ACCESS: This video is in English with the addition of American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and English captions. You can find the original video HERE.

  1. God created us for his glory.

  2. Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.

  3. All of us have failed to glorify God as we should.

  4. We are thus found to be dead in our trespasses and under God’s just condemnation.


What does this mean?


Our spiritual (moral) condition is that we are dead. We are dead inside to spiritual things. Our legal condition is that we are under God’s just condemnation (wrath).


Scripture References
Ephesians 2:1-3, 1 Corinthians 2:14, Genesis 18:25, Acts 17:30-31, Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10


John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

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