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 …

Serving Christ in Our Work (Part 3)

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service, Wise living

Used in “Leadership” class at Belhaven University, prison work, and counseling. This fits well with our six weeks of prison classes on “A Man and His Work.” Care for others. Watch over them willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to …

Serving Christ in Our Work (Part 2)

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service, Wise living

Used in “Leadership” class at Belhaven University, prison work, and counseling. This fits well with our six weeks of prison classes on “A Man and His Work.” God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. (Heb 6:10) In the last …

Serving Christ in Our Work (Part 1)

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service, Wise living

From “Leadership” class at Belhaven University, prison work, and counseling. This fits well with our six weeks of prison classes on “A Man and His Work.” Jesus says: The greatest among you will be your servant….God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue …

All My Life Is Portioned Out for Me

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Prison Ministry, Providence, Wise living

My times are in Your hand….I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. (Psalm 31:15; Philippians 4:11) Anna L. Waring (1823-1910) was a Welsh poet and hymn-writer. She expressed deep love for and trust in Christ in her writings, but many details about her life are not known. People praised Anna’s inner, unfading beauty of a gentle …

The Wall: A Parable

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Prison Ministry, Wise living

Updated May 31, 2018 to include an audio version of the post.   Adapted and expanded from Gloria Jay Evans (used in counseling and prison ministry) Whoever isolates themself is self-indulgent; they lash out at common sense….Let us not give up meeting together, as some are doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the …

Authentic Manhood & John Croyle

Bob Roane Manhood, Prison Ministry

We are doing another 36 week class on Authentic Manhood at Jester III Prison in Richmond, TX. This is the fourth time we have taught this, each time with a new group of fifty or more men. Six weeks are given each to these topics: A Man + His Design (Manhood Realities; Create + Cultivate; Manhood Definition; King/Warrior; Lover/Friend; Seasons …

Manhood: Bringing Strength into Balance

Bob Roane Manhood, Prison Ministry

Our prison class on Authentic Manhood draws on Stu Weber’s book, Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart: Bringing Strength into Balance. Biblical masculinity includes a delicate mix of being a king, warrior, lover, and friend. All Christians (male and female) need to grow in these Christ-like qualities in Christ-like ways and balance these roles as each situation requires. These character …