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  • The Prologue of John’s Gospel

    John 1:1-18

    Dr. Sproul introduces us to the Gospel of John and immediately launches into a discussion of the meaning behind the Logos. He then goes into a discussion of the titles given to Jesus. Dr. Sproul parallels the introduction of the book of John as being an echo of what was … Listen

  • The Woman Caught in Adultery

    John 8:2-11

    Dr. Sproul discusses this section of scripture since its validity has been questioned. He discusses textual criticism and how it is applied to the text. Dr. Sproul then proceeds to review the story of the woman caught in adultery. When Jesus was challenged with this issue, Dr Sproul points out … Listen

  • The Pool of Bethesda

    John 5:1-15

    Jesus encounters a man with an infirmity at a pool near the sheep gate. Dr. Sproul points out the textual issues with this section and then proceeds to exposit the healing event. Since this was the Sabbath and Jesus had told the man to take his bed and walk, he … 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

  • The Woman at the Well (Part 1)

    John 4:1-15

    Dr. Sproul investigates Jesus meeting with a Samaritan woman at noontime coming to get water in the heat of the day. Normally this would be done in the morning or evening so this act sets her apart. Dr. Sproul discusses the water that Jesus will give and closes with her … Listen

  • 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