September - October 2014

In Obedience to 1 Peter 3:15

Robert an inmate at Sheridan Correctional Center began attending SOCPM Discipleship in July 2003 after the chaplain recommend it to him. At the conclusion of the recently completed ‘A Soldier’s Call to Know Sound Doctrine’ wrote me a sort letter expressing his gratitude of what SOCPM has been bringing to him personally. 

“I just wanted to write to you and give thanks for this pass class on doctrine. I really enjoyed it. The materials you made available I have studied and stored safely for later use. Honestly, I never got to get into C. H. Spurgeon or with his sermons before. Now, I'm honestly hooked on deep theology. I remember getting a copy of The Holiness of God by RC Sproul, I've studied a lot of Christian literature, but I feel like I finally got some meat in me, and my faith in God went to new heights,. Now I'm exploring R. C. Sproul, C. S. Lewis, C. H. Spurgeon, Lee Stroble, Paul Copan, etc. Then the John Newton book also help me understand the early church. I really appreciate you bringing the deep things of God to us and allowing us to understand it on our own. I'm really looking forward to this apologetics class, thanks for the videos study guides. I'm pretty stoked for this”

When God first gave the vision for SOCPM, it was to have discipleship that had a emphasis on theology. Dr. R. C. Sproul theologian and founder of Ligonier Ministries says he often hears people, “I don’t need all that doctrine — doctrine divides. All I need to know is Jesus.” Sproul replies “Well, who is Jesus? As soon as you start to answer that question,” Sproul observes, “you’re in theology.”

Recently SOCPM has started distributing the monthly magazine produced by Ligonier ‘Tabletalk.” In the first couple of months of distribution it has become the second most requested of four monthly publications SOCPM distributes. Only ‘Our Daily Bread’ (ODB) exceeds Tabletalk but ODB has been synonymous with prison devotions worldwide. Joesph, another Sheridan SOCPM student, recently commented after taking the latest edition of Tabletalk, “This stuff is really good, that name it claim it stuff, don’t need that” as he gave a shake of is head and a wave off with his hand.

Ispi Gloria, as SOCPM seeks God’s will in bringing sound doctrine and Bible teaching to jails and prisons.

Prison Slang

Doing the Dutch: Prison term for committing suicide.

Slang is from Inside Prison

The Number Is …

763 - The number of certificates issues to SOCPM students since August 2009


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