God At Work Through IM

Ease into Your Morning

Ease into Your Morning

Here’s a Bible verse that came up in a prison Bible study recently: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” (Proverbs 27:14) Maybe that sounds a little odd at first. But one person in that Bible study said, “This tells me that God knows me really well, and he cares about me.”

The Gift of Spiritual Discernment

The Gift of Spiritual Discernment

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Co. 2:13-14).

Not Just Routine

Not Just Routine

I was very pleased (and mildly surprised) a few weeks ago when Fred’s name appeared on the list for our Bible study in prison. I was even more pleased when Fred actually joined our study of God’s Word that day. He had been a very faithful member of our Bible study group before the Covid-19 pandemic but had not rejoined our group when our study of God’s Word resumed more than six months ago.

When the Son Sets You Free

When the Son Sets You Free

For the better part of two decades, Jake has been longing to be free — free from the “demons” and guilt that he has been carrying around with him since his last tour of duty. Whether Jake is suffering from clinical PTSD or not, I cannot say. What I can tell you, however, is that his attempts to find peace in a bottle proved unsuccessful.

The Evil I Do Not Want to Do

The Evil I Do Not Want to Do

John is a WELS Member who has been incarcerated for most of his adult life. I first met John when he joined our Bible study at the prison to which he had been transferred. While he has been at several prisons at which I do not serve, I now meet with him regularly to study God’s Word.

Prayer

Prayer

“It worked!” Martina said excitedly when I came back to the jail for our second visit. Last week, Martina had told me about her dilemma.

Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.