Posts made in April, 2012

The Evening And The Morning

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012

The Evening And The Morning

“The Evening And The Morning” MP3 Version: “The Evening And The Morning” Scripture Text: Genesis 1:5 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Thus far in our study of Genesis 1, we have learned several very important things. 1. First of all, as we looked at Gen. 1:1, we learned THREE things about our God. 2. For example, we learned that He is REAL. 3. We also learned that He is ETERNAL. 4. Finally, we learned that He is the CREATOR. B. We also learned that there is NO GAP between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2. 1. There are some who believe that Gen. 1:1 refers to the ORIGINAL world that God created, perhaps billions of years...

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And God Said

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012

And God Said

“And God Said” No MP3 Version Scripture Text: Genesis 1:3 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3) 1. Whenever I read that verse, the first thing that comes to mind is the awesome POWER of our God. 2. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3) 3. One moment, as Gen. 1:2 tells us, there was “darkness upon the face of the” earth; a moment later, there was “light.” 4. How did it happen? 5. How did it come about? 6. How did it all transpire? 7. God simply SPOKE, and IT WAS SO! B. This is not only true concerning the...

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I Will Hide My Face

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012

I Will Hide My Face

“I Will Hide My Face” MP3 Version: “I Will Hide My Face” Scripture Text: Deut. 31:16-18 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- Most of us, when we were children, used to play a game called, “Hide And Seek.” The way the game was played was like this. Someone would be chosen to be “it.” That person would then put their hands over their eyes and count to a hundred, and while he was counting to a hundred, everyone else would run and hide. Of course, the object of the game was for the person who was “it” to then go looking for those who were hiding, hence the name, “hide and seek.”) B. Now the reason...

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Whosoever Believeth

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012

Whosoever Believeth

“Whosoever Believeth” MP3 Version: “Whosoever Believeth” Scripture Text: John 3:16 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Over and over again the Bible admonishes sinners to “believe” in Jesus. 1. Just in the verses that Bro. Mike read a moment ago, THREE times sinners were admonished to believe in Jesus. 2. John 3:15, “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” 3. John 3:16, “…that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 4. John 3:18, “He that believeth on him is not condemned:” 5. And this is just in the verses that Bro. Mike read...

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Without Form, And Void

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012

Without Form, And Void

“Without Form, And Void” Scripture Text: Genesis 1:2 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. As many of you know, there has been an effort in recent years by some who claim to be “Bible-believing” Christians, to reconcile the Bible (biblical) account of creation with evolutionary thinking, which asserts that the earth is actually billions of years old. 1. For example, as I alluded to last Sunday morning, there are those who believe in what has come to be called “Theistic Evolution.” 2. In other words, they believe that God created the heaven and the earth, however, they also believe that He used the evolutionary...

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