Posts made in September, 2007

To The Uttermost

Posted by on Sep 16, 2007

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV September 16, 2007 Sunday Morning “To The Uttermost” Scripture Text: Hebrews 7:11-28 Introduction:   A.   Because it has been several months now since we began our study of Hebrews, I would like to take just a minute or two this morning to remind you about the circumstances surrounding the writing of this letter. 1. While we don’t know for sure who wrote this letter (many believe it was Paul), we do know to whom it was written and why it was written. 2. First of all, it was written to Jewish believers. 3. These were Jews who at some point had heard the preaching of the gospel and had placed their...

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Like Unto The Son Of God

Posted by on Sep 9, 2007

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV September 9, 2007 Sunday Morning   “Like Unto The Son Of God” Scripture Text: Hebrews 7:1-10 Introduction:   A.   Of all the characters that we read about in God’s Word, most would agree that one of the most mysterious is a man by the name of “Melchisedec.” 1. Who was “Melchisedec”? 2. Some believe that he was an angel who took human form for a while during the days of Abraham. 3. This is not likely, however, since the office of priesthood was a human office, not an angelic office. 4. Others believe that he was actually Jesus Christ Himself, who took a pre-incarnate form for the...

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Things That Accompany Salvation

Posted by on Sep 2, 2007

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV September 2, 2007 Sunday Morning “Things That Accompany Salvation” Scripture Text: Hebrews 6:9-20 Introduction:   A.   Last Sunday we focused our attention on the perils of spiritual immaturity. 1. First of all, we considered the characteristics of spiritual immaturity. 2. Secondly, we considered the call to perfection (or the call to maturity). 3. Finally, we considered the consequences of not heeding the call. 4. Let me remind you again that the consequences of not heeding the call (not growing spiritually) are very serious, in that we forfeit something that can never be regained. 5. Notice again...

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