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Classic sermons by Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and NY Times best-selling author of "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism." For the latest sermons and additional resources, please visit www.GospelinLife.com

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David's Courage
38:44

The classic story of David and Goliath answers the question, “What does real courage look like? ” David’s heart surfaces in this story of fear and faith. “David showed us that when the odds truly are against us and we feel overwhelmed, the single most important thing we can ever do is to remember what is most real – the character, power and rule of God” (Becky Pippert, “A Heart for God”).

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 3, 2015. Series "David: The Man of Prayer". Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:32-50.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/partner and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jul 08, 2020
David’s Anointing
43:37

We’re looking at the life of David, and it impresses me how each week each time we look at a new episode we not only are getting ancient history, but we’re always getting some question addressed that has quite modern, contemporary … I should actually say perennial … relevance. For example, I think the question we’re going to be helped to answer today is … What do you really look like? Am I ugly? Am I attractive? What do I really look like? This passage helps us answer these questions.

There are a number of ways to read a passage, so let’s read this one while keeping that question in mind. Let’s notice what it teaches us about 1) the importance of true beauty, 2) the source of true beauty and 3) the secret of both detecting and developing true beauty.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 26, 2015. Series "David: The Man of Prayer". Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/partner and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jul 06, 2020
Saul's Rejection
38:07

We’re looking at the life of David, and today we get to a text that actually gets us to address one of the most urgent and important questions you could ask: what’s wrong with the human race? The problem is we know how we should live, and we aren’t able to do it. Why do we do the terrible things we do when we basically know how we should live? One answer is in this passage from 1 Samuel. It’s not the only answer, but it’s an extremely important one. It’s a small but important subject I want to bring to your attention. To get at it, let’s ask these questions: How did Saul fail? Why did Saul fail? How can we escape the thing that destroyed him?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 19, 2015. Series "David: The Man of Prayer". Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:10-23.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/partner and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jul 03, 2020
Hannah's Prayer
39:46

We’re going to be looking at the life of David, who is not only the author of most of the Psalms but was a great man of prayer. First and second Samuel are often called the book of David. This story begins with a woman who radically changes her life through prayer. She’s a desperate woman. She’s culturally oppressed, but she takes control through prayer, so it’s very appropriate.

She’s obviously the forerunner of David and the mother of the forerunner of David. Let’s take a look at this very attractive person. Her name is Hannah.

We are first going to look at Hannah’s sorrow, which we’re given more insight to in the first few verses. Secondly, Hannah’s response to her sorrow. Lastly, in her great song, only of which a few verses we were able to read, we see a Savior who Hannah is looking forward to who actually enables her to respond to the sorrow in the way she does.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 12, 2015. Series "David: The Man of Prayer". Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:3-11, 18-20; 2:8-10.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/partner and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jul 01, 2020
What is Love?: An Open Forum
26:50

Whenever you really fall in love, you want to completely give yourself away. You want to just let all your defenses down. You want to be completely vulnerable. On the other hand, we also see love is continually letting us down because people are letting us down.

When you love someone, you’re loving a human being. That human being to whom you’re giving complete trust will tend to let you down. There’s something cosmic about love. There’s something, on the other hand, completely fickle about love.

Do you have a philosophy of life, an understanding of the world, that can account for all the various aspects of love, explain them and enjoy them? There is one model of love I’m going to call the conservative ideal. There’s another model I’m going to call the liberal ideal. Both of them don’t work. Then there’s another model of love which, I think, is the Christian model that pulls it all together.

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 19, 1995 as part of the Redeemer Open Forum series. Open Forums were specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 29, 2020
Surprised by Joy: An Open Forum
39:38

The subject of this talk is one of those perennial human questions. Joy, happiness–what is it? How do you get it? In these gospel spirituals, we see the celebration of the oldest roots of the African American music, which said the solution to the joy problem is the message of the Christian gospel.

I would suggest to you that there are three themes in the music. The first is that there’s a joy vacuum that’s very deep in the human heart. Secondly, there are joy strategies every human being has. You have some way of trying to fill that joy vacuum. You might have this one or that one. You may change them, but there are joy strategies. And lastly, this music has a solution for the joy vacuum.

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 6, 2002 as part of the Redeemer Open Forum series. Open Forums were specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 26, 2020
My Problem with Religion: An Open Forum
37:10

I’d like to look at two objections, two problems people have with God today. First of all, the problem of evil and suffering. How could a good and powerful God allow that? Secondly, the problem of the exclusiveness of religion. If you think you have the truth, if you think your religion is right, if you think you have the superior take on spirituality, doesn’t that lead to exclusion and oppression and abuse?

You say, “Well, you’re a minister, so obviously you don’t think those problems are very big.” No. I think that’s quite wrong. They have great weight, and I think we’re all in the same boat here. Whether you believe in God or you really don’t believe in God, you still have those problems.

The real question is are they insurmountable? Is there a way through them? I would like to at least give you a way through. Let me give you something to consider as a possible way through.

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 9, 2003 as part of the Redeemer Open Forum series. Open Forums were specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 24, 2020
What Happened When Jesus Died?: An Open Forum
21:49

In some ways, the key prayer in Mozart’s requiem is in the “Rex Tremendae,” the king of terrible majesty. It says, “… who saves those who are being saved freely.” In spite of all the talk about judgment day, we get mercy.

Now on what basis do we get mercy? On what basis do we get rest, if we don’t deserve it? When modern people in Western society listen to something like Mozart’s Requiem, there are certain questions that come up right away.

First, did Jesus really die like that? Was he a sacrificial lamb? Was Jesus crucified on the cross? Did that really happen historically, or was that just made up? Second, why did Jesus have to die like that? What’s the whole idea? Why was it even necessary? Third, what difference does it make to us?

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 4, 2004 as part of the Redeemer Open Forum series. Open Forums were specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 22, 2020
Who is this Jesus?: An Open Forum
43:42

What we’re going to do is look at the question–who is Jesus Christ?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both intellectually credible and existentially satisfying. I’ve come to see over the years that those are the two tests of any valid worldview, philosophy or religion. It has to be both rational, coherent, and it has to be true. It has to meet my needs. It has to connect with my experience.

