Theology Matters, (In Prisons Too)
Is a Prisoner Worthy of Prison Ministry?
In recent preparing for a preaching on Luke 7:36-50 at my church God gave me a new insight into Jesus forgiving the prostitute. I share it in a blog posting "Is a Prisoner Worthy of Prison Ministry?"
SOCPM @ Doctrine and Devotion
New Covenant Bible Church | Saint Charles, IL | April 20 - 21, 2018
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries is a holistic, faith-based, non-denominational ministry connecting incarcerated men and women with partner ministries, churches, community and private organizations, and individuals to provide discipleship resources, educational resources, and post-prison ministry services.
All are broken and in need of our Savior Jesus Christ but if we are to live lives that bring glory to God, thus allowing us to enjoy Him, we need the Holy Spirit to transform us by the renewing of our hearts and minds. Soldiers of Christ believes two key areas where the incarcerated need the transforming work of the Holy Spirit are personal discipleship and spiritual leadership of the home.
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries is a ministry vessel for the glory of God in pursuit of these transformations is currently teaching two programs in the jails and prisons; Personal Discipleship and Christian Living. As God’s will is revealed and the ministry grows, it is planned to adapt and expand to teach additional curriculums.
Bringing the Gospel to prisoners and provide holistic discipleship through the teaching of sound theology and doctrine both during and after incarceration.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16–17 [ESV])
To see prisoners and former prisoners with renewed hearts and minds glorifying God and sharing Christ with others.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 [ESV])
If someone was to ask one who professes to be Christian ‘what is Biblical Theology?’ The majority would respond with shrugs or with words that be best described as a tap dance.
Ask What is Systematic Theology?, or basic things like repentance, sanctification or even the Gospel and sadly the majority of the answers would not be biblically sound. 2 Timothy 4:3 warns us of the days where many who profess Christ, will no very little about, God The Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Ask anything beyond the surface of what they believe and why they believe it and one would hear the truth of 2 Timothy 4:3.
SOCPM’s Mission in the jails and prisons is to teach sound biblical Christian doctrine through sound biblical Christian theology. SOCPM extends the SOCPM mission to you, make 2018 the year that if you profess Christ, just what is you profess beyond ‘I love Jesus’
You say I don’t need doctrine just divides. God’s Word says otherwise. 1 Peter 3:15, 1 Timothy 6:3-5, 2 Timothy 4:2-4, Titus 1:9, 2:4.
There any many, many more teachings of God’s when studied go beyond the shallow water of claiming to love Jesus. Loving Jesus is just tapping you toe in the ocean and then claim you’ve swam the seven seas
Swim the seven seas and beyond by going going deep into God’s Word. Begin by following Doctrine and Devotion. SOCPM will seek to have you going deep by pushing you through posts that will take you to various teachings of great theologians throughout the history of the Christian Church. The truth behind it is, ‘Theology matters’