Posts made in March, 2008

Let Your Conversation Be

Posted by on Mar 30, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV March 30, 2008 Sunday Morning “Let Your Conversation Be” Scripture Text: Hebrews 13:1-6 Introduction:   A.   Although I still believe that the King James Version of the Bible is, by far, the best and most reliable English translation of the Holy Scriptures, it is a fact that some of the words found in the KJV have changed in meaning since the days that it was translated. 1. For example, take the word “conversation.” 2. Today, the word “conversation” refers to one’s speech. 3. In fact, the Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines the word like this: “the oral exchange of sentiments,...

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Our God Is A Consuming Fire

Posted by on Mar 9, 2008

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV March 9, 2008 Sunday Morning “Our God Is A Consuming Fire” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:18-29 Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:18-29 Introduction:   A.   As we come to the concluding verses of Hebrews 12, the thing that stands out about this passage is the fact that the writer of Hebrews mentions two mountains. 1. First of all, he mentions Mt. Sinai. 2. While he doesn’t mention it by name, when you read how he described this mountain, there’s no doubt what mountain he is talking about. 3. He described it as a mountain that “burned with fire,” a mountain that was characterized by “blackness, and darkness, and...

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Lest Any Man Fail

Posted by on Mar 2, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Of Ranson, WV March 2, 2008 Sunday Morning “Lest Any Man Fail” Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:12-17 Introduction   A.   Normally, when we think about the grace of God, we think about saving grace. 1. The Bible says in Eph. 2:8-9, “8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.” 2. The Bible also says in 2 Tim. 1:8-9, “8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with...

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