Romans Commentaries & Sermons


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Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Romans Overview Chart - Charles Swindoll

Source: Dr David Cooper
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Romans 1:18-3:20 Romans 3:21-5:21 Romans 6:1-8:39 Romans 9:1-11:36 Romans 12:1-16:27
God's Holiness
God's Grace
God's Power
God's Sovereignty
Jew and Gentile
Gods Glory
Object of
of Sin
of Grace
Demonstration of Salvation
Power Given Promises Fulfilled Paths Pursued
Restored to Israel
God's Righteousness
God's Righteousness
God's Righteousness
God's Righteousness
God's Righteousness
Slaves to Sin Slaves to God Slaves Serving God
Doctrine Duty
Life by Faith Service by Faith

Modified from Irving L. Jensen's chart above

Rome in the Time of Paul (c. A.D. 60)

The city plan below shows most of the features of the city of Rome that archaeologists have so far identified as dating from the time of Paul. Sections of the city would have been very impressive in his time, but most of the outstanding buildings visible in Rome today date to after his death. (


Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at The resources are listed in alphabetical order by the author's last name and some include reviews of the particular resource. For hundreds of other commentaries and books that can be borrowed see Christian Commentaries Online

The Epistle to the Romans Morris, Leon Lamb. The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1988. Gives evidence of the author's lifetime of devotion to the NT. This commentary is delightfully easy to read, even while introducing the reader to all the complexities of Paul's theology. The footnotes take into account recent scholarship. One of Morris' strong points is his ability to show the relevancy of Romans to our 20th century milieu. Very helpful! 

The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible : New Testament, King James Version - Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians - This is a very useful resource which always includes numerous related cross-references. It will be of aid to you preaching and teaching. 

Johnson, Alan F The Freedom Letter. 2 vols. Chicago: Moody Press, 1985. A contemporary exposition of the theme and content of Paul's Roman episode. This edition is an expansion of the single volume 1974 work that proved invaluable to laypeople. 

Romans : the freedom letter - Volume 1: Romans 1-7 

Romans : the freedom letter. 2, Romans 8-16

A critical and exegetical commentary on the Epistle to the Romans by Cranfield, C. E. B

A commentary on Romans 12-13 by Cranfield, C. E. B

Encountering the book of Romans : a theological survey by Moo, Douglas J

Romans : celebrating the good news by Moo, Douglas J

The Epistle to the Romans by Moo, Douglas J - New International Commentary on the New Testament

he Epistle to the Romans, New International Commentary, 1960. Murray, John, He will guide you stolidly with the heavy tread of the proverbial village policeman (though with more theology; and not especially the useful appendices and notes).

St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans : a devotional commentary by Thomas, W. H. Griffith

Romans, Life Application Bible Commentary, 1992. Barton, Bruce B.,  In short compass he develops the themes of Romans along traditionally Reformed lines.

The Epistle of Paul to the Romans : an introduction and commentary (TNTC) by Bruce, F. F. (1983) User reviews

The Epistle of Paul to the Romans : an introduction and commentary by Bruce, F. F. (1963) 296 pages 13 ratings Rosscup ranks this the 5th best (out of 10) expositional commentary. 

The Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1994 edition - Abridged - New Testament

Be right (Romans) by Wiersbe, Warren

Be right : an expository study of Romans by Wiersbe, Warren

Romans : how to be right with God, yourself, and others by Wiersbe, Warren

Tree of Life Bible Commentary: The Epistle to the Romans by Jon Courson - interesting work. Not your typical commentary on Romans. Courson is a preacher and he has frequent illustrations. Worth checking out if you are preaching through Romans.  3 ratings

The Epistle to the Romans by Archer, Gleason

Romans volume 1 by McGee, J. Vernon   Romans volume 2

Romans 9-16 by McGee, J. Vernon

Reasoning through Romans by McGee, J. Vernon

Word biblical commentary Romans 1-8 James Dunn

Word biblical commentary - Romans 9-16 by James D G Dunn

Romans by Dunn, James D. G.

From guilt to glory Romans 1-8 by Stedman, Ray C

Romans, Baker Exegetical Commentary of the New Testament, Schreiner, Thomas, 944 pages. In the latest addition to BECNT, Schreiner presents a fresh analysis of the substantive Book of Romans. It features many distinctives.

Romans by Sproul, R. C. An outstanding, popular exposition focusing on the essential teaching of this grand epistle. As always, Sproul is crystal clear presenting Biblical Christianity through this masterful letter. Highly recommended.

Journey into life : a study on Romans by Kroll, Woodrow

Men made new : an exposition of Romans 5-8

Romans in the Greek New Testament for the English reader by Wuest, Kenneth - Generally goes verse by verse but excellent explanation of the meanings of the Greek words Paul uses. I always find Kenneth Wuest very insightful for in depth study. 

Half-hours with William Hendriksen : stirring devotional surveys of Romans, Philippians, Luke and Revelation, with other gems by Hendriksen, William, 

Romans, an Expositional Commentary. Volume I, Justification by Faith, Romans 1-4, Boice, James M.

Romans : God's good news for the world by Stott, John  - Stott had a previous work just on Romans 5-8, Men Made New (1966). Now with treatment of the whole book, he has one of the best overall popular and highly readable expositions of Romans.

The Epistle of Paul to the Romans : an exposition. by Erdman, Charles R.

Coming to terms with sin : a study of Romans 1-5 : Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles

Learning to walk by grace : a study of Romans 6-11 : Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles

Relating to others in love : a study of Romans 12-16 by Swindoll, Charles

Chronological and Background Charts of the NEW TESTAMENT - Pdf - D Wayne House - outstanding compilation of charts - check this one out!. This book can also be borrowed = Chronological and background charts of the New Testament

J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book - pdf  Vol. 6 Acts to Revelation

Man's Ruin - Romans 1:1-32 - Expository Messages (1952) 330 pages. - Donald Grey Barnhouse

The book of Romans by Blackaby, Henry T.

Romans by Hodge, Charles, 1797-1878 (Crossway Classic series)

Romans by Achtemeier, Paul J

Romans : An Exposition of Chapters 1 the Gospel of God - ONLINE  but no copy/paste - by Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Here is another online version

Romans : An Exposition of Chapters 2:1-3:20, the righteous judgment of God by Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Romans: An Exposition of Chapters 5:1-21 - Assurance - ONLINE  but no copy/paste - by Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Romans: An Exposition of Chapters 7.1 - 8.4 the law: its functions and limits  ONLINE  but no copy/paste - by  Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 8:5 - 17 the Sons of God  ONLINE  but no copy/paste by  Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 8:17-39 The Final Perseverance of the Saints ONLINE  but no copy/paste -  by  Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Here is another online version

Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 13 Life in Two Kingdoms ONLINE  but no copy/paste -  by  Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Preaching for Preachers by  Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn (online)

Healing and the Scriptures by  Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn (online)


The MacArthur Study Bible - John MacArthur. Brief but well done notes 1,275 ratings

HCSB Study Bible - conservative notes.

The David Jeremiah study bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."

ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings

Believer's Bible Commentary by MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages

Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. - "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen."

Warren Wiersbe - "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." 

Life application study Bible : New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes. 4,445 ratings

KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT - no restriction on length of time one can use  it. No copy and paste. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective.  User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings

Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective (pre-millennial)  user reviews 

The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.

NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H. Wayne; 917 ratings Very helpful notes. Conservative.

The NIV study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. Note this is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. 

The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes for well known creationist. 45 ratings

The Ryrie study Bible - Charles Ryrie (1978) 2142 pages. Conservative.  216 ratings

Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition (1994) 2232 pages

The Word in life Study Bible - Very interesting format. Not your routine study Bible. Worth checking the very informative notes. (e.g., here is a picture of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances.)

New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews 

The Experiencing God Study Bible : the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings

Wycliffe Bible Commentary - OT and NT - Charles Pfeiffer - 1560 pages (1962). 214 ratings Less detailed than the KJV Bible Commentary. 

The New Testament and Wycliffe Bible commentary - This version has no time restriction but only has the NT. 

Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W

Cyril Barber - This is a book of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.

DICTIONARY OF JESUS AND THE GOSPELS - interesting articles in some depth

Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al - 954 pages.  424 ratings Multiple contributors to the comments which are often verse by verse. The comments are brief but meaty and can really help your study through a given book. A sleeper in my opinion. 

NIV archaeological study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings (See also Archaeology and the Bible - OT and NT)

NIV cultural backgrounds study Bible. bringing to life the ancient world of scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)

Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews

Eerdmans' family encyclopedia of the Bible (1978) 344 pages

Eerdmans' handbook to the Bible (1983) 688 pages 

The Lion handbook to the Bible - (1999) 822 pages. This resource is absolutely loaded with very nice color pictures and charts.

Tyndale handbook of Bible charts & maps by Wilson, Neil  

Bible handbook and A-Z bible encyclopedia

International children's Bible field guide : answering kids' questions from Genesis to Revelation by Richards, Larry

The illustrated guide to Bible customs & curiosities by Knight, George W. (George William), 

Today's handbook of Bible times & customs by Coleman, William L

The Shaw pocket Bible handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.

"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking! 

Zondervan illustrated Bible backgrounds commentary - New Testament - 552 pages. (2002) See user reviews.

The new Unger's Bible dictionary by Unger, Merrill Frederick, 1909-

Survey of the Bible : introductory insights, background studies, book-by- book survey by Unger, Merrill Frederick

The parallel New Testament and Unger's Bible handbook : produced for Moody monthly by Unger, Merrill  (1975) 744 pages 4 ratings

The Hodder Bible handbook by Unger, Merrill 

Nelson's expository dictionary of the Old Testament by Unger, Merrill 

Kregel Bible handbook : a full-color guide to every book of the Bible by Kerr, William 3 ratings

The new encyclopedia of Christian quotations by Water, Mark

Zondervan handbook to the Bible

Zondervan illustrated Bible backgrounds commentary  - Matthew, Mark, Luke

Background Commentary on Luke - Clinton Arnold

Dictionary of Paul and his letters   180 ratings IVP Series

The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters is a one-of-a-kind reference work. Following the format of its highly successful companion volume, the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, this Dictionary is designed to bring students, teachers, ministers and laypeople abreast of the established conclusions and significant recent developments in Pauline scholarship. No other single reference work presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background and scholarship. In a field that recently has undergone significant shifts in perspective, the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters offers a summa of Paul and Pauline studies. In-depth articles focus on individual theological themes (such as law, resurrection and Son of God), broad theological topics (such as Christology, eschatology and the death of Christ), methods of interpretation (such as rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches), background topics (such as apocalypticism, Hellenism and Qumran) and various other subjects specifically related to the scholarly study of Pauline theology and literature (such as early catholicism, the center of Paul's theology, and Paul and his interpreters since F. C. Baur). Separate articles are also devoted to each of the Pauline letters to hermeneutics and to preaching Paul today.

Dictionary of the later New Testament & its developments 71 ratings IVP Series

The third of IVP's critically acclaimed series of dictionaries of the New Testament provides focused study on the often-neglected portions of the New Testament: Acts, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Furthermore, its scope goes beyond the life of the New Testament church to include the work of the apostolic fathers and early Christianity up through the middle of the second century.

Dictionary of New Testament background 79 ratings IVP Series

 In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown by leaps and bounds, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background that should inform our reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity. The Dictionary of New Testament Background takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book culture, religion and cults, honor and shame, patronage and benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives. No other reference work presents so much in one place for students of the New Testament. Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form. 

Halley's Bible Handbook Henry H. Halley - (2000) 2720 pages (much larger than original edition in 1965 and no time limit on use). (Halley's Bible handbook : an abbreviated Bible commentary - one hour limit 1965 872 pages)

Rosscup - A much-used older evangelical handbook bringing together a brief commentary on Bible books, some key archaeological findings, historical background, maps, quotes, etc. It is helpful to a lay Bible teacher, Sunday School leader, or pastor looking for quick, pertinent information on a Bible book. This is the 72nd printing somewhat revised. Halley packed in much information. Unger’s is better overall, but that is not to say that Halley’s will not provide much help on basic information.

The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.

"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking! 


  • Following are from Cyril Barber's Minister's Library (#2) and (#3) - a helpful conservative evangelical resource.

Achtemeier, Paul J. Romans. Interpretation. Atlanta, Ga.: John Knox Press, 1985. (Borrow for an hour) †Traces Paul's thought as he lays before his readers his understanding of the gospel and describes the power of God to change and transform the believer. The comments on the text seek to make clear Paul's thought, but on occasion the writer's presuppositions mar his exposition. Because Paul's argument is cumulative, Achtemeier has included summaries at strategic places.

Anderson, Don. God Wants a Relationship, Not a Performance. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1989. Tackles the thorny issue of “be-ers” vs.”do-ers.” Uses Romans, chs. 5--8 to illustrate the essence of the Christian life. Timely. Buy it ... and read it. (Check out his 95 page Study Guide on Romans)

Black, Matthew. Romans. New Century Bible. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1981. This brief, exegetical commentary's uniqueness lies in its bibliographical notes, which are included in the text.

Boa, Kenneth, and William Kruidenier. Romans. Holman New Testament Commentary. Nashville: Holman, 2000. Here is the kind of commentary that has something for everyone—questions to prompt the internalization of Paul’s message, outlines to guide one’s thinking, and brief expository passages highlighting the salient features of Paul’s thought. (Romans Sermons - 63 - Mp3 Only)

Brown, John. Analytical Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1979. Of all the works by John Brown of Edinburgh, this exposition is without doubt one of the best. It was out of print for so long that many Bible students were unaware of its existence. Now it has been retrieved from oblivion. Buy it. (Online version - published in 1857)

Bruce, Frederick Fyvie. The Letter of Paul to the Romans. Rev ed. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1985. Little revised from the 1963 edition, this commentary still is worthy of consultation. It is also handy for lay study (See commentaries above)

Cranfield, Charles E. B. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. 2 vols. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T. Clark, 1975-1979. (Borrow for an hour) This indispensable work takes its place among the foremost works on Romans. Though it does not displace the renowned contribution by Sanday and Headlam, which has admirably served the needs of students since 1895, Cranfield magisterial handling of the grammar and syntax is of such quality as to immediately accord these volumes a place in every preacher's library. Those who take the time to study these volumes carefully will find themselves amply rewarded. Romans: A Shorter Commentary. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1985. Provides the layperson with an excellent treatment of Paul's theme and the development of his thought. (See commentaries above)

Davis, Ron Lee, and James D. Denney. Becoming a Whole Person in a Broken World. Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 1991. “Here is a bifocal treatment of Romans. Other studies center mainly on the biblical text. Davis not only looks carefully at Romans but also looks at the needs of his readers. Through his treatment, Romans sounds as up to date as this morning’s newspaper.”--Haddon Robinson.

Donfried, Karl P., ed. The Romans Debate. Revised and expanded ed. Peabody, MA: Hendricksen Publishers, 1991. First published in 1977. The essays that have been added to this new edition enhance the value of the book as a representative and informative collection of specific studies on different facets of Paul’s magnum opus.

