Category Archives : Hebrews (Rayburn)


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 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 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 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 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 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 9:16-28

Download sermon Hebrews 9:16-28 Review Remember now, our preacher is demonstrating the superiority of Christ’s priestly work to that of the Levitical priests.  Their sacrifices could not cleanse the conscience from sin, could not bring the sinner to God, could not obtain eternal redemption, and could not make the worshipper perfect.  But Christ’s sacrifice of […]


Hebrews 10:1-18

Download sermon Hebrews 10:1-18 Review v.1       There is no question about the text here as there was at 9:11.  He speaks of the “good things that are coming.”  The Levitical sacrifices only foreshadowed the future salvation which Christ has guaranteed by his death and resurrection and which will some day come in its completion.  And […]


Hebrews 10:19-39

Download sermon Hebrews 10:19-39 Review Now remember that this preacher characteristically alternates, as good preachers will, between exposition and application.  He has completed a long exposition of the priesthood of Jesus Christ and now is going to complete that section with another section of application.  What he is going to say, of course, he has […]


Hebrews 11:1-7

Hebrews 11:1-7 Download sermon We begin tonight our consideration of the one of the great chapters of the New Testament and, indeed, of the Bible.  Our preacher has just concluded a great exhortation to keep faith with the Lord Jesus Christ; not to shrink back but to continue to believe.  As a stronger, persevering faith […]