Don’t come to Christianity because it’s relevant–though, it certainly is. Don’t come to Christianity because it’s exciting–though, absolutely, it is. Don’t come to Christianity because it’ll meet your needs–though, it certainly will. Come because it’s true. And because it’s true, it’ll meet your needs, it’s exciting, and it’s relevant.

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 1, 1994 as part of the Redeemer Open Forum series. Open Forums were specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 19, 2020
A Reason for Living: An Open Forum
36:35

Miguel de Cervantes, Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley, Tolstoy, Voltaire, Shakespeare, Jesus Christ–they all know the average person is so busy in both work and play that you go years and years without asking yourself, “What is my reason for doing all this? What is my reason for life? What’s my whole life about?” Put another way: “When all is said and done, what will I have really accomplished?”

Do you want freedom? The great thinkers will say that if you want absolute freedom to live your life the way you want, you have to admit the utter meaninglessness of life. If you want complete freedom, you must face utter meaninglessness. That’s the first point.

The second point is nobody can live that way. To really believe life is meaningless gets you into convolutions that are emotional, psychological, logical, philosophical. You can’t even live that way, because life does have meaning. Let me argue that both freedom and meaning are found in Jesus Christ.

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 27, 1994 as part of the Redeemer Open Forum series. Open Forums were specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 17, 2020
The Reason for God: An Open Forum
42:18

I want to talk about the reasoning behind belief in God–what the reasons for God and belief actually are. Why is the reason for God important? How does it work? What are the actual reasons for God?

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 2, 2008 as part of the Redeemer Open Forum series. Open Forums were specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 15, 2020
Literalism: Isn’t the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?
41:05

Each week we’re choosing one of the things that most trouble people today about Christianity. The problem with Christianity we now come to centers around the Bible. Many people in a place like New York would say this: “There are many good things in the Bible, but you shouldn’t take every word of it literally. There are legends in there. Don’t insist on it being entirely trustworthy and completely authoritative in everything it says.”

What do we say to that? I’d like to argue (to the contrary, of course) that you should trust the Bible. You can and should trust the Bible in three ways: historically, culturally, and, most of all, personally.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 5, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: Luke 1:1-4, 24:13-32; 1 Timothy 1:9-11, Deuteronomy 2:24-27.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 13, 2020
Hell: Isn’t the God of Christianity an angry Judge?
37:36

Every week, we’re taking one of the things that in our culture troubles people the most about Christianity. We’re now going to look at the Christian teaching that God is a judge and a judge who consigns people to hell.

Someone says, “How can you possibly reconcile the concept of judgment and hell with the idea of a loving God? They just don’t go together.” What do we say about that? I’d like to argue that understanding what the Bible says about hell is crucial for understanding your own heart, for living in peace in the world, and for knowing the love of God.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 22, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: Luke 16:19-31; Romans 6.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 10, 2020
Injustice: Hasn’t Christianity been an instrument for oppression?
38:47

We’re in a series taking the things that people in our culture (especially in New York City) are troubled by with regard to Christianity. This time, the objection could be put like this. The Christian church has a long history of oppression, and people acting in the name of Jesus Christ have engaged in systemic, economic, and cultural oppression of various races and classes. Therefore, the beliefs of Christianity are not credible and we shouldn’t believe them.

What do we say to this? Here’s three things we can learn from the book of James that address the problem. First, the passage will teach us the biblical God actually chooses the poor and the oppressed. Secondly, anyone with a true spiritual connection to that God inevitably does the same. Thirdly, we will learn how we can make that connection.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 15, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: James 2:1-17.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 08, 2020
Absolutism: Don’t we all have to find truth for ourselves?
41:52

We’re looking at the things that trouble people the most about Christianity. Now, we come to one that could be put like this: “Christians believe they have absolute truth. They have some things everyone should believe and everyone should do. But people who have absolute truth,” the objection goes, “undermine freedom. They tend to oppress people who are different than they are and impose their views on others. Everyone should be free to determine their own truth and what is right or wrong for them.”

What do we say to that? There are three things to say. Truth is a lot more important than you would think, freedom is a lot more complex than you would think, and Jesus is a lot more liberating than you think. Those principles are found in this passage. Let’s look at them.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 8, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: Galatians 2:4-16.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 05, 2020
Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?
32:55

We’re looking at the problems people in our culture, and especially in New York City, have with Christianity. We’re now going to look at the one you could call the problem of evil and suffering. And it’s a very formidable one for Christian belief.

The problem goes something like this. If God allows evil and suffering to continue because he can’t stop it, then he might be good, but he’s not all-powerful. On the other hand, if God allows evil and suffering to continue because he could stop it and yet won’t stop it, then he might be all-powerful, but he’s not good. It’s a pretty formidable argument. What do we say to it?

Let’s first look at why getting rid of your belief in God in order to understand evil and suffering will not help. And then three ways, according to Peter, we can face suffering and evil in our lives. Peter says you have to look back to something, you have to look ahead to something, and you have to look into something to handle evil and suffering in this world.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 1, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-12.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 03, 2020
Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?
41:02

We’re beginning a series looking at the main objections, the main problems, people in our culture have with Christianity. The objection we’re looking at now can be summed up in one word: exclusivity. The problem is this: how can you possibly claim your religion is the only true religion, that you have the one truth?

Religion, generally speaking, has a very strong tendency to divide people and create strife amongst human beings. In fact, I would go so far as to say religion tends to create a slippery slope in the heart that moves all the way down to even oppression and violence. So what do we do about this? We have to do something.

I would suggest that right now, people are trying to address the divisiveness of religion in two ways. There are two main strategies people are taking, but I’d like to show you they won’t work. Lastly, I’d like to give you a strategy that I think will.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 24, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: 1 John 4:1-10.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Jun 01, 2020
The Flesh and the Devil
36:48

This particular passage is about the devil. Here’s what we’ll learn: there is a devil, and the devil works through our own heart sin.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 15, 1994. Series "Splendor in the Furnace; 1 Peter, Part 2". Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5-11.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 29, 2020
How to Handle Suffering
43:15

Peter is very, very realistic about the troubles of life. Yet he gives us a secret here. He says it’s possible not just to survive suffering but to use suffering–not just to get through it, but to actually use it.

