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  • The Memorial Of A Martyr

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 204 ratings
     | 2,166 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 Marks Of A Martyr

    Contributed by Steven Kellett on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 21,136 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 Cry Of The Martyrs

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on Oct 20, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,261 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

  • Stephen The Witness And Martyr Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Feb 26, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,923 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 10, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 973 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

  • "Stephen: The 1st Christian Martyr"

    Contributed by Danny Moss on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 93 ratings
     | 8,072 views

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

    STEPHEN: THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYR Text: Acts 6:8-15 "And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Lib- ...read more

  • The Second Christian Martyr(Acts 6) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,105 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

  • 0812 Trinity Xii: Devil's Martyrs And Damnable Definitions Series

    Contributed by Mark Woolsey on Jul 27, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,081 views

    Explanation of "ministry of condemnation" and the "ministry of the Spirit". Why is anyone a marytr for the Devil?

    Sermon: Devil’s Martyrs and Damnable Definitions Text: II Cor 3:4-9 Mark 7:31-37 Where: Arbor House When: Sunday, August 29, 2004 Occasion: Trinity XII Who: Mark Woolsey I. Intro Do you know why the early Christian busnessmen had such a hard time? Because the lions kept eating up their ...read more

  • Heaven's Just A Stone's Throw Away Series

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,534 views

    The story of the first Christian martyr

    The story of the first Christian martyr The kingdom of Heaven is at Hand - it is always a stone’s throw away Life is short - to live like Stephen you must: Decide before you go through tough times how you will act and what you will say AC 6:8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and ...read more

  • Standing As Dead Man Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 3, 2007
     | 1,069 views

    This message is the first in a series based on the "Martyr’s Oath", and is meant to challange believer’s to live more dedicated to Christ

    THE MARTYR’S OATH Standing As A Dead Man Romans 6:1-11 INTRODUCTION: In India there is a Bible Institute run by Dr. Samuel Thomas – a modern day hero of the Christian faith. Each year this Bible Institute has a commencement ceremony where students who have finished their studies are together ...read more

  • Can You Imagine?

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,222 views

    A sermon for International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

    (Show video clip for International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.) It wasn’t long after the church’s first Pentecost that the first follower of Christ was martyred for his faith. With furious opponents gathered around him, Stephen “looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God.” (Acts ...read more

  • A Death In The Family

    Contributed by Michael Treston on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,532 views

    Martyrs for jesus come in many shapes and forms

    The scripture we read this morning is quite a grim text isn’t it, but in the eastern orthodox church they use this same scripture to celebrate the end of the Christmas story. In that church, they have set aside the 29th of December as a holy day. A holy day where they commemorate the lives of ...read more

  • Saint Stephen

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 7, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 12,592 views

    What is God saying to our church through the first Christian Martyr, Stephen?

    Acts 6-7 Saint Stephen Boxing day – the day after Christmas, the day you recover, sit on the couch and sip something that goes plop, plop, fizz, fizz. Boxing day – the day that, just incase you haven’t had enough of the malls, and you credit cards aren’t quite topped up, you go to the stores ...read more

  • Come And Follow Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,027 views

    What did Jesus really call the disciples to when he asked them to follow?

    Come and Follow May 11, 2008 Me: Influences in my life that I have followed: Coach Cates- hitting Gary Stanley- Speaking Bill Walthall- Serving You: who has influenced you? Who do you follow? Where are you following them? God: Today we are going to look at a story from the life ...read more

  • The Battle Of The Blood

    Contributed by Jason Frazier on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,868 views

    Talks about martyrs & the things that the blood brings: responsibility, sacrifice, justice, protection & life

    The Battle of the Blood TEXT: Hebrews 11:32-12:4 In the scriptures, you can see 3 major points of Jesus ministry: (1) Christ will have a church in this world; (2) His church will be mightily attacked; (3) None of the devil’s attacks will destroy it. The portion of Scripture in Hebrews begins ...read more