Posts made in July, 2007

There Remaineth Therefore A Rest

Posted by on Jul 29, 2007

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV July 29, 2007 Sunday Morning “There Remaineth Therefore A Rest” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:1-12 Scripture Text: Hebrews 4:1-12 Introduction:   A.   (Illus.- Have you ever known someone, someone who was saved, someone who was faithful in church, someone who was very actively involved in some ministry in the church, who after a certain period of time became very discouraged, walked away from the ministry, and eventually quit attending the church altogether? Have you ever known someone who did that? You probably have!)   B.   (Illus.- I’ve been a pastor for over 33 years, and I have seen this...

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Harden Not Your Hearts

Posted by on Jul 15, 2007

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV July 15, 2007 Sunday Morning “Harden Not Your Hearts” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 3:7-19 Scripture Text: Hebrews 3:7-19 Introduction:   A.   When we began our study of Hebrews, I told you that there were at least seven “warning passages” in this book. 1. We saw the first of these warning passages a few weeks ago when we looked at Heb. 2:1-3. 2. Let’s look at those verses again, “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip….For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and...

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He That Built All Things

Posted by on Jul 8, 2007

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV July 8, 2007 Sunday Morning “He That Built All Things” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 3:1-6 Scripture Text: Hebrews 3:1-6 Introduction:   A.   In order for us to fully understand the passage that is before us this morning, we must first of all understand what the Jews of that day thought about Moses. 1. From what I have read, Moses was respected (reverenced) by the Jews far above any other Jew who had ever lived. 2. Why was this true? 3. To begin with, God had miraculously protected him as a baby, as well as personally provided for his burial, and between those two events in his life were miracle after...

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