• Present Condition of Israel

    Romans 9:25-10:4

    Paul explains that being loved by God is a privilege and being a Jew was no guarantee of redemption but it was an advantage. Dr Sproul relates this to the church in that those unbelievers that attend have the advantage of hearing the word. Further distinction is made between the … 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

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 2)

    Romans 6:4-11

    Dr. Sproul recovers verse 4 discussing being buried with Christ in baptism and then moves into a discussion of the “man” with the believer to recon himself as being dead to sin with our bodies being instruments of righteousness. A definition of regeneration is provided while explaining the believer being … 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

  • The Golden Chain

    Romans 8:28-30

    Dr. Sproul discusses the four concepts of: good-good, bad-bad, good-bad, and bad-good in relationship to “all things work together for good.” The difference between those who hear the call and those who respond to the call is considered and why we differentiate between the general call and the effectual call. Listen

  • Feeding the 5000

    John 6:1-15

    In the feeding of the five thousand, Andrew mentions that the boy had barley loaves. Dr. Sproul ties this in with Elisha in 2 Kings 4:42-44 and then proceeds to a discussion of the miracle itself and suggesting the crowd could have been significantly larger. Dr. Sproul notes at the … 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Expediency & Extravagance

    John 11:45-12:8

    With the Pharisees realizing that if not stopped Jesus popularity could cause the Romans to crush them and so they now plot to have Jesus die. Dr Sproul looks into the current persecution of the followers of Jesus and follows that up with a discussion on Pontius Pilate and Caiaphas. … 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

  • 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

  • Who Is This Man?

    John 7:32-8:1

    At the start of this section the priests send officers to arrest Jesus for a trial. Jesus responds cryptically of where He goes, but then the scene jumps to the last day of the feast where Jesus spoke to the masses of an offer of “living water.” Dr. Sproul then … Listen