• 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

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 1)

    Romans 11:11-23

    Paul indicates that even though Israel stumbled, through that stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles. This leads into the discussion of the “mystery” and Paul’s reaching out to those Gentiles. Even though there were instances of the Jews evangelizing such as Jonah, they still to this day do not … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 2)

    Romans 11:25-26

    Paul indicates that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in and follows that with “and so all Israel will be saved.” Does this verse indicate a future for ethnic Israel due to the time frame reference of the word “until?” Dr. … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 3)

    Romans 11:26-35

    In this lesson, Dr. Sproul discusses open theism and whether God has full knowledge of all events. If an event comes to pass we can believe it is His will. God does not wait for the sinner to change so he can come to God, but God goes to the … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 4)

    Romans 11:36

    Dr. Sproul discusses three prepositions in this verse — “of Him,” “through Him” and “to Him” — and what they teach us about the nature of God. In this lesson we discover that God is is the means and end of all things starting in Genesis 1 and everything results in God’s … Listen

  • Living Sacrifices to God

    Romans 12:1-2

    Paul starts this chapter out with a concluding “therefore” summing up all that has come before by telling the readers by God’s mercies they should present their persons as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is their logical service. Dr. Sproul explains what is expected and then … Listen

  • Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

    Romans 12:3-8

    Paul discusses our self estimation and then ties that to certain gifts. Dr. Sproul then discusses the relationship of these various gifts to the church and whether the supernatural gifts listed continue. He then considers the apostolic gifts and defines prophecy and how it is used today. Listen

  • 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