2017 Sabbath Sermons

Listening to Wisdom

Why is it important to listen to words of wisdom from the Bible? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin gives an overview of Proverbs chapter 5 while showing how we can benefit from Solomon’s wisdom and counsel even today.

The Reformation: 500 Years, Is The Protest Over?

It’s been 500 years since protestant reformer Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral. Did you know that the Papacy has recently announced that it’s time for this protest to end? The Papacy is calling all churches to come under the umbrella of the Catholic church accepting their (Catholic) doctrine as truth. Did you realize that many protestant church leaders are ready to accept this offer from the Papacy? Is this what the reformers had in mind? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short shares what several reformers had to say and he shows Biblical reasons why they rejected Catholic doctrine.

Security In Wisdom

In Proverbs chapter 4 Solomon gives wise counsel to his son. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin gives an overview of Proverbs chapter 4 and shows how this counsel is still up to date and how it applies to us today.

The Truth

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares some thoughts regarding the church organization in which he grew up. Mark was taught that the church of his youth was the only organization that had the truth. What does the Bible say in this regard? In this sermon Mark takes a look at what the Bible says about truth.

The Keys of the Kingdom

In Matthew chapter 16 Jesus has a conversation with the Apostle Peter regarding the keys of the Kingdom. What are the “keys”? What is the meaning of Jesus’ statement? How does this affect us today? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short addresses these questions and more straight from the Bible.

A New Perspective

Sometimes things may happen in our life that will cause us to reconsider what’s important to us personally and how it affects our relationship with God and with others. The Bible has numerous accounts where people have made decisions which were not always according to God’s will. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler shares a testimony and several accounts from the Bible to show how many of us may need a new perspective on how we view life and our relationship with God and Jesus.

The Crossroad of Salvation

Many are confused about how the Law of God and grace can go together. Most believe there is conflict between the two. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler shows how the true Gospel is the crossroad of salvation and how God’s Law and His grace meet.

The Gospel In Galatians

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler shows how we can preach the true Gospel of Christ from the book of Galatians.

Unique Truths

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares a few thoughts about things the Bible teaches which many Christians have never been taught.

From The Heart

In John 14:27 Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (NKJV) In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler considers recent tragedies which have happened in the world and how we can draw comfort from God’s Word the Bible.

Thy Kingdom Come!

It seems that things in the world are getting more and more out of control. What hope is there for people who have put their faith in government, science and modern medicine to cure these problems? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares just a few thoughts on the benefits of understanding what Jesus was praying for when He prayed, “Thy kingdom come”.

Worshiping The Creator

Many people don’t realize it, but in Christianity there is confusion about the identity of the creator of the universe. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short shows what the Bible teaches about this often misunderstood topic.

Too Cheap?

Can any human put a price on salvation? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler shows how and why the sacrifice of Christ is a free gift which is truly priceless!

Blessed Is He Who Finds Wisdom

Tremendous wisdom is found in the Bible book of Proverbs. Many times we may think of the wise as being older people. However, Solomon gave wise counsel to both older ones and to the youth. In this sermon Prophecies of hope evangelist Mark Martin gives an overview of Proverbs chapter 3 and shows how Solomon’s words can greatly benefit both young and older ones not only for today, but for eternity!

The Value of Wisdom

What is the value of wisdom? How do you put a price on wisdom? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin answers these questions and more while giving an overview of Proverbs chapter 2.

The Beginning of Knowledge

Is there a difference between knowledge and wisdom? If so, what is the difference? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin gives an introduction to the book of Proverbs and the wise king Solomon, while making modern day application to the things we find in Proverbs chapter one.

The Signs of His Coming!

Just two days before Jesus’ death, His disciples asked Him, “…what will be the sign of Your coming, and the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3) In this timely sermon, Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin gives an overview of Matthew chapter 24 showing Jesus’ answer to this very important question.

The Key To Unlocking Bible Prophecies

Many people wonder why Bible prophecies are concealed or cloaked in symbolic language or symbols. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin reveals why this is so and shares how we can understand some of these symbols in prophecy.

Lessons From The Gospel of John

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin discusses some of the in depth and practical truths we learn from the Gospel of John.

My Hardest Decision

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares part of his personal testimony and explains what turned out to be the hardest decision of his life.

What About The Change?

We all carry the inherited burden of sin. Yet Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as my Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) Most people realize that it’s impossible for us to be perfect and change our character and actions on our own. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short shows what the Bible has to say about our character and how we can change and be perfected in Christ!

The Son of Encouragement

For many Christians we would all agree that Jesus is the Son of encouragement. However, there was another man in the Bible who is identified as the “son of encouragement”. Do you have an idea as to the identity of this person? In this lecture Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares some interesting facts about this Godly man who is named in the book of Acts.

The gods of Egypt

Most Christians are familiar with the 10 plagues of Egypt. However, there are several lessons we can learn about end time events through the Bible account of the plagues. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares why knowing and understanding this account can build our faith now and for the future.

Desiring A Better Country

To most Americans the fourth of July is considered a day of independence and is celebrated across the nation as such. What does this mean for Christians? How did this affect the founding fathers of the United States? What did the founders of the United States understand about God? How does this affect American Christians? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler discusses these things from a Biblical perspective.

What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name? What is your name? What does it mean? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin examines the names of some of the patriarchs and prophets we find in the Bible. Mark shows how many times the names in the Bible correspond with the character or personality of the individual. This is also true regarding the name of the one true God Jehovah and His only begotten Son Jesus.

Speaking Boldly in the Name of the Lord Jesus!

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shows how we can speak boldly about our heavenly Father and His Son Jesus even though at times we may not feel adequate to do so. Mark shares a Bible account of an amazing conversion which at one point may have seemed impossible from a human standpoint.

