October 1 – 7

October 1 – 7

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,” Ephesians 5:8

Sunday, 1st: Inmate Nathan W… (age 37) was enrolled for Bible studies by his wife Brittany. She found BSBM’s website and requested his and her studies on September 10, 2023. A couple weeks later we had Nathan’s first study worksheets and this letter: “Hello, I thank you for your studies. The only way to the Father is through the Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I believed and received Jesus as my Savior when I was a child. I recently led my wife Brittany to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Please continue to send the lessons. I believe it’s going to help my wife and me continue to grow in the Lord. In May of this year, we were told that Brittany has 5 years or so to live. So, could you please pray for her and our children and the rest of our family.” Praise God – “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2)! Pray Nathan, Brittany & family keep studying God’s word.

Monday, 2nd: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Patricia D… (age 38) wrote: “There are two roads in life, one to Heaven and one to Hell. I am a sinner and Jesus is the road to Heaven. Yes, on July 9, 2023.” (Her first study was mailed twice, 2/4/20 and 8/29/23; she began to study as a new believer.) Praise God – “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” (Matt. 7:13)! Pray Patricia keeps studying, shares her story & Christ.

Tuesday, 3rd: “I am presently incarcerated and doing your studies, Soon I will be leaving this chapter of my life behind. I am going home to my family and would love to continue your lessons. My address will be …Indiana. Thanks for your time. Your brother in Christ, Nelson H…” Praise God – “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matt. 7:24)! Pray Nelson reads and studies God’s word with his family.

Wednesday, 4th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Annie W… (age 61) wrote: “What Christ did on the cross tells me how to be saved and get to Heaven. There is no other way to Heaven but by the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a beautiful lesson. It teaches me everything I need to know about the Lord and what He has done for us to be saved and make it to Heaven. Yes, today, on the 20th of September, I received the Lord Jesus as my Savior.Praise God – “Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom! And Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”” (Lu. 23:42-43)! Pray Annie finds fellowship.

Thursday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On September 28, at 4:36 AM, hopeful new student Anna L… e-mailed: “I recently accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I am in recovery from drug addiction. I want to learn more about God’s word. I’d also like to signup my 16-year-old child, Joni S…” (Their first studies were mailed on September 28, 2023 at 4:00 PM.) Praise God – “The people I formed for Myself will declare My praise.” (Isaiah 43:21)! Pray Anna and Joni study their lessons, find a Bible-teaching church, make new friendships & share God’s message of hope.

Friday, 6th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Justin B… (age 42) wrote: “That by admitting my sin and repenting and accepting Jesus as my Savior I have received the gift of eternal life. Yes, on Sunday, September 17, 2023.” (First study mailed 9/12/23.) Praise God – “But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)! Pray Justin keeps studying, memorizes verses and shares the gospel.

Saturday, 7th: “9-10-23 I would like to learn more on overcoming temptation. I am struggling with addiction. I am saved but have fallen back into drugs time and again. Please pray for me. Thank you, Zachery M…” (He’s been studying as an inmate since 2/10/2022; he wrote that he was born again on 3/19/2019.) Praise God – “God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” (1 Cor. 1:9)! Pray Zachery memorizes verses, flees from temptation, finds helpful friendships & leaves negative ones.

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