Category Archives : John (Rayburn)

The Christian Coat of Arms: A Basis on a Field of Towels John 13:1-17

Download sermon Text Comment v.1       That is, the footwashing took place Thursday evening, but before dinner.  “Time” is, as we have frequently had cause to note, the NIV’s translation of “hour.”  Time and again we read that the Lord’s “hour” had not yet come, but now it has come.  In John this “hour” is the […]

Faith’s Devotion John 12:1-11

Download sermon John 12:1-11 Text Comment v.2       That is, if Passover was celebrated Thursday evening of the next week, then six days before, on Friday, just before the onset of the Sabbath day, Jesus would have arrived in Bethany and the banquet described in the following verses would probably have occurred the following evening – […]

The Bottom Sin John 11:45-57

Download sermon John 11:45-57 Text Comment v.45     One of a number of instances in John where the use of the term “Jews” carries no negative overtones. v.47     Under the Roman rule, the Sanhedrin was permitted to exercise authority over Jewish internal affairs.  At this time the Sadducees, the party of the priests, made up a […]