Category Archives : Hebrews (Rayburn)


Hebrews 13:17-25

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 13:17-25 This evening’s study in Hebrews is our 26th and last in this great sermon on the necessity of a persevering faith in Christ. Text Comment v.17     When you think about the argument of the letter and work back to the spiritual situation that is addressed in it, […]


Hebrews 13:7-16

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 13:7-16 We are in a sort of postscript to the sermon of Hebrews.  Following the final main section of exposition and application, that ended at 12:29, our preacher added some general exhortations to brotherly love, to sexual purity, and to financial contentment.  We considered these last time.  Now […]


Hebrews 13:1-6

No audio is available for this item. Download sermon Hebrews 13:1-6 It was the intention of the Puritans to “reduce to practice” – that was their own phrase – reduce to practice everything that God taught them in the Word.  [Packer, Quest for Godliness, 29]  They also spoke of “breaking up grace small.”  Following the […]


Hebrews 12:14-29

Download sermon Hebrews 12:14-29 Our preacher is in the midst of another of his sections of application and exhortation.  He has been telling them to run the race as generations of the faithful have before them, and to take their difficulties for what they are, the discipline of their heavenly father, by which their faith […]


Hebrews 12:1-13

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 12:1-13 The preacher has just set before his hearers the long line of faithful saints who have persevered in faith in defiance of not having received in their lifetime what God had promised them.  Do what they did, he is telling them as chapter 12 begins.  Keep believing; […]


Hebrews 11:8-40

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 11:8-40 Text Comment Remember where we are now.  In the last half of chapter 10 our author, our preacher really, had turned from his exposition of the superior priesthood of Jesus Christ to another sustained passage of exhortation or application.  That has been his tactic throughout the sermon, […]


Hebrews 11:1-7

Audio:   Download Audio Hebrews 11:1-7 Download sermon We begin tonight our consideration of the one of the great chapters of the New Testament and, indeed, of the Bible.  Our preacher has just concluded a great exhortation to keep faith with the Lord Jesus Christ; not to shrink back but to continue to believe.  As […]


Hebrews 10:19-39

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 10:19-39 Review Now remember that this preacher characteristically alternates, as good preachers will, between exposition and application.  He has completed a long exposition of the priesthood of Jesus Christ and now is going to complete that section with another section of application.  What he is going to say, […]


Hebrews 10:1-18

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 10:1-18 Review v.1       There is no question about the text here as there was at 9:11.  He speaks of the “good things that are coming.”  The Levitical sacrifices only foreshadowed the future salvation which Christ has guaranteed by his death and resurrection and which will some day come […]


Hebrews 9:16-28

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 9:16-28 Review Remember now, our preacher is demonstrating the superiority of Christ’s priestly work to that of the Levitical priests.  Their sacrifices could not cleanse the conscience from sin, could not bring the sinner to God, could not obtain eternal redemption, and could not make the worshipper perfect.  […]


Hebrews 9:1-15

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 9:1-15 Review The discussion of contrast between the broken, first covenant and the better covenant which we found last week in 8:7-13, was, in a way, a parenthesis in the author’s discussion of his main point, the point with which chapter 8 began.  That point was the superiority […]


Hebrews 8:1-13

Audio:   Download Audio Download Sermon Hebrews 8:1-13 Now, remember, we are still in the midst of the argument that the preacher is making to the effect that Jesus Christ, as a priest in the order of Melchizedek, is superior to the Levitical priests, just as before he was shown to be superior to the […]


Hebrews 7:18-28

No audio is available for this item. Download sermon Remember, now, our author is proving that Jesus Christ is a priest superior in his priesthood to those who descended from Aaron.  He is, unlike they, an eternal priest in the order of Melchizedek.  And while they could not make perfect those who were served by […]


Hebrews 7:1-17

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Though the exposition has been interrupted with some lengthy sections of application, we are now in a section of this sermon devoted to demonstrating that Jesus Christ is superior to Aaron and to the Levitical priests who descended from him.  The preacher has already demonstrated, you remember, that Jesus […]


Hebrews 6:13-20

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 6:13-20 In the section of this sermon we considered last Lord’s Day evening, the author gave warning of the dire consequences of turning away from God and, once more, exhorted his hearers to press on to the end in the faith of Jesus Christ. Now, he is going […]


Hebrews 5:11-6:12

No audio is available for this item. Download sermon Hebrews 5:11-6:12 We have noticed already that Hebrews is a sermon, composed like many good sermons, of alternating sections of exposition and application.  The preacher makes an argument of the truth of God’s word and then applies that argument to the life-situation of his hearers.  We […]


Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Review As we take up these studies again after a month’s pause, it will help us to remind ourselves where we are in the argument of this sermon against apostasy.  Hebrews is an extended exhortation on the absolute necessity of a persevering faith in Jesus Christ.  Writing […]


Hebrews 4:14-16

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 4:14-16 Review In the section just completed, the preacher has warned his hearers not to imitate the wilderness generation of Israel who failed to obtain salvation and eternal life for want of a true and living faith.  He now begins a new section, demonstrating Christ’s superiority to the […]


Hebrews 4:1-13

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 4:1-13 Text Comment Remember where we are.  We are in the midst of an argument that was begun at 3:7 with the citation of Psalm 95.  The preacher is reminding his hearers of the history of Israel in the wilderness, of her failing to enter the rest of […]


Hebrews 3:1-19

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 3:1-19 Review In the section of the sermon just completed, chapter 2, vv. 5-18, the author demonstrated that Christ was superior to the angels insofar as he had, on our behalf, consented to partake of our humanity, to come to earth and share our lives in every way, […]


Hebrews 2:10-18

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 2:10-18 Review We are now into the second section of biblical exposition in this sermon.  He has so far made the point that Scripture says that the world to come is to be subject, not to angels, as these Jews were tempted to believe, but to the Son […]


Hebrews 2:5-9

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 2:5-9 Review Now we are making our way into the argument of Hebrews which is a sermon on the absolute necessity of persevering faith.  It is warning against apostasy – a real threat to this Jewish Christian community – and an encouragement to stand fast through thick and […]


Hebrews 2:1-4

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon Hebrews 2:1-4 Review Now, remember where we are.  Hebrews is a sermon, really a sermon more than a letter, and a sermon with a single theme:  the absolute necessity of persevering faith.  It is warning against apostasy – a real threat to this Jewish Christian community – and an […]


Hebrews 1:1-14

No audio is available for this item. Download sermon Hebrews 1:1-14 Review Hebrews we said is a sermon on the subject of the necessity of a persevering faith.  It is a warning against apostasy and an encouragement to these Jewish Christians to press on to the end.  The preacher employs extensively the history of the […]


The Argument

No audio is available for this item. Download sermon Review Last Lord’s Day evening, in our introduction to Hebrews, we said that Hebrews was really a sermon more than it was a letter, that, like any good sermon, it consists of the exposition and application of Scripture, that its theme is the absolute necessity of […]


Introduction

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon We begin this evening a new series of Lord’s Day evening studies in the Letter to the Hebrews.  I’m looking forward to this for several reasons.  First, Hebrews is a special book to me.  I spent almost a year of my life, during the years of my graduate study […]