Posts made in February, 2008

For Whom The Lord Loveth

Posted by on Feb 17, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV February 17, 2008 Sunday Morning   “For Whom The Lord Loveth”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:4-11 Introduction:   A.   Every now and then I will find myself engaged in conversation with someone who doesn’t believe in the eternal security of the saved. 1. While I don’t believe in arguing just for the sake of arguing, I will discuss this subject with someone if I detect a willingness on their part to at least consider my arguments. 2. Of course, if I expect them to listen to my arguments in favor of eternal security, I feel obligated to at least listen to their arguments against...

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Consider Him

Posted by on Feb 10, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV February 10, 2008 Sunday Morning “Consider Him”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:3 Introduction:   A.   The Bible tells us in 1 Cor. 10:13, “13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:” 1. Do you realize what that verse means? 2. It simply means that every believer, every one of us… -experiences temptation, -has to deal with temptation, -struggles with temptation, if the truth were known, every day of our lives. 3. (Illus.- Let me illustrate. I would imagine that some of us here this morning were tempted to stay home and not come to church. When that alarm clock...

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Let Us Run

Posted by on Feb 3, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV February 3, 2008 Sunday Morning   “Let Us Run”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 Introduction:   A.   If you’ve studied your Bible much at all, you know that the Word of God contains a number of allegories (symbolic representations) of the Christian life. 1. For example, the Bible compares the Christian life to a war or a warfare. 2. One example of this is Paul’s admonition to the young preacher, Timothy, in 2 Tim. 2:3-4, which says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ….No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he...

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