There are two things this passage tells us. First, what troubles, griefs, and losses really are–what their nature is. Secondly, how you should respond to them. As I think I’m going to show you, understanding their nature is 50 to 70 percent of responding. To understand what trials are, you’re already halfway home to responding to them in such a way that’s profitable and beneficial to you.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 8, 1994. Series "Splendor in the Furnace; 1 Peter, Part 2". Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12-19.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 27, 2020
Life in Christ’s Body
26:58

“The end is near. Therefore, be clear minded, sober, love one another, serve.” Let’s look at what this verse teaches in both its form and its content, because it’s very striking and very practical.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 24, 1994. Series "Splendor in the Furnace; 1 Peter, Part 2". Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7-11.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 25, 2020
Two Ways to Live
32:52

To the world, the ways in which Christians behave will not just look different; it will look crazy. Peter says that you will be looked upon as extremely strange, going against nature even, in many ways. As a result, you’re going to have lots of abuse heaped on you.

Inside the Christian faith, you can often see how obvious it is that we should live in certain ways. But outside of the Christian faith, the world has a whole different plausibility structure and set of assumptions. Therefore, the way Christians act looks absolutely berserk, absolutely bizarre, strange, and crazy.

But Peter says, “You live according to the will of God.” And the question immediately arises–how do you do that? How can you live a life like that in the face of not just a kind of abuse, but really, a war of plausibility structures?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 17, 1994. Series "Splendor in the Furnace; 1 Peter, Part 2". Scripture: 1 Peter 4:1-6.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 22, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - A Tale and an Idiot (Ecclesiastes 8)
09:18

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Ecclesiastes 8 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 21, 2020
Holiness; Overview
35:06

1 Peter is about how we can live in such a way that the trouble and pain and suffering that inevitably comes into our lives will not crush us or make us weaker things, but instead make us stronger–refine our character, turn us into great people. How does that happen? How can the sufferings of life actually become tools that hone you and polish you and refine you?

What we need is right here in verse 16: “Be ye holy; for I am holy.” That’s the heart of this passage. First of all, it teaches us God is holy. Secondly, it teaches us we can be holy. Thirdly, we can be holy because God is holy. No hope otherwise.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 17, 1993. Series "Splendor in the Furnace; 1 Peter, Part 1". Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13-21.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 20, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - It All Ends in Praise (Psalm 150)
08:27

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Psalm 150 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 19, 2020
How to Handle Trouble
35:37

The theme of the whole book of 1 Peter is about how a Christian can face troubles and suffering in such a way that it turns us into something splendid, instead of crushing us.

In the Christian life, suffering and glory are inextricably bound up together, because our great forerunner, our great pioneer and savior Jesus Christ, came to glory through suffering. As a result, that is the pattern for all of us. Suffering and glory are bound together.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 26, 1993. Series "Splendor in the Furnace; 1 Peter, Part 1". Scripture: 1 Peter 1:6-9.

Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

May 18, 2020
My Servant Job
37:47

Job is a man who is plunged into agony, and for chapter after chapter, we’ve been seeing Job confused and angry, crying out to God in prayer. Two things keep coming up through all that. Job says, “I don’t want to suffer without explanation, and I don’t want to suffer without vindication.” He keeps saying, “I want to appear before God. I want to talk to God. I want to meet God face to face.” Therefore, if you’re reading through the book of Job, you know the only way this story can end is for God to actually show up and respond to Job.

And God does. This is the climax of the whole book. There are three things we’re going to learn about this final climactic appearance of God before Job. Let’s look at the argument of God, the silences of God, and God’s wonderful, terrible storm.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 10, 2008. Series "Job - A Path Through Suffering". Scripture: Job 38:1-3; 40:8-12; 42:1-10.

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May 15, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Where is Your Faith? (Luke 8)
08:46

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Luke 8 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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May 12, 2020
If a Man Dies, Shall He Live Again?
33:53

We’ve seen that Job is a devout believer in God, a pillar of his community, and suddenly and inexplicably everything is taken away from him–his wealth, health, family–and he’s plunged into darkness. In this middle part of the book, there are these long speeches by Job, and true to reality, most of the time he’s basically expressing confusion and anger.

Then in this passage, Job wrestles through to a couple of high points of remarkable faith and insight. What we see here is Job coming to grips with three resources that everywhere in the Bible we are told Christians have in order to face suffering. Everywhere from the Old Testament to the New Testament, we’re told Christians have these three resources in order to face suffering: to know the comfort of the presence, to know the challenge of the glory, and the joy of the resurrection.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 20, 2008. Series "Job - A Path Through Suffering". Scripture: Job 13:20-24; 14:7-17.

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May 11, 2020
Miserable Comforters
36:19

How do you get through the inevitable suffering that will come to you? The answer is comfort. A shock absorber system in a car doesn’t eliminate the bumps in the road, but it keeps the car from being shaken into pieces by the bumps. You have to have sources of comfort and strength when you go through suffering–not that it eliminates the suffering, but that the suffering won’t actually shake you to pieces.

Job had three friends. They show up, and from basically chapter 3 all the way into the 20s, they speak to Job in cycles to try to comfort him, to try to help him interpret and understand his suffering. And they do an absolutely terrible job of comforting.

Yet, even by looking at how they don’t comfort well, we’re going to learn something about where the sources of comfort must come from. We’ll look at this passage under three headings: the bad comfort we get from Eliphaz, the better comfort we actually see in Job, and the ultimate comfort we get from somebody else.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 13, 2008. Series "Job - A Path Through Suffering". Scripture: Job 5:1-7; 6:1-10.

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May 08, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Don't Waste Your Sorrows (Psalm 126)
08:38

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Psalm 126 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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May 07, 2020
Questions of Suffering
35:24

There’s nothing more certain than that you’re going to suffer. When you suffer, it’s so natural to ask the question: Why? In fact, instinctively, sometimes it’s the very first thing out of your mouth when tragedy hits. Why me? Why this? Why now? Why them?

