Jesus: Fishing for People (Part 2)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Prison Ministry

Peter said: The Lord is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance….Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3:9,18) This builds on Jesus: Fishing for People (Part 1) Last time we saw from Luke 5:1-11 how …

Jesus: Fishing for People (Part 1)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Prison Ministry

Peter said: I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth….And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember. (2 Peter 1:12-15) The word disciple means learner or pupil. As the soldier follows their general, as the servant follows …

Update on Prison Work at Jester III in Richmond, TX

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Repentance, Confession, Forgiveness

Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also. (Hebrews 13:1-3) Dear Praying Friends, Wednesday was our last of six classes using Tony Evans’ DVD and book It’s Not Too Late: How …

An Evening at Jester III Prison

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Service

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters….Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. (Hebrews 13:1-3) This is adapted from an article by a man who visited the prison with us. It first appeared in Frontlines, the newsletter of Cornerstone …

God Designs the Detours

Bob Roane Prison Ministry, Providence

Joseph (son of Jacob) told his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually …

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 Waring Anna L. Waring (1823-1910) was a Welsh poet and hymn-writer. She expressed deep love for and trust in Christ in her writings. People praised Anna’s inner, unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in …