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Study Overview | Paul's Letters from Prison

  • Aug 2023 Issue
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I am in chains for Christ.—Philippians 1:13

Can hardship be a blessing? Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn blessed prison for being in his life because of what he learned there. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul spoke of the unexpected gifts God gave him as a prisoner. His letters, written under dreadful circumstances, may surprise you with their spirit of joy and hope. Through this study, we hope you will:

  • Discover how God works through unlikely circumstances
  • Understand how we can follow God even in times of trouble
  • Witness the power of God to forever change lives and set us free

Your devotional author,
John Koessler

BY Dr. John Koessler

John Koessler is Professor Emeritus of Applied Theology and Church Ministries at Moody Bible Institute. John authors the “Practical Theology” column for Today in the Word of which he is also a contributing writer and theological editor. An award-winning author, John’s newest title is When God is Silent: Let the Bible Teach You to Pray (Kirkdale). Prior to joining the Moody faculty, he served as a pastor of Valley Chapel in Green Valley, Illinois, for nine years. He and his wife, Jane, now enjoy living in a lakeside town in Michigan.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: John Koessler, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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