• The Cost of Discipleship

    John 15:9-27

    Dr. Sproul first looks at Jesus’ statement to abide in His love and keep His commandments. He next discusses what it means to be called a friend. From the concept of love Dr. Sproul moves to how the world not only receives Him with hatred but how to the world … Listen

  • Redemption Applied

    John 16:1-15

    Before Dr Sproul continues with the descriptions of the persecution, he discusses the Trinity that is affirmed by orthodox churches and what is affirmed by other churches instead of the Trinity. Once again Dr. Sproul discusses the need for Jesus to go away in order that the other Helper come … Listen

  • Overcoming the World

    John 16:16-33

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by explaining what Jesus meant by seeing Him, not seeing Him and seeing Him again. He continues by explaining Jesus’ no longer speaking in a figurative language but plain speaking. Jesus again predicts they will scatter and leave Him alone except for His Father. Dr … 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

  • 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

  • Prayer For the Church

    John 17:20-26

    Dr. Sproul starts off this section discussing prayer and the need for it and does this by relating an experience shortly after becoming a Christian and meeting some people that knew how to pray. He then goes into the passage and focuses on the unity we as believers should have … Listen

  • The Arrest of Jesus

    John 18:1-14

    Dr. Sproul relates an event in his childhood when he had fear and links that fear to the moonlit Gethsemane. The garden was within the limits of Jerusalem for celebrating the Passover and Jesus knew that Judas would know to find Him there. Dr. Sproul explains the two groups Judas … Listen

  • Peter’s Denial

    John 18:15-27

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by discussing betrayal and includes Peter in that category and then continues by detailing Peter’s changing devotion to Jesus. As he continues with the passage Dr. Sproul relates that he believes the unnamed disciple who is able to get Peter admitted to the high priest’s … 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 Judgment of Pilate

    John 18:39-19:16

    Dr. Sproul relates the account of who was Barabbas and then the extent of Pilate’s scourging of Jesus. The descriptive explanation continues concerning the crown of thorns and the mocking of Jesus with a purple robe. Dr Sproul explains the phrase “Behold the Man” and the revealing of the true … 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

  • The Burial of Jesus

    John 19:38-42

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by referring to the Apostle’s Creed, then references Isaiah 53:7-9 and discusses the reason and need for expediency for the burial and the burial process. Joseph of Arimathea’s relationship to Jesus is discussed as well as the involvement of Nicodemus. Dr Sproul concludes the section … Listen

  • The Resurrection

    John 20:1-18

    In this section Dr. Sproul discusses that John only mentions Mary coming to give attention to the body of Jesus and explains how we know there were more than just Mary from the text. He goes on to explain other seeming inconsistencies between John’s gospel and the others. Dr. Sproul … Listen

  • Doubting Thomas

    John 20:19-31

    When Jesus appears to the disciples in the shut room He says “Peace to You” as a greeting, which Dr Sproul explains along with the proper response. He continues with an explanation of Jesus’ breathing on the disciples and saying “Receive the Holy Spirit.” When Thomas arrives he wants physical … Listen

  • Breakfast On the Seashore

    John 21:1-14

    Dr. Sproul starts this section relating that many critical scholars believe that John chapter 21 does not belong in the canon of scripture and gives his response. He then proceeds to review the text and the disciples unsuccessful fishing trip. These expert fishermen had fished all night and had nothing … Listen