Contributors
  • Donnie Martin

    Contributing sermons since May 9, 2002
Donnie 's church

First Baptist Church
Port O'Connor, Texas 77982-0009
361-983-2727

About Donnie
  • Education: I received a Th.G. degree from Baptist Bible College of Springfield, MO. in 1979.
  • Experience: Music Director, Grace Bible Baptist, Springfield, MO.- 1975-79 Music Evangelism/Music Director, Fellowship Baptist Church, Independence, MO.- 1981-83 Asso. Pastor, Music Director, School Principal, Youth Teacher, Camden Baptist Temple, Camden, AR.- 1983-84 Pastor, Brooking Heights Baptist Church, Raytown, MO.- 1984-94 Interim Music Director, First Baptist Church, Bluford, Ill.- 1995 Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Belzoni, MS.- 2000-2003
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I seek to always preach on topics that God has dealt with me about. All of my messages are alliterated. That?s just a device that works well for me. My goal is to bring people down to the real issue of their relationship with God.
  • Family: I am married to former Shirley M. Brown of Union, MS. We have been married for over thirty-nine years. We have no children. My wife has always served with me in the churches to which we’ve ministered, either as pianist, organist, or Sunday School teacher. She has been and is a great asset to me.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My parents were in agreement with the messages that they heard. My mother made the comment once that I always had a message from God. Needless to say, that was encouraging.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Shirley is extremely supportive and encouraging. She has often complimented and discussed many of my sermons. She sometimes comments as to how a message might be improved.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Stand Up, Speak Up, Shut Up"
  • Books that have had an impact: "Why Revival Tarries," by Leonard Ravenhill
  • Hobbies: I enjoy computing and rock polishing. May 12, 2011 I became the author of "Meditations of the Heart: Thoughts on the Christian." This book is both devotional and exegetical in its approach to various topics of the Christian experience. The Kindle version is also available at: http://www.amazon.com/Meditations-Heart-Thoughts-Christian-Life/dp/1453739238
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Faith and reliance in Jesus Christ is your only hope of salvation. Salvation is by grace, through faith in a Person, not a plan or philosophy. If there has been no change in your life, then there has been no conversion. Are you sure that Christ lives in your heart, and that Heaven is your eternal home?
  • What I want on my tombstone: To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
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  • Abstaining From Worldly Associations

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2011
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    Paul taught that the corrupt ways of the world was totally incongruent with the life that is in Christ. The Apostle Paul asks some searching questions to point out the absurdity of Christians trying to straddle the spiritual fence in their daily life.

    Abstaining from Worldly Associations Text: 2 Cor. 6:14, 17-18 Intro: Though Second Corinthians 6:14 & 15 “…are often applied to various sorts of alliances (e.g., mixed marriages, improper business associations), Paul’s primary association was probably ecclesiastical." Though the ...read more

  • Scriptural Sainthood

    Contributed on Nov 8, 2011
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    This message deals with the qualities of a true saint of God--those who are born again believers in Christ.

    Scriptural Sainthood Text: Col. 1:12, 13 Intro: What thoughts or images come to mind when someone mentions the word “saint”? Some associate the term with the Pope, or those whom the Catholic Church has granted the title or standing of “Sainthood,” such as Mother ...read more

  • It's Time To Turn To The Lord

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2011
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    This sermon pleads with the lost to turn to Christ in faith and full commitment of their life to Him. It also deals with some truths concerning those who are mere "fans" of Christ rather than "followers" of Christ.

    It’s Time to Turn to the Lord Text: Isa. 55:6-7; Heb. 2:3-4 Intro: In the book of Ecclesiastes, we find these words, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Eccl. 3:1). According to one commentator, the meaning of this verse is ...read more

  • Faith Enough To Follow

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2011
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    This message poses the question, "Do you have faith enough to follow the Lord, even when He does not explain where you

    Faith Enough to Follow Text: Gen. 12:4 Intro: Learning to live in an attitude of faith toward God is the foundation stone of the Christian life (Heb. 11:6a). However, faith is not merely a word in our religious vocabulary. Faith is the only way the child of God can experience intimate ...read more

  • Parting Words From Paul

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2011
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    Knowing that he would soon face death at the hands of the Roman government, Paul issues some solemn commands to Timothy that were to guide him in carrying on the mission of spreading the Gospel of Christ.

    Parting Words from Paul Text: 2 Tim. 4:7 Intro: A dying person’s last words are generally considered very weighty. In fact, a person’s dying words are admissible as evidence in a court of law. For some reason, society seems to display great interest in a person’s final ...read more

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  • Do You Want To Live A Supernatural Life Of ...

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2011
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    "Do you want to live a supernatural life of victory? The Victory Express runs on two tracks: trust and obey." "Adrianisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Adrian Rogers, (Memphis, TN: ...read more

  • God Put A Cross Between You And Hell. If You ...

    Contributed on Nov 8, 2011
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    "God put a cross between you and hell. If you want to go to hell, you will have to crawl over the cross of Jesus." ("Adrianisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Adrian Rogers, (Memphis TN: ...read more

  • You Can't Turn Off Time

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2011
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    YOU CAN'T TURN OFF TIME James W. Moore says, "One of the greatest comedy acts in the history of show business was the beloved husband and wife team of George Burns and Gracie Allen. In real life, Gracie Allen was a bright, wise businesswoman, but she always played the part of a naive, ...read more

  • The Measure Of The Worth Of Our Public Activity ...

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2011
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    "The measure of the worth of our public activity for God is the private, profound communion we have with Him." (Oswald Chambers, "Not Knowing Where," (Grand ...read more

  • Moody's Dying Words

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2011
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    MOODY'S DYING WORDS "Earth recedes. Heaven opens before me. If this is death, it is sweet! There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go." "No, no, Father," said Moody's son, "You are dreaming." "I am not dreaming," replied Moody. "I have been within the gates. I have seen the ...read more