Topics

  • God’s Wrath

    Romans 1:18-25

    There is a change in Paul’s direction in this section to the wrath of God and its application against ungodly and unrighteous men who suppress the truth in righteousness. God’s work of creation has been made manifest to everyone leaving all without excuse. Listen

  • Introduction

    Romans 1:1-7

    Dr. Sproul discusses the use of “bondservant” by Paul and the meaning of the phrase “gospel of God” and its relationship to the scriptures. Paul’s use of the trinity is discussed by Dr. Sproul. The introduction starts the discussion of being called and what that calling is. Listen

  • The Just Shall Live by Faith

    Romans 1:8-17

    Paul acknowledges the faith of the Roman church and the impact throughout the world and his desire to see them. Paul continues the theme of faith and connecting it to the gospel of Christ. Here we find how the righteous man will live. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • God’s Judgment Defended

    Romans 3:1-9

    Dr. Sproul explains The Jews advantage and Paul’s use of “Chiefly” as being first in order of importance because the oracles of God had been committed to them. Paul continues by emphasizing God’s veracity. Paul discusses the question of our unrighteousness demonstrating God’s righteousness—does it make God unjust? Listen

  • Love Your Neighbor

    Romans 13:5-7

    We are to render obedience to the magistrate because of God’s command to do so. But Dr. Sproul investigates two cases when we are to not obey our government: when commanded to do what God forbids and to forbid what God commands. An examination of the role of the Christian … Listen

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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