Why Would God Use Me?

Sometimes we may wonder how God could use us in His service or even why He may do so. In this very encouraging sermon, Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler shares Bible accounts of people that God has used for the good despite their downfalls and imperfections.

In Remembrance of Me

Jesus said, “This do in remembrance of Me.” Taking part in this ordinance is vital for Christians. What is expected of us in this regard? Why is it important to follow through with this command? Why is the life and death of Jesus so important and how does it affect you personally? Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler addresses these questions in this sermon.

How Can I Be Saved?

Is there anything we can do to be saved? Does God require certain things from us to receive the gift of salvation? If so, does this mean I can work my way toward being saved? In not, does this I’m saved no matter what? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler answers these most important questions directly from the Bible!

An Ordinance of Humility

When Jesus had the last supper with His disciples He also instituted what some Christians may know as an ordinance of humility. What does this involve? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares what the Bible says in this regard.

Learn of Me

Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30) In this sermon, Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short takes an in depth look at this verse and how it applies to our Christian walk.


What Difference Can I Make?

When we learn about what God expects of us, how can we apply this in our lives in a practical way? Can we make a difference in the world and have a positive impact on others? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler helps us to see how we can personally make a difference and impact others in a positive way and why this is important.


Proclaiming The Everlasting Gospel!

When Jesus was on earth He emphasized that His disciples should actively proclaim the Gospel and be ready share it with others. Why is this important? How can we have a part in this vital life saving work? Is this something all Christians must be actively doing? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin answers these questions and more from the Bible while sharing what has personally helped him to be able to preach the Gospel publicly.


Has God’s Law Been Done Away With?

Jesus was asked, “Which is the greatest Commandment in the Law?” (Matthew 22:36) Did Jesus’ answer change or alter any of the 10 Commandments? Is the “greatest Commandment” which Jesus gave in the New Testament different or separate from the 10 Commandments God gave in the Old Testament? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short shares the Biblical answers to these questions.


Walking In The Truth

In the second and third epistles of John, the Apostle John speaks about “walking in the truth”. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin examines these epistles in the context of what the Apostle John said about those “who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh.” (2 John 1:7) Mark shares what this means and why it’s important to know the truth about this topic.


Walking In The Spirit

The Bible uses the term, “Walking in the Spirit”. What does this mean? How can we “walk in the Spirit”? Is this only a New Testament idea? How does this affect us as Christians? In this sermon, Prophecies of hope evangelist Mark Martin takes an in depth look at what it means to walk in the Spirit. He shows how the Apostle Paul contrasts the “works of the flesh” to the “fruit of God’s Spirit”.


Tribulation Misrepresentation

When Jesus spoke to His disciples He mentioned a time of tribulation. What happens during this time? What happens to the righteous and the unrighteous? Does the Bible speak of a 7 year tribulation? Are some left and some taken? Should we be worried about the tribulation? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin answers these questions and many more!


The Coming of Jesus – Is it Visible or Invisible?

The vast majority of Christians know and understand that when Jesus comes again He comes in the clouds and “every eye shall see Him” (Revelation 1:7) However, there are millions of Christians who have been taught and believe that Jesus comes or has already come invisibly. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin shares many texts which will help to witness to those who may not have the Biblical understanding of Jesus literally coming in the clouds visibly.


Is The Gospel Enough?

What is the Gospel? How is it defined? What does it mean to know the Gospel? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler answers these questions and more as he shares what the Bible has to say about this most important topic.


The Watchman On The Wall

While prophesying about end time events the prophet Ezekiel spoke about “the watchman on the wall”. What is this important message and How does it affect us today? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short gives a Biblical and historical overview of this topic.


Take Up The Whole Armor Of God!

Most Christians have heard or read the words of the Apostle Paul, “Take up the whole armor of God”. But many haven’t truly considered what this armor consists of and what this truly means. In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin takes an in depth look at the “Armor of God” and he shows from the Bible why this armor is vital for eternal life!


Who Is Worthy?

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin gives an overview of Revelation chapters 4 and 5 while answering the question, “Who is worthy?”


Prophecies Unfolding In 2017

It seems that things in this world are happening at an unprecedented pace. Religious turmoil and political unrest seem to be on the increase. What does the Bible say about these things? What can we learn from current events and keeping watch on the religions of the world and their actions? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin examines current religious and political events from the Biblical perspective.


The Reality of God’s Kingdom

What is the kingdom of God? Is it simply in your heart or is it a literal kingdom? How did the kingdom effect Jesus’ ministry when He was on the earth? How should it effect you and those around you? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope evangelist Mark Martin answers these questions from the Biblical perspective.


Born of Water and Spirit

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short examines Romans chapter 6 and what it means to be born of water and Spirit.


The Fruitless Parable

In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler shows the importance and meaning of Jesus’ parable about the fig tree.


Consider Christ Jesus

For thousands of years people of all backgrounds have had opinions about the origin and identity of Christ Jesus. There are nearly as many ideas regarding this topic as there are religions in the world. But what happens to our ideas about Jesus’ identity and/or origin if we simply allow the Bible to explain these things to us? In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler will use the Bible and the Bible alone to “Consider Christ Jesus”.


Lot

In this sermon, Prophecies of Hope speaker Ed Short gives us an overview of what things were like in the days of Lot and he shares how we can apply the lessons learned from this Bible account.


The Will of the Father

What does it mean to do the will of the Father? What is the Father’s will? Jesus said, “Father, not My will but Yours.” In this sermon Prophecies of Hope speaker Rick Tyler takes an in depth look at what it means to do the will of the Father, and he shows why this is so important.