Sermons

The Seventh Day

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

The Seventh Day

“The Seventh Day” MP3 Version: “The Seventh Day” Scripture Text: Genesis 2:1-3 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. (Illus.- A young boy asked me once, “Why did God rest on the seventh day? Was He tired?” The answer, of course, is, “NO, He was NOT tired!”) 1. I love Isa. 40:28, which asks the question, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?” (Isa. 40:28) 2. According to this verse, even though God is “the Creator of the ends of the earth,” because He is “the everlasting God,” He does not...

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Let Us Make Man

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012

Let Us Make Man

“Let Us Make Man” MP3 Version: “Let Us Make Man” Scripture Text: Genesis 1:26-31 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Thus far in our study of Genesis 1, we have looked at all six days of creation. 1. On Day One, God created the LIGHT. 2. On Day Two, God created the FIRMAMENT. 3. On Day Three, after making the dry land to appear, God created PLANT LIFE. 4. On Day Four, God created the HEAVENLY BODIES. 5. On Day Five, God created SEA LIFE, as well as the FOWLS OF THE AIR. 6. On Day Six, God created LAND ANIMALS, which, as we noticed last Sunday, included the dinosaurs. 7. And so, thus far in our study of Genesis, we...

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Lights in the Firmament

Posted by on May 27, 2012

Lights in the Firmament

“Lights in the Firmament” MP3 Version: “Lights in the Firmament” Scripture Text: Genesis 1:14-25 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Two weeks ago, as we continued our study in Gen. 1, we focused our attention on the first THREE days of creation. 1. Let’s review those three days for just a moment. 2. First of all, on day ONE God created “light.” 3. Gen. 1:3 says, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” 4. On day TWO God created the “firmament,” or the atmosphere. 5. Gen. 1:7 says, “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which...

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Let There Be

Posted by on May 13, 2012

Let There Be

“Let There Be” MP3 Version: “Let There Be” Scripture Text: Genesis 1:3-13 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Last Sunday morning, as we continued our study of the book of Genesis, we looked at the six days of creation in a somewhat general sense. 1. First of all, we considered the fact that the six days of creation were LITERAL 24-hour days (not ages). 2. We also considered the fact that because they were literal days, the earth is actually very YOUNG, as opposed to very old. (Rather than being millions, if not billions of years old, the earth is actually only a few thousand years old.) 3. Then, last of all, we...

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The Evening And The Morning

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012

The Evening And The Morning

“The Evening And The Morning” MP3 Version: “The Evening And The Morning” Scripture Text: Genesis 1:5 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. Thus far in our study of Genesis 1, we have learned several very important things. 1. First of all, as we looked at Gen. 1:1, we learned THREE things about our God. 2. For example, we learned that He is REAL. 3. We also learned that He is ETERNAL. 4. Finally, we learned that He is the CREATOR. B. We also learned that there is NO GAP between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2. 1. There are some who believe that Gen. 1:1 refers to the ORIGINAL world that God created, perhaps billions of years...

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And God Said

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012

And God Said

“And God Said” No MP3 Version Scripture Text: Genesis 1:3 By Pastor Mike Withem First Baptist Church Ranson, West Virginia Introduction: A. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3) 1. Whenever I read that verse, the first thing that comes to mind is the awesome POWER of our God. 2. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3) 3. One moment, as Gen. 1:2 tells us, there was “darkness upon the face of the” earth; a moment later, there was “light.” 4. How did it happen? 5. How did it come about? 6. How did it all transpire? 7. God simply SPOKE, and IT WAS SO! B. This is not only true concerning the...

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