DELIVERANCE to the CAPTIVES"
It is our desire to be helpful to those in prison who indicate an interest in receiving spiritual help, even the good news of salvation centering in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's only Saviour. We also want to see these men and women continue in God's Word by means of personal Bible study.
From our experience we have found that inmates often profit from doing Bible studies by way of correspondence. They have plenty of time to devote to Bible study and they also enjoy receiving mail.
We are presently working with hundreds of inmates throughout the country by way of our Bible correspondence course. A large number of these have completed hundreds and in some cases even thousands of pages of Bible study materials. Each prisoner receives a certificate upon completion of each course of study. Here are the courses we offer to inmates:
|Introductory Lesson 1--Gospel of
John Bible Study (brings a person through the plan of salvation
using only verses in the Gospel of John.
Introductory Lesson 2--Personal Bible Study (brings a person through the plan of salvation using many other verses)
We then start the inmate on our BASIC DOCTRINES course which is in six installments (100 pages in total):
After the inmate completes the Basic Doctrines course he received a certificate and he then begins the advanced lessons which consist of thousands of pages of Bible study worksheets. Here are the next six courses they will be receiving (and there are many more courses after that):
...and many more
Perhaps you can help us. If you know of someone in prison or in a correctional institution, you may want to consider sending them the following document (which can easily be printed out from your computer):
Gospel of John Bible Study--If the inmate does not have a Bible, it might be necessary to also send him a copy of the Gospel of John (KJV version) which is all that he needs to complete this Bible Study. This brief Bible study exposes a person to God's plan of salvation using only verses found in the Gospel of John.
If the inmate completes this study and sends it back to us (as per the instructions), then we will correct it and send him the beginning of a much lengthier Bible study (Basic Doctrines, see above) dealing with such important subjects as the inspiration of the Bible, the sinfulness of man, salvation through Christ, justification, redemption, sanctification, holy living, eternal security, etc.
As long as the inmate completes the lesson and sends it back to us, he will continue to receive additional lessons. Some of our prisoners have done thousands of pages of Bible studies. Often we provide postage and envelopes for the inmates as well (as God provides and assuming the prison allows for such).
May many who are physically confined find spiritual deliverance and freedom from sin.
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed" (John 8:36).
The following are just some of the responses which we have received from inmates in the past year or so:
I thank God Almighty for Middletown Bible Church. You have all been such a blessing in my life. I pray God continues to bless you that you may continue being a blessing in the lives of others.
I was truly blessed by this lesson. There was so much meat!
The lesson sheets are well written which I can easily understand with learning disabilities. God bless you all!
Church history is something very interesting that every Christian should know. Unfortunately they do not teach those things in the church. That you for helping me to know these things.
I am learning so much about God thru these studies and hope to do many more. Thanks for making them available to me.
This is one of the best studies I've ever seen. This has truly blessed me.
Thank you for your encouragement. May this year bring blessings we need to spread God's Word to others who need it. May they benefit from it.
I love the Bible studies; I am learning so much.
Thank you for allowing me to continue with your courses. Almost each lesson I learn something new. God bless your crew.
I have really enjoyed this study. It teaches boldness, wisdom, God's perfect timing and purpose. I cannot say enough about this lesson, so I will simply say WONDERFUL!
Thank you for your faithfulness in being about our Lord's business. Thank you for all the materials you've blessed me with. The studies are awesome and even your answering of my questions. I have been incarcerated for 12˝ years. I have 1˝ years left. This has been a time of great learning for me. The Lord did not give up on me. I will come to Middletown one day and thank you and the entire church at Middletown.
I thank God for you so much, and I thank you too. I can hardly tell what a blessing your materials that you've sent have been to me, as well as your answers to my questions. God bless you my friends!
I would like to say that I thank God for leading me to this study. It is helping me find my way in life. I thank you with all my heart.
I'd like to thank you for your dedicated service of teaching God's Word to me and others in need of it. It's a blessing and I will keep your ministry in my prayers. Thank you.
I am a prison volunteer here in Houston Tx and my partner and I are going through Romans. That study you have I have been sharing with the men here. This is strictly on a volunteer basis that they come. I am not a woman of numbers but our class has doubled and interaction has increased with them. Thank you that this study was made available. It is increasing my knowledge and theirs too. I just wanted to let you know. Thanks again.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a blessing in my life. God bless you.
I am enjoying your Bible studies very much. It contains much information that I am using to help bring the Word of God to my fellow prisoners. I am very thankful for your ministry and pray that the Lord will continue to use all of you mightily. After I have completed all these studies, I would like to continue on if you have more advanced studies. I am truly blessed by your studies and am doing my best to be the vessel God is pouring Himself through to those around me.
These Bible Studies have truly helped me with my walk, and my faith in God. You are doing a wonderful work for the Lord. Continue on, and be blessed.
Thank you and may God bless you for all the help you give, and all the work you do to help others find Him, and grow stronger in their faith and relationship with Him.
With your help I am continually growing in the knowledge and revelation of Jesus (God) our Lord and Savior. I thank you so much.
I have really enjoyed the studies. They are opening my eyes and thinking more and more with each study. Thank you for your help and time and God bless you and your ministry.
My entire life I have sought a personal relationship with God and never seemed to feel it in my heart. Almost a year ago I became incarcerated and made a decision to once again give this "God thing" a try. I'm forever grateful for this study because I now know who God is and who I am. I've learned so much and can finally honestly say that I am a child of God and I love Him with all my heart. If you have additional studies please sign me up.
These lessons have been a blessing to me. I just finished the last few pages today on Easter Sunday. I look forward to the day when I can meet my Saviour and be with the Lord. God is good and He deserves all the glory, honor and praise.