Dunn, James D. G. Romans. 2 vols. Word Biblical Commentary. Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1988. Gives evidence of the author's extensive research and thorough acquaintance with Paul's thought. Dunn has provided all that a commentary should offer: Wide acquaintance with current research, careful linguistic comparisons and evaluations, a bid to set the document in its historical milieu, and an endeavor to interpret the biblical writer on his own terms. Dunn does appear to confuse Israel and the Church, and this is lamentable. He evidences, however, a love for Paul and a deep empathy with his teaching. A challenging, stimulating work. (See commentaries above)

Gifford, Edwin Hamilton. The Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, With Notes and Introduction. Minneapolis: The James Family, 1977. A worthy reprint. This work has been virtually unobtainable for approximately seventy-five years. The author's exposition is based on a painstaking exegesis. His treatment of chapters 9-11 is from an amillennial perspective. The exposition is judicious and well reasoned.

Godet, Frederic Louis. Commentary on Romans (online). Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1977. One of the most satisfying of all the nineteenth-century commentaries on Romans. Recommended.

Govett, Robert. Govett on Romans. Miami Springs, Fla.: Coney and Schoettle Publishing Co., 1981.(Online version)  Originally issued in 1891 as The Righteousness of God the Salvation of the Believer, this study of Romans presents in an ordered way the development of Paul's thought. Excellent.

Haldane, Robert. Commentary on Romans (online). Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1988. One of the finest and most rewarding of commentaries on this epistle. Highly recommended by C. H. Spurgeon and others who value works that are well-informed and reliable in their handling of the text.

Hendriksen, William. Exposition of Paul's Epistle to the Romans. 2 vols. in 1. New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980. A masterful commentary that will take its place among the leading expositions on this portion of the Pauline corpus. Recommended. 

Hodge, Charles. Romans (original version online). Crossway Classic Commentaries. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1994. A modern version of Hodge’s classic commentary. Will grace any pastor’s library. Recommended.

Hughes, R. Kent. Romans: Righteousness from Heaven. Preaching the Word. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1991. This gifted pastor brings all his talent for clear exposition, pointed application, and literary exposition to bear on Paul’s Roman letter. Nor does he fudge on the issues. His zeal in expounding the text is similar to that of a miner exposing the mother lode--riches beyond his wildest dreams-- and all contained in the themes of justification by faith, free grace, freedom from sin, the sovereignty and righteousness of God, and much more.

Johnson, Alan F The Freedom Letter. 2 vols. Chicago: Moody Press, 1985. A contemporary exposition of the theme and content of Paul's Roman episode. This edition is an expansion of the single volume 1974 work that proved invaluable to laypeople.   (See commentaries above)

Kasernann, Ernst. Commentary on Romans. Translated and edited by G. W. Bromiley. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980. (Borrow for an hour) This clearly outlined and well-documented scholarly commentary expands our awareness of Pauline theology. Reflects an individualism that necessitates care in reading as well as discernment.

Kreloff, Steven A. God’s Plan for Israel: A Study of Romans 9--11. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1995. Based on articles that originally appeared in Israel My Glory. Treats Israel’s past history, present blindness, and future prospects. The approach of this author differs from neo-dispensationalists in that he maintains a distinction between Israel and the Church. A careful reading of this book will eliminate much of the confusion that surrounds God’s plan for Israel’s future.

Kreloff is a Messianic Jewish believer. You can hear his audio sermons on Romans 9-11.

Paul's Sorrow For Israel - Ro 9:1-5, Paul's Passion For A Privileged People  - Ro 9:1-5; God's Righteous Dealings With Israel - Ro 9:6-13  The Israel Of Israel - Ro 9:6-13 Objections To Election Answered - Ro 9:14-24 Does Election Destroy God's Righteousness? - Ro 9:14-18 Does Election Destroy God's Responsibility? (Pt 1) - Ro 9:19-24 Does Election Destroy God's Responsibility? (Pt 2) - Ro 9:25-33 Israel's Responsibility For Her Unbelief - Ro 10 Why Israel Is Responsible For Her Unbelief Part 1 - Ro 10:1-13 Why Israel Is Responsible For Her Unbelief Part 2 - Ro 10:14-21  Has God Forsaken Israel? - Ro 11:1-11 Has God Rejected Israel? (Part 1) - Ro 11:1-5 Has God Rejected Israel? (Part 2) - Ro 11:6-11 The Restoration Of Israel - Ro 11:12-28 Has God Rejected Israel? (Part 3) - Ro 11:12-22 Has God Rejected Israel? (Part 4) - Ro 11:23-29 The Mercies Of God - Ro 11:30 - 12:1

Liddon, Henry Parry Explanatory Analysis of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. Minneapolis: James & Klock Publishing Co., 1977. Only on rare occasions does a student of Scripture come across a work as rich and insightful as this one. Forming as it does the basis of Liddon's expository sermons, it demonstrates how a preacher may approach the text in order to lay bare the thoughts of the writer. As such, it provides a fitting model of the kind of analysis every preacher should engage in prior to attempting to deliver God's Word

Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn. Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 10, Saving Faith. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1997. A Reformed, amillennial interpretation which blurs the distinction between Israel and the Church and asks instead, “Why do religious people not believe the gospel? What is the true nature of belief? What is the fate of those who have never heard the gospel? And, Who will tell them about Christ?” (He preached 366 sermons on Romans from March, 1955 through March, 1968! The audio messages are worth listening to if you have time - here is the link to the series on Romans). 

_______, Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 12, Christian Conduct. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2000. Transcribed from Lloyd-Jones’ expository messages, these chapters abound with sage counsel and the kind of admonition that comes from years of walking with the Lord.

_______, Romans: Assurance. London: Banner of Truth Trust, 1971. An important companion volume to the writer's study on justification and the atonement. Expounds Paul's teaching on sin and grace, hope and faith, redemption and glory. The heartwarming application of the Word of God to the needs of people today will edify preachers and laymen alike.

_______, Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 8:5-17; The Sons of God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1975. Full of new insights and of great importance to all who wish to study the doctrine of sanctification.

_______, Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 8:17-39; The Final Perseverance of the Saints. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976. A beautiful blending of doctrine and application, of theology and practice. As examples of expository preaching, these must rank among the choicest works of Christendom and should be accorded a place alongside those of Calvin, Jewel, Manton, and Sibbes. Recommended.

_______,Romans: Exposition of Chapters 3.20 to 4.25. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1971. A superb exposition of the doctrines of the atonement and justification

_______ . Romans: An Exposition of Chapters 7.1-8:4; The Law: Its Functions and Limits. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1974. This careful and detailed work is an example of expository preaching at its best. Lloyd Jones's analysis of carnality and spirituality is designed to expose the reason for the former and the way to acquire the latter

Luther, Martin. Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. Translated by J. T Mueller. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1976. A reprint of the 1954 edition, this significant commentary deserves repeated consultation. (Online version)

MacArthur, John F., Jr. Justification by Faith. Chicago: Moody Press, 1985. Explains the heart of Paul's message, and gives to his readers an excellent, well-outlined discussion of this important doctrine. Preachers will find this to be an admirable aid in laying bare the essential truth of this portion of God's Word.  (See below)

MacArthur, John F., Jr. Romans 1-8. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1991. This is a work of unusual merit. From the opening Preface to 8:39 the author holds his readers’ attention as he discusses NT theology and its relevance to the Church. This is also a remarkably lucid exposition of the fundamentals of the faith, and MacArthur has something good to offer on every section. Unafraid to take on those whose views disagree with his own, he champions the cause of evangelical Christian (from within the Reformed tradition), and ably defends the faith that has been handed down from Bible times to the present.

MacArthur, John F., Jr. Romans 9-16. MacArthur New Testament Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994. Concludes MacArthur’s exposition of Romans. Skillfully handles the controversies surrounding chs. 9--11. Contains some surprises in the discussion of spiritual gifts. Concludes with weighty discussions of important issues found in the remaining chapters. The author’s illustrations are pertinent, and the quotations (often from Reformed writers) are well-chosen.

Moo, Douglas J. The Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996. This commentary focuses both on the theological meaning and the contemporary significance of Paul’s letter. Of value is Moo’s discussion on such issues as Jewish law, the relationship between Jews and Gentiles and the people of God. Moo carefully analyzes each passage and interacts with the views of others before stating his views with meticulous precision. Here is a work that ranks with the best works on this epistle. (See commentaries above)

Moo, Douglas. Romans 1-8. The Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1990. This is an excellent, exegetical commentary with a full introduction and a detailed exposition of the text. The syntactical diagram of the Greek text will be of great value to all preachers, and the rich insights Moo provides make this one of the most valuable commentaries to be published in several years. Ranks on a par with the works of Cranfield and Dunn. Recommended.

Moule, Handley Carr Glyn. The Epistle to the Romans. Minneapolis: Klock and Klock Christian Publishers, 1982. One of the best expositions of Romans ever produced. Ably blends the theology of the epistle with rich devotional insights. Should be read often and studied in a spirit of true devotion. First appeared in The Expositor's Bible

_______, Studies in Romans. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1977. A capable exegetical study that contains important notes on the text-notes that are of importance to the preacher even though they do not expound Paul's discussion groups.

Morris, Leon Lamb. The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1988. Gives evidence of the author's lifetime of devotion to the NT. This commentary is delightfully easy to read, even while introducing the reader to all the complexities of Paul's theology. The footnotes take into account recent scholarship. One of Morris' strong points is his ability to show the relevancy of Romans to our 20th century milieu. Very helpful!  (See commentaries above)

Phillips, John. Exploring Romans: An Expositional Commentary. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002. First published in 1969. Ably explains the theme of Paul’s letter. Ideal for lay use.

Stott, John Robert Romans: God’s Good News For the World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994. An exemplary work in which Stott expounds Paul’s magnum opus with his usual skill. He divides the letter into four major sections prefaced by an introduction and concluding with a statement about the providence of God in the ministry of Paul. His treatment of chapters 9--11 is decidedly amillennial, yet allows for “Israel’s future” in “God’s long-term design.” Recommended. (Caveat - As superb an expositor as Stott is, he sadly held to an aberrant belief on hell which allowed for annihilationism). (Is annihilationism biblical? | (Men Made New - Romans 5-8 John Stott - borrow for an hour)

Thomas, William Henry Griffith. Commentary on Romans. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1996. Demonstrates Thomas’ mastery of outline and skill in providing the kind of homiletical material that preachers will appreciate. As a solid exegete and a capable expositor, Thomas has the ability to bring out of the text its true meaning. Recommended. (Here is the online version of Romans 6-11)(Here is the full commentary that can be "checked out" for an hour)


Note: The compilation below is from John Cereghin. There is some repetition of critiques listed above.

The table below lists the sources of remarks on each resource - the symbol (e.g. "*", "#", etc) identifies the source used. For example, see the first resource, "Adam, Thomas. Paraphrase of Romans...." Note the asterisk symbol (*) which precedes the entry. This identifies this comment/critique as by Charles Spurgeon, Commenting and Commentaries


* Charles Spurgeon, Commenting and Commentaries

# D. Edmond Hiebert, An Introduction to the New Testament

$ Tools For Preaching and Teaching the Bible by Stewart Custer

% The Minister's Library by Cyril Barber

^ New Testament Commentary Survey by D. A. Carson

@ From a website of John MacArthur's campus ministry at UCLA

! The Master's Journal, from the Master's Seminary (marked with !)

+ From The Discerning Reader website (

< Website of Ligonier Ministries,

? Biblical Viewpoint, Bob Jones University, April 1988

/ Website of Still Waters River Books,

Those entries without marking are evaluated by the author, John Cereghin.


* Adam, Thomas. Paraphrase on Romans I to XI., 1774. A poor paraphrase; very correct and evangelical, but thin as Adam's ale. We are disappointed, for the Private Thoughts of the same author are highly esteemed.

? Alford, Henry, Romans in The Greek Testament, 1877, 161 pages. Concise comments on the Greek text. He argues powerfully for the deity of Christ in 9:5; on 5:12 he attacks Pelagianism, defends the Augustinian doctrine of generically inherited corruption. (See below)

? Archer, Gleason Leonard, Jr, The Epistle to the Romans. 1959. A brief outline of Romans which gives the main argument. He holds to the Federal headship view of 5:12, strongly maintains the deity of Christ in Ro 9:5. (Note - His excellent Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties is available on

! Anderson, Norman. Freedom under Law, 1988. A biblical scholar who is also a professor emeritus of legal studies shows how law relates to true freedom. Various types of freedoms flourish under protection by laws. Later, the author examines law in the spiritual life according to Scripture. He argues in Matthew 5:17-20 for fulfillment of the law in the appropriate sense God has designed for it to have (p. 121). God purposed that Mosaic rules and regulations on ceremonial cleanness have their place in Old Testament times, but also look forward to moral cleanness such as was realized in Jesus's spiritual life and teaching and spiritual power. The Mosaic law was not designed to be a way to merit salvation by obeying, but revealed ways God willed for saved people to live for their well-being (p. 155). The law could speak of the need for life, but could not impart the life God gives in grace through Christ in the gospel. In the gospelway God supplies power to obey God's will as portrayed in the moral principles of the law, etc.

* Anderson, Robert. Exposition of Romans., 1837. After the manner of Charles Bridges. Full of holy unction and devout meditation.

? Barmby, J and Radford Thomson, Romans in volume 18 of The Pulpit Commentary, 1950, 498 pages. Homiletical material of unequal value by six different preachers. Parts are very helpful; some verses are omitted completely. It supports the deity of Christ in Ro 9:5. (See below)

? Barrett, Charles Kingsley, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, 1957, 302 pages. Liberal, often precise in thought. On 5:12 he seems to express a Pelagian view of sin; he removes the deity of Christ in 9:5, adding that Paul’s calling Christ God is unlikely, but not “impossible” (179).

^ Bartlett, David Lyon, Romans, Westminster Bible Companion, 1995. He focuses on several of Paul’s grand themes (the oneness of God, God’s righteousness, Paul’s use of the Hebrew scriptures, and the emergence of the new age in Jesus Christ) and manages to read the entire epistle in these terms.

% Barth, Karl, The Epistle to the Romans, 1933, 568 pages. This landmark book first appeared in German after World War I. In it Barth showed the failure of liberalism and used the epistle as a platform from which to launch his own "new orthodoxy". Not a good exposition, but an epochal work of historical significance in the study of theology. ? On Ro 5:12, he says “Adam has no existence on the plane of history”. 

^ Barton, Bruce B., Romans, Life Application Bible Commentary, 1992. In short compass he develops the themes of Romans along traditionally Reformed lines.

# Beet, Joseph Agar, A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, 1902, 406 pages. An interpretation by a Wesleyan. Contains many helpful insights, but manifests some doctrinal weakness in handling the deity of Christ. The doctrinal summaries offer a distinctive feature. (Acts 17:11+ Warning) (See below) (He held some aberrant views of immortality - see CCEL entry)

# Black, Matthew, Romans. New Century Bible, 1973. Based on the Revised Standard Version. A concise scholarly treatment. Especially valuable for its frequent reference to sources for further study.

