Martureo - A Living Martyr

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

Hello, Welcome to my blog! My name is Matthew and God has called me to expound on and spread the Word through preaching, teaching, and writing. I like to think of myself as a martureo. What is a martureo? It is a witness; the same word used in Acts 1:8 as seen above. Martureo is also the word from which we have derived the English word martyr; a martyr is one who gives his life for a cause. Typically when we think of giving our life for something, we think of dieing, but living wholeheartedly for a cause is often more difficult and more effective. My goal is to give my life completely for the cause of Christ. For this reason I consider myself a Living Martyr.

This blog is simply a way for me to share with you what God is sharing with me. It is titled Thought's of a Living Martyr, but my hope is that the thoughts will come directly from the Holy Spirit, into the internet, to influence your life and your search after God. Please join in this journey with me, as Paul said, "follow after me, as I follow after Christ". My prayer is that no matter how often you follow, you will be touched by the spirit of God and inspired to live like Christ wants you to live.

If you do not yet have a relationship with Jesus or an understanding of the Gospel then please visit my page What is the Gospel. Also visit my page Living Martyr Ministries to get a better understanding of the heart my wife and I have for ministry.

Contact Matthew for speaking or service opportunities by email at My wife and I will prayerfully consider every invitation.