There is no book of the Bible or piece of literature in the whole world that addresses the great “why question” of suffering with the intellectual and philosophical integrity, the emotional and dramatic realism, and the spiritual wisdom of the book of Job.

Right out of the gate, we get some major advice about how to suffer the inevitable burdens of human life. We’re going to learn here, first, you have to avoid pat answers to the question of suffering. Secondly, you need to embrace living without an answer to the question. Thirdly, you need to anticipate the ultimate answer to the question of why.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 6, 2008. Series "Job - A Path Through Suffering". Scripture: Job 1:8-22.

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May 06, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Talking to Yourself, Not Listening to Yourself (Psalm 42)
09:37

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Psalm 42 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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May 05, 2020
Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering (Talk + Q&A)
58:20

Suffering is like the Great Wall of China. There’s no way around it. Many are personally suffering at the present moment. Others are not, but are nevertheless rightly troubled by it. Both groups of people will inevitably ask the question–why? But they’ll ask it in different ways.

Let’s look at the general problem of suffering with the question: How do we understand it? And then the personal problem: How do we survive it, how do we face it?

This special talk and Q&A were held at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 2, 2013.

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May 04, 2020
The New City
43:37

You can’t really look at the whole gamut of Jesus’ life unless you also look at Pentecost. What is Pentecost about?

Back in Exodus 18-20, you have a mountain (Sinai), a ministry (the law of Moses), and a new people (Israel). That’s what the first Pentecost was. But that’s also what you have here in Acts. The sun rose that day. But by the time the sun went down, Pentecost meant something completely different. It meant something greater. It meant something infinitely beyond it.

What Pentecost means is there’s a new mountain, there’s a new ministry, and there’s a whole new people whom God has brought into being.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 1, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: Acts 2:1-12.

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May 02, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - How to Become Evergreen (Psalm 1)
08:00

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Habakkuk 3 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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Apr 30, 2020
The Ascension
41:46

Just as it is ridiculous to build a beautiful house if nobody lives in it, just as it is ridiculous and of no use preparing an incredible, beautiful meal if nobody ever eats it, and just as it is silly to build a bomb to make way for a road if you build it without a detonator, so the birth, the death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are of no use without the ascension. The ascension is the detonator for everything else Jesus Christ did.

The ascension is that which takes what Jesus Christ was and did on earth and releases it into the universe and into your lives with all of its healing power. Let me just look with you at the power of the ascension, the nature of the ascension (what it is), and the meaning of the ascension (what difference it makes).

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 18, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: Acts 1:1-12.

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Apr 29, 2020
Peter Meets Jesus
33:20

Now we come to the very last of the resurrection appearances. In some ways, John 21 is just filled with messages, filled with lessons, for how we’re supposed to live on earth until he comes back.

But in particular, there are four beautiful things we’re told here about the gospel, about the central message of who Jesus is, what he came to do, and how we should relate to him. We have here a great picture of the unity of the gospel, the forwardness of the gospel, the surgery of the gospel, and the intimacy of the gospel.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 11, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: John 21:1-17.

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Apr 28, 2020
Thomas Meets Jesus
40:30

In the gospel accounts, Thomas is pushing, pushing, pushing, and finally in this passage comes right out and says it. What does he say? “My Lord and my God!” That’s what it means to be a Christian, and you’re not a Christian until you say it. On the one hand, it’s a propositional statement. Jesus is Lord of the universe and God himself–there’s content to the faith. And on the other hand, it’s personal. He doesn’t just say, “Lord and God,” he says, “My Lord and my God!” and so he rests his life on it.

This is what John has been trying to get us to. Until you see him as that–not just a nice person, a savior who kind of helps you over the hard times in your life, someone who you go to church for on high holy days and pray to when you’re in trouble. This has to be the one who is the center of your life; the one you bow down to.

How do you get to that? How are we going to come to faith in Christ? How are we going to strengthen our faith in Christ the same way Thomas found? Let’s look at four practical ways to find faith or encourage your faith.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 4, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: John 20:24-31; Acts 1:21-22; 1 Corinthians 15:8; Ephesians 2:20; 1 John 1:1-2; John 8:19,45-46,58; John 12:44-45; Exodus 3:14; John 6:53.

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Apr 24, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Habakkuk 3
10:39

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Habakkuk 3 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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Apr 23, 2020
John Meets Jesus
45:11

We’ve been looking at the people Jesus met and dealt with after his resurrection in the resurrection narratives in Luke. And now we’re going to be looking at them in John.

Before we begin in the Gospel of John, I think it’s fair to pose two questions to you. First, why should you trust these accounts? Why should you trust and why can you trust they are telling you what happened? And secondly, why should you care what they say?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 27, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: John 20:3-9;21:18-24.

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Apr 22, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Habakkuk 2
10:05

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Habakkuk 1 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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Apr 21, 2020
The Disciples Meet Jesus
43:19

Jesus Christ is teaching us in this passage about the nature of the resurrection, that if we believe in him there’s a future for us. He says there’s a resurrection in the future we wait for and there’s a resurrection in the present we can experience now. It’s an understanding of both of those that radically shaped the early Christians, and it’s a disorientation to those that’s behind the fact that the Christian church looks different from that today.

The concept of the resurrection of the future that Jesus talked about is revolutionary. It’s paradigm-busting, but it’s only an intellectual concept. It’s only the knowledge of something in the future, and it isn’t operative in our lives unless the knowledge of the future resurrection becomes operative through the experience of a present resurrection, a spiritual resurrection now. So let’s look at those two.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 20, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: Luke 24:36-49.

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Apr 20, 2020
Two Meet Jesus
36:18

One of the most amazing things about Luke 24 is all that’s left out. In Acts 1, written also by Luke, we’re told that Luke knew about the fact that Jesus was actually on earth for 40 days after the resurrection teaching his disciples and appearing to people, meaning there were probably scores of other dramatic experiences people had of meeting with the risen Lord.

