Posts made in January, 2007

The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Peace

Posted by on Jan 28, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 28, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Peace” Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   (Illus.- Last week as I was browsing the Internet, I came across a web site called “United for Peace and Justice.” On their home page, there was a giant advertisement which read as follows: “March On Washington: January 27, 2007: Assemble on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets: March will kick off at 1:00 pm.” I read a little bit further and among the “confirmed speakers” listed were names like “Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich and Maxine Waters.” As I read...

Read More

The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Joy

Posted by on Jan 21, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 21, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Joy” Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   If you were here last Sunday morning, you remember that I began my message with a rather personal question. 1. I asked you, “How spiritual a person are you?” 2. This morning, I would like to follow up that question with yet another question, and that is, “Do you have the joy of the Lord in your life?” 3. Now I didn’t ask you, “Are you happy?” 4. And I didn’t ask you, “Are you smiling?” 5. And I didn’t ask you, “Are you enjoying life?” 6. But I asked you, “Do you have the joy...

Read More

The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love

Posted by on Jan 14, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 14, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love”   Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   I want to begin this morning by asking you a rather personal question, and that is, “How spiritual a person are you?” 1. In other words, if I were to ask you to rate yourself on a scale of one to ten, with ten being very spiritual and one being very unspiritual), what rating would you give yourself? 2. Would you rate yourself a ten (very spiritual)? 3. Would you rate yourself a one (very unspiritual)? 4. Or would you rate yourself somewhere in between? 5. Just how spiritual a person are...

Read More

The Works Of The Flesh

Posted by on Jan 7, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 7, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Works Of The Flesh” Scripture Text: Galatians 5:19-21 Introduction:   A.   In our last study of Galatians, we focused our attention on the two natures that exist within every child of God, as well as the constant struggle that results because of these two natures. 1. First of all, we all have a fleshly nature. 2. This is the nature with which we were all born. 3. This is the nature that we all inherited from our great great grandfather, Adam. 4. This is the nature that can be accurately described with words such as sinful, depraved, and fallen. 5. However, if we are saved, we also...

Read More