The Bible’s Cleansing Power

Bob Roane Bible Study, Prison Ministry, Wise living

Jesus makes us holy, making us clean by washing through His word. Christ prays: Make them clean by your true word and keep them for yourself. Your word is true. (paraphrase of Ephesians 5:26; John 17:17) Christ by His Holy Spirit changes us as we prayerfully meditate on His Holy Scriptures. We teach “Bible in 90 Days” in prison and …

The Power of Sentences

Bob Roane Bible Study, Church History, Counseling, Wise living

Adapted from John Piper and used at Belhaven University, Jester III Prison, other teaching, and pastoral counseling. I use this article to remind us to look for key sentences that impact us in the Bible, or in reading and listening to lectures or sermons. Use Piper’s ideas to help you with my articles and class lessons. I never pretend that …

Christ our Treasure

Bob Roane Bible Study, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Wise living

Excerpt from the class “Christ is Everything to His Followers.” Also used in pastoral care, counseling, and prison ministry. In Christ all the treasures are stored (Colossians 2:3). Texas Tom was a billionaire who’s easily depressed. When he’s down, he doesn’t go to his pastor or a counselor. He goes to his banker and complains: “Nothing’s any good.” And the …

Thanksgiving: Give Me That Book!

Bob Roane Bible Study, Church History, Theology, Wise living

(Excerpt from teaching/training classes, used also in pastoral counseling and prison ministry) I used this first at Windsor Village Methodist Campus, then in other places. John Wesley’s love for the Lord and the Spirit-breathed Scriptures is contagious. His zeal for evangelism and for personal and social holiness continues to challenge us. He was a thankful man, cheerful even when he …