! Boice, James M.. Romans, an Expositional Commentary. Volume I, Justification by Faith, Romans 1-4, 1991. This Philadelphia preacher expounds the text, highlighting doctrinal points and their application to human life. This will be another multi-volume commentary. It is full of teaching that will build up the believer.

* Brown, John. Exposition of Romans, 1766. By a Calvinist of the old school. Heavy, perhaps; but precious. (See here)
/ 616 pages. John Brown of Wamphray's commentary on Romans has been called, "perhaps the best exposition of the Epistle yet to be found" (J.W.C., cited in the Johnston's Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 341). At the very least it should be considered a classic Scottish Covenanter's commentary.
John Brown of Wamphray was one of Samuel Rutherford's favorite students. He was ejected in 1662, imprisoned and cruelly treated until he suffered exile to the Netherlands -- all for steadfastly maintaining the principles of the Covenanted Reformation. In fact, A.N. in the preface to this volume notes that, among other things, "the particular grounds and causes why he was thus inhumanly and barbarously treated, was his strict attachment to, and maintaining the binding force and perpetual obligations of the nation's solemn vows and covenants; his refusing acceptation of the then sinful Indulgences; ... his public and zealous testifying against licentious tolerations," etc. While in exile he wrote thirteen books. Johnston notes that Brown of Wamphray "has been regarded the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism" (Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339). This commentary on Romans gives us a good indication as to why Brown is so highly regarded among Calvinists, historians and numerous commentators.

* Brown, John, Analytical Expositions of Romans, 1857. Brown's work must be placed among of the first-class. He is a great expositor. (

? Bruce, F. F. The Epistle to the Romans. The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, 1963, 288 pages. Perceptive comments from a Reformed viewpoint, manifesting a wide knowledge of literature and the theological writers. Occasionally too brief (3:21), often marvelously full (3:25). He holds that Paul taught the deity of Christ in 9:5; but urges moderate feelings toward those who disagree.

? Brunner, Emil, The Letter to the Romans, A Commentary, 1959, 168 pages. NeoOrthodox. He removes the deity of Christ from 9:5 and rejects Augustine’s interpretation of 5:12, coming close to a Pelagian view of sin..

^ Byrne, Brendan, Reckoning With Romans: A Contemporary Reading of Paul’s Gospel, 1986. Surprisingly good. One raises eyebrows here and there, but many old truths are set out in fresh ways. The 40 theses at the end of the book are worth pondering. This book is of greater value than his commentary.

^ Byrne, Brendan, Romans, 1996. A Sacra Pagina contribution whose approach is literary-rhetorical and who views the epistle as a call to inclusivism mediated through rhetorical persuasion, is suitably faddish but too often misses the point. A Catholic commentary.

# Calvin, John, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans and to the Thessalonians. Calvin's Commentaries. On Romans the great Reformation expositor was at his best; still of value in spite of its age. (See below)

* Challis, James. Translation of Romans with Notes, 1871. The translation is made in the current language of the day. The notes are mainly critical.

* Chalmers, T. Lectures on Romans, 1827. Our preferences as to expositions lie in another direction; but we cannot be insensible to the grandeur and childlike simplicity which were combined in Chalmers.

? Coltman, William G., An Exposition of Romans, 1950, 268 pages. A devotional and practical commentary. He defends the deity of Christ in 9:5 and teaches the restoration of national Israel in chapter 11.

Constable, Thomas, Notes on Romans, 2006, 177 pages. Self-published commentary on the internet. Generally useful, but uses many different English versions. As always, we would prefer that commentators stick to one main “reference” commentary and base his remarks on that. Many quotes are offered from other authors which adds to the value of the work. (See below)

^ Cottrell, Jack, Romans, 1996-1998, 2 volumes. He is more of a theologian than an exegete and sometimes that shows. The strand of Arminian tradition to which Cottrell belongs is more comfortable with the concept of “original grace” than “original sin”. In the Campbellite tradition, water baptism is necessary for salvation.

@ Cranfield C.E.B. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, 2 volumes. Requiring a strong Greek knowledge, it is the best technical commentary on Romans. Cranfield is liberal and offers some neo-orthodox views, but it does not hinder this commentary very much.
^ Occasionally Cranfield seems more influenced by Barth than by Paul, but for thoughtful exegesis of the Greek text, with a careful weighing of alternative positions, there is nothing quite like it. An abbreviated (320 pages) edition is also available that makes fewer demands on the reader.
< Anyone doing serious in-depth study of the book of Romans will need to consult Cranfield's technical two-volume commentary. This is one of the most thorough commentaries on this book, and because it deals with every aspect of the Greek text, it does require a working knowledge of the original language. Readers should also be aware that Cranfield at times takes a somewhat Barthian approach to Romans, so the commentary should be used with care. For those who do not require the detailed exegetical information an abridged version is also available.

+ Cranfield, C.E.B., Romans: A Shorter Commentary, 388 pages. A nontechnical abridgment of Cranfield's highly acclaimed two-volume commentary on Romans in the International Critical Commentary series. Following a brief introduction, Cranfield provides section-by-section and verse-by-verse commentary on Romans, based on his own translation. While no substitute for the original 2-volume work, this short abridgement gives us the meat of Cranfield's masterful work.

? Denney, James, St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. The Expositor's Greek Testament. Volume 11. 1907, 170 pages Greek Text. He denies the deity of Christ in 9:5 and mentions that the connection between sin and death was common in Jewish writings “resting apparently on a literal interpretation of Genesis 3”. (See below)

# Dodd, C. H., The Epistle of Paul to the Romans. The Moffatt New Testament Commentaries, 1932, 281 pages. Prints the Moffatt translation. The work of an able Liberal British theologian, using a psychological approach to Paul and his teaching. Dodd does not hesitate to disagree with Paul's views on occasion.
^ Has been declared as a classic, although on many passages it is hard to see why. Perhaps it is for no other reason than that he writes well. Sadly, however, he consistently flattens future perspectives into present perspectives and pushes his own theories at the reader: he is uncomfortable unless he can have a domesticated cross.
? A very influential Neo-Orthodox commentary. He says frankly “Sometimes I think Paul is wrong and I have ventured to say so (xxxv).” On Ro 5:12 he says “Adam is a myth (though for Paul he may have seemed real) (79).” He removes the deity of Christ from Ro 9:5. (Acts 17:11+ Warning)

! Dunn, James D.G., Romans. 2 vols.; Word Biblical Commentary, 1988. Dunn, professor of divinity, University of Durham, Scotland, has resorted to critical theories more that some conservatives would like, but he certainly reflects a massive amount of study in the work. He has much on viewpoints and their supports, word meanings, grammar, and bibliography on each pericope. His interaction with other scholarship makes this one of the best on Romans in that regard.
^ More up-to-date bibliographically and is certainly worthy of diligent study. Nevertheless, one of its controlling foci- the thesis that Paul and his readers are wrestling over the signs of membership in the people of God- is overdone, and is in general too indebted to E. P. Sanders. (See his Daily Bible Commentary on Romans)(Word Biblical Commentary - Ro 9-16)

^ Edwards, James, Romans, New International Bible Commentary, 1995. Useful to laypeople.

* Edwards, Timothy. Paraphrase, with Annotations, on Romans and Galatians, 1752. Watt calls this a judiciously compiled work from the best comments. We judge it to be as poor as poverty itself.

? Erdman, Charles Rosenbury. The Epistle to the Romans, 1925, 160 pages. A devotional and practical commentary. He maintains the deity of Christ in 9:5; he teaches election in 8:30, but also teaches free will (p. 94).

* Ewbank, W.W. Commentary, with Translation and Notes, 1850. A sound evangelical comment, very good and gracious. In condensed thought this work is not rich; it is adapted for general reading.

^ Fitzmyer, Joseph A., Romans, Anchor Bible, 1993. A Catholic contribution whose exegesis is often magisterial. In many of the crucial passages, this work sounds far more Reformed than Catholic. A weakness of the work is that it does not interact seriously with much of the “new perspective”: Fitzmyer simply ignores it. Some of his short excursuses are worth the price of the volume.

* Forbes, John, Analytical Commentary, tracing the Train of Thought by the Aid of Parallelism, with Notes,&c, 1868. We think Dr. Forbes carries the idea of parallelism farther than it should go. It can only be applied strictly to poetical books, which Romans is not. He tries to bring out the other side of the truths taught in Hodge, Edwards, and Calvin; but we confess our preference of those authors to himself. The work will greatly edify those whom it does not confuse.

* Fry, John, Lectures, 1816. Having no theory to serve in this instance, Fry writes to edification.

^ Gamble, Harry, Jr., The Textual History of the Letter to the Romans. He ably defends the unity of the epistle.

? Gifford, E. H., The Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, 1886, 238 pages. A very thorough exposition. He defends the deity of Christ in 9:5. He also demonstrates that this is the unanimous interpretation of the Ante-Nicene Fathers (178). (

Greene, Oliver, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, 1962, 334 pages. A conservative commentary of some value, not technical but not very devotional. Greene has a tendency to rely too much on the Scofield notes, “Greek scholars” (which Greene was unable to critique) and Albert Barnes, whom he quotes almost word-for-word in some places without giving Barnes credit. It is also dangerous for a man who knows no Greek to rely on the opinions of Greek scholars, for without a working knowledge of Greek, how will he be able to evaluate them and determine if they are right or wrong? Greene should have left the Greek alone if he couldn’t handle it and stuck to the English.

? Godet, F. L., Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, 1883, 544 pages. An exhaustive and technical commentary. He surveys and refutes a great number of theological writers. He defends the deity of Christ thoroughly in 9:5, holds that death in 5:12 refers to physical death.
^ He is not at his best on Romans but is worth skimming. (See below)

* Godwin, John H., New Translation, with Notes, 1873. Such a book as students need while studying the Greek text in college.

? Gore, Charles. St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, 1899, 2 volumes. A commentary with a number of liberal views. On 5:12 he denies imputed guilt and man’s total depravity, adding that Paul assumed Genesis 3 was true. He does defend the deity of Christ in 9:5.

^ Grayson, Kenneth, Romans, 1997. The style is frequently abrasive and his positions too often eccentric.

Haldane, Robert, Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans, 1835-1839. This commentary is marred by constant interruptions in opposing various teachings by Macknight, Tholuck and Moses Stuart. The commentary would read much smoother without these constant digressions. I am interested in what Haldane thinks. I don't need him constantly telling me about what Macknight, Tholuck and Stuart thinks. This is a constant distraction from an otherwise good commentary. Peter Ruckman writes in a similar manner. (See below)

# Hamilton, Floyd E., The Epistle to the Romans., An Exegetical and Devotional Commentary, 1958, 235 pages. A thorough and strongly conservative exposition in the Reformed tradition. Aims at combining "grammatico-historical" exegesis with doctrinal and devotional methods.
? States his belief in the verbal inspiration of the autographs. He holds to the Federal headship of Adam in 5:12, the deity of Christ in 9:5.

^ Harrison, E. F., Romans, in Expositor’s Bible Commentary, volume 10. He is responsible in his comments but provides little interaction and not much spark.

% Harrison, Norman Baldwin. His Salvation, 1926. An expository gem. Warmly devotional, and ideal for use with laymen's groups.

* Hinton, J. Howard. Exposition, 1863. Not believing in the constant parallelism of the Epistles, we care very little for this treatise, much as we esteem the author.

# Hodge, Charles, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, 1888, 462 pages. A weighty and learned verse-by-verse analysis of the text with frequent reference to the Greek. Doctrinal summaries and remarks appear at the end of each major section.
^ He has been eclipsed by Murray, who has been eclipsed by Moo.
< Although written well over one hundred years ago, Charles Hodge's commentary on Romans should still be required for those doing serious study of the text. Hodge was a systematic theologian, but contrary to what many today think, this was no hindrance to doing good exegetical work. This commentary is rich in exegetical and theological insight.
? Although not easy reading, it is immensely helpful. He vigorously defends the deity of Christ in 9:5. In an unusually lengthy treatment of 5:12 (142-155, 178-190) he advocates the Federal Headship view. (See below)

% Hort, Fenton John Anthony. Prolegomena of St. Paul's Epistles to the Romans and the Ephesians, 1895. Brief and to the point. Focuses on the founding of the church of Rome and the purpose of the epistles. Includes a helpful analysis of Paul's letters.

? Hoyt, Herman A., The First Christian Theology: Studies in Romans, 1977, 187 pages. A brief conservative commentary. Each chapter has study questions. He defends Pauline authorship (11); claims that Paul cited 61 Old Testament passages in Romans (30); identifies three acts of God in saving men: justification, sanctification, preservation (60); warns against the danger of continuing in sin (75); teaches God’s sovereign election (102); stresses the importance of submission to God’s will (133); concludes with a bibliography on the life of Paul as well as on commentaries on Romans (183- 187).

! Hughes, R. Kent. Righteousness from Heaven, 1991. 339 pages. This very readable exposition explains Romans, section-by-section, and frequently introduces items from broader reading to stimulate the user. Hughes is diligent in researching and communicating winsomely and pointedly what the text says, and then realistically applying it to daily life. His studies are broad and will be more useful for lay people desiring a quick and interesting escort through Romans.

? Hunter, Archibald Macbride. The Epistle to the Romans, 1955, 134 pages. Brief liberal commentary. He removes the deity of Christ in 9:5; on 5:12 he says “Paul of course took the Genesis story as literal history.” Anyone who does so now Hunter calls “Fundamentalist” (59). To him the Genesis story is a “true myth” (60). Sometimes he manifests real insight into Paul’s thought (on 7:14-25).

% Ironside, Henry Allan. Lectures on the Epistle to the Romans, 1951. A clear, direct exposition. Recommended to new Christians and lay discussion groups.
Ironside is always worth consulting with a good deal of practical applications. (See below)

# Johnson, Alan F., The Freedom Letter, 1974. Treats chapters 1-11 as the doctrinal foundation for Christianity, with chapters 12-15 setting forth the Christian life. The work of a competent evangelical scholar accepting a moderate premillennial position.

^ Johnson, Luke Timothy, Romans, 1997. His “literary and theological” commentary is sometimes helpful in untangling the flow of thought, but is too brief for close exegesis and in any case it is not one of his best efforts.

^ Käsemann, E., Romans, 1978. Käsemann is brilliant and infuriating, alternating theologically between insightful and tradition-bound (he writes as a deeply committed modern Lutheran). No one who reads him can remain neutral about anything he says. (On

# Kelly, William, Notes on the Epistle Of Paul the Apostle to the Romans With A New Translation, 1873, 374 pages. Reflects the evangelical, premillennial views of this voluminous Plymouth Brethren scholar of the past century.
Kelly, as well as Darby, would be more useful if they based their comments on a more verse-by-verse format instead of commenting on the paragraphs in the text. It can be difficult to locate the required material in the commentary text. (See below)

? Kirk, Kenneth Escott, The Epistle to the Romans, The Clarendon Bible, 1937, 245 pages. Brief liberal notes but with a thorough introduction (135 pages). He is helpful on “the Main Ideas of the Epistle”. He removes the deity of Christ from 9:5, calls the statement in 5:12 a “rabbinic” argument (195).