It makes these select few that Luke does preserve all the more remarkable. If Luke only preserves three, then it’s right for us to assume he must think these three, in all their features, convey to us the meaning of the resurrection better, perhaps, than any of the other appearances.

So it’s right for us to say, “What do they teach? What do we learn?” Not just that Jesus is risen, but what about the fact that Jesus is risen? Here’s what we’re going to learn. We’re going to learn about their spiritual blindness and how to have a personal encounter with Christ.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 13, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: Luke 24:13-32.

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Apr 17, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Habakkuk 1
07:44

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Habakkuk 1 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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Apr 16, 2020
Mary Meets Jesus
41:32

We’re going through the life of Jesus, and now we’re coming to all of the appearances Jesus made after he was risen from the dead. This is the first of the accounts, the account of Mary Magdalene meeting Jesus. She’s the first person the risen Jesus meets.

Now we know that she goes on Easter morning to the tomb. She sees the grave is open, the tomb empty, and she runs to speak to Peter and John. Peter and John run to see that it’s empty, and she comes behind, and then they look in and see that the grave clothes are still there, and they begin to think. We’re told in verse 10, “Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside…”

Now, when we read the passage, there are three great things I think we see about this, three great things about Mary. She missed him, then she heard him, and then she held him. She missed Jesus, then she heard Jesus, and then she held Jesus.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 6, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: John 20:10-18.

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Apr 15, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Psalm 91
11:30

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Psalm 91 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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Apr 14, 2020
Peace in Times of Suffering and Uncertainty + Q&A
01:23:02

 

This talk and Q&A was given on March 19, 2020. It's part of Redeemer's "Questioning Christianity", a series led by Tim Keller for those processing the Christian faith. Each session is dedicated to a different topic to help explore and discuss questions about Christianity.

Tim's next talk "Hope in Times of Fear" will be held live on gospelinlife.com and our YouTube channel on April 16, 2020. Visit https://gospelinlife.com/hope to find it.

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Apr 14, 2020
Long Live the King! (Easter)
30:17

Of all the accounts the gospels give, this one here in Luke is the only account that tells us that when the women came to the tomb there were two angels that asked them a question. They said, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”

It was a counseling question, actually. It wasn’t looking for information. It was trying to push them. It was trying to show them their error. It was trying to show them they were disoriented to who Jesus really was and what he really came to do. And yet, it was joyful. It was loving. It was out to heal.

These women were making a mistake, and I’d like to show you three different ways in which they were making a mistake. These are three different ways we, too, can treat Jesus Christ as if he were dead today. They made the mistake of denying the miracle of the resurrection, the meaning of the resurrection and the spiritual reality of the resurrection.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 30, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 3; The King". Scripture: Luke 24:1-12.

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Apr 12, 2020
The King is Dead
39:40

Of all of the sayings of Jesus from the cross, this one that is preserved in the original Aramaic as they heard it, translated “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” is easily the most disturbing, the most perplexing, and the most confusing.

In our lives we’ve always had lapses. At various times we’ve had to say to people, “I said that and I did that, but it wasn’t really me. That’s not the me I want to be. It was a lapse. You have to understand that. Please forgive me.” This is not a lapse. This is not a failure.

As a matter of fact, if you can understand the meaning of this question, you have the ultimate–the highest, deepest, richest–grasp of who Jesus is and what he came to do. This is who Jesus is. Let’s find out, first of all, what the question tells us, and then we’ll be able to turn and find out what the answer is.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 23, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 3; The King". Scripture: Matthew 27:45-54.

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Apr 10, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Psalm 46
11:56

Today we continue a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Psalm 46 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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Apr 09, 2020
The King is Dying
42:13

We’re looking at the life of Jesus, and we’ve seen he’s come. He’s been betrayed. He’s been sentenced, and now he’s walking to be executed. And Jesus meets three sets of people on the way: the daughters of Jerusalem, the crowd at the cross, and these two thieves who were crucified with him.

There is a controlling thought throughout all three, and it’s seen in the prayer Jesus prays to his Father. “Father, forgive them. They don’t get it.” You see, here are all these people around Jesus. They’re watching it, and they don’t get it. They don’t know what’s going on.

They’re all spiritually asleep, but one is spiritually awake. Everybody looks around and cannot understand, but he prays a prayer, and the prayer is answered on that day with one person. We have a whole slew of people who are spiritually unconscious and one person who is spiritually conscious. Which are you?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 16, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 3; The King". Scripture: Luke 23:26-43.

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Apr 08, 2020
Trusting God in Difficult Times - Psalm 11
11:31

Today we begin a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times" — that we'll be released every Tuesday and Thursday in the upcoming weeks. This new series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. Today’s meditation is from Psalm 11 and includes a Q&A with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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Apr 07, 2020
The King is Abandoned
44:47

In this passage from Luke 22, we see the last night of Jesus’ life. It’s a fairly long passage, but the reason we’re looking at it all is because we see a pattern. Here at the very end, Jesus Christ is completely abandoned and forsaken. He is completely and systematically rejected by everybody who comes in. Everybody who should be standing there with him abandons him.

What we’re going to look at are three people who desert him. There are three people who are brought out in the book of Luke here who are abandoning Jesus at this point. If we want to understand what that all means to us, we have to look at these three: Judas, Peter and the Father.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 9, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 3; The King". Scripture: Luke 22:31-53.

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Apr 06, 2020
The King is Come
37:01

What we have here is the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry. We’re going to see three things in this passage about the kingship of Christ. First of all, we learn here the confrontational nature of the kingship of Christ; secondly, the paradoxical nature; and thirdly, the transformational nature. Confrontational: “… your king …” Paradoxical: “… your king comes, gentle …” Transformational: “But he is coming. He is on the way.”

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 2, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 3; The King". Scripture: Matthew 21:1-17; Acts 19:13-16; Revelation 3:15-16.

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Apr 03, 2020
With A Politician
40:19

In this passage, the religious leaders want Jesus dead, but in order to make this happen, they have to take him to the political leaders. So they come and they say, “This man is a political leader. He threatens your political power. So we have a question.” The question is put directly to Jesus by Pilate. And that question is this: What are your politics, Jesus?

