• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 2)

    Romans 6:4-11

    Dr. Sproul recovers verse 4 discussing being buried with Christ in baptism and then moves into a discussion of the “man” with the believer to recon himself as being dead to sin with our bodies being instruments of righteousness. A definition of regeneration is provided while explaining the believer being … 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

  • Present Condition of Israel

    Romans 9:25-10:4

    Paul explains that being loved by God is a privilege and being a Jew was no guarantee of redemption but it was an advantage. Dr Sproul relates this to the church in that those unbelievers that attend have the advantage of hearing the word. Further distinction is made between the … 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

  • 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 Only Way

    John 14:4-11

    Dr. Sproul starts discussing this section by reviewing Peter’s great confession in Matthew 16:13-17 to remind us that Christ built a confessing church and explains a time in school when he had to confess his faith in Jesus. Dr. Sproul then discusses Jesus’ claim to be the way, the truth … 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

  • Law Cannot Save from Sin (Part 2)

    Romans 7:14-25, Part 2

    Dr. Sproul continues discussing how the will works by discussing Jonathan Edwards’ treatise The Freedom of the Will and then the pagan view of the will and the free will of men. We choose according to our strongest inclination and because of our radical corruption we are inclined to wickedness so … 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

  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 3)

    Romans 5:1-5, Part 3

    Dr. Sproul provides an overview of the past lesson and then discusses the three benefits of justification – perseverance, character and hope with an explanation of what each benefit provides. Listen