Romans Bible Study – FREE Bible Study Guide and Introduction

This is a 5-week Bible study on Romans. Get a link to the FREE Study Guide below.

Note: You can also pick up the journal (optional addition) from Amazon. (affil link)

What you’ll find in the study guide are questions for each chapter. The questions are designed to get you thinking and to keep you focused. Some may be easy and other questions may prompt you to do a little digging, and cross referencing.


Week 1 – Part 1 – Printable Resources

Week 1 – Part 2 – Chapters 1-3 

Week 2 – Part 1 – Printable Resources

Week 2 – Part 2 – Chapters 4-6

Week 3 – Part 1 – Printable Resources

Week 3 – Part 2 – Chapters 7-9

Week 4 – Part 1 – Printable Resources

Week 4 – Part 2 – Chapter 10-12

Week 5 – Part 1 – Printable Resources

Week 5 – Part 2 – Chapters 13-16


We all need salvation–but how does one get it? Is it based on works or faith alone? Moved by the Holy Spirit, Paul answers these questions and more as he pens his letter to the church in Rome.

Outlining the road to salvation, Paul shows us the purpose of man and the mystery revealed through Jesus Christ.

Romans teaches us that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is not one that is righteous apart from our Lord. There’s not one that seeketh God; there’s not one that doeth good. For it is God who seeks and who saves, and it’s only through Him that we find righteousness and peace.

Paul sets the record straight for all who seek to be saved through their own righteousness, by reminding us that we are weak through the flesh.

Every action has a consequence, and the consequence for sin is death. Of course we all die a physical death, we’ve seen it in both the just and the unjust, but Paul warns us about eternal separation from God, or what is known as a spiritual death.

Paul brings good news to both the Jews and the Gentiles as he explains the free gift of salvation by grace through Jesus Christ our Lord. We see how many of God’s chosen people have been removed like branches broken off of a tree, and with a dose of humility, he reminds us to remain strong in the faith lest we too should be removed from that tree.

He teaches us to trust in God, the One who demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us, (Romans 5:8) that through His death we may have life.

You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

How do I participate in this study? 

It’s simple. If you haven’t done so already, download a copy of the FREE Bible study guide–you’ll find the download further down this page.

You can find links to all of the blog posts for the Romans Bible study above.

During the week, you’ll study at home, following the outline of the study guide. You can study alone or with a group of friends–well suited for either.


These are my favourite online Bible study tools!

Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Looking for an easier commentary? Here’s the Concise Version
Other commentaries you might prefer
Interlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search


click the image to view and download, or click here

You do not need anything else for this study other than a Bible and a pen!

Additional Option… 

In addition to the study guide, I’ve created a journal (available now at Amazon) for the study. This one is a Bible-study/journal combination with thought provoking questions, quotes from some of our favorite Bible commentators, space to jot down your thoughts, and whimsical images that help make your study time creative. In it you’ll find everything you need to complete the study.

FAQ: What’s the difference between the journal and the FREE study guide? 

The journal is not only beautifully designed, it also has everything in one place so that you don’t have to download and print the questions. It also has some notations to help you understand the text. It’s designed to be a keepsake in which you can journal, and then tuck away for future reference.

It’s ideal for group study, because members can take their booklets home, answer the questions, color in the pages if they like, and bring them back each week to share their thoughts.

The journal is available now on Amazon. I’ve also provided some sample pages below so you can take a peek inside. (This post contains affiliate links)

(Please note: The journal is an optional addition. You do not require it to take part in this study, and will definitely enjoy the free resources I provide)

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  • Phalen Duarte

    I received my journal in the mail this past weekend! I’m ready for this to start and dig into Romans!

  • Jamileh


    I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and really enjoy it however I’ve never commented. I just read through the Romans bible study and I have one concern. There are questions about being spiritual Jews and other questions that pertain to Jews. I feel as though it comes off as being a bit antisemitic. Please know I am not upset and not trying to cause problems I just want to be careful of such things. What is the purpose of these questions? Any clarification you can give would be helpful.

