Glory Gives Us a Purpose: The Gospel is Transformational

Week 5 – Andy Hazelet – September 9, 2019

Big Idea:  The true Gospel is about Transformation, not consumerism.

Big Question:  How does Paul summarize the true Gospel of Transformation?

Main Scripture:  Romans 16:21-27.

1. Transformation Strengthens. 

Vs. 25a – “Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong.”  (NLT)

Ephesians 3:20 –Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”  (NLT)

Jude 1:24 – “Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.”  (NLT)

Romans 1:11 – “For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord.”  (NLT)

2. Transformation is meant to be Shared. 

Vs. 25b–26 – “Just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time.  But now as the prophets foretold and as the eternal God has commanded, this message is made known to all Gentiles everywhere, so that they too might believe and obey him.”  (NLT) 

Ephesians 3:6-7 – “And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children.  Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.  By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News.”  (NLT)

3. Transformation has a Source.

Vs. 27: “All glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen.”  (NLT)

Romans 11:36 – “For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”  (NLT).