The Ground of all Grace to Sinners

Some more notes from Piper’s sermons at New Horizon…

* The universe exists to display the greatness of the glory of the grace of God.

* Rev 13:8 – Even before creation, in God’s mind there would be a slaying of the Lamb. This means that Jesus death was not Plan B!

* Rev 5:9-12 – God is not evil, to will evil, that he hates. (Struggled to get my head round this point at first… think I’m getting there.)

* Lam 3:32 – Translating the Hebrew word for ‘willingly’ literally here means ‘from His heart’. So God might ‘will’ evil, but it does not come from His heart.

* Every blessing we enjoy was bought by the cross, by His suffering. There are 7 blessings we receive through Jesus sufferings:

1) Jesus absorbed our wrath (Gal 3:13)
2) Jesus bore our sins and our guilt (1 Pet 2:24)
3) Jesus provided perfect righteousness for us (Phil 2:7-8)
4) Jesus defeated death (Heb 2:14)
5) Jesus disarmed Satan (Col 2:14)
6) Jesus purchased perfect, final healing (Isa 53:4)
7) Jesus brings us to God, which is the goal of the Gospel (1 Pet 3:18)

1) The point was to give God glory
2) That plan came to its pinacle on Good Friday in His suffering
3) Therefore, we will praise Him forever.

2 thoughts on “The Ground of all Grace to Sinners

  1. Piper is great….well God is great, but God is His Grace uses Piper to show how Glorious and graceful and Merciful He is 😀

    Piper is my hero..but I like jesus better….how’s that?

    p.s my blog is back..

  2. Yay! Welcome back James! Piper is also one of my heros of the faith… though I tend to agree with you on all points, I like Jesus better too!

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