Category Archives : John (Rayburn)


A Southern Aphorism John 6:35-51

Download sermon John 6:35-51 We are in the midst of the Lord’s “Bread of Life Discourse.”  The theme of this great discourse, as we said last week, is faith in Jesus Christ.  Last Lord’s Day morning we considered from vv. 25-40 the nature of this faith, what John means when he summons us to believe […]


Characteristics of the Unbelieving Mind John 7:14-24

Download sermon John 7:14-24 Text Comment v.14     Apparently the Lord felt that showing up late would prevent the kind of outpouring of popular enthusiasm that would precipitate his death before its appointed time. We know what happened six months later when he approached Jerusalem at the beginning of the Passover feast. v.15     That is, how […]


Eternity John 8:12-30

Download sermon John 8:12-30 Text Comment If we connect 8:12 with 7:39, leaving out, as we said last week, the account of the woman caught in adultery and observing that 7:40-52 do not include any remarks of the Lord but only record the conversations of others about him, then the “again” in v. 12 picks […]


True Life and True Death John 8:48-59

Download sermon John 8:48-59 Text Comment v.48     This has been preceded, of course, by a long conversation between Jesus and the Jewish religious leadership.  When their arguments failed to dislodge him, as so often in human affairs, they turn to personal abuse, the trusty argumentum ad hominem.  And you couldn’t get any lower than to […]