Posts made in July, 2006

Not After Man

Posted by on Jul 30, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV July 30, 2006 Sunday Morning “Not After Man” Scripture Text: Galatians 1:10-24 Introduction:   A.   There is something very sad about the book of Galatians. 1. Remember now that Paul wrote this letter to a group of believers who had come to Christ as a result of his ministry. 2. You see, when Paul first encountered them, they were… -heathens, -idol worshipers, -lost sinners on their way to hell, yet because of Paul’s ministry, they had heard the gospel, they had placed their faith in Christ, and they had been gloriously saved. 3. Now you would think that because of their past relationship with one another that...

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I Marvel

Posted by on Jul 23, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV July 23, 2006 Sunday Morning “I Marvel” Scripture Text: Galatians 1:6-9 Introduction:   A.   (Illus.- A few weeks ago someone asked me the following question, “Pastor, what do you enjoy most about being a pastor?” I thought about it for a moment, and then I answered him like this, “The thing that I enjoy most about being a pastor is preaching and teaching God’s Word.” Now I realize that compared to most, my abilities as a preacher and teacher are somewhat limited, however, I still love it. Now don’t get me wrong, there are other things about being a pastor that I love as well, but the thing that I love the most...

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Who Gave Himself

Posted by on Jul 16, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV July 16, 2006 Sunday Morning “Who Gave Himself” Scripture Text: Galatians 1:1-5 Introduction:   A.   The book of Galatians has been called several things. 1. For example, it has been called, “The Magna Carta of Spiritual Liberty.” 2. It has also been called, “The Battle Cry of the Reformation.” 3. In fact, the great German reformer, Martin Luther, wrote the following about Paul’s letter to the Galatian believers, he said, “The epistle to the Galatians is my epistle. To it I am, as it were, in wedlock. Galatians is my Katherine.” (Katherine was his wife’s name.) 4. The book of Galatians has also been...

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