Posts made in March, 2012

In The Beginning God

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012

In The Beginning God

“In The Beginning God” MP3 Version: “In The Beginning God” Scripture Text: Genesis 1:1 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. The first chapter of the book of Genesis is, no doubt, one of the most God-centered chapters in the Bible. 1. I say that because God is mentioned by name thirty-two times in thirty-one verses; and if we add to that the use of personal pronouns, God is mentioned no less than forty-three times. 2. Therefore, in the very first chapter of the Holy Scriptures, the Holy Spirit brings us into the presence of God and keeps us there. 3. It’s no wonder that Satan hates this chapter! 4. It’s no wonder...

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The Judgment Seat Of Christ

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012

The Judgment Seat Of Christ

“The Judgment Seat Of Christ” Scripture Text: Romans 14:10-12 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- Several years ago I was talking to a fellow believer when the subject of “the judgment” came up. While I don’t remember how the subject arose, I do remember something that he said to me during the course of our conversation, He said, “Well, I’m saved, therefore I don’t have to worry about the judgment.” At first I thought he was merely referring to the judgment of the unsaved [Great White Throne Judgment], but after talking to him for a little while longer, it became clear to me that he didn’t believe...

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The Strange Woman

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012

The Strange Woman

“The Strange Woman” MP3 Version: “The Strange Woman” (NOTE: Technical difficulties occurred during this recording and resulted in the loss of the first few minutes of the message as well the scripture reading.) Scripture Text: Proverbs 2:16-17 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. I’m sure that we would all agree that INFIDELITY has reached epidemic proportions in America today. 1. I will not bore you with the statistics, but some recent surveys indicate that as many as 65% of all married men and 55% of all married women will have at least one affair during their lifetime. 2. Now secular psychologists will...

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