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Joy Prison Ministry is made up of a group of Christians from various denominational backgrounds who lay aside denominational differences, and unite with a common voice to share the love of Jesus Christ with the incarcerated populations.
We believe that the Bible is God’s holy Word and that it unfailingly reveals God’s plan for our lives and how to live out that plan, individually and corporately.
We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Spirit of God. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. In Christ is found both newness of life and the highest and clearest example for godliness. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of Joy Ministry is to reach those who are incarcerated with this gospel of Jesus Christ through prayer, preaching, teaching, testimonies, and loving deeds.
We believe that making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ which requires a strong focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote spiritual and emotional growth among the inmates, and also prepare them for their re-entry to the general public.
1 Corinthians 13
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a]but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.