Category Archives : Hebrews (Rayburn)


Hebrews 11:8-40

Download sermon Hebrews 11:8-40 Text Comment Remember where we are now.  In the last half of chapter 10 our author, our preacher really, had turned from his exposition of the superior priesthood of Jesus Christ to another sustained passage of exhortation or application.  That has been his tactic throughout the sermon, to alternate exposition with […]


Hebrews 12:1-13

Download sermon Hebrews 12:1-13 The preacher has just set before his hearers the long line of faithful saints who have persevered in faith in defiance of not having received in their lifetime what God had promised them.  Do what they did, he is telling them as chapter 12 begins.  Keep believing; your faith will in […]


Hebrews 12:14-29

Download sermon Hebrews 12:14-29 Our preacher is in the midst of another of his sections of application and exhortation.  He has been telling them to run the race as generations of the faithful have before them, and to take their difficulties for what they are, the discipline of their heavenly father, by which their faith […]


Hebrews 13:1-6

Download sermon Hebrews 13:1-6 It was the intention of the Puritans to “reduce to practice” – that was their own phrase – reduce to practice everything that God taught them in the Word.  [Packer, Quest for Godliness, 29]  They also spoke of “breaking up grace small.”  Following the practice of Scripture, they would work out […]


Hebrews 13:7-16

Download sermon Hebrews 13:7-16 We are in a sort of postscript to the sermon of Hebrews.  Following the final main section of exposition and application, that ended at 12:29, our preacher added some general exhortations to brotherly love, to sexual purity, and to financial contentment.  We considered these last time.  Now he moves on and […]


Hebrews 13:17-25

Download sermon Hebrews 13:17-25 This evening’s study in Hebrews is our 26th and last in this great sermon on the necessity of a persevering faith in Christ. Text Comment v.17     When you think about the argument of the letter and work back to the spiritual situation that is addressed in it, knowing what we know […]