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Join Max Lucado's Summer Online Bible Study through Romans

Get free access to all six teaching videos in the brand-new study and come to understand the one major theme of the book of Romans — that we are saved by grace through faith.

Find peace and rest in God's unbending and unending gift of grace.

Have you ever felt that you did something that could not be forgiven--that God's grace could not extend to your situation? It's easy to beat yourself up. But as the apostle Paul reveals in his letter to the Romans, God never does. His grace is always sufficient to meet your needs and cover your mistakes, missteps, and misdeeds.

Or, maybe you're stuck trying to earn God's grace...? When the world demands: achieve, succeed, earn, God says: learn on me, trust me, believe me. You don't have to accomplish or prove anything; God offers unconditional acceptance to a believing heart.

In this 40-Day study based on his bestselling book, In the Grip of Grace, Max Lucado illuminates one of the richest theological works ever penned, the book of Romans. The core idea of Romans is that we are saved by grace, through faith.

Max will guide you through this letter from Paul to the Romans, revealing what the apostle's words meant to his original readers and how they apply to you today. You will be encouraged as you listen to Max's teachings and challenged to study the book of Romans like never before!

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Plus, receive:

  • FREE ACCESS to Max's six Romans: In the Grip of Grace teaching videos, releasing week-by-week, no additional registration required!
  • FREE DOWNLOAD: session one of Romans: In the Grip of Grace study guide and Chapters 1-4 of the book.
  • FREE ACCESS to the online community
  • FREE PRINTABLE study schedule

Let's study Romans with Max Lucado

Max Lucado ushers us into this study of one of the richest theological works ever penned, the book of Romans. 

The core idea of Romans is that we are saved by grace, through faith.

In this liberating study, Max focuses on several important themes:

  • The reality, danger and power of sin – the deepest problem humans face (Romans 1-2).
  • God's grace, which is real, amazing, available to all (Romans 3-5).
  • God has set us free, but the battle with sin continues – becoming like Jesus demands continual surrender (Romans 6-8).
  • We are a part of God's beautiful story – creation, fall, redemption, and restoration (Romans 9-11).
  • Christians follow in Jesus' footsteps by humbly serving and sacrificially loving others (Romans 12-13).
  • Christ-followers are called to live in fellowship with each other (Romans 14-16).


Session One: The Problem We Face (Romans 1-2)

Session Two: The Gift We've Been Offered (Romans 3-5)

Session Three: The Battle We Fight (Romans 6-8)

Session Four: The Story We've Joined (Romans 9-11)

Session Five: The Path We Follow (Romans 12-13)

Session Six: The Fellowship We Find (Romans 14-16)

Max Lucado’s study on the Book of Romans is the inaugural study in a series called 40 Days Through the Book. Each of the studies in this series, taught by a different pastor or Bible teacher on specific books of the Bible, is designed to help us more actively engage with God’s Word by understanding its background and culture, and applying it in a fresh way to our lives. 

Praise for In the Grip of Grace

This book was part of my decision to go back to church after 40 years of being a non-practitioner. I am so thankful that I discovered Max Lucado; my life is now in the hands of our Lord and I have real inner peace for the first time in many years.

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In the Grip of Grace is an absolutely beautiful declaration that nothing can pull us from the grip of God's grace. It's a timeless message. Max Lucado writes as an every day believer who struggles with believing that grace never stops covering us. He's encouraging, truthful, and understanding. I was deeply encouraged by this book.

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Max Lucado is a wonderful Bible study writer. He writes in words of the average person. Clear & understandable. This book is a prime example of that.

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Meet Max

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas.

Max currently serves as teaching minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 145 million products in print, including. . .

Six Hours One Friday
He Chose the Nails

On Calvary's Hill
And the Angels Were Silent,
Unshakable Hope,
How Happiness Happens,
Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name,
Facing Your Giants,
Anxious for Nothing, and
You Are Never Alone
In the Grip of Grace - updated, spring 2021
You Were Made for This Moment - coming fall 2021

Who is this study for?


Whether you're an individual going through this with our online community, or you're a small group leader hosting the study in a church or home, this study is for anyone who wants to exchange the pressure of accomplishment for the peace of God's grace.

Will you join us?

The OBS is June 21-August 1 and registration is FREE!

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