Title: Paul for Everyone: Romans Part 2
A detailed commentary of Romans Chapters 9-16, breaking down the chapters and verses into 27 parts and explaining them in fairly plain English.
Author: Tom Wright
Duration: For personal reading, probably a couple of weeks. There are 27 parts of about 5 pages each. For group study, probably at least 8 sessions.
The writer helps readers to understand the promises of the old testament and God’s purposes for Isreal (Rom 9), Isreal’s failure (Rom 10) and God’s grace in sending the Messiah (Rom 11). The rest of the book is mainly focused on Christian living – understanding the roles of earthly authorities and living peaceably together (Rom 12-15).
This study is better for individual reading rather than group study. Group discussion after individual members have read the various studies might be useful though.
It is good for a both new believers seeking to understand what the gospel and Christian living really entails, as well as matured believers seeking to deepen their understanding on how to lead a life of sanctification.
What is nice about the study is it provides a glossary at the back on common “christian terms” or greek words.
All group members would need to read the various assigned chapters before each group discussion for there to be any useful discussions. The leader would also need to think of some questions before the sessions to guide the discussion along as there are none provided in the book.