November 14, 2021 Stephen Ringl

To God be the Glory!

To God be the Glory!

The Greek word δόξα (doxa) appears 166 times in the New Testament and in 152 cases, we translate the word directly to GLORY. In this morning's sermon, we focus on a doxology given by Paul to summarize the first three chapters of this epistle to the Ephesian church, and indeed to all the saints.


Here is the list of passages I will refer to in the sermon. I've broken it up into sections to make it easier to study. I hope you find this list eye-opening and convicting and encouraging! All verses are in the English Standard Version.


John's Gospel


John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.


John 2:11

This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.


John 5:44

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?


John 7:18

The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.


John 8:50

Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.


John 8:54

Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’


John 11:4

But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”


John 11:40

Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”


John 12:41

Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him.


John 12:43

for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.


John 17:5

And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.


John 17:22

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,


John 17:24

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.


Glory Ascribed to God the Father


Luke 2:14

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”


Luke 19:38

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”


Romans 11:36

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.


Romans 16:27

to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.


1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 15:40–41


40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.


2 Corinthians 4:15–18

15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


Galatians 1:3–5

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Philippians 2:9–11

9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Philippians 4:19–20

19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.


1 Timothy 1:17

To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.


2 Timothy 4:18

The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Titus 2:11–14

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.


Hebrews 13:20–21

20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.


Jude 24–25

24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


Revelation: God's Glory Fulfilled


Revelation 1:5–6

5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.


Revelation 4:9–11

9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”


Revelation 5:11–14

11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.


Revelation 7:11–12

11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”


Revelation 14:7

And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”


Revelation 19:1

After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,


Revelation 21:22–26

22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.


Ephesians 1-3: Praise Him and Give Him Glory


Ephesians 1:12

so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.


Ephesians 1:14

who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.


Ephesians 1:17

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,


Ephesians 3:13

So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.


Ephesians 3:16

that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,


Ephesians 3:21

to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


To God Be the Glory!

Fanny Crosby (1875)


Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son.


But purer, and higher, and greater will be

Our wonder, our worship, when Jesus we see.


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the earth hear His voice!


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the people rejoice!


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the earth hear His voice!


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the people rejoice!


Come to the Father through Jesus the Son

And give Him the Glory, Great things He has done!