Category Archives : Peter (Rayburn)


Peter, 1 Peter 1:1-2

Download audio 1 Peter 1:1-2 Download sermon Text Comment v.1       If you consult the map in the back of your Bible you will find that these areas are found in the northern half of Asia Minor, present day Turkey. Interestingly, they were largely areas in which the Apostle Paul did not minister. Eusebius, the 4th […]


The Life of Joy, 1 Peter 1:3-9

Download audio 1 Peter 1:3-9 Download sermon Text Comment If either Paul or Peter had Mrs. Tamminga for their writing teacher, they would have had their fingers rapped for run-on sentences. Actually vv. 3-9 are one sentence in Greek. They are broken up by the translators of the ESV into five separate sentences. But it […]


Craving Food, 1 Peter 2:1-3

Download audio 1 Peter 2:1-3 Download sermon Text Comment v.1       Take note that the particular sins mentioned all have to do with sins against the community of faith. All of these sins are sins against others, and, in context, particularly other Christians. They are the opposite of the “sincere brotherly love” that Peter had urged […]


Saved to Worship, 1 Peter 2:4-10

Download audio 1 Peter 2:4-10 Download sermon Text Comment v.5       Take note of Peter’s assumption, so common among the writers of the NT, that the worship of the ancient church, the temple, the Levitical sacrifices, and so on were evangelical worship. We can use the language of that worship to describe what we Christians do […]