Category Archives : Proverbs (Rayburn)


Miscellany

This, the 19th, is our penultimate sermon on Proverbs, the last but one. And it is unusual in that it does not have a single subject. I used to say about my pastor in Aberdeen, Scotland, William Still, that he could have been a preacher of much gr…


Anger

There are only so many colors of pencil that one can buy, especially if the colors are to be distinct enough to be easily identified. Various shades of green and blue I have found can be virtually indistinguishable on the page. So I’m now out of t…


Money

As I thought about what subject to cover next in our series of sermons on Proverbs, it occurred to me that having considered its teaching on sex, it would make a natural next step to move on to its teaching about money. Sex and money go together i…


Death

We are taking the teaching of the book of Proverbs not by chapter but by subject. As we said, while there may be in certain cases some principle of organization that explains why one proverb dealing with one subject should sit next to another dea…