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  • Cleansing of the Temple

    John 2:12-25

    In this incident of Jesus cleansing the temple, Dr. Sproul points out that the activities being performed were legitimate, in that people needed sacrifices, a tax had to be paid and currency exchanged. The problem was the location of the activities. At stake was the proper worship at God’s house. … Listen

  • The Cost of Discipleship

    John 15:9-27

    Dr. Sproul first looks at Jesus’ statement to abide in His love and keep His commandments. He next discusses what it means to be called a friend. From the concept of love Dr. Sproul moves to how the world not only receives Him with hatred but how to the world … Listen

  • The Crucifixion

    John 19:17-37

    Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind “bearing His cross” and because of His scourgings was unable to carry the cross all the way to the crucifixion site. In this case Simon of Cyrene was commanded to pick up the crossbeam and carry it the rest of the way. He continues … Listen

  • The Death of Lazarus

    John 11:1-27

    In this section Jesus’ friend Lazarus is sick and He is asked to come and heal Lazarus, but Jesus delays leaving and Lazarus dies. Jesus goes to the tomb where Lazarus has been in for four days. Dr. Sproul discusses Jesus delay and the ensuing conversation Jesus has with Martha … Listen

  • Doubting Thomas

    John 20:19-31

    When Jesus appears to the disciples in the shut room He says “Peace to You” as a greeting, which Dr. Sproul explains along with the proper response. He continues with an explanation of Jesus’ breathing on the disciples and saying “Receive the Holy Spirit.” When Thomas arrives he wants physical … Listen

  • 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

  • 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