Posts made in September, 2002

“For The Elect’s Sakes”

Posted by on Sep 22, 2002

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV September 22, 2002 Sunday Morning   “For The Elect’s Sakes”   Scripture Reading:   2 Timothy 2:1-10 Scripture Text:       2 Timothy 2:8-10   Introduction:   A.     One of the realities of the Christian life that we sometimes struggle with is the reality of suffering. 1. In other words, the reality that even though God has saved us and we are now His children, we are still going to suffer in this life. 2. Paul put it like this in Phil. 1:29, “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;”   B.     Why does God allow His children...

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“A Good Farmer”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2002

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV September 15, 2002 Sunday Morning   “A Good Farmer”   Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Scripture Text:      2 Timothy 2:6-7   Introduction:   A.    I don’t know whether you’ve noticed this or not, but in the first part of 2 Timothy 2, Paul uses at least three analogies  (comparisons) for the purpose of illustrating what is involved in living the Christian life. 1.  First of all, he compares the believer to a soldier. 2.  Look again at Vrs. 3-4, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ….No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may...

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