Category Archives : Gospel


Is It True? 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Download audio 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Download Text   “Is It True?” The Gospel Series, No. 11 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 March 18, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   We conclude this series of sermons on the Gospel by addressing a question, the answer to which determines whether we have been wasting our time these […]


Other Gospels, Galatians 1:5-10

Download audio Galatians 1:5-10 Download Text   “Other Gospels” The Gospel Series, No. 10 Galatians 1:6-10 March 11, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   We have said so far that the gospel is the good news of the triumph over sin and death accomplished for us by the incarnate Son of God, God […]


Everyone Welcome! Isaiah 55:1-3

Download audio Isaiah 55:1-3 Download Text “Everyone is Welcome!” The Gospel Series, No. 9 Isaiah 55:1-3 March 4, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   In the chapters preceding the verses we are about to read, we would have read of God’s great work of salvation that will embrace both Jew and Gentile alike, […]


A New You, 1 John 3:1-3

Download audio 1 John 3:1-3 Download Text   “A New You” The Gospel Series, No. 8 1 John 3:1-3 February 25, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   In this part of our series of sermons on the Gospel, the good news, we are defining the good news: precisely what is the news that […]


The Conquest of Death, Acts 2:22-24

Download audio Acts 2:22-24 Download Text   “The Conquest of Death” The Gospel Series, No. 7 Acts 2:22-24 February 18, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   In this part of our series of sermons on the Gospel, the good news, we are defining the good news: precisely what is that news that Christians […]


The News: God Has Come Among Us, John 1:1-18

Download audio John 1:1-18 Text Comment v.1 The grammatical details are too complicated to explain, but John’s language unmistakably means not that the Word came into being at the beginning, but that “in the beginning” the Word already was. John’s use of “logos” or “Word” brilliantly served to bridge the gap between his Jewish and […]


A Summons to Believe, Acts 16:25-34

Download audio Acts 16:25-34 Text Comment v.25 With lacerated backs and in great pain, perhaps unable to sleep, Paul and Silas encouraged themselves by singing hymns to God. As Tertullian beautifully put it, “The legs feel nothing in the stocks when the heart is in heaven.” [To the Martyrs, 2] And that little remark that […]


Why the Gospel? Romans 3:9-18

Download audio Romans 3:9-18 Last week we began our consideration of the good news, the gospel by asking what the gospel is; good news of what kind, about what? And we concluded that the good news is fundamentally the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came into the world to deliver us […]