The Glorious Work of the Gospel (Romans 16:25–27)
I. The Gospel Establishes Believers (Romans 16:25a)
II. The Gospel Proclaims Jesus Christ (Romans 16:25b)
III. The Gospel Reveals God’s Mystery (Romans 16:25c-27)
Romans 16:25–27 (NKJV)
25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began
26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith—
27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
In Romans 15:14-21 Paul gives a defense of his ministry, especially of his boldness in writing this letter to a church he did not found and had never visited. Except for a few individuals he had met elsewhere, he did not know the Christians in Rome. Yet he addresses them both warmly and forthrightly, as if they were close friends.