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Teen: I’m Ready This Time!

Another memory from my years doing prison ministry: I had some precious teenagers that night at the juvenile hall.  One 17-year-old said he remembered me from the last time he was incarcerated: “You asked me then if I wanted Christ … Continue reading

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First Kiss on Wedding Day?

I sometimes ask the incarcerated minors in my Bible study, “Is it easy to allow Jesus Christ to be Number One in your life?  Is it easy to make Him your Lord?” They’ll typically answer, “Yeah, it’s easy.” Then I … Continue reading

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Worry Is Sin?

Many incarcerated teens are worried.  Jake loves the Lord, but Jake was worried. I told him that worry is sin. Why? Because it shows we are not trusting God. Trusting God is what the Christian life is all about. I … 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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