Yearly Archives: 2018


Assurance, 2 Peter 1:3-11

Download Audio Download Text   2 Peter No. 4, “Assurance” 2 Peter 1:3-11 August 26, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn     We have read vv. 3-7 before, but we’ll read them again to establish the context.   Text Comment   v.8       Notice Peter’s point: if you have these qualities mentioned in vv. […]


Justification and Sanctification, Acts 26:12-20

Download Audio Download Text   Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 3 “Justification and Sanctification” Acts 26:12-20 August 26, 2018   We are considering pairs of biblical truth and corresponding existential realities that while clearly distinguishable must never be separated from one another. We have so far considered 1) historia salutis, the once for all accomplishment […]


Moving On, 2 Peter 1:3-7

  Download Audio Download Text   2 Peter No. 3, “Moving On” 2 Peter 1:3-7 August 19, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   Text Comment   v.5       A point we are going to ring the changes on this evening is the connection between Peter’s statement in vv. 2-4 and the verses that follow. […]


Theosis, 2 Peter 1:1-4

  Download Audio Download Text   2 Peter No. 2, “Theosis” 2 Peter 1:1-4 August 5, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   Text Comment   For those who are interested, Peter, like Paul, had a penchant for long sentences. In Greek his first sentence runs from v. 1 to v. 11. It is […]


What We Want, Deut. 5:6-21

  Download Audio Download Text   “What We Want” Ten Commandments Series, No. 11 Deuteronomy 5:6-21 August 5, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   We conclude this series of sermons on the Ten Commandments with one final reading of the Law, this time from the rendition provided in Deuteronomy 5.   Text Comment […]


Love vs. Transaction, 2 Corinthians 12:11-18

  Download Audio Download Text “Love vs. Transaction” 2 Corinthians 12:11-19 July 15, 2018 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pr.  Steven Nicoletti In our recent study of Second Corinthians, Paul has continued to defend himself against the false teachers in the church in Corinth. As we’ve said, these other teachers in Corinth were claiming […]


Content with Weakness for the Sake of Christ, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

  Download Audio Download Text “Content with Weaknesses for the Sake of Christ” 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 July 8, 2018 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pr. Steven Nicoletti We come this evening to the climax of Paul’s “Fool’s Speech” in his second letter to the Corinthians. Paul has been responding to a group of false […]


Sacrificing the World’s Esteem, 2 Corinthians 11:16-33

  Download Audio Download Text “Sacrificing the World’s Esteem” 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 July 1, 2018 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pr. Steven Nicoletti We’re returning to Second Corinthians tonight, to the middle portion of what is often called Paul’s “Fool’s Speech,” where Paul confronts the Corinthians over their preference for the false teachers in […]


Unwitting Servants of Satan, 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

  Download Audio Download Text “Unwitting Servants of Satan” 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 June 24, 2018 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pr. Steven Nicoletti We’re returning to Second Corinthians tonight. We have made it to chapter eleven. 2 Corinthians 11:1-12:13 is often known as Paul’s “Fool’s Speech” as he argues further against his accusers, the […]


Humility, 1 Peter 5:5-7

  Download Audio Download Text   First Peter, No. 26 “Humility” 1 Peter 5:5-7 May 27, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   We mentioned last time that humility was an essential qualification for a leader in the church. But Peter goes on to say that it is what every Christian needs both as […]


Living with the Right Focus and Measures, 2 Corinthians 10:12-18

Download Audio Download Text “Living with the Right Focus and Measures” 2 Corinthians 10:12-18 May 6, 2018 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pr. Steven Nicoletti I’m picking up once more with my series on Second Corinthians tonight. I preached from Hebrews back in March and so it’s been seven months since we last looked […]


The Jealous God, Exodus 20:1-6

Download Audio Download Text “The Jealous God” Ten Commandments Series, No. 3 Exodus 20:1-6 April 29, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   Text Comment   v.6       This command not to make or worship idols has been described by one biblical scholar as “perhaps the unlikeliest thing that has ever happened.” [Craigie, Deuteronomy NICOT, […]