• Abraham Justified Before Circumcision

    Romans 4:5-12

    Dr. Sproul re-emphasizes the justification provided by Christ is through faith alone. Paul’s discussion focuses on whether Abraham was justified by faith before or after the act of circumcision. The meaning behind circumcision as a sign is investigated with the covenantal relationship of being a Jew to that of baptism … Listen

  • Conclusion

    Romans 16

    Paul concludes Romans with a series of greetings to those who have been partners with him, but in the middle of the list he warns his readers against those who cause divisions and depart from sound doctrine. Dr. Sproul discusses the divisive people and how they are described. This leads … Listen

  • Law Cannot Save from Sin (Part 1)

    Romans 7:14-25, Part 1

    Paul is an example of the pursuit of holiness and also our inability. Dr. Sproul discusses movements that create two tier Christians such as deeper life and Spirit filled life movements that promise perfection rather than a much greater level of sanctification. An introduction into how the will works is … 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

  • The Intercession

    John 17:6-19

    Jesus now turns His High Priestly Prayer to His disciples and asks specifically that they would be kept through His name. In this section Dr Sproul picks up from the last lesson discussing limited atonement and now discusses the idea of preservation and perseverance of the saints and demonstrates that … Listen

  • From Suffering to Glory (Part 2)

    Romans 8:28-29

    Paul starts the golden chain with God’s foreknowledge and Dr. Sproul discusses this word from the various views that are currently held and applied by believers. In the discussion of the word foreknowledge, it is demonstrated why it must come first and what it is that God foreknows. Listen

  • The Glory of Christ

    John 17:1-5

    Dr. Sproul relates an event when he was teaching at Conwell School of Theology where he met Henry Barraclough who wrote the hymn “Ivory Palaces” and the author’s reason for writing the hymn. From there he moves into an investigation of Jesus requests. Dr. Sproul gives a detailed explanation of … Listen

  • From Jerusalem to Illyricum

    Romans 15:14-33

    Paul writes boldly here as a reminder of the burden that Christ has placed on him as a minister to the Gentiles. As a minister Paul is to proclaim the Gospel of God. While Paul borrows language from the priesthood, he is emphasizing that his ministry is the sacrifice. Dr. … Listen

  • Feed My Sheep

    John 21:15-25

    After the breakfast, Jesus confronts Peter and asks him if he loves Jesus more than these. Dr Sproul considers three possible meanings and discusses the various Greek words translated “love”. Further investigation is done when Jesus responds to Peter’s positive statement of love by asking Peter to feed His lambs … Listen

  • Expediency & Extravagance

    John 11:45-12:8

    With the Pharisees realizing that if not stopped Jesus popularity could cause the Romans to crush them and so they now plot to have Jesus die. Dr Sproul looks into the current persecution of the followers of Jesus and follows that up with a discussion on Pontius Pilate and Caiaphas. … Listen

  • The Promise Granted Through Faith

    Romans 4:13-23

    Paul continues with his example of Abraham’s use of faith in the promise of God. Dr Sproul discusses the promise made to Abraham that he will be the father of many nations. Abraham’s expression of faith was imputed to him for righteousness. Dr Sproul then discusses the principle of imputation. 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

  • The Crucifixion

    John 19:17-37

    Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind “bearing His cross” and because of His scourgings was unable to carry the cross all the way to the crucifixion site. In this case Simon of Cyrene was commanded to pick up the crossbeam and carry it the rest of the way. He continues … Listen

  • Righteousness Revealed

    Romans 3:21-26

    Dr. Sproul investigates the specific controversy that sparked the reformation — the doctrine of justification by faith alone. He looks into the areas of agreement and disagreement between Roman Catholics and Protestants of the reformation. Further he looks at the double transfer of Christ’s righteousness in exchange for our sins … Listen