• 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

  • Sanctification

    Romans 8:8-17

    In this sermon, Dr. Sproul investigates the use of the word spirit—the relationship of the human spirit to the body and its relationship to the soul. He disscusses 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

  • 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

  • Israel Needs the Gospel

    Romans 10:5-15

    Paul demonstrates two impossibilities, a person ascending to heaven by his own righteousness and bringing Messiah to earth or by our own righteousness descend into the earth and retrieve Messiah from the dead. Dr Sproul discusses two elements for salvation – profession of faith and possession of that faith. Believing … Listen

  • Israel Rejects the Gospel

    Romans 10:16-21

    Paul continues his list of things that are needed for communication of the gospel for those who are God’s elect. Dr. Sproul asks the question did God send His Son only to make possible or certain the salvation of His chosen? The benefits of the gospel may be proclaimed to … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Total

    Romans 11:1-10

    Paul asks has God cast away His elect and responds with a quote from Elijah and the prophets of Baal incident. There is always a remnant even among apostates as Elijah found himself and as we do with apostate churches. Dr. Sproul discusses that it is ethnic Israel being talked … Listen