Marriage Series

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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Ye Cannot Serve God And Mammon

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012

Ye Cannot Serve God And Mammon

“Ye Cannot Serve God And Mammon” MP3 Version: “Ye Cannot Serve God And Mammon” Scripture Text: Matthew 6:24 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. I want to begin this morning by giving you a TWO question quiz, but don’t worry because the questions will be “true or false,” which means that you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right. 1. Here’s the first question, “True or false, a husband and wife should NEVER talk about money because it only leads to fights!” (Repeat) 2. The answer to this question, of course, is “False!!!” 3. Now the second question, “True or false, it is impossible to have a...

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Speak Every Man

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012

Speak Every Man

“Speak Every Man” MP3 Version: “Speak Every Man” Scripture Text:   Ephesians 4:23-29 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- Jack and Christine sat across from their pastor, ready to begin their first counseling session. You could tell that Christine had something on her chest because of the way she sat, with her arms folded and her eyes pointed downward. The pastor noticed this right away and decided to begin his questioning with her. He said, “Christine, I can tell by your body language that something is really bothering you, so why don’t you get us started by telling me exactly what the problem is.”...

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Whoso Findeth A Wife

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012

Whoso Findeth A Wife

“Whoso Findeth A Wife” MP3 Version: “Whoso Findeth A Wife” Scripture Text: Proverbs 18:22 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. As you know, for the past several weeks my Sunday morning messages have been focused on the subject of marriage. 1. This being true, I have been preaching primarily to those of you who are ALREADY MARRIED. 2. Well, this morning I would like to do something a little different, at least for one Sunday, and I would like to preach a message that is aimed at those of you who are of marrying age (or perhaps getting close to be of marrying age) but are STILL SINGLE. 3. As we saw earlier this morning,...

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Keepers At Home

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012

Keepers At Home

“Keepers At Home” MP3 Version: “Keepers At Home“ Scripture Text: Titus 2:5 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Now before I say anything else this morning, I want to make something very clear. 1. It is NOT my intent to bash, or to slam, or to criticize, or to scold any wife who happens to work outside of the home (in other words, who is not a full-time homemaker). 2. I realize that today’s world is very different from the world in which June Cleaver lived. 3. I also realize that these are very difficult times in which we now live, and many wives are absolutely convinced that they have no choice but to work...

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If Any Obey Not The Word

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012

If Any Obey Not The Word

“If Any Obey Not The Word” MP3 Version: “If Any Obey Not The Word” Scripture Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- Several years ago a lady joined our church who’s husband was not a church-goer. In fact, not only did he not attend church, but he was not even saved [believer in Christ]. A few months after she joined, this same lady came to me for advice concerning how to live with a husband who was not a Christian. Without going into any detail, I immediately took her to 1 Peter 3, and we had a little Bible study on the verses that Bro. Mike read just a moment ago.) 1. Why these verses? 2....

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