Category Archives : John (Rayburn)


Christian Unity John 17:20-26

Download sermon John 17:20-26 Text Comment v.20     Remember the Lord’s statement in 10:16?  “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen.  I must bring them also.  They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.”  Now he prays for us, those who were not his […]


Our Lord at Prayer John 17:1-5

Download sermon John 17:1-5 Text Comment What we have in the chapter we begin to read this morning is the Lord’s prayer.  What we commonly call the Lord’s prayer is a prayer that the Lord Jesus taught his disciples to pray.  That prayer, which we prayed this morning, would really better be called “the disciples’ […]


Joy after Sorrow John 16:17-33

Download sermon John 16:17-33 Text Comment v.17     The question of interpretation posed by these verses is whether in saying “and then in a little while you will see me” the Lord is speaking of his appearances to his disciples after his resurrection, a matter of just a few days after that Thursday night in the […]


The Lord’s Point Man John 16:5-16

Download sermon John 16:5-16 Text Comment v.5       We now begin the fourth of the five Holy Spirit passages in the Upper Room Discourse. v.7       The thought is what biblical scholars call “eschatological.”  That is, there is a next step to be taken in the history of salvation and the progress of the kingdom of God, […]


The Way to the Father John 14:5-14

Download sermon John 14:5-14 Text Comment v.5       As so often, the disciples interpreted the Lord’s remark in a crassly literal way and then misunderstood it, as if the Lord meant he was going to, say, Antioch or Rome. v.6       The Lord answered Thomas’ question by saying that he is the way.  That is the chief […]


The Father’s House John 14.1-4

Download sermon Text Comment   v.1       Though we have already read that the Lord’s heart was troubled in prospect of his suffering to come, he forgets himself and seeks to comfort his disciples who were troubled by the announcement just made concerning his imminent departure.  These men had become followers of the Lord Jesus.  They […]