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  • The Marks Of A Mother

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 13, 2003
    based on 414 ratings
     | 46,556 views

    The marks of a mother are not only the requirements for a godly mother, but also what makes them so special, and worthy of our love and appreciation.

    The Marks Of A Mother Text: Ex.20: 12; Isa.49: 15 Intro: The term “mother” is indicative of one who is more than merely a parent. In fact, “The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother—which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one ...read more

  • The Touch That Transformed

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 5,648 views

    Every Christian must ultimately decide whether they will continue to follow their own self-devised path or make full commitment to Christ, and that decision is often made in the midst of a crisis.

    The Touch That Transformed Text: Gen.32: 30-31 Intro: A study in the life of Jacob, the son of Isaac, reveals much about human nature. More importantly, it reveals many spiritual truths about the Christian’s walk with God that need to be acknowledged and applied to daily life. I won’t ...read more

  • Conditions That Make Revival Crucial

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 70 ratings
     | 4,990 views

    There are some conditions in the life of the individual Christian or church that indicate the crucial need for revival.

    Conditions That Make Revival Crucial Text: Ps.85: 6 Intro: There are probably few Christians attending church regularly, who are unfamiliar with II Chron.7: 14, which says: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from ...read more

  • Obedience Is Our Obligation

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 97 ratings
     | 10,504 views

    Using an acrostic on the word "obey," this message deals with some things that are involved in obedience to the Lord.

    Obedience Is Our Obligation Text: Acts 5: 29 Intro: Obligations are something that most of us take very seriously. Most people feel that once they’ve committed themselves to something, such as a monthly payment or a promise of another kind, they should do everything in their power to ...read more

  • Considering God’s Choice

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 163 ratings
     | 19,447 views

    God’s criterion for choosing His servants is far different from man’s in that man tends to look only at the cover of a man, while God looks at the core of a man.

    Text: I Sam.16: 1-5, 13a Intro: If you were going to choose someone to do an important job, what would be your criteria? Would they have to have the finest educational background, be a picture of vigor and health, and exude charisma, or would they simply have to be able to do the job, ...read more

  • Tumbling Stones And Transforming Saints

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,374 views

    Trials and troubles affect us all. Sometimes however, we don’t understand why God permits difficulty in the lives of His children. Using rock tumbling as a backdrop, this message seeks to illustrate God’s purpose in problems.

    TUMBLING STONES and TRANSFORMING SAINTS Have you ever noticed the difference between rocks found in a protected cove by the ocean and those found lying on the shore, unprotected from the violence of crashing waves? Even to a casual observer, the difference is plain to see. Rocks found ...read more

  • Samson: Shortsighted And Short-Circuited

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 151 ratings
     | 26,877 views

    This message deals with the characteristics of Samson’s sad life, and the lessons to be learned from his mistakes.

    Samson: Shortsighted And Short-Circuited Text: Col.3: 1-6; Judges 16: 19, 20 Intro: Samson is one of the more colorful figures of the Bible. As a child in Sunday School, his physical exploits captured my youthful imagination, and filled me with wonder and admiration. I tended to ...read more

  • God's Purpose In Problems

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,953 views

    Problems and trials are a normal part of life. This message seeks to give understanding as to why God permits trials to come into our lives.

    GOD’S PURPOSE IN PROBLEMS TEXT: Ps.119: 65-75 INTRO: Whether we like it or not, problems are a fact of life. It is not a matter of “if” problems come, but “when” problems come. You know, as well as I do, that even with the best of preventative measures problems still have a way of ...read more

  • Faith That Fortifies For The Fight

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 1, 2002
    based on 128 ratings
     | 33,411 views

    This message deals with the victory that comes from unwavering faith toward God in the midst of our trials.

    Faith That Fortifies For The Fight Text: II Chron.32: 8 Intro: Life is full of struggles, difficulties, and problems. Some are bigger than others. But whether the Christian’s trials in life are of the garden variety, or more along the lines of major tragedy, there is but one thing ...read more

  • Obedience Is Not Optional

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 1, 2002
    based on 308 ratings
     | 58,652 views

    Obedience is the duty of every child of God. It is not an option, but an obligation.

    Obedience Is Not Optional Text: I Sam.15: 22 Intro: We hear a lot these days about options. An option is “the act of choosing; choice; the freedom to choose” (Webster’s New Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus: published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville, TN., copyright 1984; pg. 499). ...read more

  • Call To A Collapsing Country

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 27, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,140 views

    This message deals with the futility of religious activity apart from obedience to God, and the similarities between the conditions of Israel during the days of Jeremiah and the churches of today.

    Call To A Collapsing Country Text: Jer.8: 1-12 Intro: The nation of Israel had enjoyed God’s blessings in an unprecedented way. God had personally chosen them to be His people from among all the peoples of the earth. According to the Scriptures, this was not due to any special ...read more

  • Facts The Lost Must Face

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 19, 2002
    based on 99 ratings
     | 2,776 views

    This message reveals three facts that every lost person must one day face when they stand before a holy God.

    FACTS THE LOST MUST FACE Text: Rev.20: 12-15 Intro: A fact may be defined as, “the state of things as they are; reality; actuality; truth [fact as distinct from fancy]” (Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, and David B. Guralnik, Editor in Chief Emeritus, Webster’s New World ...read more

  • Countdown To The Conclusion

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 19, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 3,442 views

    This message deals with the fact of Christ’s soon return and the happenings in our world that point to that fact.

    COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCLUSION TEXT: Luke 12: 36-40 INTRO: Rockets at Cape Canaveral are not the only things that are on a countdown. The world, and life as we know it, are on God’s timetable, and the countdown has already begun. Since time began, the moments have been ticking away, ...read more

  • The Joy Of Bringing Men To Jesus

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 10, 2002
    based on 299 ratings
     | 27,531 views

    This message deals with some principles to be practiced in seeking to bring others to Christ.

    The Joy Of Bringing Men To Jesus Text: Mark 2: 1-5 Intro: The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is more than a lifeless organization. It is a living organism, made up of many parts, all of which are to be energized by Christ Himself, for the purpose of accomplishing God’s work on earth. ...read more

  • Things Hell Will Never Have

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 10, 2002
    based on 190 ratings
     | 8,962 views

    This message deals with the horrors of Hell by showing the things that will not be present there.

    THINGS HELL WILL NEVER HAVE Text: Ps.9: 17 Intro: Everything in our physical world possesses certain qualities that make it what it essentially is. For instance, water is made up of two molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of oxygen. Any other mixture, and you won’t have water. ...read more