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  • Abraham Justified Before Circumcision

    Romans 4:5-12

    Dr. Sproul re-emphasizes the justification provided by Christ is through faith alone. Paul’s discussion focuses on whether Abraham was justified by faith before or after the act of circumcision. The meaning behind circumcision as a sign is investigated with the covenantal relationship of being a Jew to that of baptism … Listen

  • Abraham Justified by Faith

    Romans 4:1-8

    Dr. Sproul discusses both Paul’s concept of being justified by faith alone and James’ view of being justified by both faith and works since both use Abraham to support their position. This issue has divided Roman Catholics and Protestants for centuries. In the discussion, Dr. Sproul also addresses a related … Listen

  • Bearing Others’ Burdens

    Romans 14:19-15:13

    Rather than have disputes and quarrels, Paul encourages us to seek to edify one another. We are not to try and please each other but are to zealously do that which is good and does not bring reproach on us. Dr. Sproul looks into Galatians and Psalm 69 for examples … Listen

  • Behave Like a Christian (Part 1)

    Romans 12:9-15

    Paul’s writing in this section reminds us of Christ’s sermon on the mount. Dr. Sproul continues his discussion on the use of gifts in the ministry and the we should avoid elevating gifts and that our love should be sincere. A discussion of evil is begun and the specific evil … Listen

  • Behave Like a Christian (Part 2)

    Romans 12:16-21

    Dr. Sproul follows up on the concept of evil by explaining the difference between sin and evil. We are warned against a life driven by “fleshly” ambition, but in contrast to have a life imitating Christ. The difference between natural and moral evil is investigated. This lesson is concluded with … Listen

  • Boasting Excluded

    Romans 3:27-31

    Dr. Sproul starts the lesson in verse 21 explaining how the righteousness of God is apart from the law, but that the desired righteousness can be obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. Dr. Sproul then defines faith—what it is and is not. In discussing expiation we discover that Christ has … Listen

  • Christ in Our Place

    Romans 5:6-11

    In this section we have God’s love demonstrated toward the believer while we were still unregenerate. The concept of reconciliation toward God and what that entails is considered. Listen

  • Conclusion

    Romans 16

    Paul concludes Romans with a series of greetings to those who have been partners with him, but in the middle of the list he warns his readers against those who cause divisions and depart from sound doctrine. Dr. Sproul discusses the divisive people and how they are described. This leads … Listen

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 1)

    Romans 5:20-6:4

    Why would God want sin to abound? Dr. Sproul discusses the distinction between justification and sanctification. Law reveals the reality of sin and lets us know the extent. An investigation of four systems of justification using faith and works predominantly held by various groups claiming Christianity is presented. An introduction to … Listen

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 2)

    Romans 6:4-11

    Dr. Sproul recovers verse 4 discussing being buried with Christ in baptism and then moves into a discussion of the “man” with the believer to recon himself as being dead to sin with our bodies being instruments of righteousness. A definition of regeneration is provided while explaining the believer being … Listen

  • Death in Adam, Life in Christ

    Romans 5:8-17

    What was Adam capable of in his created state in the garden? Dr. Sproul discusses the concept of realism versus federalism in Adam. The idea of “original sin” is investigated and defined. Listen

  • The Doctrine of Imputation

    Romans 5:12-19

    Dr. Sproul discusses the “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” document. There is further discussion on the imputation of Adam’s sin to the entire race with investigation into the consequence and universality of original sin and of death. This section ends with an overview of covenant theology and the covenant of works. Listen

  • Do Not Cause Another To Stumble

    Romans 14:14-18

    Paul presents that nothing is unclean, but by that he does not mean things that have been identified as sin or evil are now acceptable. If we are not under the law, then what are the laws we are not under? Dr. Sproul discusses this as well as what is … Listen

  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 1)

    Romans 5:1-5

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by reviewing chapter 4 verses 23 and 24, continuing the discussion of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness for all who believe. Then Dr. Sproul discusses the spiritual war that we are in, comparing it to World War 2. Listen

  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 2)

    Romans 5:1-5

    Dr. Sproul picks backup on the theme of our spiritual warfare and then discuses what we are to boast in. Paul sets out in this section of scripture a series of items that lead sequentially from one to the other, from tribulation to perseverance to character and hope. This leads … Listen