August 22 – 28

August 22 – 28

“If Your law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction.” Psalm 119:92

Sunday, 22nd: HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Luís C… (age 38) wrote: “Sí, hoy mismo [Yes, today].” (1st studies sent 7.6.21; 1st work sheets returned 7.27.21) Praise God – “In God alone my soul finds rest; my salvation comes from Him.” (Psalm 62:1)! Pray Luís received his next four lessons mailed on 7.27.21; pray he studies them and returns their worksheets to BSBM.

Monday, 23rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On August 18 at 7:46 AM, new student hopeful Earl A… e-mailed: “I hope to learn and get a better understanding of The Truth for myself so I can share with my family and others.” (1st Bible studies sent 8.19.21) Praise God – “Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.” (1 Corinthians 14:20)! Pray Earl does all the first course’s 20 lessons and then invites others to study.

Tuesday, 24th: Inmate Lance T…, age 54, wrote on August 6, 2021: “Greetings Fellow Christians, Good afternoon! I am enjoying your Bible studies. I am learning lots! A big thanks to you. I was saved on November 6, 2019. It’s my understanding that it is my duty, as a Christian, to try to reach the lost and correct my brothers. There are these friends of mine who are opposed to work and they sell drugs. They are believers and under the impression that as long as they believe in God and pray everything will be okay. I tell them they may still go to heaven, but they are going to be punished here on earth. Am I telling them the truth? Won’t they pay? One guy’s father was a drug dealer his entire life, spending about 12 years in prison. Now he is doing it. What do you recommend I tell them? Thanks for your time.” (3 helpful documents sent with his next studies on 8.18.21) Praise God – “So know in your heart that just as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.” (Deuteronomy 8:5)! Pray Lance keeps “speaking the truth in love”; growing strong in his faith.

Wednesday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On August 19 at 3:35 AM, new student hopeful Lashawn J… e-mailed: “I want to learn how to change my lifestyle and to get to know more about God and Jesus.” (1st Bible studies sent 8.19.21) Praise God – “Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” (Rom. 12:1)! Pray for Lashawn.

Thursday, 26th: IF YOU HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIN, PLEASE GIVE US YOUR TESTIMONY. Henrry P… shared: “At age 19, I was in trouble with people who wanted to take my life. One day my dad taught me with scripture what Cristo had done for us. That day my life began to change because I accepted Cristo in my heart.” (He is now incarcerated at age 30.) Praise God – “For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever with me. Yes, I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.” (Psalm 38:17-18)! Pray Henrry acknowledges his sin in confession to God & whoever else.

Friday, 27th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On August 19 at 7:13 AM, new student hopeful Stephanie N… e-mailed: “How to be more like Jesus and less like me.” (1st Bible studies sent 8.19.21) [ ] Praise God – “Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.” (1 John 3:18)! Pray Stephanie strengthens her faith through Bible study & prayer; pray she boldly lives out her faith in Christ.

Saturday, 28th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Christy W… (age 38) wrote: “The first two commandments. Yes, August 1, 2021.” (1st studies sent 7.26.21; 1st work sheets returned 8.17.21) Praise God – “This is my comfort in affliction, that Your promise has given me life.” (Psalm 119:50)! Pray Christy starts each day on her knees surrendered to the Lord & in search of His guidance from the Bible.

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