• Conclusion

    Romans 16

    Paul concludes Romans with a series of greetings to those who have been partners with him, but in the middle of the list he warns his readers against those who cause divisions and depart from sound doctrine. Dr. Sproul discusses the divisive people and how they are described. This leads … Listen

  • Law Cannot Save from Sin (Part 3)

    Romans 7:19-8:2

    Paul states that when he fails to do the will of God it is because of the sin that dwells in him. Dr. Sproul points out that the unbeliever cannot do the will of God therefore Paul must be discussing his post conversion experience. Dr. Sproul continues with a discussion … Listen

  • Another Helper

    John 14:12-17

    Dr Sproul starts this section out with his recollection of his girlfriend and his planned future wife while in college and his praying for her salvation even though they had been raised in the same church and heard the same messages. From there Dr. Sproul starts the discussion of the … Listen

  • The Legacy

    John 14:18-31

    Dr. Sproul points out that there is some confusion about Jesus’ statement “I will come to you” in verse 18 and provides some alternative to what was intended. He then discusses the concept of being in Jesus and keeping His word. Dr. Sproul comments on the role of the Holy … Listen

  • The One Who Sent Me

    John 12:35-50

    John cites verses from Isaiah 53:1 and 6:9-10 to show that the LORD has blinded eyes, hardened hearts to prevent understanding and belief. Dr. Sproul explains the ramifications of this verse in relation to sin and salvation. Dr. Sproul continues with an explanation of Jesus’ statements concerning light and darkness … Listen

  • The Arrest of Jesus

    John 18:1-14

    Dr. Sproul relates an event in his childhood when he had fear and links that fear to the moonlit Gethsemane. The garden was within the limits of Jerusalem for celebrating the Passover and Jesus knew that Judas would know to find Him there. Dr. Sproul explains the two groups Judas … Listen

  • Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

    Romans 12:3-8

    Paul discusses our self estimation and then ties that to certain gifts. Dr. Sproul then discusses the relationship of these various gifts to the church and whether the supernatural gifts listed continue. He then considers the apostolic gifts and defines prophecy and how it is used today. 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Betrayal

    John 13:18-38

    Jesus becomes more specific about the unclean person and indicates the person who eats bread with Him is against Him. Jesus when asked directly by the disciple leaning on Him, He showed him by giving the dipped bread to Judas. Dr. Sproul looks at Psalm 41 and discusses David’s betrayal … Listen

  • Love Your Neighbor

    Romans 13:5-7

    We are to render obedience to the magistrate because of God’s command to do so. But Dr. Sproul investigates two cases when we are to not obey our government: when commanded to do what God forbids and to forbid what God commands. An examination of the role of the Christian … Listen