    Thank you and Blessings,

    • Lynda Capelle

      I hope it’s okay for me to reply. We love the Jews! The book of Romans discusses the reason why the Jews did not recognize who Jesus was and that it was part of God’s plan. I don’t want to spoil it by saying too much. The Jews are very loved by God and Paul too and should be loved by us!

      • Jamileh

        Some of the questions about being a spiritual Jew and things like that seem odd. It’s something I’m not sure I understand.

    • Darlene Schacht

      Jamileh, thanks for your question. It’s a good one. In my notes for chapter one, I tried to clarify this by saying, “Verse 16 tells us that salvation was brought first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles. We’ll gain a better understanding of this concept as we move through this study. For now, however, it’s important to note that the Jews weren’t replaced by the Gentiles, but rather the Gentiles have been grafted in to the root of the tree—a tree symbolizing the covenant God made with Abraham. ”

      Romans was written both to the Jews and the Gentiles. Many times in the book, Paul is addressing the Jews in hopes that they are walking by faith rather than leaning on their lineage through Abraham By understanding the Jews, their importance and their history, we can gain a better understanding of the gospel as a whole.

      We want to make sure that readers understand that the inclusion of the Gentiles wasn’t plan B. This was God’s plan from the beginning and the promise made to Abraham was a promise of salvation to all through faith.

      Were the Jews replaced? Not by any means. They were God’s chosen people in that they were the chosen lineage through which the Messiah would come. They were chosen to set up the temple, and were given the commandments that pointed to Christ.

      Paul asks, “What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.”

      Many Christian forget the importance the Jews had in Biblical history and the importance they still have to God. Chapter 11 will lead us deeper into this topic. But we haven’t gotten there yet.

      • Jamileh

        Thank you so much for taking the time to clarify this for me. I really appreciate it. It helps me understand your heart.

  • Darlene Burgess

    I could not find the link to the free questions, reading and the coloring page. Did I just miss it or we do not have them this time Thanks for your time. Darlene, I enjoy your studies. I appreciate your hard work and devotion you do for others May God Bless You.


    • Nancy F. Scates

      I was also wondering about the printable resources (Week at a Glance, Questions of the Week and Coloring Pages. This will be my first time participating in your online bible study and I wasn’t for sure when you make those available.
      I have purchased all of your bible study journals and prayer journals and am currently attempting to print all the study guides and printable resources so that I can complete your previous studies on my own.
      I am really excited about being able to follow along with you during this one! I appreciate your dedication and hard work! You are an inspiration to me.

      In Christ,

      • Darlene Schacht

        Questions of the week are in the study guide that’s available on this page. I don’t have printables for that anymore because all of the questions are in the study guide. Week at a glance was from an old study, what I’m providing with this one is “Notes and Quotes” for each chapter and coloring pages on Mondays and Fridays. I hope that answers your question.

    • Phalen Duarte

      There is a blog post here on the blog every Monday during the study that will include the schedule for the week, the coloring page and the extra verse printables. So since this study starts tomorrow, the first week worth of printables will be posted tomorrow. Hope this helps!

    • Darlene Schacht

      Questions of the week are in the study guide that’s available on this page. I don’t have printables for that anymore because all of the questions are in the study guide. Week at a glance was from an old study, what I’m providing with this one is “Notes and Quotes” for each chapter and coloring pages on Mondays and Fridays. Click through the table of contents above to find them.

      I hope that answers your question.

  • Ramona Parker

    I just received my Study of Romans journal I am excited to begin this study this will be my first online study… I have the prayer journal and I use it often …thank you for sharing with us

  • Monique Stam

    Do your children participate in National Bible Bowl? This year and last you have covered the books they are studying! 🙂

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  • Deanna

    I enjoyed the Romans Bible study.
    I did want to make you aware of a mistake in the journal. Chapter 16’s study had the scriptures from chapter 15.
    Otherwise, a good study.

  • Jeannette Pagan

    I’m doing the Romans bible study with my cousin and we are both a little stuck in chapter 3. Can anyone help us?

  • Angela Hall

    I do not understand how a blog works. I have just started the Romans study guide. I would like to “check” my answerers. Where and how do I do that?

  • Darla

    I am going to teach Romans to a group this fall and would appreciate looking at your materials. Thank you.