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  • Expediency & Extravagance

    John 11:45-12:8

    With the Pharisees realizing that if not stopped Jesus popularity could cause the Romans to crush them and so they now plot to have Jesus die. Dr. Sproul looks into the current persecution of the followers of Jesus and follows that up with a discussion on Pontius Pilate and Caiaphas. … Listen

  • Feeding the 5000

    John 6:1-15

    In the feeding of the five thousand, Andrew mentions that the boy had barley loaves. Dr. Sproul ties this in with Elisha in 2 Kings 4:42-44 and then proceeds to a discussion of the miracle itself and suggesting the crowd could have been significantly larger. Dr. Sproul notes at the … Listen

  • Feed My Sheep

    John 21:15-25

    After the breakfast, Jesus confronts Peter and asks him if he loves Jesus more than these. Dr. Sproul considers three possible meanings and discusses the various Greek words translated “love”. Further investigation is done when Jesus responds to Peter’s positive statement of love by asking Peter to feed His lambs … Listen

  • The Foot Washing

    John 13:1-17

    Before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus and the disciples gather for a supper and when it ends Jesus proceeds to wash the disciples feet and Peter protests Christ doing this and then when the reason is explained he wants to be washed all over. Dr. Sproul explains all these … Listen

  • The Glory of Christ

    John 17:1-5

    Dr. Sproul relates an event when he was teaching at Conwell School of Theology where he met Henry Barraclough who wrote the hymn “Ivory Palaces” and the author’s reason for writing the hymn. From there he moves into an investigation of Jesus requests. Dr. Sproul gives a detailed explanation of … Listen

  • The Good Shepherd Discourse

    John 10:1-21

    When Jesus spoke about thieves and robbers breaking into the sheepfold, people start to associate this with false messiahs or the Devil. Dr. Sproul indicates who these people are in context of what the shepherd is to do. In this section we have another “I am” saying in which He … Listen

  • Hard Sayings

    John 6:52-71

    Jesus’ description of Himself as the bread of life causes arguments among the Jews. Jesus continues and now discusses His flesh as food and His blood as drink and as a requirement for eternal life. After Dr. Sproul comments on that section he brings up the subject of the Spirit … Listen

  • The Hour Has Come

    John 12:20-34

    Jesus starts to talk about His passion, as an example of a grain of wheat that must fall into the ground and die alone and then producing much grain. Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind this concept and then moves to an explanation of verses 25 and 26 and the … Listen

  • I Am the Vine

    John 15:1-8

    In this section, we see another of the “I am” statements by Jesus in that He identifies Himself with the true vine and His father as the vinedresser. Dr. Sproul provides us with a lesson on fruit production and noting the difference between branch removal and pruning. Dr. Sproul makes … Listen

  • The Intercession

    John 17:6-19

    Jesus now turns His High Priestly Prayer to His disciples and asks specifically that they would be kept through His name. In this section Dr. Sproul picks up from the last lesson discussing limited atonement and now discusses the idea of preservation and perseverance of the saints and demonstrates that … Listen

  • Jesus & John the Baptist

    John 3:22-36

    Dr. Sproul points out that Jesus was baptizing and so was John. John’s disciples raise the issue with John and Dr. Sproul discusses John’s response that shows his understanding of his relationship to Jesus’ mission as well as John’s own mission Listen

  • Jesus & Pilate

    John 18:28-38

    Dr. Sproul starts this section explaining why Pilate is mentioned in the Apostles Creed and the history behind why he was appointed governor of Judea. He continues with a discussion concerning why Jesus was brought to Pilate and an investigation on how the Jews were attempting to use him. Then … Listen

  • Jesus’ Self-Witness

    John 8:12-30

    Jesus starts this section with another “I am” statement by declaring “I am the light of the world”, which the Pharisees responded that He bears witness of Himself and therefore His witness is not true. Dr. Sproul investigates Jesus response that has several reasons why His witness is true and … Listen

  • The Judgment of Pilate

    John 18:39-19:16

    Dr. Sproul relates the account of who was Barabbas and then the extent of Pilate’s scourging of Jesus. The descriptive explanation continues concerning the crown of thorns and the mocking of Jesus with a purple robe. Dr. Sproul explains the phrase “Behold the Man” and the revealing of the true … Listen

  • The Lamb of God

    John 1:29-51

    This lesson has Jesus being identified by many titles and Dr. Sproul discusses them with a focus on the title “Lamb of God.” In spite of John’s recognition of Jesus as the Messiah, he still expressed doubts which Jesus responded by referring to His miracles. Dr. Sproul also discusses the … Listen