Posts made in January, 2012

Keepers At Home

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012

Keepers At Home

“Keepers At Home” MP3 Version: “Keepers At Home“ Scripture Text: Titus 2:5 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Now before I say anything else this morning, I want to make something very clear. 1. It is NOT my intent to bash, or to slam, or to criticize, or to scold any wife who happens to work outside of the home (in other words, who is not a full-time homemaker). 2. I realize that today’s world is very different from the world in which June Cleaver lived. 3. I also realize that these are very difficult times in which we now live, and many wives are absolutely convinced that they have no choice but to work...

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If Any Obey Not The Word

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012

If Any Obey Not The Word

“If Any Obey Not The Word” MP3 Version: “If Any Obey Not The Word” Scripture Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- Several years ago a lady joined our church who’s husband was not a church-goer. In fact, not only did he not attend church, but he was not even saved [believer in Christ]. A few months after she joined, this same lady came to me for advice concerning how to live with a husband who was not a Christian. Without going into any detail, I immediately took her to 1 Peter 3, and we had a little Bible study on the verses that Bro. Mike read just a moment ago.) 1. Why these verses? 2....

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Wives, Submit Yourselves

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

Wives, Submit Yourselves

“Wives, Submit Yourselves” MP3 Version: “Wives, Submit Yourselves” Scripture Text: Ephesians 5:22-24,33 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Now before I say anything else, this morning, I want to make something very clear. 1. There are MANY different ingredients that go into a successful marriage. 2. For example, as we have already seen, you need a husband who, first and foremost, is right with God, a husband who walks with God and communes with God on a daily basis. 3. You also need a husband who understands and fulfills his role as the spiritual leader of his family, a husband who’s leadership is confident, loving...

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An Help Meet For Him

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012

An Help Meet For Him

“An Help Meet For Him” MP3 Version: “An Help Meet For Him” Scripture Text:  Genesis 2:18 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. For several weeks now I have been preaching on the subject of marriage and the family. 1. Thus far, we have focused most of our attention on the role of the husband. 2. What is the husband’s role in marriage? 3. His role is one of LEADERSHIP. 4. In other words, like Joshua of old, he is to be the spiritual leader of his family.) 5. His leadership should be… -LOVING, -CONFIDENT, -EXEMPLARY. B. We also learned that a husband should LOVE his wife. 1. The Bible says in Eph. 5:25,...

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Beareth All Things

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012

Beareth All Things

“Beareth All Things” Scripture Text:  1 Corinthians 13:7 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- A man decided one day to show his wife how much he loved her, and so before going home from work, he stopped by the gym, where he showered, shaved, and put on some choice cologne. Upon leaving the gym he stopped by the florist and bought his wife a beautiful bouquet of flowers. He then walked up to his front door and knocked. When his wife answered the door and saw him standing there, all decked out with the bouquet of flowers in hand, she said, “Oh no! This has been a terrible day! First I had to take Billy to the...

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