This six-week class has the potential to change your life and refresh your relationship with God and others. I say that because Romans is an incredible letter—the greatest letter of one of the most influential people in history, the apostle Paul.
I believe that everyone who takes this class will be encouraged, challenged, and inspired to go deeper into God’s Word.
During the mid to late AD 50s, as Paul finished out his third missionary journey, he set his eyes toward Rome, where he would soon lose his life for the gospel. A seasoned church planter, minister, and apostle, Paul writes his longest and most theologically detailed letter.
Learn to study Romans as we unpack the rich meaning of this text and apply it to your life and discipleship journey today. Soar the heights of Paul’s theology to see the heights, ask challenging questions, and enjoy deep Bible study.
Access each class session right here inside this open-access portal.
This class will help you:
This was originally a part of the “Digging Deep” teaching ministry of Harpeth Teaching Ministry, a twelve-class, three-year program that trains and certifies leaders for staff, lay, and elder ministry.
1. Spread the word about the class and invite a friend. Forward this page to them so they can learn more and take the course
2. The class text books to purchase:
1. What Saint Paul Really Said by N.T. Wright (read only through Chapter 8 for credit)
2. The Future of Justification by John Piper (read only through Chapter 10 for credit)
Please go ahead and order them, and when you read them, read Wright and then Piper (in that order)! Note: This material will be very challenging, but you can do it. Block out ample time to read early and often.
But before reading those books, your first priority is to read Romans enough to get a sense for the main point of the letter, which is point #3 here.
3. Theres an assignment before the first class session! Do the first two steps of a book study before you come to class. Block out 1.5 to 3 hours to do this ahead of the first class period.
Step 1. Prepare for Reading
Get a copy of Romans without headers or numbers that you can write on:
Step 2. Identify Main Theme and Main Point
Get a notebook or a journal you can use throughout this project. Use it to identify the theme. It’s important to identify the primary theme because this helps you understand from a high level whats happening as we study the details.
4. Grab a friend or mentor and go through this class together.
5. Download the syllabus on the sidebar of this page.
Then jump in, starting with Class 1!
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Download Class 1 notes here.
Download Class 2 notes here.
Download Class 5 Notes here.
Download Class 6 notes.