Hourglass Bible Study

Study of Romans – Sundays, Beginning Nov. 6, 4:30-5:30 PM

Beginning November 6, the Hourglass class will read Paul’s letter to the Romans, which is a thorough but sometimes challenging explanation of Paul’s understanding of Christianity. We will take our time, reading this letter through March 6, as we explore both what the letter may have meant to the Romans in the context of their time and circumstance and what the letter means to us today. All views are welcome in this safe place to ask questions and explore your understanding of the Bible.

The group will meet via Zoom from 4:30 to 5:30 each Sunday evening. You can join the class by contacting Mary Ray at mbray5@sbcglobal.net.


The structure of the one-hour class, as in the past, will begin with a discussion of the previous week’s readings and the group’s initial reading of the current week’s passage. That will be followed by period of quiet reflection, sharing of our reflections and questions, and a discussion of what we want to explore in the upcoming week. Then, in the following class, we will share what we learned.

Hourglass Bible Study Structure

Here is a link that shows you multiple interpretations of any given scripture verse: https://biblehub.com/commentaries/


Handouts for Roman:

Revised Reading Schedule for Romans Introduction to Romans A bit about rhetoric in Paul


Prior Topics:

Study of Hebrews
Study of Exodus
Study of the Life of David
Study of the Gospel of Matthew
Study of Elijah
Study of Galatians