The book of Romans is a letter written by Paul to Christians in Rome. Paul tells the Romans towards the end of the book that he is about to travel to Jerusalem, taking an offering gathered from Gentile Christians to support the poor Christians in Jerusalem, before travelling on to Spain. In between he hoped to visit Rome. This would suggest that Paul wrote the letter in Corinth, towards the end of his third missionary journey.
There are many subjects and themes covered in the book, but perhaps the simplest and most obvious theme is the Gospel. Paul introduces his theme in Rom 1:16-17, speaking of the Gospel as “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16), a revelation from God (Rom 1:17) that is about a, “righteousness from God…that is by faith” (Rom 1:17).
This set of studies covers each of the sixteen chapters of Romans, using the manuscript method (described below).
It is possible to do a manuscript study of the whole book, reading and marking the text of each of the sixteen chapters.
Alternatively, one or more chapters can be studied in a single session.
Watch the short video to learn more about Manuscript Bible Study