Posts made in April, 2008

Perfect In Every Good Work

Posted by on Apr 20, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV April 20, 2008 Sunday Morning “Perfect In Every Good Work” Scripture Text: Hebrews 13:18-25 Introduction:   A.   As most of you already know, since we launched our new “Spark Of Grace” ministry a few weeks ago, our church has had 7-8 teams of people out every Thursday evening in our community taking what we call the “Official Survey On Religion In America.” 1. One of the questions that we ask on this survey is, “How do you think a person gets to heaven?” 2. Of course, we get all kinds of answers to this question. 3. Some say that the way a person gets to heaven is by LIVING...

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Let Us Go Forth

Posted by on Apr 13, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV April 13, 2008 Sunday Morning “Let Us Go Forth” Scripture Text: Hebrews 13:10-16 Introduction:   A.   I want to begin this morning by stating emphatically that salvation is a gift from God that in no way can be earned or merited. 1. The Bible says in Rom. 6:23, “23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” 2. The Bible also 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.” 3. Finally, the Bible says in 1 John 5:11-12, “11 And...

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Them Which Have The Rule Over You

Posted by on Apr 6, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV April 6, 2008 Sunday Morning “Them Which Have The Rule Over You” Scripture Text: Hebrews 13:7-9,17 Introduction:   A.   I want to begin this morning by saying that I am extremely thankful to God for the privilege of serving as your pastor for the past 32 years. 1. I absolutely love being a pastor. 2. I love preaching and teaching God’s Word. 3. I love everything else (well almost) that is involved in being a pastor. 4. I can honestly say, this morning, that there is absolutely nothing that I would rather be doing with my life that what I am doing right now.   B.   The reason I wanted to...

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