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  • Remember, Lest We Forget

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 19, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,795 views

    This message encourages us to not only remember those who have died to preserve our country’s freedom, but also to remember the One who suffered and died to set us free from the law of sin and death, providing us with eternal forgiveness and salvation.

    REMEMBER, LEST WE FORGET Text: Ps.103: 2 Intro: Tomorrow we celebrate Memorial Day. It is a day set aside by our nation to remember and honor all who have paid the ultimate price to preserve and maintain our freedom. It is certainly befitting that we should honor those brave men and ...read more

  • Zacchaeus: A Sinner In A Sycamore

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 19, 2004
    based on 115 ratings
     | 19,500 views

    The biblical account of Zacchaeus is far more than an exciting tale to be told to children in Sunday School. This wonderful story is packed with theological truth concerning sinners, the Savior, and salvation.

    ZACCHAEUS—A SINNER IN A SYCAMORE Text: Luke 19:1-10 Intro: I could ask almost any child present today to tell me the story of Zacchaeus and receive a pretty detailed account. Perhaps this story is so popular with children because it involves one of their favorite activities—climbing ...read more

  • Hannah's Mourning For Motherhood

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 6, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,844 views

    The story of Hannah is not only a wonderful account and illustration of what motherhood should be about, but also pictures the type of passion that all God’s children should demonstrate in their service for the Lord.

    HANNAH’S MOURNING FOR MOTHERHOOD Text: I Sam.1: 1-10 Intro: “No one deserves a special day all to herself more than today’s Mom. A cartoon showed a psychologist talking to his patient: ‘Let’s see,’ he said, ‘You spend 50 percent of your energy on your job, 50 percent on your husband and ...read more

  • Tracing The Steps Of Tragedy

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 6, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 950 views

    The path to sin follows a generally predictable pattern, yet man never seems to notice the signposts along the way. This message seeks to point out the natural progression that the path of sin follows, so that the child of God can be aware and alert.

    TRACING THE STEPS OF TRAGEDY Text: Gen.3: 1-7 Intro: Tragedies are certainly not strangers to our world. We hear about them every day. Tragedy is no respecter of persons, places, positions, or possessions. No one, no matter what his or her station in life, is exempt from ...read more

  • The Day God Filled The House

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 1, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 7,474 views

    We often give lip-service to the presence of God in our church services, but tend to recognize and focus on everything except God. If God is to fill the house of worship with His presence, He must be the supreme focus of all we do there.

    The Day God Filled The House Text: II Chron.5: 13 & 14 Intro: Our text gives us the exciting account of the dedication of Solomon’s temple. This temple was the fulfillment of a promise made by God to King David. David had desired to build a permanent dwelling place for the ark of ...read more

  • The Faith That God Favors

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 64 ratings
     | 9,026 views

    Biblical faith always has God as it’s objective and focus. Therefore the type of faith that God favors is a faith that trusts God for the impossible, then persists in that godly trust until the provision is realized.

    THE FAITH THAT GOD FAVORS Text: Matt.9: 29; Matt.15: 28 Intro: What kind of faith does God favor? The obvious answer to that question is, “Real faith.” However, faith is as much a matter of cultivation as it is choice. Though faith begins with one’s choice to trust God, it is ...read more

  • What We Need Now

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,774 views

    What we need now is for God to give us: I. Renewed Vision, II. Renewed Vitality, and III. Renewed Victory.

    What We Need Now Text: Ps.84: 11, 12; Ps.86: 6, 11 Intro: The writer of Psalm 84 concludes that psalm with some very encouraging thoughts. In verse 11, he compares God to the sun, by saying that, “God, like the chief heavenly body in the physical realm, is the sole source of all our ...read more

  • The Rise And Fall Of King Uzziah

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
    based on 57 ratings
     | 53,494 views

    This message shows the sad decline of a king who began by following God, but ended up forsaking God.

    THE RISE AND FALL OF KING UZZIAH Text: II Chron.26: 4, 5, 16a Intro: The biblical account of King Uzziah is a classic example of what happens to a man who gets too big for his spiritual britches. Uzziah’s ascension to the throne had no doubt filled the hearts of the people of Judah with ...read more

  • Lot, The Loser

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 6,618 views

    Lot’s choices in life turned him into a spiritual loser. His losses wound up being far greater than he could have ever imagined.

    LOT, THE LOSER Text: II Pet.2: 7, 8 Intro: As I gave the title of this message, you may have thought it a little unkind. However, the point of that title was not unkindness, but to simply encapsulate the overall outcome of Lot’s life. In a very real sense, Lot lost everything of ...read more

  • America's Choice: Repentance Or Retribution

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,260 views

    I believe God is offering much the same call to decision He offered to Israel: Repentance or Retribution.

    AMERICA’S CHOICE: REPENTANCE OR RETRIBUTION Text: Isa.1: 16-20 Intro: As one reads the first chapter of the book of Isaiah he will not find God’s people in a very promising situation. The Northern Kingdom, called, Israel, had undergone a long succession of ungodly kings, which had led ...read more

  • Remembering The Resurrection

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,275 views

    This message seeks to show what a vitally important event the Resurrection was by showing some of the victories won because of its reality.

    REMEMBERING THE RESURRECTION Text: Luke 24: 1-9 Intro: I suppose it is befitting that Easter is the first holiday of spring. After all, spring is the season of the year when the earth begins to bud forth with new life. That is very much what Easter is all about. It is the ...read more

  • Desirable Desires

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,372 views

    Desires can be good or bad. This message suggest three godly desires that Christians need to have rekindled in their hearts.

    DESIRABLE DESIRES Text: Ps.27: 4; Ps.73: 24 Intro: Paul the apostle dealt with the same “tug of war” from his desires that we deal with from ours. Speaking of the bodily appetites, Paul said, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have ...read more

  • The Thrilling Transformation Of A Tragedy

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 137 ratings
     | 18,871 views

    The biblical account of a man born lame gives us a vivid illustration of the spiritual transformation that takes place when a lost sinner accepts the free gift of salvation by faith.

    The Thrilling Transformation Of A Tragedy Text: Acts 3: 6 & 7 Intro: It seems that our world is full of tragedy. We hear countless stories every week of tragedies that have taken place all over the planet. So many in fact, the disaster has to be pretty extraordinary to hold our ...read more

  • The Folly Of Spiritual Fools

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 6, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,693 views

    Satan has some people so blinded that they ignore all the evidences God has given of their need to repent of their sins and trust Christ as their Savior. These people are for all practical purposes, "Spiritual Fools."

    The Folly Of Spiritual Fools Text: Prov.1: 7, 22 Intro: A “fool” may be defined as, “a person lacking in judgment or prudence.” This definition refers to one who is not necessarily unaware of the proper course of action, but lacks the wisdom and forethought to act upon what they ...read more

  • Judgment Will Be No Joke

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 5, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,967 views

    God is a God of justice. One day Jesus Christ will dispense that justice with unswerving and unquestionable accuracy on those who have rejected salvation through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary.

    JUDGMENT WILL BE NO JOKE Text: Rev.20: 11-15; Acts 17: 31 Intro: The Great White Throne Judgment is an event that is still at least 1,007 years in the future; but it is as certain as death. It will be God’s final act of justice upon sin and the sinner. This judgment will be unlike ...read more