Monthly Archives: August 2002


Hebrews 7:1-17

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Though the exposition has been interrupted with some lengthy sections of application, we are now in a section of this sermon devoted to demonstrating that Jesus Christ is superior to Aaron and to the Levitical priests who descended from him.  The preacher has already demonstrated, you remember, that Jesus […]


The Main Thing, 1 Corinthians 7:17-40

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 7:17-40 Text Comment In chapter 7 Paul is responding to questions raised by the Corinthian Christians regarding marriage and divorce.  He has so far considered the situation of those who are already married, those believers who have been divorced improperly, and those believers who are married to unbelievers.  Now, in the […]


Hebrews 6:13-20

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 6:13-20 In the section of this sermon we considered last Lord’s Day evening, the author gave warning of the dire consequences of turning away from God and, once more, exhorted his hearers to press on to the end in the faith of Jesus Christ. Now, he is going […]


The Main Thing

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Main Thing” 1 Corinthians 7:17-40 August 18, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment In chapter 7 Paul is responding to questions raised by the Corinthian Christians regarding marriage and divorce. He has so far considered the situation of those who are already married, those believers who […]


Opening a Can of Worms, 1 Cor 7:12-16

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 Text Comment v.12     In the previous verses we considered last Lord’s Day, Christians are forbidden to divorce.  Paul doesn’t raise the exception that we find in Jesus’ teaching, that of adultery, he is speaking generally.  Now Paul moves to another situation, not an uncommon one in that time and place:  […]


Hebrews 5:11-6:12

No audio is available for this item. Download sermon Hebrews 5:11-6:12 We have noticed already that Hebrews is a sermon, composed like many good sermons, of alternating sections of exposition and application.  The preacher makes an argument of the truth of God’s word and then applies that argument to the life-situation of his hearers.  We […]


Opening a Can of Worms

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Opening a Can of Worms” 1 Cor. 7:12-16 August 11, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.12 In the previous verses we considered last Lord’s Day, Christians are forbidden to divorce. Paul doesn’t raise the exception that we find in Jesus’ teaching, that of adultery, he is […]


Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Review As we take up these studies again after a month’s pause, it will help us to remind ourselves where we are in the argument of this sermon against apostasy.  Hebrews is an extended exhortation on the absolute necessity of a persevering faith in Jesus Christ.  Writing […]