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  • Abraham & Freedom

    John 8:31-59

    Dr. Sproul explains that there is enough material to write a book packed into Jesus’ statement that “If you abide in My word, you are my Disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” After investigating this statement, Dr. Sproul considers the complaint … Listen

  • Another Helper

    John 14:12-17

    Dr. Sproul starts this section out with his recollection of his girlfriend and his planned future wife while in college and his praying for her salvation even though they had been raised in the same church and heard the same messages. From there Dr. Sproul starts the discussion of the … Listen

  • The Arrest of Jesus

    John 18:1-14

    Dr. Sproul relates an event in his childhood when he had fear and links that fear to the moonlit Gethsemane. The garden was within the limits of Jerusalem for celebrating the Passover and Jesus knew that Judas would know to find Him there. Dr. Sproul explains the two groups Judas … Listen

  • The Betrayal

    John 13:18-38

    Jesus becomes more specific about the unclean person and indicates the person who eats bread with Him is against Him. Jesus when asked directly by the disciple leaning on Him, He showed him by giving the dipped bread to Judas. Dr. Sproul looks at Psalm 41 and discusses David’s betrayal … Listen

  • The Blessed King

    John 12:9-19

    Because of Lazarus resurrection, Jesus fame had increased and when He entered Jerusalem the crowds welcomed Him as King of Israel. Dr. Sproul expounds on the significance of the greeting Jesus was given as well as the use of a donkey’s colt and how that relates to both the prophecies … Listen

  • Bread from Heaven

    John 6:16-34

    Dr. Sproul starts this section expounding on Jesus’ walking on the water with an investigation into the phrase “I am” in Greek ego eimi. When Jesus is found on the other side of the sea a discussion starts concerning why they seek Him. Dr. Sproul starts the discussion concerning food … Listen

  • Bread of Life

    John 6:35-51

    Dr. Sproul continues unpacking the meaning behind Jesus’ statements with a detailed discussion of the Son’s relationship with the Father and how the Father honors the Son. Verse 44 becomes the focal point of this message with a discussion of the exclusivity of the phrase “no one can come to … Listen

  • Breakfast On the Seashore

    John 21:1-14

    Dr. Sproul starts this section relating that many critical scholars believe that John chapter 21 does not belong in the canon of scripture and gives his response. He then proceeds to review the text and the disciples unsuccessful fishing trip. These expert fishermen had fished all night and had nothing … Listen

  • The Burial of Jesus

    John 19:38-42

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by referring to the Apostle’s Creed, then references Isaiah 53:7-9 and discusses the reason and need for expediency for the burial and the burial process. Joseph of Arimathea’s relationship to Jesus is discussed as well as the involvement of Nicodemus. Dr. Sproul concludes the section … Listen

  • Christ - The Scholar

    John 7:14-31

    Jesus starts teaching in the temple midway through the feast and the Jews are asking for His credentials much as we would ask for a Dr. to present his credentials. Jesus responds indicating His doctrine was not His invention, but that it came from another source. Dr. Sproul discusses what … Listen

  • 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