Author Archives : Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn


Grace and Reward, Philippians 3:7-11; Romans 14:10-12

Download Audio Download Text   Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 11 “Grace and Reward” Philippians 3:7-11; Romans 14:10-12 November 4, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   This morning we conclude this short series of sermons on matched pairs of biblical truth, strikingly different, if not virtually contrary biblical emphases, each requiring the other […]


Peace and Fear, various texts

  Download Audio Download Text 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 2 Timothy 1:8-13 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Revelation 3:14-16   Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 10 “Peace and Fear” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Corinthians 13:5-6; 2 Timothy 1:8-13; 4:6-8 Revelation 3:14-16 October 28, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn   In last week’s installment […]


Love and Hate, Matthew 5:43-48; 7:1-6; Revelation 2:4-7

  Download Audio Download Text   Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 9 “Love and Hate” Matthew 5:43-48; 7:1-6; Revelation 2:4-7 October 21, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In these sermons on matched pairs of biblical truth, we have been exploring how certain biblical teachings require their counterpart to maintain their biblical integrity. Whether […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]