Author Archives : Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn


Facing Facts: Revisiting One of the Fundamentals, I Kings 8:46

Video: Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Facing Facts” February 7, 2021 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn From time to time it is imperative that Christians return to the foundations of their faith, those few great facts upon which the Bible rests its understanding of reality and supremely its proclamation of eternal life through […]


Come to the Waters, Isaiah 55:1-13

Video: Audio:   Download Audio Download Text   “Come to the Waters” Isaiah 55:1-13 August 25, 2019 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   We are these Lord’s Day mornings considering representative texts from the book of Isaiah, Israel’s greatest prophet. This morning we have a particularly well-known passage, both beautiful and exceedingly rich in […]


The Call of Isaiah, Isaiah 6:1-13

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Call of Isaiah” Isaiah 6:1-13 June 30, 2019 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   As I mentioned this morning, in my preaching this summer I intend to take under consideration some particularly important texts from the prophecy of Isaiah, the greatest of the prophets of […]


Forgiveness, Isaiah 1:1-20

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text   “Forgiveness” Isaiah 1:1-20 June 30, 2019 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   Isaiah and Jeremiah are the two books of the Bible I never preached through paragraph by paragraph. I did preach through Ezekiel in that way, but both Isaiah and Jeremiah are still longer […]


The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn – Reflections on 40 Years of Faith Presbyterian Church

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text   “Reflections on 40 Years of Faith Presbyterian Church” Psalm 48 February 3, 2019 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   This is the final Sunday evening service of my tenure as the pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church and I thought it appropriate to reflect on the […]


The Maker is in Charge!, Psalm 33:1-22

Download Audio Download Text “The Maker is in Charge!” Psalm 33:1-22 January 6, 2019 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Psalm 33: Text Comment v.2 Details such as references to these instruments place the psalms in their historical context. Archaeological confirmation of such details is commonplace. The two instruments, among others, would have accompanied the […]


Deep Feeling, Psalm 27

  Download Audio Download Text “Deep Feeling” Psalm 27 December 30, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In our sermons on the Psalms of late we have noted that the Psalter features poems and hymns of different types. We have considered so far, a psalm of praise – in particular for God’s wonderful world […]


Counting on God, Psalm 62

Download Audio Download Text “Counting on God” Psalm 62 December 2, 1018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn The psalm we are about to read is a wonderful specimen of what scholars call a “confidence” psalm, a confession of the psalmist’s faith in God. Last week we spoke of the Christian struggle with doubt; so […]