In a recent sermon (download mp3 here), pastor John Piper preached,

…God’s ultimate purpose for the universe and all of history and your life is to display the glory of Christ in its highest expression in His dying to make a rebellious people His bride. That’s the reason the universe exists; to display the glory of God’s grace in its highest expression as the Son of God dies to make a rebellious people His bride. Everything exists so that that can happen and everything exists to highlight that and make much of that, especially you. God’s ultimate purpose in creating the world and choosing to let it become this sin-wracked world that it is is so that the greatness of the glory of Christ could be put on display where he bought the rebellious bride at the cost of His life…

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