Monthly Archives: June 2002


Hebrews 4:14-16

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 4:14-16 Review In the section just completed, the preacher has warned his hearers not to imitate the wilderness generation of Israel who failed to obtain salvation and eternal life for want of a true and living faith.  He now begins a new section, demonstrating Christ’s superiority to the […]


Cherishing the Flame, 1 Corinthians 7:1-7

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 Text Comment v.1       The Corinthians had written a letter to Paul and he is now responding to what they wrote.  The same formula, “now about” will occur five more times in 1 Corinthians, almost certainly indicating in each case, that Paul is taking up another matter raised in their letter […]


Cherishing the Flame

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Cherishing the Flame” 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 June 30, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.1 The Corinthians had written a letter to Paul and he is now responding to what they wrote. The same formula, “now about” will occur five more times in 1 Corinthians, almost certainly […]


Sexual Purity, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Text Comment In this following section Paul returns to the matter of sexual immorality that he has dealt with in 5:1-12, in connection with the specific case of the man living in an incestuous relationship with his step-mother and which he has raised generally in his list of sins both […]


Sexual Purity

Download Text “Sexual Purity” 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 June 23, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment In this following section Paul returns to the matter of sexual immorality that he has dealt with in 5:1-12, in connection with the specific case of the man living in an incestuous relationship with his step-mother and which […]


Hebrews 4:1-13

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 4:1-13 Text Comment Remember where we are.  We are in the midst of an argument that was begun at 3:7 with the citation of Psalm 95.  The preacher is reminding his hearers of the history of Israel in the wilderness, of her failing to enter the rest of […]


And So Were You 1 Cor 6:1-11

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 Text Comment In the previous chapter, as we saw, Paul commanded the church to pass judgment on the behavior of one of her members.  There is no need for Christians to judge those outside the church, he says in 5:12, but there is a responsibility for the church to judge […]


And So Were You

Audio:   Unfortunately, the audio for this item is incomplete. Download Audio Download Text “And So Were You” 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 June 16, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment In the previous chapter, as we saw, Paul commanded the church to pass judgment on the behavior of one of her members. There is […]


Hebrews 3:1-19

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 3:1-19 Review In the section of the sermon just completed, chapter 2, vv. 5-18, the author demonstrated that Christ was superior to the angels insofar as he had, on our behalf, consented to partake of our humanity, to come to earth and share our lives in every way, […]


Excommunication 1 Cor 5:1-13

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Text Comment Paul has completed the first “argument” in the probatio, the main bulk of the letter extending from 1:18-16:12, containing the argument of the letter.  He has dealt with the disunity created by competing loyalties to different ministers fueled by false notions of wisdom and attraction to the standards […]


Excommunication

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Excommunication” 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 June 9, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment Paul has completed the first “argument” in the probatio, the main bulk of the letter extending from 1:18-16:12, containing the argument of the letter. He has dealt with the disunity created by competing loyalties to […]


Hebrews 2:10-18

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 2:10-18 Review We are now into the second section of biblical exposition in this sermon.  He has so far made the point that Scripture says that the world to come is to be subject, not to angels, as these Jews were tempted to believe, but to the Son […]


The Real Difference Grace Makes

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Real Difference Grace Makes” 1 Cor. 4:1-21 June 2, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment This chapter 4 concludes the first main argument of the letter which has been concerned with the contrast between worldly wisdom, which had so beguiled these Corinthian Christians, and the true […]