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I began meeting with Jason several months ago. We started our study of God’s Word with Creation and the Fall into Sin and continued with God’s plan to save sinners. We spent a lot of time on how God made use of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants in His plan of salvation.   Last week, Jason and I studied how the...
Blessing and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be this way (James 3:10).   Sometimes, Christians are tempted to wrongly ask God to damn something. Peter, for instance, called down curses on himself while trying to dissuade the people around him that he wasn’t one of Jesus’ disciples (...
It happens every so often that Christians in prison share a cell with someone who is not a Christian. Their cellmate may believe in a god who is not the Triune God, he may be someone who is an outspoken agnostic or atheist. When I met with Joe recently, he told me that he had a new cellmate. Joe also told me that his cellmate was pagan and that...
It’s been about two years since Thomas first walked into my Bible class at the prison. In the months that followed, I soon discovered that he was a sincere seeker of truth, one in whom the Holy Spirit was already at work. Having been baptized, and at least for a time, brought up in a Lutheran church, he already had a basic understanding of...
“On the seventh day the child died. David’s servants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, ‘While the child was still living, we spoke to David, but he would not listen to us. How can we tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.” David noticed that his servants were whispering...
Recently, I was reminded of a line from one of my favorite hymns of how we all work together to spread God’s love. For many years we have partnered with the Anderson Prison Ministry family who have supplied us with New Testament Bibles for our work in the jails and prisons throughout the state of Wisconsin. In recent years however, the...