Posts made in October, 2006

I Am Afraid Of You

Posted by on Oct 29, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV October 29, 2006 Sunday Morning “I Am Afraid Of You” Scripture Text: Galatians 4:8-11 Introduction:   A.   As most of you know, I have been a pastor for almost 33 years now. 1. One of the things that I have experienced as a pastor is what I call an emotional roller coaster. 2. How many of you have ever ridden a roller coaster? 3. If you have, you know that roller coasters go “up” and they go “down.” 4. Not only do roller coasters go up and down, but often times the ups and the downs are very close together. 5. Being a pastor is kind of like riding a roller coaster, at least emotionally. 6. There are emotional...

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Because Ye Are Sons

Posted by on Oct 22, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV October 22, 2006 Sunday Morning “Because Ye Are Sons” Scripture Text: Galatians 4:1-7 Introduction:   A.   From our study of Galatians 3, we learned, among other things, that by virtue of our faith in Christ, Who is the seed of Abraham, we (believers) are children of Abraham. 1. Notice Gal. 3:6-7, “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness….Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.” 2. Notice also Gal. 3:29, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed (descendants), and heirs according to the promise.” 3. And so,...

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Wherefore Then Serveth The Law?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV October 15, 2006 Sunday Morning “Wherefore Then Serveth The Law?” Scripture Text: Galatians 3:19-29 Introduction:   A.   If we have learned anything from our study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, we’ve learned that salvation is by faith, and not by keeping the law of Moses. 1. Look back at Gal. 2:16, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” 2. Paul put it like this in Rom. 3:28,...

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To Abraham And His Seed

Posted by on Oct 8, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV October 8, 2006 Sunday Morning “To Abraham And His Seed” Scripture Text: Galatians 3:15-18 Introduction:   A.   I’m sure that most of you remember Paul’s primary reason for writing this letter to the churches of Galatia. 1. It seems that false teachers (Judaisers) had infiltrated these Gentile churches and were teaching them that simple faith in Christ was not enough, and that if they really wanted to go to heaven, they had to be circum-cised, as well as conform to other tenets of the law of Moses. 2. Not only had these false teachers infiltrated the churches, but it appears as though they had been at least somewhat...

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