Category Archives : Hebrews (Rayburn)


Download sermon We begin this evening a new series of Lord’s Day evening studies in the Letter to the Hebrews.  I’m looking forward to this for several reasons.  First, Hebrews is a special book to me.  I spent almost a year of my life, during the years of my graduate study in Scotland, working on […]

The Argument

Download sermon Review Last Lord’s Day evening, in our introduction to Hebrews, we said that Hebrews was really a sermon more than it was a letter, that, like any good sermon, it consists of the exposition and application of Scripture, that its theme is the absolute necessity of a persevering faith, that it was preached […]

Hebrews 1:1-14

Download sermon Hebrews 1:1-14 Review Hebrews we said is a sermon on the subject of the necessity of a persevering faith.  It is a warning against apostasy and an encouragement to these Jewish Christians to press on to the end.  The preacher employs extensively the history of the OT, urging his readers to imitate the […]

Hebrews 2:1-4

Download sermon Hebrews 2:1-4 Review Now, remember where we are.  Hebrews is a sermon, really a sermon more than a letter, and a sermon with a single theme:  the absolute necessity of persevering faith.  It is warning against apostasy – a real threat to this Jewish Christian community – and an encouragement to stand fast […]

Hebrews 2:5-9

Download sermon Hebrews 2:5-9 Review Now we are making our way into the argument of Hebrews which is a sermon on the absolute necessity of persevering faith.  It is warning against apostasy – a real threat to this Jewish Christian community – and an encouragement to stand fast through thick and thin in order to […]

Hebrews 2:10-18

Download sermon Hebrews 2:10-18 Review We are now into the second section of biblical exposition in this sermon.  He has so far made the point that Scripture says that the world to come is to be subject, not to angels, as these Jews were tempted to believe, but to the Son of Man, the Messiah.  […]

Hebrews 3:1-19

Download sermon Hebrews 3:1-19 Review In the section of the sermon just completed, chapter 2, vv. 5-18, the author demonstrated that Christ was superior to the angels insofar as he had, on our behalf, consented to partake of our humanity, to come to earth and share our lives in every way, to become our brother, […]

Hebrews 4:1-13

Download sermon Hebrews 4:1-13 Text Comment Remember where we are.  We are in the midst of an argument that was begun at 3:7 with the citation of Psalm 95.  The preacher is reminding his hearers of the history of Israel in the wilderness, of her failing to enter the rest of God because of her […]

Hebrews 4:14-16

Download sermon Hebrews 4:14-16 Review In the section just completed, the preacher has warned his hearers not to imitate the wilderness generation of Israel who failed to obtain salvation and eternal life for want of a true and living faith.  He now begins a new section, demonstrating Christ’s superiority to the Aaronic priests of Israel.  […]

Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Download sermon Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Review As we take up these studies again after a month’s pause, it will help us to remind ourselves where we are in the argument of this sermon against apostasy.  Hebrews is an extended exhortation on the absolute necessity of a persevering faith in Jesus Christ.  Writing to Jewish Christians who […]