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Incarcerated Again?

Another precious memory: The boys at the juvenile hall were painting decorations for an art competition. I was disappointed to see  Juan back again.  When he saw me he said he couldn’t stop painting or he’d fall behind.  A few seconds … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Teen Surrenders to Jesus

The following is a story from my time as a Bible study facilitator for our county juvenile facility: An incarcerated teen was eager to surrender his life to Jesus.  Once he did, he began to change. He shared that he … Continue reading

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Cursing Girls Respond to God

Five incarcerated teenage girls walked into Bible study cursing and acting disrespectful. I smiled, picked up my guitar and began playing.  They picked up the song sheets and slowly began singing along—songs of praise and worship. A few minutes later I … Continue reading

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Teen With Death Wish Finds Jesus

Jimmy,  a 17 y.o. incarcerated youth, said he was never before interested in God or the Bible.  “Tonight something happened. I was playing basketball and I heard the call for Bible study.  It was strange, but I felt as if … Continue reading

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A 15-Year-Old Wants Jesus

I was leading a Bible study for incarcerated teens when I noticed a boy sitting alone two tables away. He was looking the other direction, but his ear was toward me. After awhile he moved to a closer table, still … Continue reading

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Why Did You Come Tonight?

I had a responsive group of minors in my Bible study at the juvenile hall.  I asked them why they had come.  Their answers were typical: “I need to find God” or “I’ve messed up and I need to turn my … Continue reading

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How Do You Know the Bible’s True?

I was leading a Bible study with incarcerated teens. There was a new guy in my group—he’d just turned 14.  The others were 17.  Three years is a big difference with teenagers. The older guys in the group had already … Continue reading

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