Welcome to the healing workshop
When I started to write these short talks I had Prison Ministry in mind and the use of Christian Radio to reach both serving and released prisoners. However, I very soon realised that much of the content turned out to be relevant to everybody: not just prisoners.
Yes, most of the talks do focus upon the many problems that prisoners face in their everyday lives but we each need to realise that we are all also are serving time as prisoners within ourselves.
Every one of us, to use a well used expression from the transport business, have become ‘Damaged Goods’; some more than others. What I mean by this is that during our early years we have each been damaged within ourselves to some degree or other due to our childhood circumstances.
We have each been moulded by the bad and good experiences we have lived through, by the disappointments we have faced and wrong choices that we’ve made.
So, as well as needing God’s forgiveness, each of us also needs deliverance and healing from who we have become. But we can’t fix ourselves, that would be like asking a broken computer to fix itself.
However, the Good News is that ‘Damaged Goods’ (however bad) can be repaired by the greatest healer of all, Jesus. Such healing comes from learning new truths, not only about Jesus, but also about ourselves. Truths that perhaps you reader have never heard before and yet could well help you on your journey through this life.
St Paul wrote in his letter to the Christians who lived in Rome at that time - ‘Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’ - Romans Chapter 12 verse 2 (NIV Bible)
Having realised the problem lay in the renewal of the mind I wrote a series of ‘talks’ to try to bring healing to those people, who, often due to past bad experiences, find it difficult to even consider looking at the Good News of the Gospel. Examples are ‘Unheathy Shame’ and ‘The Mystery of Suffering (2008 version)’ I have therefore, for the want of a better name, grouped them together under the title of ‘Blockers to the Good News’. Some other ‘talks’ have been grouped together under the title ‘Simple Basic Lessons’ and are aimed at correcting some of the many ‘Misunderstandings’ that are so easy to pick up during earlier lived experiences or in accepting wrong teaching. Examples are ‘What is love?’ and ‘Who am I?’(2008 version) (Click any of these titles for a short cut)
Two other Prison Ministry Web sites of mine are also available
The first www.jesuslovesprisoners.co.uk has recently had a major overhaul and now is more of an advert for the Booklet ‘Jesus Loves Prisoners’ that has been printed. It contains details of how a copy can be obtained from United Christian Broadcasters here in the UK
The other www.meetwithjesus.co.uk explores the Christian faith in more detail
This current update of Jesus Renews Prisoners was made on - 12 Feb 2015
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