Monthly Archives: January 2003


Malachi 1:1-5

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text STUDIES IN MALACHI No. 3 Malachi 1:1-5 January 26, 2003 Review Malachi, we have said, is a summons to repentance and revival. In six disputations, the prophet summons the people to forsake their spiritual doldrums and half-hearted commitment to the Lord and return to an active faith and the […]


It Never Ends

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “It Never Ends” 2 Corinthians 1:1-3 January 26, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn We completed 1 Corinthians last Sunday. We began our study of that great letter last April 4th and thirty-two Sunday morning sermons later we completed it. But the history of Paul and that congregation was […]


Introduction, Part 2

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text STUDIES IN MALACHI No. 2 Introduction No. 2 January 19, 2003 We took note of Malachi’s historical context last Lord’s Day evening. Malachi prophesied most of a century after the first exiles returned from Babylon in the 530s B.C. They came back with high hopes, had grown discouraged rather […]


The Lord’s Work

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Lord’s Work” 1 Corinthians 16:5-24 January 19, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.5 Remember, Paul was in Ephesus, in present-day Turkey, when he wrote 1 Corinthians and was making plans to visit Corinth before returning to the Holy Land. The longer, but easier way was […]


Introduction, Part 1

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text STUDIES IN MALACHI No. 1 Introduction January 12, 2003 Tonight we begin a series of studies in the last book of the Old Testament, the Prophecy of Malachi. Malachi is one of what are called the “Minor Prophets,” minor only in the sense that their books are shorter than […]


Rich Toward God

Download Text “Rich Toward God” 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 January 12, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.1 The main body of the letter was concluded at the end of chapter 15. Now, characteristically, Paul adds some comment on more incidental matters. This “collection” is referred to several times in Paul’s letters and, obviously, […]


The Resurrection Body

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Resurrection Body” 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 January 5, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.35 Paul’s answer to that question is going to be that the dead will rise with a body with some elements of continuity and some of discontinuity with the body they had in […]


The Resurrection Body, 1 Corinthians 15:35-58

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 15:35-38 Text Comment v.35     Paul’s answer to that question is going to be that the dead will rise with a body with some elements of continuity and some of discontinuity with the body they had in this world.  Now resurrection was simply inconceivable to the Greco-Roman culture, its prevailing philosophies were […]