• Do Not Cause Another To Stumble

    Romans 14:14-18

    Paul presents that nothing is unclean, but by that he does not mean things that have been identified as sin or evil are now acceptable. If we are not under the law, then what are the laws we are not under? Dr. Sproul discusses this as well as what is … Listen

  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 1)

    Romans 5:1-5, Part 1

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by reviewing chapter 4 verses 23 and 24, continuing the discussion of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness for all who believe. Then Dr. Sproul discusses the spiritual war that we are in, comparing it to World War 2. Listen

  • Righteousness Revealed

    Romans 3:21-26

    Dr. Sproul investigates the specific controversy that sparked the reformation — the doctrine of justification by faith alone. He looks into the areas of agreement and disagreement between Roman Catholics and Protestants of the reformation. Further he looks at the double transfer of Christ’s righteousness in exchange for our sins … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Law of Liberty

    Romans 14:1-13

    A royal liberty is given to those who believe, but not all believers have the same understanding of how that liberty is applied. Dr. Sproul explains how believers should respond to our weaker brother and at the same time not allow that weaker brother to tyrannize the church. 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

  • Behave Like a Christian (Part 1)

    Romans 12:9-15

    Paul’s writing in this section reminds us of Christ’s sermon on the mount. Dr. Sproul continues his discussion on the use of gifts in the ministry and the we should avoid elevating gifts and that our love should be sincere. A discussion of evil is begun and the specific evil … 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

  • Overcoming the World

    John 16:16-33

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by explaining what Jesus meant by seeing Him, not seeing Him and seeing Him again. He continues by explaining Jesus’ no longer speaking in a figurative language but plain speaking. Jesus again predicts they will scatter and leave Him alone except for His Father. Dr … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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