Hebrews Series

Lest Any Man Fail

Posted by on Mar 2, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Of Ranson, WV March 2, 2008 Sunday Morning “Lest Any Man Fail” Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:12-17 Introduction   A.   Normally, when we think about the grace of God, we think about saving grace. 1. The Bible 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.” 2. The Bible also says in 2 Tim. 1:8-9, “8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with...

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For Whom The Lord Loveth

Posted by on Feb 17, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV February 17, 2008 Sunday Morning   “For Whom The Lord Loveth”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:4-11 Introduction:   A.   Every now and then I will find myself engaged in conversation with someone who doesn’t believe in the eternal security of the saved. 1. While I don’t believe in arguing just for the sake of arguing, I will discuss this subject with someone if I detect a willingness on their part to at least consider my arguments. 2. Of course, if I expect them to listen to my arguments in favor of eternal security, I feel obligated to at least listen to their arguments against...

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Consider Him

Posted by on Feb 10, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV February 10, 2008 Sunday Morning “Consider Him”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:3 Introduction:   A.   The Bible tells us in 1 Cor. 10:13, “13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:” 1. Do you realize what that verse means? 2. It simply means that every believer, every one of us… -experiences temptation, -has to deal with temptation, -struggles with temptation, if the truth were known, every day of our lives. 3. (Illus.- Let me illustrate. I would imagine that some of us here this morning were tempted to stay home and not come to church. When that alarm clock...

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Let Us Run

Posted by on Feb 3, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV February 3, 2008 Sunday Morning   “Let Us Run”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 Introduction:   A.   If you’ve studied your Bible much at all, you know that the Word of God contains a number of allegories (symbolic representations) of the Christian life. 1. For example, the Bible compares the Christian life to a war or a warfare. 2. One example of this is Paul’s admonition to the young preacher, Timothy, in 2 Tim. 2:3-4, which says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ….No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he...

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And These All

Posted by on Jan 27, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 27, 2008 Sunday Morning “And These All”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 11:32-40 Introduction:   A.   Thus far in our study of Hebrews 11, we have looked at the faith of thirteen men and women. 1. First of all, we looked at Abel. (Vrs. 4) 2. Then we looked at Enoch. (Vrs. 5-6) 3. Then we looked at Noah. (Vrs. 7) 4. Then we looked at Abraham and Sarah. (Vrs. 8-19) 5. Then we looked at Isaac. (Vrs. 20) 6. Then we looked at Jacob. (Vrs. 21) 7. Then we looked at Joseph. (Vrs. 22) 8. Then we looked at Amram and Jochebed, Moses’ parents. (Vrs. 23) 9. Then we looked at Moses himself. (Vrs....

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The Walls Of Jericho

Posted by on Jan 20, 2008

By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 20, 2008 Sunday Morning “The Walls Of Jericho”   Scripture Text: Hebrews 11:30-31 Introduction:   A.   The city of Jericho was a fortified city. 1. The wall around the city was a massive structure. 2. Some city walls of this period, we are told, were wide enough on top to drive two chariots side-by-side. 3. Jericho was a virtual fortress, and its walls were designed to withstand the strongest enemy attack. 4. By the standards of that day, the city of Jericho was virtually impregnable.   B.   Not only was Jericho a fortified city, but it also stood right in the path of Joshua and...

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