Sermons

Cursed Is The Ground

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012

Cursed Is The Ground

“Cursed Is The Ground” MP3 Version: “Cursed Is The Ground” Scripture Text: Genesis 3:14-24 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. I want to begin this morning with a question, “In your opinion, what is the most despised, the most loathed, the most abhorred, the most detested, the most contemned of all the animals that God created and put on this earth?” 1. I’m sure that most of us here, this morning, would say that the “SNAKE” holds this honor. 2. This is why if someone calls you a “snake” or a “snake in the grass,” it is NOT a compliment. 3. In fact, I looked up the word “snake” in the dictionary...

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Where Art Thou?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

Where Art Thou?

“Where Art Thou?” MP3 Version: “Where Art Thou?” Scripture Text: Genesis 3:7-13 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Two weeks ago I preached a message where I talked about the three greatest LIES that have ever been told. 1. Of course, all three of these lies were told by the greatest liar of all time, Satan, and they were all told the first time in the Garden of Eden. 2. Do you remember what those lies were? 3. The first lie that Satan told was that “God’s Word cannot be trusted.” 4. The second lie was that “sin has no consequences.” 5. The third lie was that “man can save himself.” B. This morning, I...

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When The Woman Saw

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012

When The Woman Saw

“When The Woman Saw” Scripture Text: Genesis 3:6 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. If you know me at all, you know that I DON’T believe in the theory of evolution. 1. In other words, I don’t believe that life, as it exists today, evolved over a period of millions, if not billions of years. 2. I believe that God created all life during the six days of creation, and that life, as it exists today, is basically unchanged from it’s original forms. 3. And so, I do not believe in the theory of evolution. (By the way, there is a reason that they call it a “theory,” and that is because it is totally UNPROVEN.) B. I do,...

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And The Serpent Said

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012

And The Serpent Said

“And The Serpent Said” MP3 Version: “And The Serpent Said” Scripture Text: Genesis 3:1-6 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. In the Bible, Satan is called many different things. 1. For example, in Rev. 12:10, he is called an ACCUSER. It says, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down.” (Rev. 12:10) 2. In 1 Pet. 5:8, Satan is called an ADVERSARY. It says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may...

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They Shall Be One

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012

They Shall Be One

“They Shall Be One” MP3 Version: “They Shall Be One” Scripture Text: Genesis 2:18-25 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. This morning, as we continue our study of Genesis, we are going to focus our attention on the “first family.” 1. Now, by “first family,” I don’t mean President and Mrs. Obama, although in a political sense, they ARE our first family. 2. The family I’m talking about is the very first family that God created and placed on this earth, and that is, of course, Adam and Eve. 3. By the way, did you know that marriage and the family was the very FIRST institution that God created. 4. Before He...

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The Lord God Formed Man

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012

The Lord God Formed Man

“The Lord God Formed Man” MP3 Version: “The Lord God Formed Man” Scripture Text: Genesis 2:4-17 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. There’s something that we must understand as we continue our study of Genesis 2. 1. Genesis 2, beginning with Vrs. 4 and going all the way to the end of the chapter (Vrs. 25), is actually a detailed account of what happened on Day Six of creation, specifically the creation of man. 2. In Genesis 1, we are given an OVERVIEW of man’s creation, while in Genesis 2 we are given the DETAILS. 3. Let me show what I am talking about. 4. Gen. 1:27, the Bible says, “So God created man in his...

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