Today I traveled around to many of the schools where I teach Released Time Bible Classes to deliver permission slips for the classes. I had some nice conversations with many secretaries and a principal or two as well. Please pray for these schools as they begin the new school year. I also ask that you would pray that many students will bring back signed permission slips so they can attend Released Time Bible Classes this year.
During the month of March the theme for Released Time Bible Classes has been, “God Gives Us Salvation.” It has been a privilege to teach the children that there is only one way to Heaven and that is through believing in Jesus Christ. This has been an exciting month with 17 children praying to receive Christ as Savior already and many more classes left to teach! Please pray for me as I teach the children. Please pray for the children as well! Thank you!
The theme for the month of February in the Released Time Bible Classes, is “God Gives Us A Ministry.” The lesson is from Luke 22:24-27 and John 13:1-17. I am telling the children about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet and how He gave them the example of being a servant. I talk with the children about how they can also follow the example of Jesus and have real JOY by putting “Jesus First, Others Second, Yourself Last”. We have had many new students join the classes this month. During my first class for the month 2 girls prayed to receive Jesus as Savior! Thank you for your prayers and support of this work.
Released Time Bible Classes have been going well this month. I am talking with the boys and girls about having victory over sin. Part of the lesson explains that what we allow into our minds through what we see and listen to affects what we say and do. If we “feed” the sinful nature, it will grow stronger. If we choose to look at and listen to things that please God, we will grow in Godliness. We are also talking about our bodies being temples and the Holy Spirit living in us to help us after we have received Jesus as Savior.
New children have come to class this month, so our numbers are growing. Nine children have prayed to receive Christ as Savior. It has been a good month so far!
I have been asked which schools in Calhoun County have Released Time Bible Classes. Below is the list if you are interested. They are taught by Al Ross and he does a great job. If your child attends one of these schools, you can ask for a permission slip in the school office, sign it and return it to the office and your child can attend.
Athens – East Leroy
Battle Creek – Endeavor Academy, Beadle Lake, Sonoma, Wattles Park, Minges Brook, Riverside, Westlake, Prairieview, Lakeview Middle School, LaMora Park, Valley View, Verona
Bronson – Anderson, Ryan
Coldwater – Jefferson, Lakeland, Max Larsen, Pansophia Academy
Homer – Fletcher, Middle
Jackson – Western Middle, Bean, Parma, Warner
Marshall – Harrington, Marshall Academy, Marshall Elementaries, Marshall Middle
Quincy – Middle, Jennings
Union City – Elementary, Middle
As I look back over the month of December, I am happy to report that 29 children prayed to receive Jesus as Savior during Released Time Bible Classes! There were also 5 children who talked with a helper about assurance of salvation. Please join me in praying for these children, that they will grow in their faith as they complete the follow up lessons and that those who do not attend church will get connected with a Bible believing church. I am looking forward to more opportunities to teach these children in 2017!