• God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness

    Romans 1:22-32

    Dr. Sproul moves back to verse 22 and covers the section in more detail. Paul provides a grim look at what we are like and such a stark change from the opening verses. Paul provides one of the major sin lists found in the New Testament. What does it take … Listen

  • Man Is without Excuse

    Romans 2:1-16

    Paul now addresses the Jews. The Jews are judging others by God’s standards and Paul explains that they should know that because they do these things that they will be judged by that same standard they are judging others. Dr. Sproul covers the relationship of the Jew to 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

  • God’s Judgment Defended

    Romans 3:1-9

    Dr. Sproul explains The Jews advantage and Paul’s use of “Chiefly” as being first in order of importance because the oracles of God had been committed to them.  Paul continues by emphasizing God’s veracity.  Paul discusses the question of our unrighteousness demonstrating God’s righteousness - does it make … Listen

  • The Indictment of the Jews and Gentiles

    Romans 3:10-20

    Dr. Sproul covers some of the most famous Old Testament quotes starting with “There is none righteous, no not one.” This section shows the utter shortcoming in man and his relationship to God. No matter what is considered from scripture mankind is shown as unacceptable in all areas. All are … 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

  • 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

  • Abraham Justified by Faith

    Romans 4:1-8

    Dr. Sproul discusses both Paul’s concept of being justified by faith alone and James’ view of being justified by both faith and works since both use Abraham to support their position. This issue has divided Roman Catholics and Protestants for centuries. In the discussion Dr Sproul also addresses a related … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Christ in Our Place

    Romans 5:6-11

    In this section we have God’s love demonstrated toward the believer while we were still unregenerate. The concept of reconciliation toward God and what that entails is considered. Listen

  • Death in Adam, Life in Christ

    Romans 5:8-17

    What was Adam capable of in his created state in the garden? Dr. Sproul discusses the concept of realism versus federalism in Adam. The idea of “original sin” is investigated and defined. Listen