• Abraham Justified Before Circumcision

    Romans 4:5-12

    Dr. Sproul re-emphasizes the justification provided by Christ is through faith alone. Paul’s discussion focuses on whether Abraham was justified by faith before or after the act of circumcision. The meaning behind circumcision as a sign is investigated with the covenantal relationship of being a Jew to that of baptism … 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

  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 1)

    Romans 5:1-5, Part 1

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by reviewing chapter 4 verses 23 and 24, continuing the discussion of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness for all who believe. Then Dr. Sproul discusses the spiritual war that we are in, comparing it to World War 2. Listen

  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 2)

    Romans 5:1-5, Part 2

    Dr. Sproul picks backup on the theme of our spiritual warfare and then discuses what we are to boast in. Paul sets out in this section of scripture a series of items that lead sequentially from one to the other, from tribulation to perseverance to character and hope. This leads … Listen

  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 3)

    Romans 5:1-5, Part 3

    Dr. Sproul provides an overview of the past lesson and then discusses the three benefits of justification—perseverance, character and hope with an explanation of what each benefit provides. Listen

  • Christ in Our Place

    Romans 5:6-11

    In this section we have God’s love demonstrated toward the believer while we were still unregenerate. The concept of reconciliation toward God and what that entails is considered. Listen

  • Death in Adam, Life in Christ

    Romans 5:8-17

    What was Adam capable of in his created state in the garden? Dr. Sproul discusses the concept of realism versus federalism in Adam. The idea of “original sin” is investigated and defined. Listen

  • The Doctrine of Imputation

    Romans 5:12-19

    Dr. Sproul discusses the “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” document. There is further discussion on the imputation of Adam’s sin to the entire race with investigation into the consequence and universality of original sin and of death. This section ends with an overview of covenant theology and the covenant of works. Listen

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 1)

    Romans 5:20-6:4

    Why would God want sin to abound? Dr. Sproul discusses the distinction between justification and sanctification. Law reveals the reality of sin and lets us know the extent. An investigation of four systems of justification using faith and works predominantly held by various groups claiming Christianity is presented. An introduction to … 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

  • From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God

    Romans 6:12-23

    In this section Dr. Sproul explains that the wages of sin is death and this is covered in chapters 1-3 of Romans and that the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord represents chapters 4-6. Listen

  • 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 of the … 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