God At Work Through IM

Opening Doors During a National Crisis

Opening Doors During a National Crisis

Wow! God has certainly been busy turning evil into good during this national health crisis! While most of us have been sequestered in our homes by government restrictions, God has blessed one of our volunteers with a unique opportunity to serve at a county jail. Having been deemed an essential worker by the jail where he volunteers, Luke has been able to minister to a fledgling group of Christians, and God has been busy pouring out his blessings.

GraceLinks

GraceLinks

In Acts 16, the Word of God tells us that the Holy Spirit twice prevented Paul and his co-workers from going where they wanted to go to share God’s Word with people. For this reason, Paul went to Troas where, one night, he received a vision of a man urging him to come to Macedonia to share God’s Word with the people of northern Greece. So, that’s what Paul did.

Balancing the Broom

Balancing the Broom

Simon was wrestling with a Bible passage from class: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:13).

First Day In Heaven

First Day In Heaven

Twenty years ago, when I began serving as a chaplain for Institutional Ministries, I met a fellow Christian named Wayne, who was incarcerated at Waupun Correctional Institution.

Old Wounds

Old Wounds

Sharing the Word of God with the institutionalized can sometimes take us to unforeseen places, where traumatized souls suffer from old wounds that have never fully healed. Such was the journey I recently found myself embarking upon with some women at the county jail.

"The Fruit of the Spirit is... Joy."

"The Fruit of the Spirit is... Joy."

Like other emotions, joy is often evident in what someone says or does. And sometimes, you can actually see the joy in another person’s heart and soul

Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.