• The Hour Has Come

    John 12:20-34

    Jesus starts to talk about His passion, as an example of a grain of wheat that must fall into the ground and die alone and then producing much grain. Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind this concept and then moves to an explanation of verses 25 and 26 and the … 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

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Purpose

    Romans 9:6-13

    Salvation is not passed on genetically, therefore just because you are a Jew it does not mean you are chosen Israel. This sets up the direct relationship of the visible and invisible church. Dr. Sproul investigates the doctrine of unconditional election and how some use this section of scripture to … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 2)

    Romans 9:14-23

    Dr. Sproul discusses the different kinds of predestination – symmetrical (equal ultimacy) and asymmetrical. The symmetrical view takes the position that predestination is applied to both the believer and the unbeliever – positive, positive. The asymmetrical view considers that the believer is predestined to be with God, but leaves the … 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

  • 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 & 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 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 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

  • Feed My Sheep

    John 21:15-25

    After the breakfast, Jesus confronts Peter and asks him if he loves Jesus more than these. Dr Sproul considers three possible meanings and discusses the various Greek words translated “love”. Further investigation is done when Jesus responds to Peter’s positive statement of love by asking Peter to feed His lambs … Listen

  • Witnesses to Christ

    John 5:31-47

    Dr. Sproul starts this section with a discussion about what constitutes a credible witness. Jesus points first to John the Baptist as His first witness. He cites His miracles as His second witness and His Father as the third. Jesus next uses the scriptures as His fourth witness. Listen

  • Free from Indwelling Sin

    Romans 8:1-11

    Paul starts this section by stating there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. He then indicates the failure of the law to save, but that sin is condemned. In verse 5 we see that the unregenerate person has their minds set on things of the flesh … 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 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

  • 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