Monthly Archives: February 2018


The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn – Doing Good (The Ordination and Installation of Deacons)

Download audio Galatians 6:7-10 Download Text   “Doing Good” Ordination and Installation of Deacons Galatians 6:7-10 February 25, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   I could have chosen any of an immense number of texts to make the simple and obvious point I wish to make this evening. I chose these four verses […]


A New You, 1 John 3:1-3

Download audio 1 John 3:1-3 Download Text   “A New You” The Gospel Series, No. 8 1 John 3:1-3 February 25, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   In this part of our series of sermons on the Gospel, the good news, we are defining the good news: precisely what is the news that […]


The Conquest of Death, Acts 2:22-24

Download audio Acts 2:22-24 Download Text   “The Conquest of Death” The Gospel Series, No. 7 Acts 2:22-24 February 18, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   In this part of our series of sermons on the Gospel, the good news, we are defining the good news: precisely what is that news that Christians […]


Christian Slaves, 1 Peter 2:18-25

Download audio 1 Peter 2:18-25 Download text Before reading this evening’s text or beginning this evening’s sermon I need to say something about last Lord’s Day evening’s sermon. I take some comfort from the fact that John Chrysostom, the great 4th century preacher of Constantinople, had on a few occasions to begin his sermons either […]


The News: God Has Come Among Us, John 1:1-18

Download audio John 1:1-18 Text Comment v.1 The grammatical details are too complicated to explain, but John’s language unmistakably means not that the Word came into being at the beginning, but that “in the beginning” the Word already was. John’s use of “logos” or “Word” brilliantly served to bridge the gap between his Jewish and […]