Sermon notes from Ephesians

The Man Born Blind

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

The Bible gives numerous examples of people receiving affliction sent by God for their sins. But what about the man born blind? Was it for his sin or his parent’s that he was born that way? In this message, Dr. Sproul helps us understand what Scripture teaches about sin and suffering and how to avoid making the same mistake the disciples made in their assumptions about the man born blind.

Why Parables?

Why Parables?

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

During His earthly ministry, Jesus used parables both to communicate and to conceal the mysteries of the kingdom of God. Today, R.C. Sproul defines the purpose of parables and begins to examine the rich truths they reveal about the Savior.

The Book of Ecclesiastes in Outline

Over the years, as I taught Old Testament to hundreds of students, I distributed an outline in class that would help students follow the lectures. Instead of being busy with taking notes, notes that would be incomplete because no one can write as fast as one speaks, students followed the outline and had time to ask questions and have dialogue with me and other students.

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John 3

Is the Bible Just Another Book?


Is the Bible Just Another Book?

A Broadcast with Steven Lawson

Why do Christians believe that Scripture is the Word of God? Today, Steven Lawson sets forth several stirring reasons why it is impossible for the Bible to be “just another book.”

The Bible

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 
Numerous anecdotal examples have been recorded of pairs of individuals—twins, spouses, best friends—being able to “finish one another’s sentences.” That is, they know each other so well that one person knows what the other is going to say or is thinking.
Even more remarkable is the existence of a Book that is able to discern “the thoughts and intents of the heart.” That book being the Bible, of course. How is the Bible able to speak to the deepest parts of our being? Because it is a living Book. Not the pages or ink, but the words and messages of the Bible as the Holy Spirit applies them to our heart. That’s why it is so important to prayerfully read the Bible, asking the Spirit of God to show us how to conform our life to God’s righteous and holy character.

Reading the Bible is not like reading any other book in the world. It’s the only Book able to conform us to the image of its Author.

The Bible was the only book Jesus ever quoted.
Leon Morris

by Dr. Jeremiah

Paul’s Letter to the Romans

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

Often called the Apostle Paul’s magnum opus, the book of Romans presents the Bible’s most comprehensive explanation of the gospel. Today, R.C. Sproul visits key passages in this book to give clarity to our understanding of justification by faith alone.

The Gospel of Luke

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

Can we trust the Gospel accounts to give us an accurate understanding of who Jesus is? Today, R.C. Sproul begins his series in the book of Luke by examining its author, the man considered by some to be one of the greatest historians of the ancient world.

Satisfaction With God’s Word

2 Timothy 4:1-4 These words are from my heart to you. I say this before God and Jesus Christ. Some day He will judge those who are living and those who are dead. It will be when Christ comes to bring His kingdom. Preach the Word of God. Preach it when it is easy and people want to listen and when it is hard and people do not want to listen. Preach it all the time. Use the Word of God to show people they are wrong. Use the Word of God to help them do right. You must be willing to wait for people to understand what you teach as you teach them.

The time will come when people will not listen to the truth. They will look for teachers who will tell them only what they want to hear. They will not listen to the truth. Instead, they will listen to stories made up by men.

Spiritually, we’ve all had dry seasons, so you probably understand the desire for renewed vitality in your relationship with Christ. Perhaps you tried the latest devotional book people rave about, sought an emotional experience through worship music, tried to gain momentum by attending a conference, or looked online for a message that assured growth.

Although these methods all seem promising, they’re not infallible. On their own, some might afford short-lived solutions, but others could actually be ear ticklers that lead away from genuine intimacy with Christ. To be strengthened spiritually, it’s essential to start with the Bible—the only source of absolute truth. While other Christian resources can be helpful, they become far more valuable when used as building blocks on the trustworthy foundation of God’s Word. All other avenues have potential for human slant. Even seeking the Lord in prayer is not foolproof without the Word, which provides the basis for our requests and fellowship with Him.

Some believers see the Bible as a big book that takes too much time and effort to understand, so they look elsewhere for answers. They want a shortcut to sanctification and intimacy with the Lord, but there really isn’t one. God’s Word is His love letter to you. As you spend time with this gift and lean on the Holy Spirit for guidance, your appreciation of it will grow.