• Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 2)

    Romans 5:1-5, Part 2

    Dr. Sproul picks backup on the theme of our spiritual warfare and then discuses what we are to boast in. Paul sets out in this section of scripture a series of items that lead sequentially from one to the other, from tribulation to perseverance to character and hope. This leads … Listen

  • The One Who Sent Me

    John 12:35-50

    John cites verses from Isaiah 53:1 and 6:9-10 to show that the LORD has blinded eyes, hardened hearts to prevent understanding and belief. Dr. Sproul explains the ramifications of this verse in relation to sin and salvation. Dr. Sproul continues with an explanation of Jesus’ statements concerning light and darkness … Listen

  • From Suffering to Glory (Part 1)

    Romans 8:18-28

    Paul discusses what we have to look forward to with the new heavens and new earth and how that puts our trials in context of our future rejoicing making our expectation not an exercise in futility. We do not labor in vain and this is the hope and assurance of … 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 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

  • The Raising of Lazarus

    John 11:28-44

    Dr. Sproul discusses the anger and grief that we go through when a loved on dies and how we start to second guess events and blame others not realizing that God was fully in control. Jesus asked for the stone to be removed and proceeds to command Lazarus to come … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Man Born Blind (Part 2)

    John 9:13-41

    The man that had been blind is brought before the Pharisees and the issue of Jesus doing work is brought up and a disagreement ensues on how can a sinner do such signs and further the man says that Jesus is a prophet. Dr Sproul discusses these issues and follows … 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

  • The Good Shepherd Discourse

    John 10:1-21

    When Jesus spoke about thieves and robbers breaking into the sheepfold, people start to associate this with false messiahs or the Devil. Dr. Sproul indicates who these people are in context of what the shepherd is to do. In this section we have another “I am” saying in which He … Listen