• 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 …

  • A Love that Suffers Long by

    Dr. Sproul looks at how love begins the fruit of the Spirit in the sense that “all of the other fruit of the Spirit is simply an outward manifestation of the reality and the presence of authentic love.” In this …

  • 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 …

  • Not By Works by

    In this convicting message, “Not by Works,” Dr. Sproul discusses our good deeds—the good deeds that will never be good enough to satisfy the law of God—for by the works of the law no flesh, no person, no matter how …

  • The Obstacle of the Devil by

    How have you prepared yourself for the enemy? Will you recognize him when he comes? How can we recognize his plan of attack and what weapons do we have to defend ourselves? In “The Obstacle of the Devil,” Dr. Sproul …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Planning to Grow by

    Spiritual growth is not optional in the Christian life. It’s mandatory. What steps have you taken in your spiritual life to make sure you are growing? What are some practical things we can do that will help us grow …

  • Playing for Keeps by

    How do you endure the race God has called you to? Are you being replenished along the way? What keeps you going? Dr. Sproul helps us see how we can reach the end of our race in this message, “Playing …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Recalling Our Purpose by

    What is your purpose? Why do you exist? Where is your place in life? As legitimate as our vocations are, none of these fulfill our ultimate purpose in life. To understand our purpose, we must go back to the beginning …

  • The Road to Vanity & Vanity Fair by

    Though we do not know what the road ahead of us may hold, God’s pilgrims can be confident that He knows their needs. During a long stay at the Palace Beautiful, Christiana and her fellow travelers find much-needed respite …

  • 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 …