* Knight, Robert, Commentary, 1854. Not at all to our mind. The author often seems to us rather to becloud the text than to explain it.

? Knox, John, and Cragg, Gerald R., The Epistle to the Romans, The Interpreter's Bible, 1954, 315 pages. The usual liberal exposition. On 5:12 it manifests a Pelagian view of sin (463). They remove the deity of Christ from 9:5, but they admit there are other interpretations.
# Prints the King James and Revised Standard versions at the top of the page.

! Kreloff, Stephen, God’s Plan for Israel: A Study of Romans 9 –11, 1995. 112 pages. The exposition contained in this book originally appeared as articles in Israel My Glory magazine from October 1987 through January 1990. The author and publisher have done the Christian public a great service in making these articles available in this book.
The author has endeavored to present an exposition of Paul’s teaching in Romans 9-11, showing particularly the righteousness of God in His dealings with the Jewish people (11). To fulfill this purpose, Kreloff gives a simple, but not simplistic, verse-by-verse explanation of this crucial section of Romans. The basic premise of the work is that God is going to fulfill the salvation promises made to Israel through spiritual Jews, those of faith in God from the physical line of Abraham. The present unbelief of Israel in Jesus as Messiah does not negate a future fulfillment of God’s past promise to Israel. The existence of a remnant of believing Jews in every generation throughout the church age indicates that God has not permanently cast away His people. Kreloff traces this basic premise through Romans 9 –11. He especially deals with the OT passages Paul cites and explains how the apostle uses them in his argument. In his exposition, Kreloff states only his own interpretive positions, sometimes with added support. He never presents another interpretive viewpoint and interaction with it. For example, Kreloff states that Paul’s use of Hosea in Romans 9:25-26 is a “promise of mercy reserved only for a remnant within the nation of Israel” (44-5). Because some dispensationalists argue that Paul is applying the Hosea passage to Gentile believers here, a stronger explanation for Kreloff’s preferred view would be helpful. Further, the author makes some insightful comments concerning the evangelization of Jews during the present age. He writes, “During the church age God’s primary method for bringing Jewish people to Christ is through godly Gentile Christians…While most Jewish people look on Hebrew Christians with suspicion, they are intrigued by the testimonies of Gentiles who have come to embrace a Jewish Messiah revealed in a Jewish book” (82- 83). An extended discussion of this point and its present implications would be very beneficial. For the expositor working his way through Romans 9–11, God’s Plan for Israel provides a well-organized discussion that, when used in conjunction with a major exegetical commentary, will help the preacher present Paul’s teaching clearly and accurately.

# Lange, John Peter, and Fay, F. R., The Epistle of Paul to the Romans. Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, 455 pages. The material on Romans in this massive volume (over 400 double column pages) falls into three parts: exegetical and critical; doctrinal and ethical; homiletical and practical. The additions by Schaff and Riddle add to its fullness and value. Still offers much help to those willing to dig in its closely printed pages.
? Conservative. He teaches original sin and guilt on Ro 5:12, the deity of Christ in Ro 9:5, holding that the words are a synagogue liturgy applied to Christ. (Available online)

? Lenski, R. C. H., The Interpretation of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, 1938, 933 pages. Amillennial, conservative, militantly Lutheran. He uses the Greek extensively, defends the deity of Christ in Ro 9:5; on Ro 5:12 he comments on the question “What if Eve had sinned and Adam had not”: “…every well-trained (donkey) keeps off the hypothetical ice to avoid breaking a leg!”.

? Liddon, H. P., Explanatory Analysis of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, 1897, 317 pages. Thorough, technical commentary in outline form, often striking in insight, especially in its analysis of logic and structure. He upholds the deity of Christ in Ro 9:5 vigorously. (See below)

$ Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn, Romans (1970-1974), 1729 pages. Wordy messages on Romans 3:20-5:21 with much good exposition and many digressions. He stresses the need for conviction of sin (Ro 3:21); gives clear word studies (Ro 3:25,26); dares (though a reformed expositor) to disagree with John Calvin on Ro 5:12; plainly rejects Karl Barth's teaching on Ro 8:3,4.  Probably not the model most preachers should imitate, but the set is easy to read and Lloyd-Jones sometimes offers material one is hard-pressed to find elsewhere in addition to the wealth of practical application of Scripture.

% Loane, Marcus Lawrence, The Hope of Glory, 1968. Provides a rare combination of accurate exegesis, capable biblical exposition and conservative scholarship.

% Luther, Martin. Lectures on Romans, 1961, 444 pages. This indispensable work contains lectures first delivered to his students in 1515-16. Shows the process through which Luther went as he grappled with the problems of Catholic dogma versus justification by faith.
? He cites Augustine and Chrysostom after the manner of Scholastic commentators. (Available on

* Martyr, Peter. A most learned and fruitful Commentary on Romans. Folio, 1568. Being in black letter and very long, few will ever read it; but it contains much that will repay the laborious bookworm.

@ MacArthur, John, Romans, MacArthur's New Testament Commentary. MacArthur summarizes his 121 sermon series on the book of Romans which he gave in 1981. Like his other commentaries, it is expository and provides technical analysis when appropriate to substantiate his point. 2 volumes.
^ Closer to exposition than to commentary. (See below)

% McGee, John Vernon. Reasoning Through Romans. Plain, practical studies by a famous pastor and Bible teacher. (See below)

? Mills, Sanford C., A Hebrew Christian Looks At Romans, 1971, 507 pages. An exposition by a converted Orthodox Jew. He stresses the importance of the local church (19) and the eternal sonship of Christ (23); refers to the Jewish law of circumcising an infant who had died (62); attacks New Evangelicalism (63) and Arminianism (289, 218, 403); argues that Scripture contradicts Jewish thought (110); teaches believer’s baptism (120, 173f); defends the pretribulation rapture (151); makes the virgin birth the foundation for the deity of Christ (239-240); stresses predestination and the sovereignty of God (276,284,302,306,318,321,326, etc); fervently urges the deity of Christ (296); objects to some of Scofield’s interpretations (384-385); concludes with a brief biography (493-494).

@ Moo, Douglas, Romans 1-8, Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary. 1991, 591 pages. Moo's commentary is very precise in its analysis, very thorough in all his arguments; many are anxiously awaiting the second half of this masterpiece.
y are anxiously awaiting the second half of this masterpiece. ! Moo thoroughly analyzes each passage, interacting with various viewpoints and their supports and usually sifting out clearly his own preferences. His 21-page bibliography and citations are copious. His major sources are twelve in number: Barrett, Calvin, Cranfield, Dunn, Godet, Ksemann, Kuss, Michel, Murray, Nygren, Sanday and Headlam, and Wilckens. He is so cautious that at times it is difficult to determine his viewpoint. Whether agreeing with Moo or not, one will find reward in a careful reading of his discussions of controversial issues. In commenting on the Greek and discussing theological ramifications, the work must rank as one of the top evangelical treatments, along with Cranfield and Murray.
^ Probably the best Romans commentary now available in English. It’s introduction is thin but Moo exhibits extraordinary good sense in his exegesis. No less important, his is the first commentary to cull what is useful from the “new perspective” on Paul while nevertheless criticizing many of the perspective’s exegetical and theological stances.

< Moo, Douglas, The Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the New Testament, 1996. Douglas Moo's commentary on Romans is judged by many to be the best all around evangelical commentary on this epistle. It is thorough, but it is not overly technical. Moo presents his exegetical arguments carefully and cogently. This reader is especially impressed by his treatment of Romans 11. In terms of intermediate advanced level commentaries, this one is the best place to begin.

+ Moo, Douglas, , Encountering the Book of Romans, 230 pages. Moo begins his study with a clear, concise, and helpful survey of the two broad contemporary options for understanding Romans: the "Reformation approach" and the "new perspective approach," pointing out that how one approaches the book inevitably affects how one interprets it. He encourages students to decide which approach best fits with the actual teaching of the letter, and as a help in this process, often indicates how the two opposing views would interpret key texts. Moo goes on to address other introductory matters that are necessary for understanding Romans-the first-century context, the situation in Paul's life as well as the situation in the lives of his readers. After laying the groundwork for reading Romans, Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this book, highlighting key themes and clarifying difficult passages. Throughout, he also helps students to see the continuing relevance of Romans. As with other volumes in the Encountering series, Encountering the Book of Romans is designed for classroom use and includes a number of helpful features, including a bibliography, key terms, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, sidebars, and illustrations. An excellent supplement to Moo's outstanding commentary on this massive book. A must have resource for classes working through Romans

! Morris, Leon, The Epistle to the Romans, 1988. xii + 578 pp. Morris in his retirement has completed one of the best exegetical works of his career. This commentary is quite thorough in most places and will undoubtedly be one of the most consulted treatments of Paul's epistle, useful to professors, pastors, and other serious students. Morris demonstrates a mature and profound grasp of issues that need to be resolved and a wide awareness of literature helpful in viewing Romans from various angles, and then makes many perceptively judicious comments. He writes from the perspective of Reformed theology. The work includes endorsements by Philip E. Hughes and Donald Guthrie on its dust jacket. It uses the New International Version but sometimes furnishes the writer's own renderings, and has a plethora of long and short footnotes dealing with Greek words, grammar, and other types of issues. Additional excursus on the righteousness of God, truth, the law in Romans, justification, judgment, and sin appear in the body of the commentary. Morris is an amillennialist. Most of his discussions are quite good or at least adequate. All in all, this commentary is worthy of a place on the shelf alongside works by C. E. B. Cranfield, William Hendriksen, and John Murray.
^ A workmanlike commentary in traditional mold. Its strength is the seriousness with which it takes the text; its weakness is its failure to grapple with the tenor of Pauline studies since E. P. Sanders.

? Moule, H. C. G., Romans, Cambridge Bible Study Series, 1879, 220 pages. Brief notes by a Calvinistic Anglican, richly devotional, careful and reverent. His introduction includes parallels between Romans and Galatians (29-30) and Old Testament quotations (31).(See below)

? Moule, Handley Carr Glynn, Romans in The Expositor’s Bible, 1896, 453 pages. Probably the finest, most helpful exposition of Romans in print. He is intensely devotional but writes with real scholarship and insight. His sympathy with the thought and phraseology of Paul is remarkable. (See below)

^ Mounce, Robert H., Romans, New American Commentary, 1995. Sensible and workmanlike, but not exciting.

^ Murray, John, The Epistle to the Romans, New International Commentary, 1960. He will guide you stolidly with the heavy tread of the proverbial village policeman (though with more theology; and not especially the useful appendices and notes).
+ 760 pages. Careful scholarship and spiritual insight characterize this enduring commentary on Romans, generally considered to be Paul's most profound letter. In The Epistle to the Romans John Murray offers an exposition of Romans deeply penetrating in its elucidation of the text yet accessible to scholars, pastors, and students alike. In his introduction to the commentary proper, Murray discusses the authorship, occasion, purpose, and contents of Romans and provides important background information on the church at Rome. Murray then provides a verse-by-verse exposition of the text that takes into account key problems that have emerged in the older and newer literature. In ten appendices that close the volume Murray gives special attention to themes and scholarly debates that are essential for a full-orbed understanding of Romans. This combined edition of Murray's original two-volume work, formerly published as part of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series, will hold continued value as a scholarly resource in the study of Romans for years to come. A standard commentary from the leading Reformed theologian of the 20th century.
# Presents a post-millennial view of chapters 9-11.
< Originally part of the NICNT series, until it was replaced by Moo's work in 1996, John Murray's commentary on Romans remains a valuable work well worth consulting. Like Hodge, Murray was a systematic theologian, and like Hodge, this did not in any way hinder his exegetical work.

Newell, William R., Romans Verse by Verse, 1948. Newell has an annoying habit of correcting the King James Bible far too much, basing his remarks on uncertain modern critical Greek scholarship. His changing of the traditional text adds nothing to this work. Newell is also weak in chapters 6 and 7 and the doctrines relating to sanctification that Paul lays out. I do think this work is better than his companion work on Hebrews.
? Practical and devotional, although at times his explanations lack clarity. He assumes that Ro 9:5 refers to the deity of Christ, cites Alford for proof. (See below)

% Newman, Barclay and Eugene Nida, A Translator's Handbook on Paul's Letter to the Romans, 1973. The syntax of this volume is of particular importance and the authors attempt to resolve some of the problems inherent in the text. As will all volumes in this series, the thrust is to meet the need of translators. Pastors and seminarians may also find these works helpful.

Norris, J. Frank. Lectures on Romans, 228 pages. A series of sermon outlines and thoughts used as a textbook in Norris' seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Not very deep or useful.

# Nygren, Anders, Commentary on Romans, 1949, 457 pages. A fresh, provocative treatment by a Lutheran scholar in the Lundensian school of theology, and reflecting that viewpoint.
^ Everyone who can do so should grasp his general introductory remarks on pages 16-26. Unfortunately, however, the book is inadequate as a verse-by-verse commentary.
? Neo-Orthodox presuppositions, but often manifesting brilliant insight into Paul’s thought. He makes Scripture conform to his philosophical understanding of the two Aeons.

* Olshausen, Hermann., Commentary on Romans, 1850. Nobody seems very enthusiastic as to Olshausen, but some have borrowed from his pages more than they have confessed. Personally we do not care for him, but many prize and all respect him.
^ He sometimes offers independent interpretations that are worth pondering.

^ O’Neill, J. C., Romans. He is so eccentric in his source theories, arguing that Paul did not write about one-third of Romans, that this is unlikely to be the first commentary to which students and preachers turn.

? Paisley, Ian R. K., An Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans, 1968, 191 pages. A fervent exposition in the form of alliterative outlines. They were prepared while Paisley was in prison for conscience sake. He identifies the baptism of Ro 6:3-5 as spirit baptism (87); holds that the old nature is not sent to a hospital to be cured but to the cross to be crucified (94); argues that covetousness violates all ten commandments (112); emphasizes sovereign election (141).

* Parr, Elnathan, A Short View of the Epistle to the Romans, 1651. The style is faulty but the matter is rich and full of suggestions. We regret that the work is not complete, and is seldom to be met with except in fragments.

# Phillips, John, Exploring Romans, The Gospel According to Paul, 1969. An extensive, popular exposition by a contemporary Bible teacher, rich in illustrations and quotations. The presentation is organized around a detailed alliterative outline; various word studies help to bring out the meaning of the text. The work of a gifted teacher.
Good, practical, useful, as, as his commentaries are, based on the King James Bible. His outlines are also very good and are alone worth the price of the book.

