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  • The Marks Of A Martyr

    Contributed by Steven Kellett on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 21,341 views

    Three characteristics of Stephen - the first Christian Martyr - that should be true of all believers.

    One dark January evening in 1944 Bruce Porterfield sat down in his home in Lansing, Michigan, to read the paper after a hard day’s work. The story of how five missionaries had presumably been killed by Stone-Age Indians in Bolivia caught his attention. That evening he committed himself to follow in ...read more

  • The Memorial Of A Martyr

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 204 ratings
     | 2,223 views

    A message for Memorial Day

    The Memorial of a Martyr Selected Passages from Acts Focus text Acts 7:54-8:1 May 28, 2000 Introduction I. The purpose of Memorial Day A. The start of Memorial Day 1. Henry Welles – Waterloo, NY: Day to honor the patriotic dead of the Civil War. The first appeal was ignored. 2. Welles ...read more

  • The Cry Of The Martyrs

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on Oct 18, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,336 views

    Week 16 in a Wednesday evening study through the book of Revelation

    WEEK 16 “ The Cry of the Martyrs” Date: October 2, 2002 Place: Allendale Baptist Church Text: Revelation 6: 9-11 Introduction As we looked last week, we saw what is the beginning of the Great Tribulation. The 1st seal was opened and the white horse is seen with the rider we said is the ...read more

  • The Martyr's Testimony Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,911 views

    God is very good at confusing us and leaving our heads in a spin, but He knows what He is doing, even if we can’t figure it out. But eventually his plan becomes clear, either in the distant future (eternity) or in retrospect (in this life).

    The Martyr’s Testimony (Acts 7:51-8:4) 1. According to an AP article yesterday (Nov. 8), "WASHINGTON – The nation’s jobless ranks zoomed past 10 million last month, the most in a quarter-century, as piles of pink slips shut factory gates and office doors to 240,000 more Americans with the ...read more

  • The Martyr's Mindset

    Contributed by Samuel Sampson on Aug 27, 2018
     | 172 views

    We are not called to be martyrs in Christianity, but we are called to love God even to the point of readily giving up this temporal life if need be.

    —The Martyrs Mindset— "Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you."—Philippians 3:15 We find quite often nowadays in the news, stories like: —'3 men summarily executed by Saudi authorities for converting to ...read more

  • The Martyrs Of The End Times

    Contributed by Larry Wolfe on Jul 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,526 views

    A look at the martyrs in the book of Daniel and the Revelation

    The Martyrs Throughout the history of the faithful, martyrdom was prevalent as “Foxes Book of Martyrs” accurately chronicles, for the Church of Jesus Christ has experienced an almost countless number of saints being put to death for their unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. ...read more

  • Stephen The Witness And Martyr Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Feb 21, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,034 views

    Stephen is a model for us of a Holy Spirit directed witness.

    Stephen the Witness and Martyr Acts 6:8—8:1 Intro: There is a Conspiracy of Silence in so many churches… Thinking that we can merely live good Christian lives as our witness, without telling people the why: telling about Jesus Christ. God’s acts have always needed explanation to be clear. ...read more

  • The First Pentecostal Martyr Series

    Contributed by Gerald Van Horn on Sep 8, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,020 views

    The church was growing very fast and with it came problems. The Holy Spirit has the answer.

    THE BOOK OF ACTS - LESSON # 12 “The First Pentecostal Martyr” Acts 6:1-15 The church is growing. Amid great results came a great problem. God has the answer. God has prepared Spirit filled men, gifted men, to solve the situation. Through the centuries, God has always placed gifted ...read more

  • A Beatific Vision, And A Martyr's Death

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Apr 18, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    Stephen's message and martyrdom. The church's witness.

    A BEATIFIC VISION, AND A MARTYR’S DEATH Acts 7:55-60 This chapter contains Stephen’s retelling of Israel’s history, highlighting their resistance against God, and their unfair treatment of His messengers. It began with the members of the council looking steadfastly at him, and seeing his face ...read more

  • Martyr Missionaries Of Brazil

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 7, 2018
     | 511 views

    Inacio and his companions continue their witness, but now to hundreds of scuba divers.

    Thursday of the 14th Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution “No gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff.” It sounds like a scene from the luggage carrel at an airport I flew into a couple of decades ago. But it’s the ...read more

  • The Wisdom Of God And The Witness Of Martyrs

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 1, 2018
     | 368 views

    The wisdom of every age considers the Catholic faith a folly. The only promise Christ made about this life is that we would be blessed through the agency of persecution.

    Thursday of the 22nd Week in Course 2018 St. Donatian of Africa The wisdom of any secular age considers the Christian faith to be folly. The reason for this is that the wisdom of a given secular age is focused on how to attain pleasure, status or power. It is essentially centered on the ...read more

  • The Second Christian Martyr(Acts 6) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,265 views

    This is an exposition of the passage on Stephen who was the first martyr.

    INTRODUCTION We all need heros - those who would embody and be incarnate examples of that which is true, good, and beautiful. Who are your heros? Athanasisus, Luther, Calvin, William Wallace, Theodore Roosevelt, Rambo? We need heros. Today we consider the hero, Stephen. Remember that the Word ...read more

  • "Stephen: The 1st Christian Martyr"

    Contributed by Danny Moss on Jan 5, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 8,291 views

    This message examines the life and influence of Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

  • The North American Martyrs And Cultural Relativism Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 17, 2009
     | 1,489 views

    Proper cultural exchange among nations is even more important than economic; we must have profound respect for the whole human person when cultures interact.

    October 19, 2009 The North American Martyrs Caritas in Veritate The coincidence of the Feast of the North American Martyrs with article 26 of Pope Benedict’s encyclical brings to mind an historical reality connected with the European settlement of America. During the sixteenth and seventeenth ...read more

  • Love Your Haters

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 26, 2014
    based on 14 ratings
     | 20,410 views

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