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Proposition: To demonstrate some of the significant thoughts exhibited in apostolic doxologies that should encourage Christians.
Introduction A. Review the Meaning of "Doxology" 1. Glory - doxa (doxa) 2. Word - logoj (logos) / logia (logia) 3. -ia = Quality B. The Recognition of God's Opinion of Himself 1. God's Opinion of Himself 2. Go Is Exactly Who and What He Says He Is C. The Relationship Titles in the Doxologies 1. The Persons of the Godhead 2. The Qualities of the Persons of the Godhead D. The Response Is Often to What God Has Done for Christians I. THE GLORY OF THE ONLY WISE GOD - Romans 16:25-27 KJV Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. A. Power Will Establish You According to My Gospel - vs. 25 B. To the Only Wise God – vs. 27 C. Through Jesus Christ II. THE GLORY OF GOD EVEN FATHER - Philippians 4:19, 20 (Grandville Sharp) KJV Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. A. God Will Supply Our Need - 4:19 B. The God and Father of Us - 4:20 C. Is Glory D. Into the Ages of the Ages. Amen! III. THE GLORY OF THE ONE WHO HAS THE POWER TO DO - Ephesians 3:20, 21 NAS Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. A. His Power to Do Abundantly B. Unto Him Is the Glory C. In the Church D. In Christ Jesus E. Into All the Generations of the Ages of the Ages F. Amen IV. THE GLORY OF THE KING OF THE AGES AND THE ONLY WISE GOD - 1 Timothy 1:17 KJV 1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. A. Incorruptible B. Invisible C. Only Wise God D. Is Honor and Glory E. Into the Ages of the Ages F. Amen V. THE GLORY OF THE GOD OF PEACE - Hebrews 13:20, 21 KJV Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. A. God of Peace B. Having Led Up Out of Dead Ones C. The Lord Jesus Christ D. He Will Thoroughly Adjust You E. Through Jesus Christ F. To Whom Is Glory G. Into the Ages of the Ages. Amen! VI. GLORY TO THE GOD WHO ULTIMATELY SUPPLIES ONE'S SPIRITUAL GIFT - 1 Peter 4:10, 11 KJV 1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. A. Each One Has Received a Gift - vs. 10 B. Speaking and Ministry Gifts - vs. 11 C. God in All Things May Be Glorified D. To Whom Is the Glory and the Might E. Into the Ages of the Ages. Amen! VII. GLORY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST – 2 Peter 3:18 KJV 2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. A. Grow in Grace and Knowledge B. Of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ C. To Him Is the Glory D. Both Now E. And Into a Day of an Age VIII. THE GLORY OF THE ONLY WISE GOD OUR SAVIOR - Jude 24, 25 KJV Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. A. He Has the Power to Guard You - vs. 24 B. He Has the Power to Present You C. The Only God Our Savior D. Is Glory, Greatness, Might and Authority E. Before Any Age F. And Now G. Into All the Ages. Amen KJV Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. DBY Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in the heaven and upon the earth and under the earth, and those that are upon the sea, and all things in them, heard I saying, To him that sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb, blessing, and honour, and glory, and might, to the ages of ages. KJV Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. DBY Revelation 7:11 And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders, and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne upon their faces, and worshipped God, 12 saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and strength, to our God, to the ages of ages. Amen. KJV Revelation 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
TRANS: We must know what God's opinion of Himself is if we are going to give a word of glory. We must get out of the way so that He can glorify Himself through us.Conclusion A. B. C. D.