Stories of Christian martyrs are the best stories there are. At youth camp or around a campfire at night, there is nothing more inspiring.
(Jump straight to the stories below)
You should learn these stories, put them in your own words, and tell them with passion.
They matter even to God …
In the past, when history was primarily preserved by grandfathers and storytellers around the campfire, everyone's favorites were the stories of brave warriors.
Christian martyrs are our mighty warriors.
Christians are not physically violent people. Our kingdom is from heaven (John 18:36), and our warfare is with "principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in the heavens" (Eph. 6:12).
This does not mean our weapons are not real. Our weapons are real, and they overthrow the world.
Martyrdom was the Christian's primary method of warfare, and stories of Christian martyrs were met not with mourning, but with triumph.
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