“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17).

When invited to speak in prisons, someone inevitably asks if it makes me nervous doing so. My response is, “I am no more nervous speaking to these prisoners than the ones I speak to every Sunday.” Whether it’s a sin, a burden, a condition, an attitude, or the past, everyone is held captive by something that restrains and keeps them from embracing fully the life that is to be experienced in Christ Jesus. The gospel is the key that opens the door to liberation and freedom. The tragedy is that many have become comfortable in the jail cell and have a greater fear of what lies outside the walls they have built for themselves.

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