Posts made in October, 2007

By Means Of Death

Posted by on Oct 28, 2007

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV October 28, 2007 Sunday Morning “By Means Of Death”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 9:15-28 Introduction:   A.   (Illus.- A few months ago, as I was sharing the gospel with a young man who was approximately 19-20 years old, I was asked the following question. He asked me, “Was it absolutely necessary for Jesus to die, in order for us to be saved?” I had just shared with him Rom. 5:8 that says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us,” but he wanted to know, “Was that absolutely necessary? Could Jesus have provided salvation for us without...

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The First Tabernacle

Posted by on Oct 21, 2007

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV October 21, 2007 Sunday Morning “The First Tabernacle”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 9:1-14 Introduction:   A.   Two weeks ago we asked the question, “Why is Christ’s ministry a “more excellent ministry” than that of the Levitical priest of ancient Israel?” 1. Hebrews 8:6 states emphatically, concerning our Lord Jesus, that He “hath obtained a more excellent ministry,” but the question is, “Why?” 2. Well, one of the reasons that Christ’s ministry is a “more excellent ministry” is because of the place where He performs His ministry. 3. Look back, if you will, to Heb. 8:1-2,...

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A More Excellent Ministry

Posted by on Oct 7, 2007

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV October 7, 2007 Sunday Morning “A More Excellent Ministry” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 8:1-13 Scripture Text: Hebrews 8:1-13 Introduction:   A.   (Illus.- Let me ask you a question. Would you settle for something that is “excellent,” if you could have something that is “more excellent”? For example, would you settle for an “excellent” job, if you could have a “more excellent” job? Would you settle for an “excellent” marriage, if you could have a “more excellent” marriage? Would you settle for an “excellent” home [house], if you could have a “more excellent” home? Would...

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