Hebrews Series

Perfect Through Sufferings

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011

By Mike Withem, Pastor First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV July 1, 2007 Sunday Morning “Perfect Through Sufferings” Scripture Text: Hebrews 2:10-18 Introduction:   A.   Sunday before last we ended our study with Heb. 2:9. 1. Let’s look at that verse again, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” 2. Notice that it says that Jesus “was made a little lower than the angels.” 3. Now what does that mean? 4. It simply means that Jesus… -became a man, -became flesh and blood, -became one of us, a human...

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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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Let Your Conversation Be

Posted by on Mar 30, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV March 30, 2008 Sunday Morning “Let Your Conversation Be” Scripture Text: Hebrews 13:1-6 Introduction:   A.   Although I still believe that the King James Version of the Bible is, by far, the best and most reliable English translation of the Holy Scriptures, it is a fact that some of the words found in the KJV have changed in meaning since the days that it was translated. 1. For example, take the word “conversation.” 2. Today, the word “conversation” refers to one’s speech. 3. In fact, the Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines the word like this: “the oral exchange of sentiments,...

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Our God Is A Consuming Fire

Posted by on Mar 9, 2008

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV March 9, 2008 Sunday Morning “Our God Is A Consuming Fire” Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:18-29 Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:18-29 Introduction:   A.   As we come to the concluding verses of Hebrews 12, the thing that stands out about this passage is the fact that the writer of Hebrews mentions two mountains. 1. First of all, he mentions Mt. Sinai. 2. While he doesn’t mention it by name, when you read how he described this mountain, there’s no doubt what mountain he is talking about. 3. He described it as a mountain that “burned with fire,” a mountain that was characterized by “blackness, and darkness, and...

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