Category Archives: Prison letters

November 2 – Prison Letters – From Death to Life

Read Colossians 3:1-17 “…you were dead in your sins…”  “…God made you alive with Christ…” “…you died with Christ…” (Col. 2:13, 20) Apart from the written revelation of God in Colossians 2 (with parallel ideas in Ephesians 2 and Romans 6), … Continue reading

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November 1 – Prison Letters – Move on to Transformation and Maturity!

Read Colossians 2:1-23 Paul wasn’t the only one trying to influence the Colossian believers.  Just as he, from a distance, prayed and wrote in order that they might be “complete in Christ” (1:28), so too, others were also trying to lead … Continue reading

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October 31 – Prison Letters – Stagnation not Allowed

Read Colossians 1:1-2:1 Have you ever received a personal letter or e-mail from a complete stranger?  Have you ever written a letter like that?  If so, it likely started out with something like, “You don’t know me but . . .” … Continue reading

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October 30 – Prison Letters – Fight the Right Battle in the Right Way

Read Ephesians 6:10-24 “A tragedy of this magnitude has to be someone’s fault!”  Those words, spoken by Mr. Wilson in the movie Dennis the Menace, reflect how many of us feel when we experience challenges in life.  We look for the person to … Continue reading

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October 29 – Prison Letters – Christian Relationships

Read Ephesians 5:21-6:10 Your relationship to Christ has bearing upon your human relationships.  Well, I should say that God has designed that Jesus followers relate to others differently than the mainstream of people.  Whether or not that really happens requires our … Continue reading

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October 28 – Prison Letters – Watch your step!

Read Ephesians 5:1-22 “Watch your step!” We use that instruction as people walk on ice, make their way across a cluttered floor, or navigate difficult terrain.  It is an admonition to carefully consider the placement of each foot.  With that statement, … Continue reading

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October 27 – Prison Letters – Life Change

Read Ephesians 4:1-32 I have two nephews and a niece that live in Arizona and Colorado.  Unfortunately, due to the distance, I don’t get to see them nearly as often as I would like.  Months and sometimes even years may fly … Continue reading

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