For years, I was always frustrated with Jesus’ answer, because it is a very ambiguous one. I always found it maddeningly ambiguous, but today I can come before you and say it is beautifully, wisely, profoundly ambiguous. As a result, we have some work to do. We have to do some reflection.

When Jesus gives a deliberately, wisely ambiguous answer, he would only ever do that because any other answer would be far more confusing, far more pathological, and far more deadly. Jesus is not just playing hard to get; he is trying to bring us to the truth. So let’s take a look first of all at what this tremendously ambiguous answer is.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 23, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Luke 23:1-25.

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Apr 01, 2020
With A Religious Crowd
41:17

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 16, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Mark 7:1-23.

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Mar 30, 2020
With the Anxious
33:28

 

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 9, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Luke 10:38-11:13.

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Mar 27, 2020
With a Troubled Man
36:41

What we’ve been trying to do is find who the real Jesus is. And most of us, when we read these passages about Jesus casting out demons, say, “Ah, yes. The gospel writers and Jesus were men of their time. They didn’t understand what we understand now–viruses, the bases for diseases, mental illnesses. That’s why they attributed these things to devils and demons.”

But both the gospel writers and Jesus understood there was paralysis, madness, and ailments of a kind that had a demonical base and a kind that did not. Jesus Christ did not believe in demon possession out of ignorance, but out of conviction. If you screen these things out, you won’t understand who the real Jesus is and you’ll miss very important, profound insights these passages give you for living your life. This passage teaches us at least three things about evil–the power of evil, the pattern of evil and the pattern of healing.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 2, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Mark 5:1-20.

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Mar 25, 2020
With the Powerless
43:44

Between the events in the very beginning of Jesus’ life and the events at the very end of his life, you mainly have a series of personal encounters. In this passage, Jesus encounters a man and a woman who are both serious spiritual seekers. But we see at the end that Jesus Christ rebukes him, but welcomes her.

In the very beginning of the passage, we see they respond to Jesus in two different ways. In the middle, we see through Jesus’ parable that the two responses to Jesus derive from two different understandings of Jesus. Then at the very end we see the two different understandings of Jesus result in two different responses from him.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 26, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Luke 7:36-50.

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Mar 23, 2020
The Furious Love of Jesus
33:49

There is absolutely no better place anywhere in the Bible that depicts Jesus as Immanuel, as God with us, as God truly with us in our condition as this passage. We’re going to see who Jesus is and what he came to do.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 8, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: John 11:32-44.

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Mar 20, 2020
The Sympathy of Jesus
38:09

Though there may have been other occasions, the only time we know of that Jesus ever left his country, ever left the boundaries of Israel is here in Mark 7.

He did so for a purpose, and he did so to teach us something. There are two stories: the healing of the little daughter and the healing of the deaf-mute. Let’s look at them and see what they teach us.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 1, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Mark 7:24-37.

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Mar 19, 2020
Lord of the Whips
43:28

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 24, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: John 2:12-25.

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Mar 17, 2020
Lord of the Wine
44:04

Jesus’ first miracle was not just a miracle, but a miraculous sign. It was an acted-out picture of who Jesus is and everything Christianity is. His inaugural event was not walking on water or raising somebody from the dead. Instead, what you have here is not a very big deal. A party looks like it’s going to go two days instead of three days. Wow. What a shame.

Why did Jesus do this miracle? Why was this the first one? How does this reveal his glory? If you ask that question, there’s so much in it. You have the whole nine yards here: who he came to be, what he came to do, what he has to offer, and how we can receive it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 17, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: John 2:1-11; Isaiah 25:6-8; Revelation 21.

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Mar 14, 2020
The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
43:34

True Christianity is a fight. Anyone who offers you a Christianity without tears is not giving you good money; it’s counterfeit. Anybody who says, “If you receive the baptism of the Spirit, your problems are over; if you receive the voice of assurance down on your heart, if you receive the sense God is pleased with you, that’s the end of conflict, strife, temptation,” that person is not offering you the real thing.

There are three things we learn about the fight right here. Who’s the enemy? Where’s the front? What are the weapons?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 10, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Matthew 3:13-4:11.

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Mar 11, 2020
Prayer for Security
29:55

On Pentecost, the first day of the Christian church, when Saint Peter was preaching the very first Christian sermon, after he got through the introduction, the main text he preached on was Psalm 16. His message was that Jesus Christ is risen. If Psalm 16 was a good enough Easter text for Saint Peter, it ought to be good enough for you.

What does Psalm 16 tell us on Easter day? Essentially it tells us two things. It’s still a psalm of David. David wrote it, and in the beginning you can see he’s crying out for something. He’s crying out for a refuge. He’s crying out for safety, a refuge, which cannot be shaken. What the psalm is going to help us understand is why we need a refuge that cannot be shaken and how we can get a refuge that cannot be shaken.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 5, 2015. Series "Pilgrim Prayer: Psalms for the Journey". Scripture: Psalm 16:1-11.

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Mar 10, 2020
The True King
43:11

Psalm 110 is unbelievably rich, but it’s not all that well known. Did you know that the New Testament writers quote this psalm more than any other passage in the Old Testament? Jesus forcefully used this psalm to explain to people who he was. Furthermore, the first Christian sermon was preached on this psalm.

The psalm talks about some person who combines excellencies, who combines traits that ordinarily would never be combined in a single figure. It’s talking about a king, but specifically a divine and human king, a strong but weak king–and therefore a transforming, beautiful king.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 29, 2015. Series "Pilgrim Prayer: Psalms for the Journey". Scripture: Psalm 110:1-7.

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Mar 06, 2020
Prayer for the World
38:15

We’re going to look at one of the key conundrums in the Bible. And if we understand it, we’re going to be able to understand a lot of the Bible. It’s also a conundrum in human thought, and it’s part of the human condition. You see it in this passage, where it says, “He comes to judge the earth.” Everybody is exalting, clapping their hands, singing together for joy. Why? Because God is coming to judge.