^ Piper, John, The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23. This book is regrettably out of print. This is the best exegetical and theological discussion of Romans 9.
I have never really been impressed with Piper or his Calvinism or his contemporary Christianity and I still haven’t figured out what all the fuss is about his ministry.

* Plumer, William, Commentary with Introduction on the Life, Times, Writings, and Character of Paul. Plumer is a laborious compiler, and to most men his works will be of more use than those of a more learned writer.

* Pridham, Arthur, Notes, 1862. Sound and gracious, but somewhat dull.

* Purdue, E., Commentary on Romans, 1855. Not important.

? Richardson, John R., and J. Knox Chamblin, The Epistle to the Romans, Proclaiming the New Testament, 1963, 166 pages. Homiletical comments on selected portions of Romans. In some ways useful, but on the whole, rather shallow. Ignores 9:5.

* Robinson, T. Suggestive Commentary on Romans. Van Doren Series of Commentaries, 1871. A good book in a good style. Worth any amount to preachers.
I think very highly of the format of this and similar commentaries. This is not a traditional commentary but Robinson gives numerous “seed thoughts” that the reader is expected to develop into complete thoughts. Useful critical material is in the footnotes. This is one of my favorite commentaries on Romans. (Available on

Ruckman, Peter, The Bible Believer’s Commentary on Romans, 2003, 610 pages. Generally orthodox with some good practical material but Ruckman is known for several peculiar and unusual interpretations and a very confrontational attitude with modern commentators and those who are not supporters of the King James Bible or with his interpretations. This commentary does not include nearly as many of Ruckman’s usual tirades against other commentaries or against those who do not hold to the level of support of the King James Version that he would find sufficient, which is refreshing, much like his commentary on Revelation. This is probably because this book reads like sermon transcripts instead of a commentary written from scratch. Strongly dispensational, premillennial and anti-Calvinistic.

# Sanday, William, and Headlam, Arthur C., A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. The International Critical Commentary, 1895, 562 pages. A very thorough commentary on the Greek text from a strongly Arminian view. In an exhaustive discussion of 9:5 they defend the deity of Christ (232-238). On 5:12 they hold that all men sin because they inherited tendencies from Adam (132); the Fall transmitted the liability to sin (132). Probably the most helpful commentary on the Greek. (Available)(Sanday and Headlam here)

^ Schlatter, Adolf, Romans, 1995, translated from German. A cause for great thankfulness that this has been translated into English. Obviously it is dated (Schlatter died in 1938), but it is still good at tracing the epistle’s line of argument.

+ Schreiner, Thomas, Romans, Baker Exegetical Commentary of the New Testament, 944 pages. In the latest addition to BECNT, Schreiner presents a fresh analysis of the substantive Book of Romans. It features many distinctives.

* Sclater, W., A Key to the Key of Scripture; or an Exposition, with Notes, upon the Romans, 1639. An antique but precious book.

# Shedd, William G. T., A Critical and Doctrinal Commentary on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, 1879. Greek text. An exhaustive exegetical treatment by a conservative and Calvinistic teacher of the past century. Intended for the theological student and clergyman.

Sightler, Harold, Romans, 1983, 379 pages. Fundamentalist, dispensational and premillennial but somewhat sparse on the deeper, doctrinal discussions and technical matters. Popular, with some good practical material.

+ Sproul, R.C., The Gospel of God: Romans, 256 pages. An outstanding, popular exposition focusing on the essential teaching of this grand epistle. As always, Sproul is crystal clear presenting Biblical Christianity through this masterful letter. Highly recommended.

Stam, Cornelius R., Commentary on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, 1984, 331 pages. Hyper-dispensational commentary but still some good material of discretion is used.

? Steele, David N., and Curtis C. Thomas, Romans: An Interpretive Outline, 1963, 214 pages. Brief outline, strongly Reformed. They defend the deity of Christ in 9:5; stress the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God (1). Sometimes, the work lacks clarity.

* Stephen, John. Expositions on Romans, 1857. Sound in doctrine, practical in tone; above mediocrity.

# Stifler, James M., The Epistle to the Romans, 1960. A lucid and informative exposition, the result of years of study and teaching by a conservative Baptist professor of the past century. The treatment is verse by verse. Premillennial. (Available on

! Stott, John R. W, Romans: God's Good News for the World, 1994. 432 pages. Stott had a previous work just on Romans 5-8, Men Made New (1966). Now with treatment of the whole book, he has one of the best overall popular and highly readable expositions of Romans. He includes a brief introduction and a clear outline throughout. At the end David Stone has added a study guide (408-32) for Stott's commentary. He repeats the outline and lists key questions on many issues. Stott's labor is along lines readers have learned to expect of him. He keeps his writing quite orderly, vital, clear, often arresting in expression, conversant with views, seasoned with choice quotes, aware of Greek word-meanings, often supplying reasons for interpretations. As expected, any reader knowing exegesis and exposition will agree with Stott at times and disagree at others. The work will be strong or weak depending not only on Stott's diligence and detail but on the direction he takes on many verses. For serious lay readers and to some degree for pastors, much is informative, provides competent review, pulls salient things together with a refreshing vigor and style, and puts matters cogently. Yet the work is overly general on some things, and passes over others where clear-cut comment would help. As to its value on most passages, the commentary rates highly among popular, vigorous expositions of Romans for the general reading audience. For diligent expository pastors and teachers, it will retain value at many points, but they will need to turn to other works besides. (Men Made New - Ro 5-8 on

^ Stowers, Stanley K., A Rereading of Romans: Justice, Jews and Gentiles, 1994. He argues that Romans is not concerned with categories like sin and salvation, but rather, Paul is concerned in trying to persuade Gentiles that Christian Judaism will give them the self-mastery they seek; and that this form of Judaism, based on the faithfulness of a Messiah who adapted his approach to meet the needs of Gentiles, offers more hope than a Torah-based form of Judaism. There are so many things wrong with this position that it is hard to know where to begin, but at least the book nicely presents one form (but only one) of the so-called new perspective on Paul.

* Stuart, Moses. Commentary on Romans. Moses Stuart is judged to have been at his best in Romans and Hebrews. The present work is in some points unsatisfactory, on account of certain philosophico-theological views which he endeavors to maintain. Haldane denounced him as by false criticism "misrepresenting the divine testimony in some of the most momentous points of the Christian scheme." The charge was too true. (

^ Stuhlmacher, Peter, Romans, 1994. Now available in English and provides one of the best contemporary Lutheran readings of Romans.

% Taylor, Vincent. The Epistle to the Romans, 1955., 100 pages A brief analysis with some rather obvious comments. Arminian.
? On Ro 5:12 he characterizes the whole Genesis account as “this mythology” (39). He also removes the deity of Christ from Ro 9:5.

* Terrot, C. H., Romans [in Greek] with Introduction, Paraphrase, and Notes, 1828. Anti-Calvinistic. Why do not such writers let Romans alone? (note- why? Did Spurgeon think that Romans belonged to the Calvinists and that only Calvinists had any business or right to comment on Romans? “Anti-Calvinists” have just as much right to write commentaries as do Calvinists-jc)

? Thomas, W. H. Griffith, St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. A Devotional Commentary, 464 pages. A very helpful, practical and devotional commentary. He defends the deity of Christ in 9:5, gives different views on 5:12, stressing the reference is not to guilt, “but to an evil nature which he inherited from Adam” (156).”

* Tholuck, A. F. Exposition of Romans, 1842. Moses Stuart confesses his great obligations to this eminent divine, who far exceeds the most of his German brethren in spirituality, and is not far behind him in scholarship; yet even he is none too orthodox nor too reverent in his treatment of Holy Scripture. (Available on

* Vaughan, Charles John. Romans. The Greek Text, with English Notes, 1874, 327 pages. Very valuable to students of the Greek. The result of independent study and honest labor.

# Vine, W. E., The Epistle to the Romans, Doctrine, Precept, Practice, 1948. A phrase-by-phrase treatment by a British Plymouth Brethren scholar noted for his Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. Concise, rewarding, warm and clearly evangelical in tone. Brings out much of the force of the Greek for the English student.

* Walford, W. Curea Romans, 1846. Walford makes comments of considerable value; he does not stand in the front rank, but his mediocrity is respectable.

* Wardlaw, Ralph. Lectures on Romans, 1861. Wardlaw interprets with great sobriety and spirituality, and we never consult him in vain, though we do not always agree with him. (Available on

* Williams, H. W., (Wesleyan Minister). Exposition, 1869. This epistle has a fascination for Arminian writers; it affords them an opportunity for showing their courage and ingenuity. Mr. Williams's book is instructive.

# Wilson, Geoffrey B., Romans, A Digest of Reformed Comment, 1969. A concise verse-by-verse interpretation; skillfully culls and blends views drawn from many Reformed interpreters. This digest provides a valuable introduction to Reformed exposition of Romans.

* Wilson, Thomas (Puritan). Commentary on Romans, 1614. Intended for the lessinstructed among the preacher's hearers, and put into the form of a dialogue. It is very solid, but does not contain much which is very striking or original.

% Wuest, Kenneth Samuel. Romans in the Greek New Testament, 1956. Of value to those with little or no understanding of the Greek (Available on

^ Ziesler, John, Romans in Trinity Press International New Testament Commentaries, 1989. Writes with clarity and frequently takes independent stands that provoke reflection.

Onsite, literal, conservative, millennial, evangelical
Bruce Hurt, MD



ROMANS 13-16

The New Testament for English Readers
Romans Commentary

Read Alford's fascinating brief biography and Phil Johnson's related comments

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

The Greek Text: With a Critically Revised Text
Commentary Notes on Romans

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Commentary Notes on Romans

Expository Sermons
Book of Romans

Dr Barber places great emphasis on the "Christ Life." His expositions are very pragmatic and personally applicable...Sometimes too much so!

Commentary on Romans
Daily Study Bible

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. A series of popular studies whose strong point is word study. Contains good illustrative material. Part of the author's interpretation follows a liberal position. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11+ Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

Commentary on Romans
Critical English Testament

Commentary on Romans
Gnomon of the New Testament


Joseph S. Exell, Editor

Commentary on Romans

Rosscup: Calvin sees the theme of Romans as righteousness for men by God’s mercy in Christ, offered in the gospel and received by faith (p. 5). He takes six pages to survey the epistle chapter by chapter, then begins verse by verse comments, without giving an outline. He has many perceptive discussions that are deeply enriching. He takes Romans 2:7 as the life pattern of the truly saved through grace; Romans 3:28 as meaning justification by faith without any merit by works but James 2 as speaking of works out of faith that prove the reality of justification practically; Romans 7:14ff. as depicting a regenerate person, etc. As a clear, engrossing commentary that explains most points with a keen grasp of how things relate, this is one of the finer, old evangelical works from a theological standpoint.

Expository Sermons
Book of Romans

These are excellent - highly recommended. They function much like a >1000 page verse by verse commentary.

Expository Notes on Romans

Expositor's Greek Testament
Roman's Commentary

Commentary on the Holy Bible
Brief Comments on Romans

Commentary on Romans
H C G Moule

This notable work was conceived and carried out by that genius among editors, Sir William Robertson Nicoll, C.H., D.D., LL.D. He had an exceptional knowledge of religious and literary, of theological and philosophical, thought. He understood what were the most urgent needs of the church as to spiritual enlightenment, for the better exercise of the Church's mission in advancing the Kingdom of Christ to earth's remotest bounds.—Oscar L. Joseph, Litt. D.

If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians.—Warren W. Wiersbe, A Basic Library for Bible Students

This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.)—Cyril J. Barber, The Minister’s Library

Commentary on Romans

Commentary on Romans

What Will Happen to Israel?
15 Hour Course on...
Romans 9-11

If you are confused about God's plan for Israel, then this series is for you (click). Each link will in turn give you several choices including an Mp3 message and brief transcript notes. The Mp3's are long (avg 70+ min) but are in depth and thoroughly Scriptural with many quotations from the Old Testament, which is often much less well understood than the NT by most Evangelicals. Garland takes a literal approach to Scripture, and his love for the Jews and passion to see them saved comes through very clearly on these 12 hours of teaching! Take your home Bible Study group through this series if you dare. Take notes on the tapes as the transcripts are a very abbreviated version of the audio messages. This course is highly recommended for all who love Israel! I think you will agree that Tony Garland, despite coming to faith after age 30 as an engineer, clearly has been given a special anointing by God to promulgate the truth concerning Israel and God's future plan for the Jews. He has also produced more than 20 hours of superb audio teaching in his verse by verse commentary on the Revelation (in depth transcripts also available) which will unravel (in a way you did not think was possible considering the divergent interpretations) God's final message of the triumph and return of the our Lord Jesus Christ as the King of kings and Lord of lords! Maranatha!

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Commentary on Romans

Rosscup: This famous work was translated from the French in 1864, and has gone through several printings in English. Godet, also known for other fine commentaries as on Luke (2 volumes), gives good detail on what verses mean, providing much that evangelicals easily identify with. Of course such an older work cannot be up on current studies as newer works can be.


I Live; Yet Not I

God’s Open Secret of Liberty from the Guilt, Reign, and Fruit of Sin. Easy to Read and Understand Practical Comments on Romans 5-8, the heart of the Christian life!

Commentary on Romans

Commentary on Romans

Rosscup: This is a much-respected 746-pp. work (668 pp. through Romans 16:27, then several appendices on subjects relating to Romans. Though hampered by lack of any outline to relate things, the work has much gold if one has time and is willing to read voluminously to dig out the many nuggets. Whether or not one agrees with Haldane on a verse, his awareness of (or reviews of) many aspects of truth brought together is bound to prosper. Unlike most English expositors of which he is aware, Haldane sees 2:7 as hypothetical, law and not gospel. We may sample other verses: 5:14, “even over them,” infants who did not personally sin but sinned in Adam’s act as the representative head of the race; 7:14ff. refers to Paul even as a mature believer representative of all Christians (cf. p. 297); 8:5, 13 contrast the unsaved and the saved; God finally works all things absolutely to the good of His children, 8:28; the section in 8:28–39 has much to help a believer grow in assurance of God’s preserving grace; in 9:22, vessels of wrath are “fitted for destruction” by their sins, whereas vessels of glory are fitted by God; 11:26 speaks of literal and spiritually saved Israel, as distinct from Gentiles, being joined to Christ, along with saved Gentiles. Israel will be restored to its own land (p. 556). This is one of the greatest of the older commentaries, almost always offering solid help and much to stimulate the heart.

Commentary on Romans

Great Texts of the Bible

Commentary on Romans

716 pages, Originally published 1835


Rosscup: This (is an) 1864 work by Hodge, who lectured at Princeton Theological Seminary for many years. He deals with the epistle verse-by-verse with good theological perspective and use of the Greek. It is a good, solid evangelical commentary helpful to a teacher, preacher, or layman on the problems because it delves into them with a zest.

Spurgeon: Hodge’s method and matter make him doubly useful in commenting. He is singularly clear, and a great promoter of thought.

