• 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

  • Bread from Heaven

    John 6:16-34

    Dr. Sproul starts this section expounding on Jesus’ walking on the water with an investigation into the phrase “I am” in Greek ego eimi. When Jesus is found on the other side of the sea a discussion starts concerning why they seek Him. Dr Sproul starts the discussion concerning food … Listen

  • Bread of Life

    John 6:35-51

    Dr. Sproul continues unpacking the meaning behind Jesus’ statements with a detailed discussion of the Son’s relationship with the Father and how the Father honors the Son. Verse 44 becomes the focal point of this message with a discussion of the exclusivity of the phrase “no one can come to … Listen

  • Hard Sayings

    John 6:52-71

    Jesus’ description of Himself as the bread of life causes arguments among the Jews. Jesus continues and now discusses His flesh as food and His blood as drink and as a requirement for eternal life. After Dr. Sproul comments on that section he brings up the subject of the Spirit … Listen

  • Unbelief

    John 7:1-13

    Dr. Sproul points out in this section that John’s parenthetical comment that “even His brothers did not believe Him” shows that living with Jesus, they had not come to faith yet. This text obviously mitigates against the perpetual virginity of Mary. We find out that His brothers were looking for … Listen

  • Christ - The Scholar

    John 7:14-31

    Jesus starts teaching in the temple midway through the feast and the Jews are asking for His credentials much as we would ask for a Dr. to present his credentials. Jesus responds indicating His doctrine was not His invention, but that it came from another source. Dr. Sproul discusses what … Listen

  • Who Is This Man?

    John 7:32-8:1

    At the start of this section the priests send officers to arrest Jesus for a trial. Jesus responds cryptically of where He goes, but then the scene jumps to the last day of the feast where Jesus spoke to the masses of an offer of “living water.” Dr. Sproul then … Listen