All Glory to God for the Gospel (Romans 16:25-27)

After all Paul has said to the saints in Rome about the good news of God’s Son he can’t help but erupt once more in joyful praise to God. He concludes with a doxology, ascribing to the Lord the glory that is due his name, reminding the Roman church once more to behold their God. But these final words pose a question of eternal significance. It’s a question more important than who you voted for, whom you want to marry, what’s on your bucket list, or what you want to be when you grow up; for how we answer this question it is a matter of life and death. The question is this: In view of this God and his gospel, how will you respond?

Whether you’ve read Romans a hundred times and attended church your whole life, or whether you’re hearing the good news of Jesus today for the first time, the question is the same: How will you respond? In this sermon, pastor Matt reminds us that God is to be praised for his wisdom and power revealed in the good news of Jesus. Doxology is not only how Paul concludes his letter explaining the gospel of God; doxology is to be the response of all those who hear the gospel and behold the glorious Christ.