• Law Cannot Save from Sin (Part 1)

    Romans 7:14-25, Part 1

    Paul is an example of the pursuit of holiness and also our inability. Dr. Sproul discusses movements that create two tier Christians such as deeper life and Spirit filled life movements that promise perfection rather than a much greater level of sanctification. An introduction into how the will works is … Listen

  • Behave Like a Christian (Part 2)

    Romans 12:16-21

    Dr. Sproul follows up on the concept of evil by explaining the difference between sin and evil. We are warned against a life driven by “fleshly” ambition, but in contrast to have a life imitating Christ. The difference between natural and moral evil is investigated. This lesson is concluded with … 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

  • Bearing Others’ Burdens

    Romans 14:19-15:13

    Rather than have disputes and quarrels, Paul encourages us to seek to edify one another. We are not to try and please each other but are to zealously do that which is good and does not bring reproach on us. Dr. Sproul looks into Galatians and Psalm 69 for examples … Listen

  • 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

  • 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

  • Free from Indwelling Sin

    Romans 8:1-11

    Paul starts this section by stating there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. He then indicates the failure of the law to save, but that sin is condemned. In verse 5 we see that the unregenerate person has their minds set on things of the flesh … 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