Resources For Understanding and Preaching Through Romans
In going through Romans together some may wonder what resources are being used. After all, not all resources come to the same conclusion, nor are they all equal. So when a word gets defined or an argument is presented, here are the tools and helps I am using:
(Primary Tool means I use it every week. Secondary Tool means I use it when I need greater clarification about a text.)
- The translation from which I preach: New American Standard Bible (NASB)
- Primary Tool. (BDAG) A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. By Walter Bauer. This is tool is a Greek dictionary that defines words based on the context of the text itself but also by way of word usage in the ancient world. My Greek Professor in seminary said this is one of the three most important tools a a student of the Bible can own.
- Primary Tool. The Epistle to the Romans. By Douglas J. Moo.
- Primary Tool. Romans. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. By Thomas R. Schreiner.
- Secondary Tool. Greek Words Studies in the New Testament. By Kenneth S. Wuest
- Secondary Tool. Commentary on Romans. By Martin Luther.
- Secondary Tool. Commentary on Romans. By John MacArthur.
- Primary Tool. English Standard Version (ESV) Study Bible.
- Secondary Tool. New English Translation (NET) Study Bible.
- Daniel Milligan, Pastor at First Baptist Church in Stigler, OK. A friend who has preached through Romans.
- Ryan Smith and I spend a lot of time discussing the text together.
- Prayer. To be under God’s authority myself. To be protected from error. To save sinners and build up the bride of Christ. To glorify God.
- The Prayers of Eagle Heights.