Monthly Archives: June 2003


Heretics and Heresy

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Heretics and Heresy” 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 June 29, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.1 This next section of the letter, extending to 12:10 drips with irony. A title for the entire section might be “A Little Foolishness.” [Witherington, 445] Paul has just said, at the end […]


The Servant of the Lord

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 7 June 22, 2003 “The Servant of the Lord” (“Historia Salutis vs. Ordo Salutis”) Among the “motifs” or central themes in which the Bible casts its vision of the future, we have so far considered the seed, the land, the Day of the Lord, the salvation of […]


Sowing and Reaping

Download Text “Sowing and Reaping” 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 June 15, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment We are in the midst of Paul’s discussion of the collection that the Corinthians are to make for the poor in Jerusalem. He is encouraging them to be generous. He has characterized such generosity as a grace […]


The Last Days

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY No. 6 “The Last Days” (And “Imminence”) June 8, 2003 Review We are discussing these Lord’s Day evenings the various themes or motifs by which and in which the Bible casts its vision of the future, both the inaugurated future – that part of the Bible’s prediction […]


The Grace of Giving

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Grace of Giving” 2 Corinthians 8:1-24 June 8, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment In the previous chapter Paul had described his immense relief to have received from Titus such an enthusiastic and positive report concerning the Corinthian Christians and their continuing loyalty to Paul, proved […]


The Salvation of the Nations

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY No. 5 “The Salvation of the Nations” (and “Introduction to the ‘Millennium’ ”) June 1, 2003 We have been considering the various “motifs” or central themes by which the Bible teaches us about the future, both the inaugurated future – that future prophesied in the Bible that […]


True Repentance

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “True Repentance” 2 Corinthians 7:2-16 June 1, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.2 This is a resumption of the appeal already given in 6:11-13. But it also represents the end of a long excursus on Paul’s ministry that interrupted the defense of his conduct at 2:13. […]