• All Things Work Together by

    One of life’s most difficult questions concerns why bad things happen. Whether minor things like being delayed in traffic or major things like coping with injury and disease, all people face disappointment and heartache. In the midst of the …

  • Almighty Over All by

    Most Christians claim to believe in the sovereignty of God, but many define His sovereignty in a way that ultimately exalts man over God. Scripture continually magnifies the sovereignty of God, but what does this mean? In this lecture, Dr …

  • A Monergistic Birth by

    The previous lesson discussed God’s sovereignty in bringing about the new birth. As we examine what Scripture says about the way that God sovereignly works in bringing a person to faith, we encounter the truth that the new birth …

  • Ask R.C. Live: January 2014 by

    Answering theological questions from his students has been a continual commitment throughout Dr. R.C. Sproul’s ministry. Originally called “gabfests” by his early students and later, “Ask R.C.,” these sessions continue to take place at our conferences, on …

  • A Sovereign Birth by

    Contemporary culture prizes independence and autonomy. The spirit of the day is one of self-determination and personal fulfillment, in which all people—at least in theory—are free to go where they please, do what they want, be who they …

  • Being Like Jesus by

    The term “sanctification” is a common buzzword in many Christian circles, and it is rightly associated with the teaching that Christ’s disciples are being made holy by the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. However, we must …

  • Better than I Deserve by

    We are much better at finding areas of sin in the lives of others than we are at identifying our own sins. Jesus spoke wisely when he urged us to remove the plank from our own eye before attempting to …

  • Creation & Providence by

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and what God creates He sustains. In other words, all things were created by God, and all things are upheld, directed, and governed by Him. Many Christians today have doubts …

  • Does the Doctrine of the Divine Decrees Eliminate Human Will? by

    Reformed theology teaches that God has ordained whatsoever comes to pass. Critics of Reformed theology argue that this entails a fatalistic worldview in which only God’s will truly exists. They claim that if God decreed or willed the acts …

  • Eternity by

    Right now truly does count forever, and the choices we make today have eternal consequences. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul reminds us not only of the importance of our present thoughts, words, and deeds, but also of the …

  • Free Will and Divine Sovereignty by

    Some well-meaning pastors have tried to explain that within God’s sovereignty, there is a place where He chooses not to exercise His power. That place, according to some, is man’s free will. That explanation simply won’t do …

  • God in the Wasteland by

    The life of a Christian is often characterized by happiness and abundance. God loves to lavish good gifts upon His children, and those who know Him are reminded of His love and faithfulness when they experience His gracious blessings. However …

  • God’s Sovereignty by

    As King of all creation, God exercises His sovereignty throughout the world. But how sovereign is sovereign? Are there realms in the created universe where God does not govern? Does God have the ability to save everyone? If He does …

  • I Create Calamity” by

    For many believers and non-believers alike, the so-called “problem of evil” calls the goodness and sovereignty of God into question. In order to defend God’s power and holiness, many Christians go to great lengths to distance God from the …

  • Irresistible Call (Part 1) by

    The image of conception and birth does not need much explanation. On the contrary, as human beings we understand vividly and fully the passive activity of the infant in birth. At no time does the baby possess any decision or …