• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Submit to Government (Part 2)

    Romans 13:4

    Dr. Sproul takes us back to Genesis and the banishment of Adam and Eve and then moves to chapter 9 and discusses the institution of capital punishment. The sanctity of life is the basis for government to protect, maintain and defend human life from aggressor countries. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hard Sayings

    John 6:52-71

    Jesus’ description of Himself as the bread of life causes arguments among the Jews. Jesus continues and now discusses His flesh as food and His blood as drink and as a requirement for eternal life. After Dr. Sproul comments on that section he brings up the subject of the Spirit … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 1)

    Romans 11:11-23

    Paul indicates that even though Israel stumbled, through that stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles. This leads into the discussion of the “mystery” and Paul’s reaching out to those Gentiles. Even though there were instances of the Jews evangelizing such as Jonah, they still to this day do not … Listen

  • The Golden Chain

    Romans 8:28-30

    Dr. Sproul discusses the four concepts of: good-good, bad-bad, good-bad, and bad-good in relationship to “all things work together for good.” The difference between those who hear the call and those who respond to the call is considered and why we differentiate between the general call and the effectual call. 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

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 3)

    Romans 9:19-33

    Dr. Sproul discusses the fall of man (lapse) and the two major views concerning God’s decree or decrees made in eternity past with respect to election and the fall. The two major views are infralapsarianism and supralapsarianism. The issue is, does God decree the fall in light of His election … 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

  • 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