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.
God created us for his glory.
Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.
All of us have failed to glorify God as we should.
We are thus found to be dead in our trespasses and under God’s just condemnation.
God sent his Son to save sinners from their hopeless condition of deadness and condemnation,
and bring us to God, our eternal joy.
What does this mean?
The greatest news in all the world is that God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sin. Our spiritual inner condition of being dead is overcome and we are made alive in Christ. Also, our legal condition of guilt and condemnation is remedied by a just penalty being poured out on Jesus on our behalf. This allows us to be brought home to God, our eternal joy.
Part 6 of this series will answer the final question: How can I have all of this and be saved?
1 Timothy 1:15, John 3:17, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Isaiah 53:5-6, 1 Peter 2:24, Galatians 3:13, Ephesians 2:4-5, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:1, 1 Peter 3:18, Psalm 16:11
John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org
For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu
Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.