August 28 – September 3

August 28 – September 3

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38

Sunday, 28th: Emailed on 8/11/22 by Novaleen B…: “I am a pastor of a church and I have a lot more to learn about the Bible and about Jesus Christ.” (She requested studies on 4/17/19, 2/10/22 and 8/11/22.) Praise – “I run in the path of Your commandments, for You will enlarge my heart.” (Psalm 119:32)! Pray Novaleen studies with a Bible, obeys God’s teaching and returns her worksheets for more lessons to do.

Monday, 29th: Inmate Michael G… completed his first study booklet and shared: “I received the Lord Jesus as my Savior in 1996 when I was 8. I am 34 now but I wonder if since I understand and know God differently if I shouldn’t be baptized again. Envelopes are nearly $2.00 each at this jail. Do you offer free return postage envelopes? Thank you for your prayers.” (He now gets a self-addressed stamped envelope with his studies.) Praise – “A generous man will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.” (Proverbs 22:9)! Pray Michael diligently studies his lessons with his Bible; pray he intentionally shares God’s message of hope.

Tuesday, 30th: Inmate James V… shared what he learned in his last two lessons: “Every minute of every day, the battle between good and evil is happening. God is slowing me down so I can better hear Him and understand His word.” (He’s a 34-year-old who was born again in 2022!) Praise – “You have armed me with strength for battle; You have subdued my foes beneath me.” (Psalm 18:39)! Pray James starts each day on his knees in submission to his Lord & Savior, waiting & listening for Him.

Wednesday, 31st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On August 18, at 3:40 PM, new student hopeful Samantha J… e-mailed: “Me and my family want to learn together. Angela and Anthony A…, Trecie L… and Gracie J…, age 13.” (1st studies sent on 8/24/22) Praise – “This promise belongs to you and your children and to all who are far off—to all whom the Lord our God will call to Himself.” (Acts 2:39)! Pray Samantha’s family studies, shares and prays together.

Thursday, 1st: “I am so sorry for the 8-month delay between lessons. I was so very ill. Almost went home to Jesus 2 times. However, He allowed me to stay on earth and healed me of all but one illness. I have non-alcoholic Cirrhosis of the liver. The doctors say there is no cure. I know of one cure. The Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for a cure or at least to stop progression of the disease. Anything is possible through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. I would so like to live to see my grandchildren succeed in life. And their children as well. Thank you, Nancy M…” Praise – “Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for You are my praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14)! Pray Nancy finds her strength & hope in God; pray her life on earth is extended for His glory.

Friday, 2nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On August 19, at 11:19 AM, new student hopeful Rena C… e-mailed for herself and for 12-year-old HayLee C…: “We hope to learn more of God’s word and grow closer to the Lord. Haylee is homeschooled, so I believe this will be helpful for her in reading and comprehending.” (1st studies sent on 8/24/22) Praise – “The unfolding of Your words gives light; it informs the simple.” (Psalm 119:130)! Pray Rena and HayLee study their lessons with their Bibles; pray they memorize key verses and say them to each other.

Saturday, 3rd: Ruth W… signed up as a new student on 8/20/22. When reminded she was already a student and BSBM was waiting for her study worksheets, Ruth replied on 8/25/22: “I had a lot of losses. My husband Doug and soon after his passing, me and my daughter were in a bad car wreck. Now my daughter is paralyzed from the wreck. So, please resend my studies.” (Ruth requested Bible studies for new student Edna C… too.) Praise – “When anxiety overwhelms me, Your consolation delights my soul.” (Psalm 94:19)! Pray Ruth and Edna study together, seek godly fellowship with other believers and start a home Bible study.

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