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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sabbath Sermon: Prison Ministry in the Bible

Main Text: Hebrews. 13:3

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are mistreated as if you were being mistreated.

King James Bible
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

2009: Visited Prisons
Isanga – Dodoma
Mkuza – Kibaha, Pwani
Kigongoni – Bagamoyo, Pwani
Ubena – Pwani
Mkono wa Mara – Morogoro
Mtego wa Simba – Morogoro
Kingolwira – Morogoro

2010 – One New Prison

Resources Needed (1)
Clothes (New or Second hand)
Petroleum jelly
Soap bars
Sandals
Fuel
Transport
Workers

Resources Needed (2)
Bibles
Voice of Prophecy Studies Materials
Bible Study Guides (Quarterlies)
Video Tapes, CDs (spiritual songs)
Spiritual books e.g.
Steps to Christ
Great Conflict
Desire of Ages etc.

Prisoner Feelings
*LONELINESS
During the day they keep busy
During the night they cry
*ANGER
Rejection
Friends
Family
Colleagues
Churches??

Why Go To Prisons?
There are God’s people in prison needing fellowship, assistance and encouragement while working for salvation of others.

There are bad people whom Jesus wants us to give good news and encouragement for them to make a choice.

JOSEPH (Gen. 39:21-23)
NAME: JOSEPH JACOB
AGE: 17-18 Years
GENDER: Male
TRIBE: Hebrew
JOB: Overseer Potiphar’s House
CHARGE: Attempted Rape
PENALTY: Death
STATUS: No Bail, Dangerous
SOCIETY OUTLOOK: Contempt/guilty
GOD’S OUTLOOK: Innocent, God’s obedient servant

PAUL AND SILAS (Acts 16:)
NAME: PAUL AND SILAS
AGE: Adults
GENDER: Male
TRIBE/CITIZENSHIP: Hebrew/Romans
JOB: Tent Maker/Evangelists
CHARGE: Troublemakers in the city
PENALTY: Whips, Imprisonment
STATUS: No Bail, Dangerous
SOCIETY OUTLOOK: Contempt/guilty
GOD’S OUTLOOK: Innocent, God’s obedient servant,souls to save

Thursday Night (Luke 23)
Prayers on Mount Olive
Disciples sleeping
Jesus arrested (prisoner)
Peter follows from afar

Friday (Luke 23)
Jesus taken to Elders Council
Jesus taken to Pilate
Jesus condemned
Barabbas released
Jesus crucified between two criminals (prisoners)
One criminal converted

2010

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR JESUS?

© Sermon preached at Magomeni SDA Church on 20 February 2010 by Elder Christopher Kadio

2 comments:

  1. May God bless you preacher. Actually, we have not only plan for prisoners but to act in this year.

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  2. Fight the good fight.

    I too am a prison minister.

    We fight for their (prisoner) joy.

    God prevails with victory in their hearts!!

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