The Ultimate Goal of Life & What Stands in the Way of It

The Ultimate Goal of Life & What Stands in the Way of It

What is the point of it all? What is the highest good? What is the point of life? Greg addresses these huge question in this sermon clip, where he introduces the idea of the beautific vision. The point of everything is to enjoy loving God in his is enjoying and loving us. But of course there are some basic things that stand in the way of this ultimate goal.

To watch the entire sermon: http://whchurch.org/sermons-media/sermon/shame

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