MAKE YOUR OWN APPLICATION:
by Michael Newnham
Make Your Own Application is a series of unique 40-day devotionals that will challenge you, encourage you, and cause you to think. They are based on Michael’s weekly TGIF posts made over the years.
In Book 1- CATS, KIDS, and CHRIST– you will discover the spiritual lessons to be found in the most ordinary events in life, from parenting to caring for a sick cat, from sharing your faith to facing the loss of a job. Experience this very different devotional and, of course, make your own application…
In Book 2- WORK, WOES, and WISDOM– you will discover the spiritual lessons to be found in every-day life, from your job to your church community, from hard times and financial setback to experiencing intimacy with our Lord. Explore this very different devotional and, of course, make your own application…
In Book 3- LOVE, LIFE, and LEGACY– you will explore the spiritual lessons to be found in normal life, things like caring for an old pet, facing uncertain times, and loving your kids. Enjoy this very different devotional and, of course, make your own application…
by Duane W. Arnold
“What would you die for?” It is one of the ultimate questions, as we all treasure our lives. Yet, here they are, those who sacrificed their lives for something unseen. Christians who through the centuries have died for their faith and have left to us their prayers. From Stephen who died beneath the walls of Jerusalem in the first century to a young Iranian Christian shot in Tehran in 1981, they continue to speak to us even in their death.
We live in an age of uncertainty, spiritual pluralism and, in much of the western world, material excess. The prayers of the martyrs come to down through the centuries to challenge our assumptions and the “comfortable Christianity” so often delivered from pulpits and television screens week by week. These prayers remind us of the worthiness of Christ and the costliness of the Gospel.
We are humbled by the commitment shown and the price paid. We are encouraged by their honesty and their grace. We are inspired by their vision.
Martyrs’ Prayers comes to remind us and challenge us in our faith.