Monthly Archives: September 2002


Hebrews 9:16-28

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 9:16-28 Review Remember now, our preacher is demonstrating the superiority of Christ’s priestly work to that of the Levitical priests.  Their sacrifices could not cleanse the conscience from sin, could not bring the sinner to God, could not obtain eternal redemption, and could not make the worshipper perfect.  […]


Living the Lord’s Supper, I Corinthians 10:14-11:1

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Living the Lord’s Supper” 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 September 29, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment Paul has been warning the congregation in Corinth to take heed to their lives. Their indifference toward one another, their lack of loving regard for one another, must raise the question whether […]


Hebrews 9:1-15

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 9:1-15 Review The discussion of contrast between the broken, first covenant and the better covenant which we found last week in 8:7-13, was, in a way, a parenthesis in the author’s discussion of his main point, the point with which chapter 8 began.  That point was the superiority […]


Hebrews 8:1-13

Audio:   Download Audio Download Sermon Hebrews 8:1-13 Now, remember, we are still in the midst of the argument that the preacher is making to the effect that Jesus Christ, as a priest in the order of Melchizedek, is superior to the Levitical priests, just as before he was shown to be superior to the […]


Being Serious

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Being Serious” 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 September 15, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment Remember now, we are still in the middle of a section dealing with the controversy that erupted in the church in Corinth because some Christians felt free not only to eat meat that had […]


Paul’s Defense, 1 Corinthians 9:1-18

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 9:1-18 Text Comment The previous chapter ended with Paul’s noble pledge to deny himself, even to deny himself what was rightfully his, if that self-denial would foster the spiritual interests of a Christian brother or sister.  Now, in chapter 9, Paul is going to tell these Corinthian brethren that, as a […]


Paul’s Defense

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Paul’s Defense” 1 Corinthians 9:1-18 September 8, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment The previous chapter ended with Paul’s noble pledge to deny himself, even to deny himself what was rightfully his, if that self-denial would foster the spiritual interests of a Christian brother or sister. Now, […]


Love Builds Up, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Text Comment v.1       Remember, the phrase “Now about…” indicates that Paul is taking up another matter raised in the Corinthians’ letter to him.  We saw the same phrase at 7:1.  We’ll see it again.  The section of the letter begun in this way at 8:1 continues to 11:1 with some […]


Hebrews 7:18-28

No audio is available for this item. Download sermon Remember, now, our author is proving that Jesus Christ is a priest superior in his priesthood to those who descended from Aaron.  He is, unlike they, an eternal priest in the order of Melchizedek.  And while they could not make perfect those who were served by […]


Love Builds Up

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Love Builds Up” 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 September 1, 2002 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.1 Remember, the phrase “Now about…” indicates that Paul is taking up another matter raised in the Corinthians’ letter to him. We saw the same phrase at 7:1. We’ll see it again. The […]