Category Archives : Peter (Rayburn)


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Christian Slaves, 1 Peter 2:18-25

Download audio 1 Peter 2:18-25 Download text Before reading this evening’s text or beginning this evening’s sermon I need to say something about last Lord’s Day evening’s sermon. I take some comfort from the fact that John Chrysostom, the great 4th century preacher of Constantinople, had on a few occasions to begin his sermons either […]


Saved to Worship, 1 Peter 2:4-10

Download audio 1 Peter 2:4-10 Download sermon Text Comment v.5       Take note of Peter’s assumption, so common among the writers of the NT, that the worship of the ancient church, the temple, the Levitical sacrifices, and so on were evangelical worship. We can use the language of that worship to describe what we Christians do […]


Craving Food, 1 Peter 2:1-3

Download audio 1 Peter 2:1-3 Download sermon Text Comment v.1       Take note that the particular sins mentioned all have to do with sins against the community of faith. All of these sins are sins against others, and, in context, particularly other Christians. They are the opposite of the “sincere brotherly love” that Peter had urged […]


The Life of Joy, 1 Peter 1:3-9

Download audio 1 Peter 1:3-9 Download sermon Text Comment If either Paul or Peter had Mrs. Tamminga for their writing teacher, they would have had their fingers rapped for run-on sentences. Actually vv. 3-9 are one sentence in Greek. They are broken up by the translators of the ESV into five separate sentences. But it […]


Peter, 1 Peter 1:1-2

Download audio 1 Peter 1:1-2 Download sermon Text Comment v.1       If you consult the map in the back of your Bible you will find that these areas are found in the northern half of Asia Minor, present day Turkey. Interestingly, they were largely areas in which the Apostle Paul did not minister. Eusebius, the 4th […]