• Behave Like a Christian (Part 1)

    Romans 12:9-15

    Paul’s writing in this section reminds us of Christ’s sermon on the mount. Dr. Sproul continues his discussion on the use of gifts in the ministry and the we should avoid elevating gifts and that our love should be sincere. A discussion of evil is begun and the specific evil … 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

  • 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

  • Submit to Government (Part 2)

    Romans 13:4

    Dr. Sproul takes us back to Genesis and the banishment of Adam and Eve and then moves to chapter 9 and discusses the institution of capital punishment. The sanctity of life is the basis for government to protect, maintain and defend human life from aggressor countries. 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

  • Put on Christ

    Romans 13:8-14

    Dr. Sproul continues his review of the law with a discussion on situational ethics and when it is acceptable to break a commandment. Who is my neighbor and is there such a thing as the “brotherhood of man?” Listen

  • The Law of Liberty

    Romans 14:1-13

    A royal liberty is given to those who believe, but not all believers have the same understanding of how that liberty is applied. Dr. Sproul explains how believers should respond to our weaker brother and at the same time not allow that weaker brother to tyrannize the church. Listen

  • Do Not Cause Another To Stumble

    Romans 14:14-18

    Paul presents that nothing is unclean, but by that he does not mean things that have been identified as sin or evil are now acceptable. If we are not under the law, then what are the laws we are not under? Dr. Sproul discusses this as well as what is … 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

  • 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

  • Conclusion

    Romans 16

    Paul concludes Romans with a series of greetings to those who have been partners with him, but in the middle of the list he warns his readers against those who cause divisions and depart from sound doctrine. Dr. Sproul discusses the divisive people and how they are described. This leads … Listen