• 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

  • God’s Judgment Defended

    Romans 3:1-9

    Dr. Sproul explains The Jews advantage and Paul’s use of “Chiefly” as being first in order of importance because the oracles of God had been committed to them.  Paul continues by emphasizing God’s veracity.  Paul discusses the question of our unrighteousness demonstrating God’s righteousness - does it make … Listen

  • Israel Needs the Gospel

    Romans 10:5-15

    Paul demonstrates two impossibilities, a person ascending to heaven by his own righteousness and bringing Messiah to earth or by our own righteousness descend into the earth and retrieve Messiah from the dead. Dr Sproul discusses two elements for salvation – profession of faith and possession of that faith. Believing … Listen

  • I Am the Vine

    John 15:1-8

    In this section we see another of the “I am” statements by Jesus in that He identifies Himself with the true vine and His father as the vinedresser. Dr. Sproul provides us with an lesson fruit production and noting the difference between branch removal and pruning. Dr Sproul makes explains … 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Boasting Excluded

    Romans 3:27-31

    Dr. Sproul starts the lesson in verse 21 explaining how the righteousness of God is apart from the law, but that the desired righteousness can be obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. Dr. Sproul then defines faith – what it is and is not. In discussing expiation we discover that … 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

  • Sin’s Advantage in the Law

    Romans 7:7-14

    Paul advises that the law tells me what is sin and that his sin is stirred to even greater sinfulness because we are inclined to sin. Dr Sproul explains that “we are not sinners because we sin, but we sin because we are sinners.” Additionally the concept of the law … Listen

  • The Blessed King

    John 12:9-19

    Because of Lazarus resurrection, Jesus fame had increased and when He entered Jerusalem the crowds welcomed Him as King of Israel. Dr. Sproul expounds on the significance of the greeting Jesus was given as well as the use of a donkey’s colt and how that relates to both the prophecies … Listen

  • The Legacy

    John 14:18-31

    Dr. Sproul points out that there is some confusion about Jesus’ statement “I will come to you” in verse 18 and provides some alternative to what was intended. He then discusses the concept of being in Jesus and keeping His word. Dr. Sproul comments on the role of the Holy … Listen

  • The Indictment of the Jews and Gentiles

    Romans 3:10-20

    Dr. Sproul covers some of the most famous Old Testament quotes starting with “There is none righteous, no not one.” This section shows the utter shortcoming in man and his relationship to God. No matter what is considered from scripture mankind is shown as unacceptable in all areas. All are … Listen

  • Jesus’ Self-Witness

    John 8:12-30

    Jesus starts this section with another “I am” statement by declaring “I am the light of the world”, which the Pharisees responded that He bears witness of Himself and therefore His witness is not true. Dr. Sproul investigates Jesus response that has several reasons why His witness is true and … Listen