I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Three Things Jesus Did
“Here are three things Jesus did while I was at BCS for four years,” says Benjamin Jensen, who just completed a Master of Divinity degree:
1) Through wise and godly teachers, I was shown not only what the Bible says, but how to read it well for myself. Like that old adage: "Give a man a verse, and he'll be fed for a day. Teach a man to read the Word, and he'll be full for a lifetime (and beyond)."
2) My heart was knit together in love with my brothers in Christ (Colossians 2:2). They will be lifelong friends, which is a rare diamond in our self-absorbed world.
3) I believe now, more than ever in my life, that the gospel of Jesus Christ is beautiful and powerful and life-giving, and that it affects EVERYTHING.
In short, I learned much knowledge, yes, and that is good. But more significant: By the grace of God, I learned love.