I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time. Not sure if I’ll do this in 2013 just yet, but I wanted to post my thoughts to clear out some brain space. I’d like to study Romans, passage by passage, in these 8 steps:
- Read and translate the Greek text. Note all grammatical and syntactical observations.
- Look up all grammatical references in Wallace‘s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics.
- Memorize the CSB Translation of the passage.
- Arc the passage using Bible Arc. Arc summaries of larger chunks as I progress.
- Listen to Moo lecture on the passage
- Read Moo and Cranfield‘s commentaries on the passage. Schreiner too, if I get it.
- Listen to the John Piper’s sermon(s) on the passage
- Outline a sermon as if I were to preach that section identifying the FCF, big idea, main points, subpoints, and transitions.
- (in an ideal world, the next step would be to preach the passage at my church)