• The Prologue of John’s Gospel

    John 1:1-18

    Dr. Sproul introduces us to the Gospel of John and immediately launches into a discussion of the meaning behind the Logos. He then goes into a discussion of the titles given to Jesus. Dr. Sproul parallels the introduction of the book of John as being an echo of what was … Listen

  • Who Are You?

    John 1:19-28

    In this section is the introduction of John the Baptist. Dr. Sproul discusses John’s application of a ritual cleansing called baptism. Dr. Sproul then goes on to explain the type of back to some and its relationship to the various Levitical washings. The priests and Levites assumed that John was … Listen

  • The Lamb of God

    John 1:29-51

    This lesson has Jesus being identified by many titles and Dr. Sproul discusses them with a focus on the title “Lamb of God.” In spite of John’s recognition of Jesus as the Messiah, he still expressed doubts which Jesus responded by referring to His miracles. Dr. Sproul also discusses the … Listen

  • The Wedding Feast

    John 2:1-11

    Dr. Sproul investigates Christ’s three verbal responses to his mother when told the feast has no more wine and then proceeds to look at Jesus’ physical responses. Dr. Sproul considers the use of wine in the scripture and the areas of controversy around the use of wine. Listen

  • Cleansing of the Temple

    John 2:12-25

    In this incident of Jesus cleansing the temple, Dr. Sproul points out that the activities being performed were legitimate, in that people needed sacrifices, a tax had to be paid and currency exchanged. The problem was the location of the activities. At stake was the proper worship at God’s house. … Listen

  • Rebirth

    John 3:1-13

    Dr. Sproul explains that even though the third chapter of John seems clear, when studied closely it raises many questions about what Jesus is saying. This study centers around the phrase “born again” and Jesus’ use of water and Spirit as well as the Spirit and the wind. Listen

  • The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

    John 3:14-21

    With the start of this section we see a reference by Christ to Moses lifting up the serpent. Dr. Sproul takes us back to look into the Old Testament source quote found in Numbers 21:4-9 that related an incident where the Israelites complained about being fed with manna and the … Listen

  • Jesus & John the Baptist

    John 3:22-36

    Dr. Sproul points out that Jesus was baptizing and so was John. John’s disciples raise the issue with John and Dr. Sproul discusses John’s response that shows his understanding of his relationship to Jesus’ mission as well as John’s own mission Listen

  • The Woman at the Well (Part 1)

    John 4:1-15

    Dr. Sproul investigates Jesus meeting with a Samaritan woman at noontime coming to get water in the heat of the day. Normally this would be done in the morning or evening so this act sets her apart. Dr. Sproul discusses the water that Jesus will give and closes with her … Listen

  • The Woman at the Well (Part 2)

    John 4:16-42

    Jesus changes the topic with the woman at the well to her “husband” and Jesus’ knowledge of her relationships and leads into a discussion about worship with Jesus. Dr. Sproul considers the implication of how we are to worship and the principles God expects us to follow. The section concludes … Listen

  • The Nobleman’s Son

    John 4:43-54

    Dr. Sproul starts this message with a discussion of alleged contradictions and how he was confronted with them by a fellow student. In spite of resolving the alleged contradictions, there remains the issue of faith. The desperate nobleman asks for Jesus to come and heal his son, but Jesus says … Listen

  • The Pool of Bethesda

    John 5:1-15

    Jesus encounters a man with an infirmity at a pool near the sheep gate. Dr Sproul points out the textual issues with this section and then proceeds to exposit the healing event. Since this was the Sabbath and Jesus had told the man to take his bed and walk, he … Listen

  • The Son of the Father

    John 5:16-30

    Jesus is confronted by the Jews wanting to kill Him. Dr. Sproul explains the use of John’s selection of the Greek word used for when Jesus “answered” his persecutors and then proceeds to expound on Jesus defense using their own law against them. Dr. Sproul considers the involvement of the … Listen

  • Witnesses to Christ

    John 5:31-47

    Dr. Sproul starts this section with a discussion about what constitutes a credible witness. Jesus points first to John the Baptist as His first witness. He cites His miracles as His second witness and His Father as the third. Jesus next uses the scriptures as His fourth witness. Listen

  • Feeding the 5000

    John 6:1-15

    In the feeding of the five thousand, Andrew mentions that the boy had barley loaves. Dr. Sproul ties this in with Elisha in 2 Kings 4:42-44 and then proceeds to a discussion of the miracle itself and suggesting the crowd could have been significantly larger. Dr. Sproul notes at the … Listen