Loving Those in Prison

Trish Duggan

In this episode, OPC minister, Lowell Ivey, joins host David Nakhla to talk about the significance of ministry to those in prison, specifically to the surprisingly large number who are in the family of God. Lowell talks about the importance of a Reformed approach to prison ministry and points out the profound void that mature believers in prison often feel when they are not engaged in regular interaction with fellow believers. He stresses that regular contact with Christ's church is vital for inmates and suggests that deacons can serve an important leadership role to their churches in this ministry.

Lowell highlights the importance of viewing inmates as our neighbors. He reflects on the ministry of the saints as depicted in Matthew 25:40, "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." We, too, need to serve these incarcerated brothers and sisters and support them and their families through this important ministry of mercy.

Learn about the profound impact of family visits and letters on inmates' lives as Lowell shares his personal experiences of spiritual growth through correspondence with a mentor pastor. Listen to get a glimpse of the path on which the Lord led him from inmate to preacher of the Gospel.

This episode is essential listening for anyone interested in finding out more about the powerful impact of loving those behind bars.

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