Storms: Hodge is representative of the old Princetonian school of Reformed theologians. Hodge is more a theologian than an exegete, but will still interact with the text. Although it is over 100 years old, Hodge's work is worth consulting when studying some of the sticky theological issues in Romans. 



Transcripts - youtube can be accessed at this link "The Men's Bible Study  - Romans" (full playlist) - Here is another link with additionals studies

Sermons on the book of Romans

James Rosscup on the book version of these sermons - An outstanding preacher of Westminster Chapel, London, gave this series of sermons on Friday evenings. He covered Romans 1:1–14:17 during the period October, 1955 to March, 1968. He begins here at Romans 3:20 because he wants to start the published volumes at what he calls the “heart” of Romans. The content is very perceptive of how the great doctrines relate to life as he reasons things out in a readable way, talking directly to people (for these are edited sermons left pretty much as he delivered them). The material has much gold, but the detail will probably leave its impact primarily on preachers doing an extended series and scheduling the great blocks of time to read the section on the verses they plan to cover in a given sermon. The studies are bound to leave their impact on the reader, broadening, deepening, enriching. Lloyd-Jones sometimes devotes entire sermons (chapters) to other passages related to a Romans text, e.g. on Romans 8:17–39 he gives five chapters on problem passages such as 2 Peter 2:1, Matthew 25:1–13 (danger of false profession) and Hebrews 6:4–8; 10:26–29. He argues that Romans 7:14–25 refers to pre-salvation experience. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works

Romans : An Exposition of Chapters 1 the Gospel of God - ONLINE  but no copy/paste - by Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn

Sermons below are Transcripts

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  • Romans 3:1-2 Stewards of the Mysteries
  • Romans 3:3 The Faith of God Without Effect?
  • Romans 3:9-20 There is None Righteous
  • Romans 3:10-12 Man Under Sin
  • Romans 3:18-20 The Fear of the Lord
  • Romans 3:20 Justification Explained
  • Romans 3:21-31 The Turning Point: But Now
  • Romans 3:21-31 More than Forgiveness
  • Romans 3:24 By Free Grace Alone
  • Romans 3:25 Propitiation

Sermons on Romans

Excellent Resource - These Function Much Like a Verse by Verse Commentary

















Romans Verse by Verse Exposition

Resources Related to Romans





GORDON EDU - Romans Journal Articles 














  • Romans Road to Salvation - Have you entered through the narrow gate and walked down this narrow road entering into eternal life? cf Acts 4:12, Jn 14:6. Read the sobering words of Jesus in Matthew 7:13-14+ and compare them with His warning in Mt 7:21-23+ and Mt 7:24-27+. God grant you grace to build your house on the Rock, Christ Jesus. Amen



This is an Interesting Resource - 





DANNY AKIN - President SE Baptist Seminary - sermons - includes manuscripts, outlines, audios...

BRIAN BELL - Calvary Chapel

Romans 1 Romans 2 Romans 3 Romans 4
Romans 5 Romans 6 Romans 7 Romans 8
Romans 9 Romans 10 Romans 11 Romans 12
Romans 13 Romans 14 Romans 15 Romans 16

BRIAN BILL - Note a number of sermons are missing in this series.




ALAN CARR - Baptist


RICH CATHERS - Calvary Chapel


OSWALD CHAMBERS - My Utmost for His Highest

W A CRISWELL - Baptist 

BOB DEFFINBAUGH - Reasoning Through Romans










DAVID HOLWICK - frequent use of illustrations


LOWELL JOHNSON SERMONS ON ROMANS - Click here for all sermons listed below on one page

    1. To Rome With Love                                                                   Romans  1: 1 - 7      
    2. A Heart-to-Heart Ministry                                                           Romans  1: 8-15 
    3. A Gospel Worth Sharing                                                            Romans  1:16-17  
    4. God's Wrath Against Sin                                                            Romans  1:18-23
    5. The Results of Man's Rebellion                                                 Romans  1:24-32 
    6. God's Impartial Judgment                                                          Romans  2: 1-16       
    7. Who Is A Jew?                                                                           Romans  2:17-29  
    8. Take Advantage of Your Advantages                                         Romans  3: 1-8 
    9. The Man in My Mirror                                                                Romans  3: 9-20  
    10. How Can A Man Be Right With God                                       Romans   3:21-31  
    11. Salvation:  Received Through Trusting: Not Trying                 Romans  4: 1-8  
    12. Abraham and Circumcision                                                     Romans  4: 9-12
    13. Look What We Have In Jesus                                                 Romans  5: 1-5  
    14. All That, Just For Us                                                                Romans  5: 6-11  
    15. How Paradise Was Lost                                                          Romans  5:12-14 
    16. How Paradise Was Regained                                                 Romans  5:15-21   
    17. Free At Last                                                                            Romans  6: 1-7  
    18. How to Walk in Victory in the Christian Life                            Romans  6: 8-14    
    19. Now That I'm Saved, Does It Matter How I Live?                   Romans  6:15-23     
    20. Free From the Law                                                                 Romans  7: 1-6 
    21. Whatever Became of Sin                                                       Romans  7: 7-13  
    22. The Struggle                                                                          Romans   7:14-25 
    23. The Deliverance of the Spirit Life                                           Romans  8: 1- 4   
    24. Life in The Spirit                                                                     Romans   8:5-13  
    25. The Delight of The Spirit Life                                                  Romans  8:14-17      
    26. Suffering and Glory                                                                Romans  8:18-27    
    27. The Spirit of Intercession                                                       Romans  8:26-27  
    28. God's Great Promise to the Saint                                          Romans  8:28-30  
    29. The Golden Chain of our Salvation                                       Romans  8:29-30 
    30. Absolute Security                                                                  Romans  8:31-39  
    31. Paul's Burden For the Last Jews                                          Romans  9: 1-5 
    32. God Is Sovereign And Fair!                                                   Romans  9: 6-18 
    33. Straight Talk About Election                                                  Romans  9:19-29  
    34. Stumbling Stone or Cornerstone                                          Romans 10: 1-4  
    35. Why Good People Won't Go to Heaven                               Romans  10:4-13
    36. God's Simple Plan of Salvation                                            Romans 10: 5-13
    37. Israel's Final Future                                                              Romans 11: 1-36 
    38. God's Altar Call                                                                    Romans 12: 1  
    39. Living A Transformed Life                                                    Romans 12:2      
    40. The Agape Factor:  Loving the Brethren by Grace              Romans 12: 9-21 
    41. The Christian and Government                                            Romans 13: 1-7         
    42.    God's Medicine For a Sick World                                      Romans 13: 8-10 
    43. It's Time to Wake Up!                                                           Romans 13:11-14
    44. The Danger of a Judgmental Spirit                                      Romans 14: 1-12 
    45. Love Is Better Than Liberty                                                  Romans 14:13-23 
    46. The Beauty of Unity                                                              Romans 15: 1-7  
    47. God's Multicultural Church                                                   Romans 15: 7-13 
    48. Paul's Ministry in Capsule                                                    Romans 15:14-29 
    49. Paul's Prayer Request                                                         Romans 15:30-33
    50. Friends Along Paul's Journey                                              Romans 16:1-16,
    51. How To Handle Troublemakers in the Church                     Romans 16:17-20   




HENRY PARRY LIDDON Explanatory Analysis of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans (1891)

Cyril Barber - Only on rare occasions does a student of Scripture come across a work as rich and insightful as this one. Forming as it does the basis of Liddon's expository sermons, it demonstrates how a preacher may approach the text in order to lay bare the thoughts of the writer. As such, it provides a fitting model of the kind of analysis every preacher should engage in prior to attempting to deliver God's Word





JOHN PAUL MILLER - Calvary Chapel




PHIL NEWTON - conservative. Well done exposition.

  1. Romans 1:1-7 Set Apart for the Gospel
  2. Romans 1:1-7 Good News for Rome and Beyond
  3. Romans 1:8-13 The Church Encouraging the Church
  4. Romans 1:14-15 Debtors to the Gospel
  5. Romans 1:16 Not Ashamed of the Gospel
  6. Romans 1:17 The Righteousness of God in the Gospel
  7. Romans 1:18-20 02/17/08 Without Excuse
  8. Romans 1:21-23 Futile Worship
  9. Romans 1:24-27 God Gave Them Over
  10. Romans 1:28-32 The Peril of a Depraved Mind
  11. Romans 2:1-4 No Excuse!
  12. Romans 2:5-11 The Folly of Treasuring Wrath
  13. Romans 2:12-16 The Day of Judgment
  14. Romans 2:17-24 The Subtlety of Hypocrisy
  15. Romans 2:25-29 A Jew Inwardly
  16. Romans 3:1-8 Let God Be True
  17. Romans 3:9-18 None, None, None!
  18. Romans 3:19-20 Closed Mouths - Accountable World
  19. Romans 3:21-23 Righteousness through Faith
  20. Romans 3:24-25 Justification: A Gift of Grace
  21. Romans 3:25-26 God the Just & the Justifier
  22. Romans 3:27-31 No Boasting!
  23. Romans 3:27-31 Faith and Law
  24. Romans 4:1-3 Abraham: An Example of Justification by Faith
  25. Romans 4:4-8 David: An Example of Justification by Faith
  26. Romans 4:9-12 Faith Credited as Righteousness
  27. Romans 4:13-15 Law-Wrath / Faith-Righteousness
  28. Romans 4:16-17 Faith that Accords with Grace
  29. Romans 4:18-25 Faith and God's Promise
  30. Romans 5:1-2 Peace with God through Justification by Faith
  31. Romans 5:3-5 Justification as the Means to Radiant Hope
  32. Romans 5:6-8 Did 'ere such love and sorrow meet?
  33. Romans 5:9-11 Saved from Wrath
  34. Romans 5:12-14 The Reign of Death
  35. Romans 5:15-17 The Free Gift
  36. Romans 5:18-19 One Act of Righteousness
  37. Romans 5:20-21 The Reign of Grace
  38. Romans 6:1-4 Does Grace Promote Sin?
  39. Romans 6:5-7 Union with Christ and the Daily Walk
  40. Romans 6:8-11 Dead to Sin - Alive to God
  41. Romans 6:8-11 Resurrection Union
  42. Romans 6:12-14 Resisting the Reign of Sin - Pt. 1
  43. Romans 6:12-14 Resisting the Reign of Sin - Pt. 2
  44. Romans 6:15-19 Slaves of Righteousness - Pt. 1
  45. Romans 6:15-19 Slaves of Righteousness - Pt. 2
  46. Romans 6:20-23 Only Two Ways to Live - Pt. 1
  47. Romans 6:20-23 Only Two Ways to Live - Pt. 2
  48. Romans 7:1-6 Newness in the Spirit
  49. Romans 7:7-12 Our Sin Exposed
  50. Romans 7:13 How Sin Becomes Utterly Sinful
  51. Romans 7:14-25 Struggling with Sin, Pt. 1
  52. Romans 7:14-25 Struggling with Sin, Pt. 2
  53. Romans 7:14-25 Struggling with Sin, Pt. 3
  54. Romans 8:1-4 Now No Condemnation, Pt. 1
  55. Romans 8:1-4 Now No Condemnation, Pt. 2
  56. Romans 8:5-8 The Striking Contrast
  57. Romans 8:9-11 Does the Spirit Dwell in You?
  58. Romans 8:12-17 How God Gives Believers Assurance, Pt. 1
  59. Romans 8:12-17 How God Gives Believers Assurance, Pt. 2
  60. Romans 8:18-25 Suffering & Hope, Pt. 1
  61. Romans 8:18-25 Suffering & Hope, Pt. 2
  62. Romans 8:26-27 The Spirit’s Help, Pt. 1
  63. Romans 8:26-27 The Spirit’s Help, Pt. 2
  64. Romans 8:28-30 God, the Christian, and His Purpose, Pt. 1
  65. Romans 8:28-30 God, the Christian, and His Purpose, Pt. 2
  66. Romans 8:28-3 God, the Christian, and His Purpose, Pt. 3
  67. Romans 8:31-32 Is God For You?
  68. Romans 8:33-34 The Believer’s Steady Assurance, Pt. 1
  69. Romans 8:33-37 The Believer’s Steady Assurance, Pt. 2
  70. Romans 8:37-39 More than Conquerors
  71. Romans 8:1-39 How Romans 8 Applies Everyday—A Review
  72. Romans 9:1-5 Honor without Righteousness
  73. Romans 9:6-13 Children of Promise
  74. Romans 9:14-18 Sovereign Mercy
  75. Romans 9:19-23 Objections to Sovereign Mercy
  76. Romans 9:22-29 An Explanation of Sovereign Mercy
  77. Romans 9:30-33 Have You Stumbled Over the Stumbling Stone?
  78. Romans 10:1-4 Submitting to God's Righteousness
  79. Romans 10:5-13 The Word of Faith, Pt. 1
  80. Romans 10:5-13 The Word of Faith, Pt. 2
  81. Romans 10:5-13 The Word of Faith, Pt. 3
  82. Romans 10:14-15 Beautiful Feet!
  83. Romans 10:16-21 The Importance of Hearing and Believing the Word
  84. Romans 11:1-6 Israel, Election and Grace, Pt. 1
  85. Romans 11:7-10 Israel, Election and Grace, Pt. 2
  86. Romans 11:11-16 Israel’s Stumble—God’s Mercy
  87. Romans 11:17-22 The Danger of Spiritual Arrogance
  88. Romans 11:22-27 All Israel Will Be Saved
  89. Romans 11:28-32 The God of Mercy
  90. Romans 11:33-36 From Him—Through Him—To Him—All Glory!
  91. Romans 12:1-2 A Living Sacrifice, Pt. 1
  92. Romans 12:1-2 A Living Sacrifice, Pt. 2
  93. Romans 12:1-2 A Living Sacrifice, Pt. 3
  94. Romans 12:3-8 How the Body of Christ Functions, Pt. 1
  95. Romans 12:3-8 How the Body of Christ Functions, Pt. 2
  96. Romans 12:9-13 Body Life, Pt. 1
  97. Romans 12:9-13 Body Life, Pt. 2
  98. Romans 12:14-16 Living Out the Gospel, Pt. 1
  99. Romans 12:17-21 Living Out the Gospel, Pt. 2
  100. Romans 13:1-7 A Christian Approach to Citizenship
  101. Romans 13:8-10 What Do I Owe You?
  102. Romans 13:11-14 The Armor of Light
  103. Romans 14:1-9 Conscience and the Christian
  104. Romans 14:10-12 A Future Destiny
  105. Romans 14:13-23 Kingdom Living, Pt. 1
  106. Romans 14:13-23 Kingdom Living, Pt. 2
  107. Romans 15:1-6 Where the Church is Headed
  108. Romans 15:7-13 Accepted by Christ!
  109. Romans 15:14-21 A Passion for Missions
  110. Romans 15:22-29 The Local Church and Mission
  111. Romans 15:30-33 Missions and Prayer
  112. Romans 16:1-2 A Commendable Christian Woman
  113. Romans 16:3-16 A Picture of the Church
  114. Romans 16:17-20 Warning and Hope
  115. Romans 16:21-27 Glorying in the Gospel, Pt. 1

