asked Francisco if he’d noticed a change since he surrendered his life to Jesus. He said, “Ever since that night I feel more relaxed.  I don’t have stress like before.  I have a … Continue reading

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Man Down! Lock Down!

There were eight incarcerated minors attending my Bible study, when the nurse arrived to distribute medication. Two of my guys excused themselves to take pills and quickly returned. Big Brian was seated next to me. Ten minutes after taking his … Continue reading

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You Came to Me in Jail

One day while shopping in a popular chain store I noticed a sales clerk looking at me and smiling.  Later, I moved a few aisles over and there she was again—looking my way and smiling. Finally she came up and … Continue reading

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Fellowship on the Beach

Sunday at the beach we met a precious young family who stopped at our Bible Table on their way to fish off the pier. This happy group chatted awhile. Then Fran told her husband to go ahead with the older children … Continue reading

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