Captive’s Corners

Helpful thoughts on troubling questions, edited by incarcerated Set Free Ministries workers at Potosi Correctional Center in Missouri.

The Sunday Morning Meeting

Christ loved the church so much that He purchased it with His own blood. Therefore, motivated by love for our Savior, we should want to present a faithful witness to the great Scriptural truths concerning His church (His body) in all ways as a local assembly and especially as we … [Read more...]

The Spirit’s Baptism, Filling, and Anointing

The baptism with the Spirit and the filling with the Spirit are two distinct works. The baptism with the Spirit that is referred to by Christ as yet future and which occurred in the New Testament is distinctly a New Testament experience. You can read what John the Baptist … [Read more...]

The Sinner Who Believes Is Saved

Sadly, God’s plan for man to be saved is often miscommunicated because one or two verses of Scripture are taken out of their context and used independently of the rest of God’s word to say something they were never intended to say. Romans 10:9-13 is such an example of a passage. … [Read more...]

The Sabbath and Christian Holidays

The Sabbath is a rest day. Normally every seventh day is a Sabbath, for in six days God created the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day He rested. See Genesis 1:1-2:3 with Exodus 20:8- 11. However, other "Rest Days" were given to the nation of Israel and included in … [Read more...]

The Promised Prophet

God has not remained silent. He desires to be known by us. To fulfill such a purpose He raised up prophets who spoke to men, His Words, concerning Himself and His purpose for them and for us today. Moses was one such prophet. Moses was somewhat unique as a prophet in that he also … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Baptism

Here is a summary of what I see the meaning of baptism to be: First of all, baptism is an act of obedience to our Lord. This becomes clear if you study Matthew 28:18-20 with Acts 10:47-48. Baptism is also an act of identification with Christ in His death - Romans 6:1-6. This is a … [Read more...]

The Harder the Training the Stronger the Soldier

In light of the fact that the believer has been created by God, purchased by the blood of Christ, and given unsearchable riches in Christ, his chief aim and purpose is to glorify God in all he does, all he has (including time, resources, and talent), and in every lot of his life … [Read more...]

The Challenge of Forgiving Yourself

To forgive includes no longer harboring anger or resentment for wrongs done. Forgiveness comes in many forms. Some strive to forgive others because they feel in their heart this is the best method of coping. Others request forgiveness because they know the sorrow of living with … [Read more...]

Temptation and the Origin of Evil

It is correct to say that God made all things and knows all things. However, God did not create evil. To understand temptation, you must understand that there are wills that are in revolt in this creation which God has made. Temptation involves the issue of who we choose to … [Read more...]

Suicide – the Devil’s Strategy

Have you ever thought about taking your own life? In the past few decades there has been an alarming rise in teen suicides. Next to accidents and drug related killings, suicide is the major cause of death among young people. Alarming isn’t it! At a time when life is so new and … [Read more...]