No one is ever happy in a courtroom. So what in the world is going on here? We’re talking about judgment day, the final judgment of the earth, and it’s a time of joy. How does that work? Let’s look at the promise of judgment, the problem of judgment, and God’s provision for judgment that makes judgment a promise and not just a threat.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 22, 2015. Series "Pilgrim Prayer: Psalms for the Journey". Scripture: Psalm 98:1-9.

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Mar 05, 2020
Prayer of Rest
40:19

No matter how savvy you are, no matter how much planning you do, no matter how powerful or successful you are, there’s no way to stop times of difficulty from coming into your life. They will come into your life.

So how do you get peace and poise in your heart in the face of a world like this? That’s the question that this psalm is about. It starts off by making a remarkable promise in the first four verses. There’s a claim and there’s a misunderstanding of the claim. And finally, we’ll see how we can take hold of the claim in such a way that we enter into the peace that’s offered.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 15, 2015. Series "Pilgrim Prayer: Psalms for the Journey". Scripture: Psalm 91:1-16.

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Mar 03, 2020
Prayer of Thirst
44:39

Psalms 42 and 43 talk about how to deal with being downcast, how to deal with being despondent, in despair, in darkness. Everybody needs this throughout life. No matter who we are, we all go through these times.

Let’s notice that there’s a condition described, then there are causes diagnosed, and then finally, there’s a cure prescribed. There’s the condition of being downcast. It’s described. Then the psalm actually gives you some idea about the causes of the condition, and then finally gives you three extraordinarily practical cures.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 8, 2015. Series "Pilgrim Prayer: Psalms for the Journey". Scripture: Psalm 42:1 - 43:5.

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Feb 28, 2020
Prayer of Confession
39:42

The way the word “sin” hits modern people’s ears, it either makes us laugh or shudder. We laugh, because, generally speaking, the word sin is usually used in modern public discourse in a lighthearted, ironic way. But we don’t like to talk about sin seriously. When anyone uses the word sin like I am now, people get very nervous.

Yet the Bible says there’s nothing more important for practical living than for you to understand the concept of sin generally, and your sins in particular. Let’s take a look at this psalm, which will teach us three things about the subject of sin: the poisonous reality, the treatment, and the antidote.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 22, 2015. Series "Pilgrim Prayer: Psalms for the Journey". Scripture: Psalm 32:1-11.

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Feb 26, 2020
Healing of Sin (Part 2)
33:28

What we try to do during the Easter season is turn our minds toward what Jesus did, why he did it, and the meaning of what he did in Gethsemane, on the hill of Calvary, in the tomb. One of the things, among many, that it means is what we see here in Psalm 51.

Psalm 51 and the story around it tells us that no matter how much you blow up your life, it can be repaired. No matter how far you fall, you can be brought up. No matter how deeply broken, you can be made whole, because of what Jesus did.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 31, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Psalm 51.

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Feb 24, 2020
Healing of Sin (Part 1)
38:44

The gospel is only an implicit, untapped power in your life until it’s released in power through repentance. For the changes you want, the changes you seek, the changes you need–the secret is repentance.

This passage is perhaps the classic and the greatest passage in all of the Bible on this wonderful theme: repentance. What is repentance? We don’t know how to do it because we think we know how to do it already. So let’s take a look at it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 24, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Psalm 51:1-10.

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Feb 21, 2020
Sin as Slavery
36:27

The Bible says human hearts are sinful, but beyond that we’re slaves to sin. The Bible says sin is not just an action; it’s a power. Every sinful action has a destructive power upon the faculty that put that action forth.

In other words, when you sin with the mind, that sin shrivels the rationality. When you sin with the emotions, that sin shrivels the emotions. When you sin with the will, that sin destroys and dissolves your willpower and your self-control. Sin is the destructive action of the self against itself. Sin destroys freedom. Sin is an enslaving power. It shrivels us up.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 17, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Numbers 11:4-6,10-20; Romans 7.

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Feb 20, 2020
Sin as Leprosy (Part 2)
42:33

In the narrative we’re looking at, Naaman continually seeks to go to kings, but God insists on continually speaking to Naaman only and exclusively through slaves. Naaman is continually going to “somebodies,” and God insists on speaking to him through “nobodies.”

What does that mean? What does that tell us about ourselves? What does that tell us about God?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 10, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: 2 Kings 5:5-17.

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Feb 17, 2020
Sin as Leprosy (Part 1)
41:15

What is the problem with the human race? Why do we have the problems we have? The Bible says the answer is a disorder of the human heart, a dislocation of the soul called sin.

The account we’re looking at is one of the most wonderful illustrations in all of the Bible about what the Bible has to say about the nature of the problem and the cure for it. Let’s look at it under three headings. First, the text tells us what Naaman really needed the cure for, secondly, what the nature of his cure was, and thirdly, how we know he was indeed cured.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 3, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Kings 5:5-17.

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Feb 15, 2020
Sin as Self-Righteousness
36:36

The message of Jonah is about a moral, orthodox, religious man, who in the end is more a slave of sin than the debauched pagans to which he has gone. Unless you understand the essential spirit of sin, and that a very religious or moral person can be more bound by it than an irreligious or skeptical person, it’s going to defeat you.

What does Jonah teach us about sin? First of all, it teaches us God goes to Jonah and shows him two symptoms that reveal there’s something morally disordered, something wrong with his heart. Then he gives him the diagnosis of his sin. And then finally, we’ll see God’s therapy for it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 25, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Jonah 2:7-3:5;3:10-4:11.

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Feb 12, 2020
Sin as Unbelief
38:56

We’re going to take a look at a passage that tells us about sin, a picture of two trees. This text is about how to deal with your anxiety and worries. Jeremiah is claiming to have the secret.

Jeremiah says, “I’ll tell you about worries and how to deal with worries, but first you have to let me tell you about the nature of sin.” Let’s see what this picture of two trees tells us about sin. It tells us about the root, the fruit, and the cure for sin.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 11, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-13.

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Feb 10, 2020
Sin as Leaven
32:57

The biblical teaching about sin is one of the strongest arguments for the truth of Christianity that there is. There have been many thoughtful people who abandoned Christianity, abandoned religion, but were pushed back and embraced the faith because there was nothing else except the religious idea of sin that, when they actually saw human evil up close, could account for human history and human behavior.

