Posts made in November, 2006

Stand Fast

Posted by on Nov 19, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV November 19, 2006 Sunday Morning “Stand Fast” Scripture Text: Galatians 5:1-12 Introduction:   A.   Paul’s letter to the Galatian believers can very easily be divided into three sections. 1. The first section could be entitled, “The Gospel of Grace Defended.” 2. Why? Because in Galatians 1-2, Paul goes to great lengths to defend the gospel. 3. He defended it by reminding his readers that it was… -given by divine revelation, -approved by the church leaders in Jerusalem, -vindicated by his rebuking the apostle Peter.   B.   The second section could be entitled, “The Gospel of Grace...

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Abraham Had Two Sons

Posted by on Nov 12, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV November 12, 2006 Sunday Morning “Abraham Had Two Sons” Scripture Text: Galatians 4:21-31 Introduction:   A.   Every now and then I will come across someone who is of the opinion that, as far as believers today are concerned, the Old Testament is irrelevant. 1. Some even go so far as to say that the New Testament is all that we need today, and there is absolutely no reason to read or study the Old Testament. 2. This, of course, is absurd. 3. While certain parts of the Old Testament, such as the law that God gave to Moses, do not apply directly to believers today, the Old Testament is certainly not irrelevant! 4. In fact,...

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I Tell You The Truth

Posted by on Nov 5, 2006

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV November 5, 2006 Sunday Morning “I Tell You The Truth” Scripture Text: Galatians 4:12-20 Introduction:   A.   As we have learned from our study of Paul’s letter to the Galatian believers, the problems that had arisen in the Galatian churches were the result of false teachers. 1. This should be no surprise because Jesus Himself warned His disciples about false teachers. 2. For example, in Mat. 7:15, Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”   B.   There are at least two things that we can learn about false teachers from our...

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