• 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

  • 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

  • The Son of the Father

    John 5:16-30

    Jesus is confronted by the Jews wanting to kill Him. Dr. Sproul explains the use of John’s selection of the Greek word used for when Jesus “answered” his persecutors and then proceeds to expound on Jesus defense using their own law against them. Dr. Sproul considers the involvement of the … 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

  • Jesus & Pilate

    John 18:28-38

    Dr. Sproul starts this section explaining why Pilate is mentioned in the Apostles Creed and the history behind why he was appointed governor of Judea. He continues with a discussion concerning why Jesus was brought to Pilate and an investigation on how the Jews were attempting to use him. Then … 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • I Am the Vine

    John 15:1-8

    In this section we see another of the “I am” statements by Jesus in that He identifies Himself with the true vine and His father as the vinedresser. Dr. Sproul provides us with an lesson fruit production and noting the difference between branch removal and pruning. Dr Sproul makes explains … Listen

  • From Jerusalem to Illyricum

    Romans 15:14-33

    Paul writes boldly here as a reminder of the burden that Christ has placed on him as a minister to the Gentiles. As a minister Paul is to proclaim the Gospel of God. While Paul borrows language from the priesthood, he is emphasizing that his ministry is the sacrifice. Dr. … 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

  • Witnesses to Christ

    John 5:31-47

    Dr. Sproul starts this section with a discussion about what constitutes a credible witness. Jesus points first to John the Baptist as His first witness. He cites His miracles as His second witness and His Father as the third. Jesus next uses the scriptures as His fourth witness. 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