Disappointment, Deuteronomy 32:48-52, 34:1-12

“Disappointment” Deuteronomy 32:48-52; 34:1-12 November 20, 2022 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.49 The Abarim mountains lie at the northeastern end of the Dead Sea. v.51 You […]

What Is a Christian Life?, Psalm 32

“What is a Christian Life?” Psalm 32 September 18, 2022 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In these occasional sermons, I have been enumerating and considering some of the fundamental […]

Funeral Service for Eunice De Soto – A Long Life Done So Soon, Psalm 90:1-17

Eunice Jessie De Soto September 13, 1923 – August 27, 2022  September 4, 2022 “A Long Life Done So Soon”  The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn  Psalm 90:1-17  Text Comment  […]

Sanctification, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3

“Sanctification” 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 July 31, 2022 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Text Comment v.3       You are familiar with Paul’s use of the term “walk” to mean “way of […]

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 12

Pastor Rayburn concludes his adult Sunday School series covering his recent book. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 11

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School series covering his recent book. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 10

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School series covering his recent book. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 9

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School series covering his recent book. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 8

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School series covering his recent book.

Additional Thoughts on Our Theological Vision – Core Values: Infant Faith (Rayburn)

Pastor Nicoletti has been preaching each morning on Faith Presbyterian Church’s Theological Vision and has followed those morning sermons with an evening sermon expressing further thoughts on the morning’s theme. […]

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 7

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School series covering his recent book. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 6

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School series. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 5

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School class covering his recent book.

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 4

Pastor Rayburn continues his Sunday School series on his recent book. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 3

Pastor Rayburn continues his adult Sunday School series overviewing his recent book. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Truth in Both Extremes, Part 1

Pastor Rayburn begins an adult Sunday School class discussing his new book on a fundamental principle of biblical interpretation. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

Infant Faith, Luke 1:39-45

Pastor Rayburn preaches on the doctrine that covenant children can be believers from the womb. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

Living By Faith

“Living by Faith” January 2, 2022 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In the sermons I have been preaching here from time to time I have been considering some of […]

Interview with Derek Halvorson, President of Covenant College

During the Sunday School hour, Pastor Rayburn interviews Derek Halvorson, the President of Covenant College. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

Funeral Service of Delores Tulfo

The Funeral of Bob Downie, Jr.

Pastor Rayburn officiated, preaching from John 14:1-3 on “Going Home.” CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The New Birth and You, John 3:1-10

“The New Birth”John 3:1-10May 23, 2021The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Last February I preached a sermon on “original sin,” a doctrine fundamental to the entire message of the Bible […]

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

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 […]

Peace and Fear, various texts

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 […]

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

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 […]

Salvation and Judgement, John 3:16-21

Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 8 “Salvation and Judgment” John 3:16-21 September 30, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In these morning sermons we are considering matched pairs of […]

Clarity and Mystery, Isaiah 55:6-9

Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 7 “Clarity and Mystery” Isaiah 55:6-9 September 23, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In these morning sermons we are considering matched pairs of […]

Unity and Purity, John 17:20-26; Jude 17-23

Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 6 “Unity and Purity” John 17:20-26; Jude 17-23 September 16, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In this series of morning sermons, we have […]

Imminence and Delay, Matt. 24:36-51

Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 5 “Imminence and Delay” Matthew 24:36-51 September 9, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn We are considering these Lord’s Day mornings pairs of biblical […]

Faith and Works, Philippians 2:12-13

Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 4 “Faith and Works” Philippians 2:12-13 September 2, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn We are considering these Lord’s Day mornings pairs of biblical […]

Justification and Sanctification, Acts 26:12-20

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 […]

Law and Gospel, Romans 8:1-8

Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 2 “Law and Gospel” Romans 8:1-8 August 19, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn We have begun a new series of Lord’s Day morning […]

Historia Salutis and Ordo Salutis, Romans 3:21-26

Distinct but Inseparable Series, No. 1 “Historia Salutis and Ordo Salutis” Romans 3:21-26 August 12, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn I am reading vv. 21-26, but I am […]

Two Easter Sermons

“Two Easter Sermons” April 1, 2018, Easter Evening The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Over the years I have made it a custom to do something on Easter Sunday evening […]

Why Me? Matthew 28:16-20

“Why Me?” Matthew 28:16-20 April 1, 2018, Easter Morning The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn These few verses that form the finale of the Gospel of Matthew are what are […]

The Amazing Message Luke 24:1-12

v.1       Remember, there were no chapter divisions in Luke’s original, so we would have just read about the women preparing to do this at the end of our chapter 23. […]

Everyone Has a Story Ephesians 2:1-10

In these beautiful verses Paul is telling the story of the Ephesian Christians, many of whom became Christians in the middle of life. He isn’t giving details, of course; everyone’s […]

Life After Death Daniel 12:1-13

Tonight we conclude our series of sermons on Daniel. I preached my first series of sermons on Daniel in 1983, some thirty-four years ago. It is remarkable how superior the […]

The Approaching End Daniel 11:36-45

We return to Daniel after missing a Lord’s Day, so let me remind you that chapter 11 contains the content of the vision that had been given to Daniel in […]

The Mark of the Faithful Daniel 11:2-35

The previous chapter serves as an introduction to the vision, the substance of which is now provided. But the introduction, impressive as it is for its account of the overwhelming […]

Angels and Demons Daniel 10:1-11:1

Daniel chapter 10 is, in effect, the introduction to the final section of the book of Daniel. Chapters 10-12 are a single unit. They amount to a prophecy of the […]

The Seventy Weeks Daniel 9:20-27

We begin our reading this evening with the paragraph with which we concluded our reading last Lord’s Day evening. It reminds us that what follows in vv. 24-27 is a […]

The Prayer of a Much-loved Man Daniel 9:1-23

Daniel, as we have already seen, is an interesting mix of different sorts of material. We first had the famous stories of the first six chapters – remember, I don’t […]

Divine Sovereignty Daniel 8:1-27

At the beginning of this second vision, given to Daniel two years after the first, the book reverts to Hebrew. From chapter 2, verse 4 to this point the book […]

Apocalyptic Daniel 7:1-28

With chapter 7 we enter the second half of the book of Daniel and leave behind the more familiar and popular parts of the book. The final chapters of Daniel […]

Daniel in the Lion’s Den Daniel 6:1-28

Chapter 6 and the story of Daniel in the lions’ den is the part of the book of Daniel that everyone best remembers from Sunday School. It is one of […]

Handwriting on the Wall Daniel 5:1-31

Some years have passed since the events recorded in chapter 4 and Daniel is now an older man. We wonder what his life was like through those long years. He […]

Pride Goes Before the Fall Daniel 4:28-37

Remember, now, where we are. Nebuchadnezzar had another dream and Daniel interpreted it to mean that the king was soon to be humbled in a most dramatic way, unless, that […]

Another Dream Disturbs Nebuchadnezzar’s Sleep Daniel 4:1-27

For the second time the emperor has a dream, the kind of dream that you and I in all likelihood have never had, a dream that was overpowering in its […]

Believers are Revealers of God Daniel 3:1-30

Chapter three is the self-contained narrative of a single episode in the life of the Hebrew exiles, though interestingly not of Daniel himself. Was he untouchable because of the favor […]