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St. Augustine Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith DVD

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John Bunyan spends his days in prison, separated from his wife and children. Living in the cold, stone cell is the price he pays for going against the established state religion. If only he would agree to stop preaching, John could walk out a free man! Why does he choose to stay in jail, and how will he serve his Lord in this wretched place? Find out in this episode of The Torchlighters.

The Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for ages 8 to 12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When Kids see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him.

Special DVD Features: 

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • Fascinating documentary with additional information on Bunyan's life, filmed at the Bunyan Museum in England
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with four complete lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more
  • The Pilgrim's Progress board game (in PDF), based on John Bunyan's best-selling book

When six-year-old John Wesley is miraculously saved from his family’s burning home, web his mother is certain that God has a great purpose for the boy’s life. John will later refer to himself as a “brand plucked from the burning” (Zechariah 3:2)., and as a young adult devotes himself to strict Christian discipline and a life of service.

John prays, fasts, studies, and serves with great zeal. He becomes a priest in the Church of England and helps found the Holy Club in Oxford, a group devoted to following strict Christian discipline and evangelizing prisoners. He even heads to Georgia with big plans to whip the American colonists of Savannah and Frederica into shape and evangelize the Native Americans as well.

But through it all, John finds his faith is lacking and peace elusive. Not only is he afraid of death, but he is also afraid he has missed his supposed calling, especially when his time in America ends in disgrace and defeat after only two years.

Dejected and discouraged, John walks into a Bible study one evening at the suggestion of his friend, Moravian Peter Böhler. Here John’s eyes are opened to a new concept—salvation by grace and trust in Christ. John soon finds the peace he so desires, and his life’s purpose is becoming clear.

But John’s new message is not welcomed in many Church of England parishes, so he joins his old friend George Whitefield in preaching in the open air. This unheard of act further estranges John from the Church of England. With his new message of free grace for all, alongside a continuing commitment to strict spiritual discipline and good works, John’s ministry expands rapidly, bringing much relief to oppressed laborers in rural England. John, his brother Charles, George Whitefield, and others go on to found the Methodist movement, which will flourish both in England and in America.

 

The John Wesley Story Features

  • English and Spanish languages and subtitles.
  • 55-minute documentary on Wesley.
  • Comprehensive leader’s guide in PDF.
  • Reproducible student handouts in PDF.

Corrie ten Boom and her family repair broken clocks and watches. But as the evil of World War II sweeps through their city, viagra order a new kind of “watch” comes to their care: an innocent Jewish baby, information pills desperately needing protection from the cruelty of the Nazi invaders. How will the ten Booms keep this baby and many others out of harm’s way, and what will be the cost of serving God amidst unthinkable evils? When faith is tested, hope is tried, and love is strained, will Corrie’s God prevail? This gripping episode of the Torchlighters is an amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

 

The Corrie ten Boom Story Features

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles?
  • Corrie ten Boom: A Faith Undefeated, a 55-minute documentary
  • Comprehensive leader’s guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more

Bright young Augustine thinks his mother's religion is foolishness. With his "superior" intellect to guide him, viagra he sneaks away from home and ventures to a new life in the city of Rome. Soon Augustine finds himself in an important position as "The Voice of The Emperor," with the life of luxury he's always wanted. When the empire decides to take over one of Milan's Christian basilicas, Augustine prepares to give the speech of a lifetime, one that will slow the rising tide of Christianity's influence. With his devout mother and the unwavering Bishop Ambrose on one side and angry, armed soldiers on the other, Augustine discovers he must choose whom he will serve.

The Augustine Story Features

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles?
  • Documentary on Augustine
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more

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