Monday, 16 April 2007

Alpha in Prisons

Having attended a presentation by Alpha to introduce Alpha in Prisons, I am reminded firstly of the strength of the Alpha Programme. It has successfully been used by thousands around the world to introduce many more thousands to the Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!

Now apply that success to the immense population of the world behind bars. Can't you just see the potential for the Kingdom of God? I can too. They reported tonight that recidivism in the UK has a real potential to diminish by near 40% for those who complete the course. That's worth a shout of praise to the Lord. I do know that the gospel of Jesus Christ will set any prisoner free no matter where they're incarcerated or for how long.

Psalms 146:7 (AMP)
7 Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets free the prisoners,


Evie Sears said...

A speaker at our Adult Rehabilitation Center recently reminded our guys (most of whom are in our program in lieu of prison) that they "can't out-sin the grace of God." Thank God for that.

Larry said...

Thanks for this reminder of our Lord's mission to set the captives free. I see you becoming more Aussie in nature (programme?) When in Rome... or Melbourne.