Posts made in August, 2007

Let Us Go On Unto Perfection

Posted by on Aug 26, 2007

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV August 26, 2007 Sunday Morning “Let Us Go On Unto Perfection” Scripture Text: Hebrews 5:11-6:8 Introduction:   A.   When we began our study of Hebrews several weeks ago, I told you that there are at least five “warning passages” in this book. 1. Thus far, we have dealt with two of these passages. 2. The first warning passage is found in Heb. 2:1-4, where we, as believers, were warned about the perils of neglecting our salvation. 3. The second warning passage is found in Heb. 3:7-4:11, where we were warned about the perils of failing to believe God’s promises, and as a result, failing to enter...

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A Priest Forever

Posted by on Aug 19, 2007

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV August 19, 2007 Sunday Morning “A Priest Forever” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10 Scripture Text: Hebrews 5:1-10 Introduction:   A.   Suppose, for just a moment, that you were approached by an orthodox Jew who asked you the following questions. 1. Who is your high priest? 2. Who mediates between you and God? 3. Who offers the sacrifices to atone for your sins? 4. How are your sins going to be pardoned, when you have no one offering sacrifices and no one interceding for you? 5. How can you claim that this new covenant supercedes and is superior to the Old Covenant given through Moses when it...

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Let Us Hold Fast Our Profession

Posted by on Aug 12, 2007

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV August 12, 2007 Sunday Morning “Let Us Hold Fast Our Profession” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16 Scripture Text: Hebrews 4:14-16 Introduction:   A.   You may have noticed earlier that the passage we are considering this morning begins with an admonition. 1. Notice again Vrs. 14 of our text, “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” 2. The writer of Hebrews admonishes us here to “hold fast our profession.” In other words, to “continue living a life that is consistent with our...

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The Word Of God

Posted by on Aug 5, 2007

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV August 5, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Word Of God” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:12-13 Scripture Text: Hebrews 4:12-13 Introduction:   A.   I want to begin this morning by saying that the primary subject of our text this morning is not the Bible. 1. Now it’s true that the Bible is “quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,” however, the writer of Hebrews clearly did not have the Bible in mind when he wrote these words. 2. How can I be so sure? 3. I’m sure because it just doesn’t fit the context. 4. But someone says, “Wait a minute, pastor, doesn’t the first part of Vrs. 12...

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