• 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

  • 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

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 1)

    Romans 5:20-6:4

    Why would God want sin to abound? Dr. Sproul discusses the distinction between justification and sanctification. Law reveals the reality of sin and lets us know the extent. An investigation of four systems of justification using faith and works predominantly held by various groups claiming Christianity is presented. An introduction to … Listen

  • The Woman Caught in Adultery

    John 8:2-11

    Dr. Sproul discusses this section of scripture since its validity has been questioned. He discusses textual criticism and how it is applied to the text. Dr. Sproul then proceeds to review the story of the woman caught in adultery. When Jesus was challenged with this issue, Dr Sproul points out … 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

  • The Son of God

    John 10:22-42

    The Jewish leaders ask for a plain answer from Jesus and He responds that they do not believe because His sheep hear is voice, they follow and He gives them eternal life and no one can snatch them away and claiming that He and the Father are one. Dr. Sproul … 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

  • Submit to Government (Part 1)

    Romans 13:1-3

    Dr. Sproul starts Chapter 13 with a review of chapter 12 and puts emphasis on God executing vengance. He then explains how civil government is an institution established by God and that we should be subject to those authorities placed over us. However, there are legitimate times when we Christians … 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

  • Peter’s Denial

    John 18:15-27

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by discussing betrayal and includes Peter in that category and then continues by detailing Peter’s changing devotion to Jesus. As he continues with the passage Dr. Sproul relates that he believes the unnamed disciple who is able to get Peter admitted to the high priest’s … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 4)

    Romans 11:36

    Dr. Sproul discusses three prepositions in this verse — “of Him,” “through Him” and “to Him” — and what they teach us about the nature of God. In this lesson we discover that God is is the means and end of all things starting in Genesis 1 and everything results in God’s … Listen

  • A Place for You

    John 14:1-3

    Dr. Sproul explains this section is loved by believers because it gives them comfort because we all encounter trouble. Further he explains of their need to believe not only in God but in Jesus. Dr. Sproul follows this up by explaining another translation for the word “mansions” and then finishes … 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

  • Abraham Justified Before Circumcision

    Romans 4:5-12

    Dr. Sproul re-emphasizes the justification provided by Christ is through faith alone. Paul’s discussion focuses on whether Abraham was justified by faith before or after the act of circumcision. The meaning behind circumcision as a sign is investigated with the covenantal relationship of being a Jew to that of baptism … Listen

  • Man Born Blind (Part 1)

    John 9:1-12

    We tend to think or believe suffering being is caused by sin and Jesus disciples are no different when they asked about the man being born blind was due to the sin of the man or his parents. This is the lead in to a significant section by Dr. Sproul … Listen