• The Obstacle of the World by

    As Christians, we are called to be in the world, but not of the world. How exactly does the world become an obstacle in Christian growth? What are some of the main ways the world extends its influence over us …

  • The Inadequacy of Profession by

    In this message, Dr. Sproul spends time to list a few of the factors which may contribute to a false sense of security. One of the chief factors he feels is very important for evangelicals to understand, is that salvation …

  • The Obstacle of the Flesh by

    One of your enemies is closer than you may think, ever battling with you to overthrow your desires for righteousness. The enemy within is called the flesh. But what exactly is this thing the Bible calls the flesh? How do …

  • Being Sure of the Savior by

    In this message Dr. Sproul takes a different look at assurance by showing what a genuine assurance of salvation looks like. It begins with having a clear understanding both of what salvation means, and what it involves. We see in …

  • Faith & Fruit by

    Dr. Sproul continues to discuss the two most important elements from which we are able to gain personal assurance of our salvation, summarizing them as “Faith and Fruit.”

  • A Charitable Reaction by

    An unfortunate instance that unfolds in everyone’s life is the experience where somebody had said something unkind to you in public. As believers, how do we respond to that sort of thing? Dr. Sproul accounts a time when that …

  • The Indwelling Power of Love by

    When the Holy Spirit indwells a believer, He does not move in empty-handed—he brings something else with him. “So what is it?” you might ask. Whatever it is, he brought it because we didn’t have it. It reflects God …

  • Joy & Peace by

    When a person becomes a Christian, he or she realizes that life isn’t so simple anymore. Conflict is immediate—a battle of flesh and spirit rage within the soul. On another front, there is outward conflict with your fellow man …

  • Long-suffering & Kindness by

    We have all been there. How many of us have suffered under the tyranny of someone else’s slander? Or been the subject of cruel and coarse joking? Perhaps you have learned the secret of ignoring these personal attacks, but what …

  • The Practice of Love by

    Scripture describes love as an attribute of God, and because of that, it is a fruit of the Spirit. As first Corinthians thirteen describes, “Love is perfect.” But as we look around, and particularly at our selves, perfection is …

  • Meekness & Self-Control by

    When you hear the word meekness, what thoughts enter your mind? Do think of weakness for instance? Or perhaps you imagine someone who is shy or timid. Our modern culture has little use for this Biblical virtue. It runs contrary …

  • Goodness & Faith by

    The Apostle Paul gave the Galatian church a list of characteristics, or fruits, that should be manifest in the life of the believer. On that list, Paul included love, joy, peace, long-suffering and kindness. The next two items on that …

  • The Struggle for Spiritual Growth by

    Are you struggling with sin? Not satisfied with where you are in your sanctification? Do you become frustrated at times when you consider where you are in your spiritual growth? Beginning this series on Developing Christian Character, Dr. Sproul considers …

  • The Priorities of Righteousness by

    Often when we hear the word Pharisee, we are prone to think of terms like hypocrite, viper, or some other less than noble description. But the religious leaders of Jesus’ day weren’t completely devoid of virtue; they were doing …

  • The Goal of Spiritual Growth by

    The establishing of goals is important to any of life’s endeavors, and even more so in our spiritual growth. So, what is the goal of the Christian life? Where do you set your sights? Can there be anything higher? In …