• Freed From the Law

    Romans 7:1-6

    Paul discusses the law in relation to marriage between the husband and wife. The moral law has dominion over us from before the fall and the law regulates only as long as we live – till death do us part. Dr. Sproul discuses the covenant of works, the three uses … 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sanctification

    Romans 8:8-17

    Dr. Sproul investigates the use of the word spirit. The relationship of the human spirit to the body and its relation ship to the soul is discussed. The following four categories of people when it comes to salvation – not saved and know it; saved and know it; saved and … Listen

  • From Suffering to Glory (Part 1)

    Romans 8:18-28

    Paul discusses what we have to look forward to with the new heavens and new earth and how that puts our trials in context of our future rejoicing making our expectation not an exercise in futility. We do not labor in vain and this is the hope and assurance of … Listen

  • From Suffering to Glory (Part 2)

    Romans 8:28-29

    Paul starts the golden chain with God’s foreknowledge and Dr. Sproul discusses this word from the various views that are currently held and applied by believers. In the discussion of the word foreknowledge, it is demonstrated why it must come first and what it is that God foreknows. 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

  • God’s Everlasting Love

    Romans 8:31-39

    Paul asks if God is for us who can stand against us? Who can bring a charge against God’s elect? This is Satan’s most futile work. This lesson shows why justification is not an abstract doctrine as Dr. Sproul covers 17 aspects that secure the believer’s relationship with God. Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection of Christ

    Romans 9:1-13

    We are naturally Pelagian and we are not cured at our conversion, we usually become semi-Pelagian. Dr. Sproul considers ways by which people try to get around God’s choosing and His electing. Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Purpose

    Romans 9:6-13

    Salvation is not passed on genetically, therefore just because you are a Jew it does not mean you are chosen Israel. This sets up the direct relationship of the visible and invisible church. Dr. Sproul investigates the doctrine of unconditional election and how some use this section of scripture to … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 1)

    Romans 9:14-16

    Paul clearly states it is not of him who wills or of him who runs but of God who shows mercy. Dr Sproul uses this verse to explain four concepts of mercy, justice, non-justice and injustice. God’s sovereignty in all the application of mercy and justice is considered. 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

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 3)

    Romans 9:19-33

    Dr. Sproul discusses the fall of man (lapse) and the two major views concerning God’s decree or decrees made in eternity past with respect to election and the fall. The two major views are infralapsarianism and supralapsarianism. The issue is, does God decree the fall in light of His election … Listen