PASTOR LIFE - sermons

Your Body, The Body, and Everyone Else Romans  Service to Christ; God's Love; Submission to God Terry Trivette
Confessions of the Apostle Paul Romans  1 :14-17 Paul, Confessions of; Faith; Salvation; Believe J. Robert White
Redemption, So Great and Free Romans  3 :21-24 Salvation; Grace; Redemption Johnny Hunt
Living on Credit Romans  4 Redemption; Salvation; Faith; Rigtheousness J. Mike Minnix
Three Theories of Justification Romans  5 :1 Justification Johnny L. Sanders
Where Are We Now? Romans  5 :1-11 Reconclied to God; Christ, We are In; Grace, Living in Terry Trivette
Much More Romans  5 :1-21 Blessings, Christian; Christian, The Blessings in Being a; Assurance Franklin L. Kirksey
Grace Greater Than Our Sin Romans  5 :13-21 Grace; Salvation; Sin, Forgiveness of William R. Shively
God Helps Those Who Can't Help Themselves Romans  5 :6-8 Salvation; God, Power of; Grace Terry Trivette
Get Relief Romans  6 :11-14 Responsibility Larry Wynn
Dominion Romans  6 :11-14 Sin, Power over; Victory; Christian Living; Sexual Victory Johnny Hunt
Four Things The Old Time Preachers Believed Romans  6 :23 Sin; Judgment; Salvation J. Gerald Harris
Some Things Christians Don't Have Romans  8 Funeral; Death J. Mike Minnix
My Lord Knows The Way Romans  8 :14 Leadership of God; God's Will Franklin L. Kirksey
The Heir Romans  8 :16-17 Heirs of God; Saved, Blessings of being J. Mike Minnix
Joint Heirs With Jesus Romans  8 :17 Christ, Heirs with; Blessings in Christ Preston A. Taylor
Environmental Evangelism Romans  8 :19-23 Environment and Salvation; Earth and Evangelism Terry Trivette
Groans for Glory Romans  8 :22 Problems; Hardships; Promises of God; Peace; Eternity; Heaven Alan Stewart
Claiming Romans 8:28 Romans  8 :28 Faith Paul E. Brown
More Than Conquerors Romans  8 :29-39 Victory; Security, Eternal; Peace W.A. Criswell
The Christian's Security System Romans  8 :31-39 Salvation; Faith; Blessed Assurance; Eternal Security Charles Q. Carter
I Am Telling The Truth Romans  9 :1-3 Burden for Souls; Love for Sinners; Soul Winning; Witnessing Johnny Hunt
Stumbling Block of Building Stone Romans  9 :30-33 Cross; Jesus, The Solid Rock Jerry N. Watts
Under The Cross Romans  10 Cross; Salvation; Christian Living; Paul, The Apostle Johnny L. Sanders
Grafted into God's Family Romans  11 :16-32 God, Family of; Body of Christ; Grafted; Church Jerry N. Watts
The Divine Mandate Romans  12 Vision; Mandate, Divine; Purpose, Church; Ministry J. Gerald Harris
The Surrendered Life Romans  12 :1-2 Life, Surrendered; Devotion; Commitment; Christian Living Jackie Kay
Knowing God's Will For The New Year Romans  12 :1-2 God's Will; Will of God Jackie Kay
Cardio - Transformed Hearts, Renewed Minds, Aligned Lives Romans  12 :2 Renewal; Mind, Renewed; Heart, Transformed Johnny Hunt
Discerning God's Will Romans  12 :2 Will of God; God's Will Alan Stewart
Motivational Gifts: Prophecy Romans  12 :6 Spiritual Gifts; Prophecy, The Gift of Johnny Hunt
Motivational Gifts: Mercy Romans  12 :6-8 Mercy, Spiritual Gift of Johnny Hunt
Wake Up! Romans  13 :11-14 Motivation; Faithful Service; Christian Living J. Mike Minnix
Pajama Wearing Christians! Romans  13 :11-14 Christian Living Vince Hefner
Every Knee Shall Bow Romans  14 :1-12 Lordship; Jesus is Lord; Judgment Jim Mastin
The Lordship of Jesus Christ Romans  14 :8-9 Lordship; Jesus, Lordship of Roger D. Willmore
Not Just Your Personal Savior Romans  15 :1-13 Others, Love for; Fellowship Terry Trivette
E Pluribus Unum Romans  15 :1-7 Unity; Church; Fellowship; Oneness in Christ Terry Trivette
Paul's Pillar People Romans  16 :1-27 Church Life; People, Problem; People, Helpful; Christian Living Mark Adams
Lifting the Veil on Good and Evil Romans  16 :19 Divine Wisdom; discernment Franklin L. Kirksey

TOMMY NELSON - Denton Bible Church









  • Romans 1:1 (pdf)
  • Romans 1:1-7 (pdf)
  • Romans 1:3 (pdf)
  • Romans 1:4 (pdf)
  • Romans 1:6-7 (pdf)
  • Romans 1:9-11 Exposition ( docpdf)
  • Romans 1:9-13 (pdf)
  • Romans 1:14-16 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 1:16-17 (pdf)
  • Romans 1:21-24 (pdf)
  • Romans 2:1-3 (pdf)
  • Romans 2:4-5 (pdf)
  • Romans 2:6-10 (pdf)
  • Romans 2:13, 16 (pdf)
  • Romans 2:17-29 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:1-8 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:9-10 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:10-11 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:10-11 Part 2 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:15-18 (pdf)
  • Romans Romans 3:19-20 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:12 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:22 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:23 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:24 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:24, Part 2 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:25 (pdf)
  • Romans 3:25, Part 2 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:1-3 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:4-5 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:6-8 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:9-12 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:13-17 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:17-19 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:19-21 (pdf)
  • Romans 4:22-25 (pdf)
  • Romans 5:1 (pdf)
  • Romans 5:2 (pdf)
  • Romans 5:2, Part 2 (pdf)
  • Romans 5:3 (pdf)
  • Romans 5:12 (pdf)
  • Romans 5:12-21 (pdf)
  • Romans 5:12-21 Part 2 (pdf)
  • Romans 6:1-6 (pdf)
  • Romans 6:7-13 (pdf)
  • Romans 6:11-14 (pdf)
  • Romans 6:16-23 (pdf)
  • Romans 7:7-13 (pdf)
  • Romans 7:14-25 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:1-4 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:5-11 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:12-17 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:17-25 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:26-28 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:28 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:31 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:31, Part 2 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:32 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:33-34 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:35-37 (pdf)
  • Romans 8:38-39 (pdf)
  • Romans 9:6-13 (pdf)
  • Romans 9:14-18 (pdf)
  • Romans 9:19-29 (pdf)
  • Romans 9:30-33 (pdf)
  • Romans 10:1-4 (pdf)
  • Romans 10:5-11 (pdf)
  • Romans 10:11-15 (pdf)
  • Romans 10:16-21 (pdf)
  • Romans 11:1-6 (pdf)
  • Romans 11:7-10 (pdf)
  • Romans 11:11-15 (pdf)
  • Romans 11:16-24 (pdf)
  • Romans 11:25-26 (pdf)
  • Romans 11:25-27 (pdf)
  • Romans 11:1-6 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 11:7-10 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 11:11-15 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 11:16-24 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 11:25-26 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 11:26-27 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 11:28-32 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 11:33-36 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 12:1 (pdf)
  • Romans 12:1 (pdf)
  • Romans 12:3-8 (pdf)
  • Romans 12:9-13 (pdf)
  • Romans 12:14-16 (pdf)
  • Romans 13:11-13 (pdf)
  • Romans 14:13-23 (pdf)
  • Romans 15:1-7 (pdf)
  • Romans 15:8-13 (pdf)
  • Romans 15:30-33 ( docpdf)
  • Romans 16:1-2 (pdf)
  • Romans 16:3-16 (pdf)
  • Romans 16:19-20 (pdf)
  • Romans 16:21-27 (pdf)

CHUCK SMITH -  Commentary Notes

CHUCK SMITH - Sermon Notes

JOHN STEVENSON - many illustrations

SAM STORMS - click here for studies below

  • Outline of Romans (Broad)
  • Introduction to Romans
  • Romans 1:1-17
  • Romans 1:18-32
  • Romans 2:1-3:20
  • Romans 3:21-31
  • Romans 4:1-25
  • Romans 5:1-21
  • Romans 6:1-23
  • Romans 7:1-25
  • Romans 8:1-30
  • Romans 8:31-39
  • Purpose of Romans 9-11
  • Romans 9:1-5
  • Romans 9:6-13
  • Romans 9:14-18
  • Romans 9:19-33
  • Romans 10:1-21
  • Romans 11:1-36
  • Romans 12:1-21
  • Romans 13:1-14
  • Romans 14:1-23
  • Romans 15:1-16:27
  • Romans - Bibliography

RON TEED - Romans - Select NT Books - Then Select Romans - In Right panel select "Manuscript"


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16


Romans 1

Romans 2

Romans 3

Romans 4

Romans 5

Romans 6

Romans 7

Romans 8

Romans 9

Romans 10

Romans 11

Romans 12

Romans 13

Romans 14

Romans 15

Romans 16



DREW WORTHEN - sermons


Date Sermon Scripture References Speaker Sermon Series
24 May 2020 Love That Never Leaves Romans 8:31-39 Grant, Scott Bound For Glory
17 May 2020 God's Good Purpose Romans 8:28-30 Grant, Scott Bound For Glory
10 May 2020 Groaning For Glory Romans 8:18-27 Grant, Scott Bound For Glory
03 May 2020 Abba! Father! Romans 8:12-17 Grant, Scott Bound For Glory
26 Apr 2020 No Condemnation Romans 8:1-11 Grant, Scott Bound For Glory
19 Sep 2010 Politics: How to Engage Government Romans 13:1-7 Taylor, Paul The Skipping Stone of the Spirit
06 Jul 2008 The Power of Love (Romans) Romans 12:9-21 Goins, Doug Main Service
10 Jun 2007 The Letter that Changes the World Romans Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
03 Jun 2007 To Strengthen the Church Romans 16:1-27 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
27 May 2007 Breaking New Ground Romans 15:14-33 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
20 May 2007 With One Voice Romans 15:1-13 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
13 May 2007 What is Unity Worth? Romans 14:1-23 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
06 May 2007 Love Has Its Reasons Romans 13:8-13 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
29 Apr 2007 Overcoming Evil With Good Romans 12:14-21, 13:1-7 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
22 Apr 2007 The Value of Each Romans 12:3-13 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
15 Apr 2007 Doing God's Will Romans 12:1-2 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
01 Apr 2007 Mercy for All Romans 11:1-36 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
25 Mar 2007 Has God Proved Himself? Romans 9:30-33, 10:1-21 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
18 Mar 2007 The Stage for Christ Romans 9:1-29 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
16 Jul 2006 Love That Never Leaves Romans 8:31-39 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
09 Jul 2006 Groaning For Glory Romans 8:18-30 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
02 Jul 2006 Abba! Father! Romans 8:12-17 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
25 Jun 2006 Freedom From Condemnation Romans 8:1-11 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
18 Jun 2006 Freedom From the Law Romans 7:1-25 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
11 Jun 2006 Freedom From Sin Romans 6:1-23 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
04 Jun 2006 The New Humanity Romans 5:1-21 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
18 Feb 2006 God's Worldwide Family Romans 4:1-25 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
11 Feb 2006 Great Is Thy Faithfulness Romans 3:21-31 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
04 Feb 2006 The Best is a Bust Romans 3:1-20 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
29 Jan 2006 The Doctor Is Out Romans 2:1-29 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
22 Jan 2006 World Gone Wrong Romans 1:18-32 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
15 Jan 2006 The Power of the Gospel Romans 1:16-17 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
08 Jan 2006 The Story of the Gospel Romans 1:1-15 Grant, Scott Romans: The Letter that Changes the World
05 Apr 2003 The Heart of a Trailblazer Romans 15:14-29 Hall, Danny Missions and Evangelism: Why are we here?
29 Mar 2003 Our Task: Proclaiming and Sending Romans 10:14-15 Hall, Danny Missions and Evangelism: Why are we here?
08 Mar 2003 What's All The Fuss About? Romans 3:21-30 Hall, Danny Missions and Evangelism: Why are we here?
25 Jun 2000 The Power of Faith Romans 1:16-17 Hall, Danny The Just Shall Live By Faith
26 Sep 1999 Worship As A Lifestyle Romans 12:1-2 Goins, Doug The Now of Worship
05 Dec 1998 The Reign Of Grace Romans 5:12-21 Zeisler, Steve You are the Man: David's Sin and Its Outcomes
27 Dec 1997 The Gift that Keeps on Giving Romans 8:28-39 Hall, Danny Main Service
13 Jan 1996 The Benefits Of Spiritual Gifts Romans 12:1-8 Ritchie, Ron Now Concerning Spiritual Gifts
13 Nov 1993 Love Lessons Romans 12:3-21 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
06 Nov 1993 Responding To Riches Romans 11:33-36, 12:1-2 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
31 Oct 1993 Roots Romans 11:1-32 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
24 Oct 1993 Full Of Zeal, Hard Of Hearing Romans 10:1-21 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
17 Oct 1993 Out Of Our League Romans 9:14-33 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
10 Oct 1993 Fatal False Assumptions Romans 9:1-13 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
11 Jul 1993 God Is For Us Romans 8:26-29 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
04 Jul 1993 Eager Anticipation Romans 8:18-25 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
27 Jun 1993 Living By The Spirit Romans 8:1-17 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
20 Jun 1993 The War Within Romans 7:1-25, 8:1-2 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
13 Jun 1993 You've Got To Serve Somebody Romans 6:15-23 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
06 Jun 1993 No Longer Slaves To Sin Romans 6:1-14 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
30 May 1993 Righteousness Shall Reign Romans 5:12-21 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
23 May 1993 Let Him Who Boasts Boast In The Lord Romans 5:1-11 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
12 Mar 1993 Signing The Back Of The Yearbook Romans 16:1-27 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
05 Mar 1993 Have Truth, Will Travel Romans 15:14-33 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
26 Feb 1993 Lives Built By Christ Romans 14:19-23, 15:1-13 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
20 Feb 1993 God Keeps His Promises Romans 3:31, 4:1-25 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
19 Feb 1993 Dealing With Diversity Romans 14:1-8 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
13 Feb 1993 "...That Saved A Wretch Like Me" Romans 3:9-31 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
12 Feb 1993 Honorable Indebtedness Romans 13:8-14 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
06 Feb 1993 Full Mind, Empty Heart Romans 2:17-29, 3:1-8 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
05 Feb 1993 Who Governs Governments? Romans 13:1-7 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
23 Jan 1993 High-Minded Hypocrisy Romans 2:1-16 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
16 Jan 1993 Glorify God In Your Body Romans 1:24-27 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
09 Jan 1993 Cycle Of Self-Destruction Romans 1:18-32 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
02 Jan 1993 Great Good News Romans 1:1-17 Zeisler, Steve Studies in Romans
17 Jul 1977 The Great Mystery Romans 16:25-27 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
10 Jul 1977 All in the Family Romans 16:1-24 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
26 Jun 1977 An Adequate Ministry Romans 15:14-33 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
19 Jun 1977 Our Great Example Romans 15:1-13 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
05 Jun 1977 The Right to Yield Romans 14:13-23 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
29 May 1977 On Trying to Change Others Romans 14:1-12 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
09 Apr 1977 The Night is Nearly Over Romans 13:8-14 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
02 Apr 1977 God's Strange Servants Romans 13:1-7 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
19 Mar 1977 How to Hug Romans 12:9-21 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
12 Mar 1977 Who am I, Lord? Romans 12:3-8 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
05 Mar 1977 Living Day by Day Romans 12:1-3 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Experienced
26 Feb 1977 Our Great and Glorious God Romans 11:25-36, 12:1 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Exhibited
25 Dec 1976 There's Hope Ahead Romans 11:1-24 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Exhibited
11 Dec 1976 Have they not Heard? Romans 10:14-21 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Exhibited
04 Dec 1976 How to be Saved Romans 10:1-13 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Exhibited
27 Nov 1976 Let God be God Romans 9:14-33 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Exhibited
20 Nov 1976 Has God Failed? Romans 9:1-13 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Exhibited
06 Nov 1976 If God be For Us Romans 8:29-39 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
31 Oct 1976 The Agony and the Ecstasy Romans 8:18-28 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
24 Oct 1976 The Sons of God among Men Romans 8:14-17 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
10 Oct 1976 Why not Live? Romans 8:5-13 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
26 Sep 1976 No Condemnation Romans 7:25, 8:1-4 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
19 Sep 1976 The Continuing Struggle Romans 7:7-25 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
12 Sep 1976 Free to Win or Loose Romans 7:1-6 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
05 Sep 1976 Whose Slave are You? Romans 6:15-23 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
20 Jun 1976 The True Baptism of the Spirit Romans 6:3-14 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
30 May 1976 Can we Go on Sinning? Romans 6:1-2 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
23 May 1976 Rejoicing in God Romans 5:11-21 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
16 May 1976 Rejoicing in Suffering Romans 5:3-10 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
24 Apr 1976 Rejoicing in Hope Romans 5:1-2 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
10 Apr 1976 The Faith of our Father Romans 4:13-25 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
03 Apr 1976 The Father of Faith Romans 4:1-12 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
24 Jan 1976 But Now Romans 3:21-31 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
17 Jan 1976 Total Wipeout Romans 3:1-20 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
10 Jan 1976 According to Light Romans 2:12-29 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
03 Jan 1976 Sinful Morality Romans 2:1-11 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
20 Dec 1975 The Deepening Darkness Romans 1:24-32 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
13 Dec 1975 The Tragic Sense of Life Romans 1:18-23 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
06 Dec 1975 Introduction to Life Romans 1:1-17 Stedman, Ray From Guilt to Glory -- Explained
31 Dec 1969 The Meaning of Baptism Romans 6:4 Stedman, Ray Main Service
21 Jul 1968 The Man God Uses Romans 1:13-16 Stedman, Ray Main Service
25 Nov 1967 The Scars of Sin Romans 6:16 Stedman, Ray Main Service
21 Jan 1967 The Message Of Romans Romans Stedman, Ray Adventuring through the Bible
02 Feb 1963 The Former Day Saints Romans 16:1-27 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
05 Jan 1963 The Minister of Jesus Christ Romans 15:14-33 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
29 Dec 1962 Power to Please Romans 15:1-13 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
15 Dec 1962 About Doubtful Things Romans 14:1-23 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
08 Dec 1962 The Demand of the Hour Romans 13:8-14 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
01 Dec 1962 Citizen-Saints Romans 13:1-7 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
24 Nov 1962 Authentic Christians Romans 12:9-21 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
10 Nov 1962 The Body at Work Romans 12:3-8 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
28 Oct 1962 Discovering the Will of God Romans 11:33-36, 12:1-2 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
21 Oct 1962 The Christian and the Jew Romans 11:1-36 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
14 Oct 1962 How Far Away is God? Romans 9:30-33, 10:1-21 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
16 Sep 1962 Who Chose Whom? Romans 9:1-29 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
09 Sep 1962 Prayer, Providence, Praise Romans 8:26-39 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
12 Aug 1962 The Joy of being Grown Up Romans 8:14-25 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
29 Jul 1962 In the Arena Romans 8:5-14 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
22 Jul 1962 False Consecration Romans 7:14-25, 8:1-4 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
15 Jul 1962 Do Chrisitans need the Ten Commandments? Romans 7:1-13 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
01 Jul 1962 Choose Your Master Romans 6:15-23 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
24 Jun 1962 The Day I Died Romans 6:1-14 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
17 Jun 1962 To Reign in Life Romans 5:12-21 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
10 Jun 1962 Faith Faces Life Romans 5:1-11 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
03 Jun 1962 Exhibit A Romans 3:27-31, 4:1-25 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
27 May 1962 Peale or Paul? Romans 3:9-26 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
20 May 1962 Red Herrings Romans 2:17-29, 3:1-8 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
13 May 1962 The Secrets of Men Romans 2:1-16 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
06 May 1962 When Everyone Knows God Romans 1:18-32 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)
29 Apr 1962 Simple Christianity Romans 1:1-17 Stedman, Ray Romans (Series #1)

