• 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

  • 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

  • Freed from the Law

    Romans 7:1-6

    Paul discusses the law in relation to marriage between the husband and wife. The moral law has dominion over us from before the fall and the law regulates only as long as we live – till death do us part. Dr. Sproul discuses the covenant of works, the three uses … 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

  • From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God

    Romans 6:12-23

    In this section Dr. Sproul explains that the wages of sin is death and this is covered in chapters 1-3 of Romans and that the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord represents chapters 4-6. Listen

  • The Jews Are as Guilty as the Gentiles

    Romans 2:17-29

    Paul continues discussing the Law and the use of it by the Jews. He comments they teach others but are not teaching themselves and their witness has made God’s name blasphemed among the Gentiles. Paul moves from there into the issue of circumcision and its benefit. At this point Dr. … 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 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

  • 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

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Total

    Romans 11:1-10

    Paul asks has God cast away His elect and responds with a quote from Elijah and the prophets of Baal incident. There is always a remnant even among apostates as Elijah found himself and as we do with apostate churches. Dr. Sproul discusses that it is ethnic Israel being talked … Listen

  • Jesus & Pilate

    John 18:28-38

    Dr. Sproul starts this section explaining why Pilate is mentioned in the Apostles Creed and the history behind why he was appointed governor of Judea. He continues with a discussion concerning why Jesus was brought to Pilate and an investigation on how the Jews were attempting to use him. Then … Listen

  • The Woman Caught in Adultery

    John 8:2-11

    Dr. Sproul discusses this section of scripture since its validity has been questioned. He discusses textual criticism and how it is applied to the text. Dr. Sproul then proceeds to review the story of the woman caught in adultery. When Jesus was challenged with this issue, Dr Sproul points out … Listen

  • Another Helper

    John 14:12-17

    Dr Sproul starts this section out with his recollection of his girlfriend and his planned future wife while in college and his praying for her salvation even though they had been raised in the same church and heard the same messages. From there Dr. Sproul starts the discussion of the … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 1)

    Romans 9:14-16

    Paul clearly states it is not of him who wills or of him who runs but of God who shows mercy. Dr Sproul uses this verse to explain four concepts of mercy, justice, non-justice and injustice. God’s sovereignty in all the application of mercy and justice is considered. Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 2)

    Romans 11:25-26

    Paul indicates that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in and follows that with “and so all Israel will be saved.” Does this verse indicate a future for ethnic Israel due to the time frame reference of the word “until?” Dr. … Listen