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  • Abstaining From Worldly Associations

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 23, 2011
    based on 9 ratings

    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 more

  • Scriptural Sainthood

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 8, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • It's Time To Turn To The Lord

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 17, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Faith Enough To Follow

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 8, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

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

  • Parting Words From Paul

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Recovery Through Repentance

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 7, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Backsliding begins with a rationalization of one's behavior, and a relativistic approach to determining right and wrong in one's life. This message deals with the result of this faulty thinking, while offering the only solution to one's backslidden condit

  • Righteousness Vs. Revengefulness

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 29, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    This message reveals the differences between one who responds to life’s hurts and insults according to righteousness, and those who respond according to revengefulness.

    Righteousness vs. Revengefulness Text: Eph. 4:31-32; Gen. 50:21 Intro: According to Webster’s Dictionary, revenge means, “to inflict damage, injury, or punishment in return for (an injury, insult, etc.) retaliate for.”(1) A shorter, modern-day definition would simply be “payback, more

  • Poignant Purpose For Passionate Prayer

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 23, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    This message urges a return to passionate, powerful, and personal prayer, due to the tremendous needs of our churches and our world.

    Poignant Purpose for Passionate Prayer Text: Col. 4:2; James 5:16b Intro: In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he urges them to “continue in prayer.” The word translated “continue” meant that the Colossians were “to give constant more

  • Forward By Faith

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 2, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    This message deals with the fact that fear is the basis of faithlessness, often resulting in accusations toward others, and absurdity in one’s thinking. However, one who will choose to put their faith in God, will find their faith strengthen.

    Forward by Faith Text: Ex. 14:10, 13-15 Intro: Many Christians these days possess a distorted view of the life of faith. Some tend to think of faith as nothing more than a positive attitude, or the mindset that everything is going to work out all right in the end. This is sort of a more

  • Vacillating Vision

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 21, 2011

    This message deals with the process involved in biblical vision. Just because one is led by God to see what He intends for a particular work, does not mean that all will remain static, and without obstacles.

    Vacillating Vision Text: Ex. 3:7-10; Ex. 4:29-31; Prov. 29:18 Intro: When one uses the word “vision” he could be talking about any number of things. One could be talking about the faculty of sight, a perception gained by supernatural means, or simply intelligent foresight. However, the more

  • Facts About Forming Friendships

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 21, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    This message seeks to advise the Church of the nature of friendship and what is involved, so that the Church can not only form new friendship, but learn to be friendly to visitors.

  • Christ And His Church

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Feb 12, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    The sermon addresses the question of why the Church should be important to God

  • Resolutions For Righteousness

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 6, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    I believe we sould make some spiritual resolutions for this year that has the potential for drawing us nearer to the Lord. I call them Resolutions for Righteousness.

    Resolutions for Righteousness Text: Ps. 63:1-8 Intro: Well, here we are at the beginning of another year. I have often wondered if we would make it this far. However, in spite of everything, we find ourselves embarking upon a new beginning, days filled with adventure, as well as more

  • Where Ravens Fly

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 4, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    Using experiences from the life of Elijah the prophet, this message seeks to show that the ravens of God’s provision fly in the worst of conditions, and the direst of circumstances.

    Where Ravens Fly Text: 1 Kings 17:4-6 Intro: Elijah, the prophet of God, has excited my imagination since the early days of my biblical recollections. Actually, Elijah has long been one of my Bible heroes. This servant of God was a man’s man. When it came to preaching the truth of God, more

  • Worthless Worship

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 30, 2010
    based on 9 ratings

    Too many of our day seem to think that because they sit through church services that they have participated in worship. However, that isn’t necessarily true. Sadly, many Christians these days are simply going through the motions, without heart involvement

    WORTHLESS WORSHIP Copyright August 2010 by Rev. Donnie L. Martin. All Rights Reserved. Text: Mal. 1:11-13 I. DISRESPECTFUL SERVICE A. Israel Doubted And Denied God’s Loving Relationship. B. Israel Was Showing God No Respect. C. Israel’s Worship Was Without Reverence. II. DISQUALIFIED more