Marriage Series

Wives, Submit Yourselves

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

Wives, Submit Yourselves

“Wives, Submit Yourselves” MP3 Version: “Wives, Submit Yourselves” Scripture Text: Ephesians 5:22-24,33 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. There are MANY different ingredients that go into a successful marriage. 2. For example, as we have already seen, you need a husband who, first and foremost, is right with God, a husband who walks with God and communes with God on a daily basis. 3. You also need a husband who understands and fulfills his role as the spiritual leader of his family, a husband who’s leadership is confident, loving...

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An Help Meet For Him

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012

An Help Meet For Him

“An Help Meet For Him” MP3 Version: “An Help Meet For Him” Scripture Text:  Genesis 2:18 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. For several weeks now I have been preaching on the subject of marriage and the family. 1. Thus far, we have focused most of our attention on the role of the husband. 2. What is the husband’s role in marriage? 3. His role is one of LEADERSHIP. 4. In other words, like Joshua of old, he is to be the spiritual leader of his family.) 5. His leadership should be… -LOVING, -CONFIDENT, -EXEMPLARY. B. We also learned that a husband should LOVE his wife. 1. The Bible says in Eph. 5:25,...

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Beareth All Things

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012

Beareth All Things

“Beareth All Things” Scripture Text:  1 Corinthians 13:7 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- A man decided one day to show his wife how much he loved her, and so before going home from work, he stopped by the gym, where he showered, shaved, and put on some choice cologne. Upon leaving the gym he stopped by the florist and bought his wife a beautiful bouquet of flowers. He then walked up to his front door and knocked. When his wife answered the door and saw him standing there, all decked out with the bouquet of flowers in hand, she said, “Oh no! This has been a terrible day! First I had to take Billy to the...

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Seeketh Not Her Own

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011

Seeketh Not Her Own

“Seeketh Not Her Own” MP3 Version: “Seeketh Not Her Own” Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 13:5 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. I’m sure that all of us here this morning know that the Bible commands us to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. 1. For example, HUSBANDS are commanded to love their wives. 2. The Bible says in Eph. 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” 3. WIVES are also commanded to love their husbands. 4. The Bible says in Tit. 2:4, “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands,” 5. Then, of course, ALL BELIEVERS are commanded to...

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Charity Suffereth Long

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011

Charity Suffereth Long

“Charity Suffereth Long” MP3 Version: “Charity Suffereth Long” Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Three weeks ago I preached a message entitled, “Husbands, Love Your Wives.” 1. The Bible says in Eph. 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” 2. Husbands, however, are not the only ones who are given this command. 3. Wives are also commanded to love their husbands. 4. Notice what Paul admonished the “aged women” (older women) in the church to do, Tit. 2:4, “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to...

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Giving Honour Unto The Wife

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011

Giving Honour Unto The Wife

“Giving Honour Unto The Wife” MP3 Version: “Giving Honour Unto the Wife” Scripture Text: 1 Peter 3:7 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- I heard about a group of unmarried women who were asked to meet and amongst themselves come up with their idea of the “perfect” man. Now you would think that they would have chosen some handsome ACTOR, or some muscle-bound ATHLETE, or some wealthy TYCOON, but they didn’t? Do you want to see whom they determined to be the “perfect” man? Yes, their idea of the “perfect” man was none other than “MR. POTATO HEAD.” When asked why they chose him,...

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