Category Archives : Hebrews (Rayburn)


Hebrews 9:1-15

Download sermon Hebrews 9:1-15 Review The discussion of contrast between the broken, first covenant and the better covenant which we found last week in 8:7-13, was, in a way, a parenthesis in the author’s discussion of his main point, the point with which chapter 8 began.  That point was the superiority of Christ’s priestly work […]


Hebrews 8:1-13

Download Sermon Hebrews 8:1-13 Now, remember, we are still in the midst of the argument that the preacher is making to the effect that Jesus Christ, as a priest in the order of Melchizedek, is superior to the Levitical priests, just as before he was shown to be superior to the prophets, to the angels, […]


Hebrews 7:18-28

Download sermon Remember, now, our author is proving that Jesus Christ is a priest superior in his priesthood to those who descended from Aaron.  He is, unlike they, an eternal priest in the order of Melchizedek.  And while they could not make perfect those who were served by them in the ceremonial rituals of Israel, […]


Hebrews 7:1-17

Download sermon Though the exposition has been interrupted with some lengthy sections of application, we are now in a section of this sermon devoted to demonstrating that Jesus Christ is superior to Aaron and to the Levitical priests who descended from him.  The preacher has already demonstrated, you remember, that Jesus is superior to the […]


Hebrews 6:13-20

Download sermon Hebrews 6:13-20 In the section of this sermon we considered last Lord’s Day evening, the author gave warning of the dire consequences of turning away from God and, once more, exhorted his hearers to press on to the end in the faith of Jesus Christ. Now, he is going to commend to them […]


Hebrews 5:11-6:12

Download sermon Hebrews 5:11-6:12 We have noticed already that Hebrews is a sermon, composed like many good sermons, of alternating sections of exposition and application.  The preacher makes an argument of the truth of God’s word and then applies that argument to the life-situation of his hearers.  We have come again to such a section […]


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 […]


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 4:1-13

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 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, […]