Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 11, 2010
Missionary Martyred in India
That reminds me of a story I read about a missionary in India last month who was constructing a new church when he was killed by an extremist anti-Christian group. He had gone to a nearby town to purchase materials for the final phase of construction but never
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 1, 2011
THE MARTYRS FOR CHRIST
James the son of Zebedee was beheaded in Jerusalem, the first of the apostles to die, during the Easter season in about the year A.D. 44.
Matthew was slain with the sword in a city in Ethiopia.
Mark was dragged through the streets of Alexandria until he expired.
Contributed by David Tack on Feb 25, 2012
THE 40 MARTYRS
"History knows them as the forty martyrs of Sebaste. They were soldiers in the famed Twelfth Legion of Rome’s imperial army, around A.D. 320. One day the captain informed his troops that Emperor Licinius had sent down an edict commanding all soldiers to offer a sacrifice to his
Devasahayam Pillai was the first Indian martyr to be beatified. He was born in Nilakandan Pillai (1712-1752) into a Hindu family in the Kingdom of Travancore. Pillai, an upper-caste Hindu nair convert to Christianity, was a member of the royal service and was close to King Marthanda Varma,
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
WHAT IS A MARTYR?
A Christian Martyr is one who: Chooses to suffer death rather than to deny Christ, or His work...Sacrifices something very important to further the Kingdom of God...Endures great suffering for Christian
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 16, 2002
The Martyrs of the Ecuador Mission
8 January 1956 (modified by sermon author)
In the dense rain-forests of Ecuador, on the Pacific side of the Andes Mountains, lives a tribe of Indians.
-They simply call themselves the “people” but their neighbor’s call them “savages”
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
They are known as the forty martyrs of Sebaste. In the famed Twelfth Legion of Rome’s imperial army there were forty soldiers who professed their faith in Jesus Christ. One day their captain informed them that Emperor Licinius had sent out an edict commanding all soldiers to offer sacrifice to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2009
HEAVEN'S ENOUGH FOR A MARTYR
John Bradford (1510-1555), wrote the following words less than five months before he was burned at the stake for preaching the gospel:
"I am assured that though I want here, I have riches there; though I hunger here, I shall have fullness there; though I faint here,
Contributed by Sam Cianchino on Jun 9, 2010
Christians & Jewish martyrs say; "I will die for what I believe".
A Muslim martyr says; "you
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 3, 2011
THE MAYOR'S MARTYR MAID
"I found one!"
The inquisitor held up a Bible and hollered out, "Bring in the mayor and his family. Someone is studying the Bible in this house!"
In the 16th century, Philip II sent the Duke of Alba to Flanders to stamp out the Protestants who insisted on reading
MEMORIAL DAY: REMEMBER THE MARTYRS
It’s honorable and fitting this morning we remember the sacrifice of our nation’s great veterans, who gave their lives on battlefields abroad and here at home. By some estimates, nearly 1.3 million Americans have shed their blood and died for freedom’s cause.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 10, 2008
"The term martyr (Greek μάρτυς martys "witness") is most commonly used today to describe an individual who sacrifices his life (or personal freedom) in order to further a cause or belief for many. Long ago, it initially signified a witness
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
"Charisma" magazine had an article on martyrs in the 1990s. For many contemporary Christians, the word "martyr" evokes images of ancient saints being torn apart by lions in a Roman coliseum. Yet martyrdom did not end with the fall of the Roman Empire, or with the collapse of Soviet Communism.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 25, 2006
"The Voice of the Martyrs’ New Book, IRAN: Desperate For God, Released
June 28, 2006
For decades, Iran has been a hotbed for terrorist activity. Little do most people know that Iran also houses the fastest-growing Muslim movement in the world: Muslims converting to Christianity. In IRAN:
Contributed by Gary Kins on Feb 7, 2003
St. Valentine - Valentinus -- Christian martyr, c270 A.D. --
"Valentine was the name of a young man who lived in Rome during reign of Claudius II when Christians were being persecuted. Although he was not a Christian, he helped them, but he was caught and put into prison. In prison he became a
Fox’s Book of Martyr’s tells us this about the following martyr’s in the 1st century:
i. Peter: Among many other saints, the blessed apostle Peter was condemned to death, and crucified, as some do write, at Rome; albeit some others, and not without cause, do doubt thereof. Hegesippus saith that
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Feb 12, 2007
Ghandi said “I could accept Jesus as a martyr, an embodiment of sacrifice, and a divine teacher, but not as the most perfect man ever born. His death on the cross was a great example to the world, but that there was anything
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 19, 2007
Muslim Martyrs A new UK study reveals 7% of the Muslims there believe suicide attacks on civilians can be justified. 13% regard recent Islamic suicide bombers as martyrs. If those percentages are similar in the U.S., there could be more than 500,000 people who feel that attacks on civilians could