Category Archives : Corinthians (Rayburn)


Examine Yourselves

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Examine Yourselves” 2 Corinthians 12:11-13:14 August 3, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn This morning we conclude Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. Paul, remember, has been recounting his ministry, both its troubles and its privileges, as a way of exposing the claims of the false teachers in Corinth […]


Unanswered Prayer

Download Text “Unanswered Prayer” 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 July 20, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment We considered this same text last Lord’s Day morning in regard to the meaning and the application of Paul’s “thorn in the flesh.” I want to read it again, this morning, to deal with another aspect of its […]


Strength in Weakness

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Strength in Weakness” 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 July 13, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.1 Remember, Paul’s “boasting” is a ploy, a means to expose the false apostles who were troubling the church in Corinth. He “boasts” to expose their boasting for the proud, self-assertion that it […]


Through Many Dangers

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Through Many Dangers” 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 July 6, 2003 Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.16 Paul reminds his readers that in all of this “boasting” about himself he is only playing a role. By making a point about himself he is exposing the bogus apostles for what […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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. […]