(Alphabetized by Author)

Best Commentaries




C. NORMAN BARTLETT - Right in Romans - 1953 (Studies in the Epistle of Paul to the Romans)




DR. B. H. CARROLL - Romans - Studies in Romans (1935)




  • Spurgeon: In his own way this author is one of the most instructive of American writers; he is clear and definite, and leaves his meaning impressed upon the mind. His scholarship is respectable.....we have read him with pleasure....Always repays for consulting.
  • Bibliotheca Sacra - Dr. Cowles writes with perspicuity, precision, and conciseness—three invaluable excellencIes of style for a commentary.












Or by chapter:







J VERNON MCGEE - Romans Commentary - Through the Bible - Mp3's by chapter
















JOHN SCHULTZ - 140 pages

LOUIS TALBOT - Addresses on Romans (1936)

Rosscup: A popular series of radio expositions by a dynamic former pastor of The Church of the Open Door (Los Angeles) and key figure in the success of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, now developed into Biola University, one of the leading Christian liberal arts institutions in the world. His wife, Carol Talbot, has written his colorful life in For This I Was Born. The work on Romans is basic exposition alive with frequent potent illustrations drawn mostly from Talbot’s ministry. The material is an example of how one very effective channel of God’s gospel communicated it, and has much that is helpful for personal reading by laymen and ministers alike. Many aspects will prime a preacher or Bible study leader. Many, however, will not agree with Talbot that Romans 7:14–24 refers to the defeated Christian life, but will hold that even the mature Christian life will experience in some degree daily the down pull of sin and yet the uplift of the Spirit described in chapter 8.




By Chapter/Verse







































  • A Divine Cordial: Exposition of Romans 8:28. (Audio version of book)
  • Rosscup: This (book) is excellent in looking in tremendous detail at 8:28 to see if all things do work together for good to those who love God, who are called according to His purpose, and in what senses they do. There is much solid and rich food for thought and much to make one think through. If a preacher or teacher is preparing to speak on Romans 8:28 this is a good book to expand his thinking on various facets of the matter.



























Cambridge Bible Commentary on Romans

On Romans

Hint: NETBible (with choice of several other versions such as ESV, NAS, HCSB in right panel) scrolls in synch with NETBible notes in the right panel and Constable's Expository Notes.

Romans Verse by Verse
Excellent commentary

James Rosscup - Dr. Chafer, president of Dallas Theological Seminary until 1952, used to say that Newell knew more about the book of Romans than any other man he knew. Newell has written here a detailed English commentary which is very helpful to laymen and easy to read.

Devotionals on Romans

Sermons on Romans

Word Pictures in Romans

Emphasis on Greek Word Study


Click here to access the titles listed below - the Pdf has 1182 pages of sermons. Rogers is conservative, pithy and practical! He is one of the stellar expositors of the twentieth century. Highly recommended to aid your sermon and teaching preparation. 

  •   The Book That Changed the World—Romans 1:1
  •   Life’s Greatest Adventure—Romans 1:14–16
  •   The Missionary Challenge—Romans 1:14–16
  •   Totally Abandoned to the Gospel—Romans 1:14–16
  •   No Other Way to Heaven Except Through Jesus—Romans 1:16
  •   The Need for Bold Believers—Romans 1:16
  •   Living By Faith—Romans 1:17; 10:11–21
  •   Midnight at High Noon—Romans 1:18–31
  •   The Lost World—Romans 1:18–31
  •   The Last Step on the Way Down—Romans 1:24
  •   Does Character Count?—Romans 1:28–32
  •   How God Handles Hypocrites—Romans 2:1–8, 16
  •   God Versus Humanity—Romans 3:9–10
  •   It’s Time for Some Good News—Romans 4:1–5
  •   How to Be Strong in the Faith—Romans 4:16–25
  •   How to Be Strong in Faith—Romans 4:16–25
  •   Strong Faith—Romans 4:16–25
  •   The Authority of the Holy Spirit—Romans 5:1–5, 17
  •   The Authority of the Holy Spirit—Romans 5:1–5, 17
  •   How to Have a Rock-Solid Faith—Romans 5:1–5
  •   How God Develops Christian Character—Romans 5:3
  •   There Is So Much More—Romans 5:6–9
  •   Our One-Man Salvation—Romans 5:6–21
  •   This Thing Called Sin—Romans 5:12
  •   How to Live in Victory—Romans 6:1–2
  •   Living Victoriously—Romans 6:1–13
  •   Liberated Living—Romans 6:1–19
  •   The Conquering Christian—Romans 6:1–22
  •   Three Steps to Victory—Romans 6:3–6, 11–18
  •   Abounding Victory Through Amazing Grace, Part 1—Romans 6:6–7
  •   Abounding Victory Through Amazing Grace, Part 2—Romans 7:1–4
  •   Learning to Possess Your Possessions—Romans 7:1–4
  •   The Grace, the Groan, and the Glory—Romans 8
  •   The Grace, the Groan, and the Glory—Romans 8
  •   Turning Hurts into Hallelujahs—Romans 8
  •   Your Spiritual Biography—Romans 8
  •   The Agony and the Ecstasy—Romans 8:1–4, 22–39
  •   Eternal Security of the Believer—Romans 8:1–39
  •   Getting to Know Your Best Friend—Romans 8:9
  •   The Spirit of Easter—Romans 8:9–11
  •   How to Make Sense Out of Suffering—Romans 8:18–23
  •   The Problem of Pain—Romans 8:18–23
  •   Desert Storms and Desert Roses—Romans 8:18–25
  •   The Problem of Pain—Romans 8:18–39
  •   The Problem of Pain—Romans 8:18–39
  •   A Biblical Response To Katrina—Romans 8:20–28
  •   How to Pray in the Spirit—Romans 8:26–27
  •   Praying in the Spirit—Romans 8:26–27
  •   Prayer—Romans 8:26–28
  •   God Works All Things Together for Good—Romans 8:28
  •   The Chemistry of the Cross—Romans 8:28
  •   Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?—Romans 8:28–39
  •   The Chemistry of the Cross—Romans 8:28–29
  •   A Total Makeover—Romans 8:28–30
  •   The Five Pillars of Salvation—Romans 8:28–30
  •   Victory over Circumstances—Romans 8:28–30
  •   Victory over Circumstances—Romans 8:28–30
  •   Blessed Assurance—Romans 8:28–31
  •   You Can Be Sure—Romans 8:28–31
  •   You Can Be Sure—Romans 8:28–31
  •   How to Be Sure That You Are Secure—Romans 8:29, 38–39
  •   Five Questions The Devil Can’t Answer—Romans 8:30–39
  •   The Heartbeat of Missions—Romans 9:1–3
  •   The Missionary Motive—Romans 9:1–3
  •   A Report from Israel—Romans 9:1–4; 10:1–4; 11:1–2
  •   Predestined for Hell? Absolutely Not!—Romans 9:1–23
  •   Salvation—Romans 10
  •   Man’s Greatest Need—Romans 10:1–4
  •   The Simplicity of Salvation—Romans 10:1–7
  •   Salvation—Romans 10:1–13
  •   This Thing Called Salvation—Romans 10:1–13
  •   Authentic Christianity—Romans 10:11–17
  •   Biblical Faith: What It Is and How to Have It—Romans 10:11–17
  •   Faith: What It Is and How to Have It—Romans 10:17–21
  •   Is God Through with the Jews?—Romans 11:1
  •   The Power of Effectual Prayer—Romans 11:36
  •   The Secret of Effectual Prayer—Romans 11:36
  •   The Secret of Effectual Prayer—Romans 11:36
  •   Is Capital Punishment a Sin?—Romans 12
  •   Discovering Your Ministry—Romans 12:1–12
  •   Five Principles for Discovering Your Ministry—Romans 12:1–8
  •   Five Principles for Discovering Your Ministry—Romans 12:1–8
  •   Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gift—Romans 12:1–13
  •   Does a Loving God Believe in Capital Punishment?—Romans 12:1–21; 13:1–4
  •   Humility—Romans 12:1–13
  •   How to Discover Your Spiritual Gift—Romans 12:6
  •   Freedom Is Not Free—Romans 12:9, 17–18; 13:1–4
  •   Knowing the Time—Romans 13
  •   The Christian and War—Romans 13:1–4
  •   What the Bible Says About War—Romans 13:1–4
  •   Christian Citizenship—Romans 13:1–7
  •   Christian Citizenship—Romans 13:1–7
  •   Freedom Is Not Free—Romans 13:1–7
  •   The Bible, War, and Peace—Romans 13:1–7
  •   The Wake-up Call—Romans 13:11–14
  •   When Good Men Differ—Romans 14
  •   What to Do When Brethren Disagree—Romans 14:1–23
  •   The Lordship of Christ—Romans 14:7–11
  •   The Things That Make for Peace—Romans 14:19
  •   Saved to Serve—Romans 15; 16

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on

The Epistle to the Romans Commentary - The International Critical Commentary Series 1896

James Rosscup -  Because of its thoroughness in matters of the Greek text, some have regarded this as the best of the older Greek works on Romans. It is good, but not as lucid and normally workable as commentaries by Bruce, Cranfield, Gifford, Murray, and Schreiner. These other works do not go into the minutia as Sanday and Headlam, but get to the point much better. However, the ICC work should be obtained by the serious student who can use his Greek. Cranfield’s new ICC work on Romans is better overall, as is Moo.

Sam Storms: . For many years the standard work on the Greek text, it has been replaced in the ICC series by Cranfield. Still worthy of study.

The Epistle to the Romans

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