Greatest Good of the Gospel

John Piper: What was the most loving thing Jesus could do for us? What was the endpoint, the highest good, of the gospel? Redemption? Forgiveness? Justification? Reconciliation? Sanctification? Adoption? Are not all of these great wonders simply means to something greater? Something final? Something that Jesus asked his Father to give us? “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” (John 17:24). The Christian gospel is “the gospel of the glory of Christ” because its final aim is that we would see and savor and show the glory of Christ. For this is none other than the glory of God. “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature” (Hebrews 1:3). “He is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). When the light of the gospel shines in our hearts, it is “the light of

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Preaching at Frinton Mission 2012

If you’re interested, here are my sermons preached at Frinton Mission last week. My theme was The Goal of the Gospel – what it is, how it works, and why it’s important: Jesus is Building His Church (preached at St. Mary’s Parish Church) The Fall of Man The Essential Elements of the Gospel The Goal of the Gospel Beholding the Glory of Christ What it means to be Born Again Does it really matter what we believe? (evangelistic sermon)