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  • Martin Scarce

    Contributing sermons since Nov 11, 2002
Martin's church

New Beith
Greenbank, *Province/Other 4124
07 3297 0326

About Martin
  • Education: I completed year 11. I also completed a trade - Boilermaker/welder. I then went into ministry and have completed a BTh (Ausralian College of Theology) as well as a BMin (Queensland Baptist College of Ministries). I am currently involved in a Graduate Diploma of Ministries working towards my ordination.
  • Experience: As far as ministry experience I have been involved in church life for most of my adult life, albeit in a lay capacity until I went and did some formal training. My ministry experience ranges from SS teacher, youth leader, deacon, church secretary, lay preaching and short term missions.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: A sermon describing three possible ways to live the Christian life. It was called "The risk-taker, the care-taker, and the under-taker". I am where I am today because I opted for the first way!
  • Family: I am married to Leane and we have three active boys - Josh (13), Samuel (11), and BJ (9). We also have two budgies - ’Bubbles’ and ’Sally’.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife is my best critic. She gives me honest appraisals that hurt sometimes but without her my preaching would not improve.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Best advice I read: "A preacher whose chief power is not in studious prayer is, to that extent, a man who does not know his business. He cannot be a sound preacher unless he is a priest. (P.T.Forsyth)
  • Books that have had an impact: Holiness (Ryle); Balancing the Christian Life (Ryrie); The Saving Life of Christ (Thomas); The Life that Wins (Nee); Not I But Christ (Nee); Classic Christianity (George); The Knowledge of the Holy (Tozer); The Purpose driven Church (Warren); and more recently How People Grow (Cloud/Townsend).
  • Hobbies: I enjoy reading, computer games and surfing the net, all sports especially AFL football and anything outdoors.
  • What I want on my tombstone: The Friend of God
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Newest Sermons

  • Near The Cross

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 1,284 ratings
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    What was it like to stand near the cross of Jesus? We examine four people who stood near the cross and try to understand what it would have meant for them.

    “Near The Cross” Introduction: John 19:23-30 When Jesus was crucified I wonder how near the cross we would have stood? We sing that grand old hymn – “Jesus, keep me near the cross…there a precious fountain”, but how near the cross would we have been if we were there to witness Jesus’ ...read more

  • Spirit Of Infirmity

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 128 ratings
     | 44,438 views

    What hinders God’s church and God’s people from serving God? In Luke 13:10-17 we will consider the Proper Interpretation, the Prophetic Interpretation and the Personal Interpretation.

    The Spirit of Infirmity Introduction – Luke 13:10-17 This passage can be interpreted three ways: 1) The Proper Interpretation 2) The Prophetic Interpretation 3) The Personal Interpretation I. The Proper Interpretation By the proper interpretation I am referring to what really ...read more

  • Christ Our Goal

    Contributed on Nov 25, 2002
    based on 72 ratings
     | 5,743 views

    It doesn’t matter what we know or how much we know, unless we have an intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ we are nothing and have nothing. Paul shows us how to gain an intimate knowledge of Christ.

    Christ Our Goal Reading - Philippians 3: 1-14 Introduction: When a little boy fell out of bed and his mother asked him how it happened, he replied, “I stayed too near where I got in.” For many Christians they conduct their lives in the same way. They become satisfied that their sins ...read more

  • Blueprint For Blessing

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 6,785 views

    Isaiah desired the miracle-working power of God to visit His people. But there were three things that prevented God from doing His work amongst them.

    “Blueprint For Blessing” Isaiah 64:1-8 Summary: “Lord, why don’t you visit your people and bless them?” Introduction: Isaiah was one of the greatest of the Hebrew prophets. His ministry emphasized the spiritual vacuum of Judah because of their idolatry and apostasy against the living ...read more

  • The True Nature And Purpose Of The Church

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 299 ratings
     | 24,494 views

    Everyone has an idea of what the church is and its purpose. But what does Jesus say about the church? What is his desire and purpose for the church? Based upon the confession of Peter Jesus reveals the truth about the church.

    “The True Nature and Purpose of the Church” Reading – Matthew 16: 13-25 INTRODUCTION Illustration: When I was growing up there were a number of experiences that left an indelible impression upon. I think we all go through an impressionable stage in life. For me, the thing that left an ...read more

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Newest Sermon Illustrations

  • How Much Knowledge

    Contributed on Nov 25, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,384 views

    How Much Knowledge A young university graduate crossed a large river on a barge. An elderly, worn, gentleman was driving the barge. The university student asked the old man three questions: 1) “Do you know anything about physics?” “Nope”, replied the old man. “Then 1/3 of your life has been ...read more

  • The Generals Of Insignificance

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 2 ratings
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    The Generals of Insignificance In the Berlin art gallery there is a painting by the famous artist Mengel that is only partially finished. It is supposed to be a painting of King Frederick of Germany talking to his generals. Mengel painstakingly painted the generals first around the outside of the ...read more