From a Pastor in PA–"I plan to use this material with a prisoner. I appreciate greatly your material!"
I really enjoy my lessons, and they are helping me grow in Jesus Christ.
These lessons are exactly what I was looking for, and more importantly what I need in my life! You're a blessing! Amen!
I really am enjoying your lessons, learning more about my Heavenly Father and what He has done for me and continuing to do for me!
Thank you for letting me continue my studies even though I'm not in jail any longer. I would like to do other studies.
This is one of the best Bible studies I have ever done. The Scripture references show deep insight and have opened my eyes to new revelations. Thank you for sticking with me. Keep ‘em coming!
I have continued in your studies because they teach ONLY what the Bible teaches! I've received over 100 other diplomas, certificates, etc. from other studies (from other religions) and none compare with yours. Thank you for imparting His Word and teachings into my mind through your studies.
These lessons are truly a blessing. While doing them, God is speaking to my heart. Even though they aren't as complex as some people would like (guys in here), they are nourishment for my soul because I do them with an open heart, looking to hear from God.
You are increasing my Bible knowledge in each lesson you send me. I know things in the Bible that I never knew before. God will reward you at the Bema Seat of God. Thank you very much.
Thank you for the Bible studies. I do pray for you all and for Middletown Bible Church. I only have 2 years, 9 months left to go! They tell me that the release unit has a large trash can next to the exit door that we prisoners go out. They tell me it is full of Bibles that prisoners throw away on their way out. I don't know if that's true (I hope not) but I promise you I won't be one who does that, and I won't forget what God is teaching me.
Beautiful study! When I finished this study [on WORRY] my confidence level went through the roof. Not in a proud or arrogant way but in a confident way. Love you guys. God bless!
I want to say THANK YOU, Praise the Lord, for the study courses that you have sent me. I must admit it has made a big change in my life, to know a POWER greater than me. Thank You, Jesus for coming into my heart, and my life I now see in a totally different way, and the Lord blesses me.
I want to thank you for your studies which I enjoy so very much. May God continue to provide for your ministry and outreach. May He continue to bless you and touch lives of those who are lost through you and your studies. With the help of your study I realize how I have been set apart unto God and have been since I asked Jesus into my heart as a kid. It made me realize why I've struggled to "fit in" with the world. I have always been going against what God wanted in my life, what He separated me for. I now feel at peace, safe, loved, and protected to do God's work for the first time ever. Thank you for your ministry and know that God works through you in the lives of others.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for what you have done for me as a Brother and Friend! God bless you, everyone!!!
I loved this lesson. Thank you. The Bible and Bible studies are what keep me "sane" in such a horrible place. God bless.
I serve in a jail ministry in Warsaw, Indiana. Your Bible studies are excellent. I do not intend to distribute your studies, but I would like to have our team study them online in order to sharpen their skills as they help new believers in the jail. There may be occasions when they model their presentations/teaching on a section from your online studies. May we have your permission to use your studies in that way? Many thanks!
From the bottom of my heart thank you for your prayers and love and Biblical lessons. You bring light into this pitch dark place!!!
I would like to thank you once again for your kindness and compassion in sending your study guides to both my fiancé and me. They are well put together and a joy to do. Thank you very much for taking the time and resources to do this, especially for the least of us like myself.
Thank you so very much for your ministry; it is a real blessing both to my Mom and myself. My Mother decided to join me in this Bible study. We looked up the verses together. A very special thanks to Pastor Ray Mudge for taking my two phone calls and patiently taking the time to help me with my doubts and fears regarding assurance of salvation. God is so good and used Pasto Ray to help me so much. I appreciate it more than you will ever know. Thank you so very much for your ongoing time, patience, help and prayers—your ministry is so needed!
Thank you for these wonderful studies. They have been a great blessing and help to me in studying God's Word. Through them I've been blessed with a much better understanding of God and His infallible Word. I've grown spiritually. I want to continue to study God's Word with you. I will be forever grateful. I will confess Christ as my Lord always, everywhere, and in all circumstances. I pray He lives through me to shine His light into this dark world..
Love the studies! Keep them coming! Thanks for allowing me to participate.
From my heart–thank you! Thank you for being a most holy blessing in my life through prayers, 100% Biblical studies, and your Christ-like love and friendship. I am eternally blessed to have the honor and privilege of completing your lessons. Thank you very, very much for inspiring me to carry out God's call. God bless you.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your ministry for your good work in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am thanking you not by a man's decision to do so, but as a Spiritually induced into my heart one. Glad to say, May God bless you, my brother in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for the Bible study. I really am enjoying them. I am new at this and it is helping me to become familiar with God's Word. I never seriously looked at a Bible until last February. My son suggested I read the N.T. When I wound up in jail I asked my son to find a Bible study for me and he sent me yours. I've really learned a lot so far. I have decided to give my life to Jesus Christ, and I've found a new feeling of being whole, like a part of me has been missing, but now I'm complete. I'm 49 years old and it took my 23 year old son to open my eyes. I know the Bible makes it clear that the Father is supposed to lead his family to a life with Jesus, but this time, it was the son leading his father to Jesus. I've been truly blessed. I'm so proud of my son. When I get out of here I plan to follow in his footsteps.
I would like to again thank you very much for these wonderful studies. They are a great help to me in my daily time with God, to help guide me in my study of His flawless Word.
I am always thankful for the lessons sent to me. They are helpful. Please keep up your services for the Lord. You will be blessed by your work.
These studies are always a blessing. Keep your work going for the Lord!
I would like to say "thank you" for the study. I really needed it. It has brought me closer to God where I can spend more time with Him. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I truly believe that God is in my corner and I can't go wrong if I stay in His Word.
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