Category Archives : John (Rayburn)


The Gospel John 21:24-25

Download sermon John 21:24-25 Text Comment v.24     This statement identifies the beloved disciple as the author of the Gospel.  But who are the “we” in the second half of the verse.  Many commentators think this is an addition by other hands, an added witness to the truthfulness of what has been written down in John’s […]


The Resurrection Picnic John 21:1-14

Download sermon John 21:1-14 Text Comment v.1       The NIV’s “appeared again” is literally “he revealed himself again.”  Jesus did not spend the entire 40 days between his resurrection and his ascension in the presence of his disciples.  He was with them from time to time only and when he came, it seems John intends for […]


The Crucifixion John 19:16-37

Download sermon John 19:16-37 Text Comment As you know, each of the Gospel writers contributes something to the account of the crucifixion that is not found in the other reports.  Tatian, in the second century was the first to publish the four gospels together in a single work and he called that work the Diatessaron, […]


Jesus before Pilate John 18:26-19:16

Download sermon John 18:26-19:16 Text Comment John reports more of the details of the Lord’s trial before Pontius Pilate than the other three Gospel writers combined.  On the other hand, he does not give a full account of the Lord’s trial before the Jews, he simply assumes that they condemned him. v.28     “Early morning” is […]


Peter’s Betrayal John 18:12-27

Download sermon John 18:12-27 Text Comment v.13     The primary instigators are the religious officials as is proved by the fact that they took Jesus to Annas.  The soldiers, their job done, no doubt returned to their barracks.  Annas had been the high priest from AD 6-15 before being deposed by Pontius Pilate’s predecessor.  Many Jews […]


Treachery and Malice John 18:1-12

Download sermon John 18:1-12 Text Comment v.2       Was Gethsemane owned by some wealthy man who was a supporter of Jesus and had made it available to the Lord as a place to meet with his disciples?  In any case, Jesus does not attempt to evade capture by altering his habits.  As he said, “No one […]