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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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