And yet, if there is a lack of joy in your life today, if the thought of Jesus dying for you does not revolutionize you, does not transfix you, does not transform you, do you know what the main reason for that is? You have not seen how deep he went to pay for you. You don’t know how far he has brought you. You don’t know the seriousness and the depth of your sin.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 4, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Mark 7:25-30; 8:11-17.

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Feb 07, 2020
Sin as Self-Deceit
39:10

What’s wrong with us, the human race? The answer of the Bible is all of our sociological and psychological problems are theological problems, and the only answer that possibly gets underneath all of these other semi-answers is the real problem of sin.

We now look at what I’m going to call our capacity for self-deception. What is the capacity for self-deception? It’s the almost infinite ability of the human heart to hide the truth from itself when that truth is too unpleasant or uncomfortable. Self-deception is not the worst thing we do, but it’s the reason we can do the worst things.

There’s no better example of the tragedy of self-deception and the dynamics of it than this tragic story of Saul, the first king of Israel. This text tells us about the fact of self-deception, the structure of self-deception, and a prescription for the healing of it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 28, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:12-23.

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Feb 06, 2020
Sin as Predator
42:14

What’s wrong with us? What’s wrong with the human race? If you don’t ask that question, if that question doesn’t burn in your heart, your head is in the sand. The answer the Bible gives us to this question is that it is, to a great degree, a problem of underestimation.

God says, first of all, that sin hides itself. It crouches. Secondly, that sin is tremendously powerful. It will have you. Thirdly, we’re told about hope. You must master it. It tells us about the hiddenness of sin, about the power of sin, and that there’s a hope for the defeat of sin.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 21, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Genesis 4:3-15; Hebrews 12:24.

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Feb 03, 2020
God in the Dock
36:59

[NOTE: This message was recorded on cassette tape in 1990, therefore the audio quality is subpar in some portions of the recording.]

Paul says that if you want to understand the Bible, you need to realize that everything is about Jesus. He says it’s written not just for them, but it’s written for us, on whom the end of the ages has come.

This passage teaches us three things. The world is a wilderness. God has opened a fountain for people in the wilderness. And this fountain is only available because God himself entered the wilderness and received our punishment.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 24, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 2". Scripture: Exodus 17:1-17; 1 Corinthians 10:2-4.

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Jan 31, 2020
Accuser and the Advocate
42:23

There is a courtroom, and we all know it. You don’t even have to go to the Bible–your own experience tells you. It doesn’t matter if people are coming to you and saying, “You’re great. You’re really great.” That’s nice, and you cling to that like a life raft, but you really wonder, “What about the other people who seem to have rejected me in my life? Who am I really? What do I really look like? Am I acceptable?”

The reason we’re so deeply insecure is because there is a courtroom. There is an accuser and there is a bar of justice and we are being accused there. We know it. Our conscience is a radio transmitter picking up the prosecution. How do we deal with the prosecutor? We look to the advocate.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 3, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 2". Scripture: Zechariah 3:1-7.

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Jan 30, 2020
Christian Experience and Counterfeit
47:33

Do you know how often Jesus Christ says, “You may be fake. You may be bogus. You may be counterfeit?” Paul likewise says, “Examine yourself to see if you’re in the faith. Jesus tells very clearly here in these two agricultural parables that there are counterfeits inside the body of Christ.

There are three kinds of Christianity that are fake, that are counterfeit, where the message of the kingdom comes in, but there is no real true central root the truth actually takes. First, there is intellectual Christianity. Second, there is emotional Christianity. And third, there is volitional Christianity.

I think emotional Christianity is mentioned as the second soil, intellectual Christianity, the third soil. And it’s probably volitional Christianity that is represented by those people in Matthew 7, who on the last day say, “Lord, Lord, didn’t we do all sorts of great things in your name?” and Jesus says, “I never knew you.” Let’s take a look.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 27, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 2". Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-30; 36-43.

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Jan 28, 2020
Fear, Faith and Courage
37:09

It’s clear we don’t see courage the way the Bible sees it. Courage and faith, in the Bible, aren’t really different. Courage is considered a moral trait, along with love, patience, honesty. It’s a moral character, and it’s something God expects from us.

What we’re reading about here has to do with fear. The ultimate fear is a kind of mistrust in God. We cling to these other things because we all believe at the deepest level, that if we clung completely to God, he’d let us down. In fact, if you clung completely to God, if he was your only security, you would be a perfect person.

The process of growth and grace and sanctification is to get to that place where you find out what those other things are that you are basing your security on, what you are really resting on instead of God. Do you know how you find where those things are, how you can find the trail to those security blankets? Follow your fears.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 20, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 2".

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Jan 25, 2020
Cost of Commitment
45:38

Commitment always makes you vulnerable, but Jesus Christ cannot be known apart from absolute commitment. He can’t be known any other way. Jesus Christ can’t be sampled; he can’t be known on a money-back guarantee trial. It can’t be done. He can only be known through absolute commitment, and to absolutely commit means the willingness to obey absolutely.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 13, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 2". Scripture: John 12:1-6, 23-26.

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Jan 22, 2020
The Power of the Spirit
47:40

Though there’s probably at least a hundred things the Spirit does, the main thing the Spirit does is he makes Jesus real to you. Everything else the Spirit does, all the fancy names we come up with–illumination, regeneration, sanctification–every other word you may hear me say and everything you hear anybody else say, it all boils down to that.

When the Spirit of God made Jesus Christ not merely an intellectual concept or something on the periphery of your life, but rather when he made him glorious, the most important and significant thing in your life, that’s the day you moved from being a nominal Christian to being someone transformed by the power of the Spirit.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 6, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 2". Scripture: Romans 8:12-17.

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Jan 20, 2020
Assurance and Witness of the Spirit
48:08

What does the Spirit do? The Spirit does a lot of things. It’s astonishing. If you really go back into the Old Testament you’ll see the Spirit was a creator. The Spirit is a teacher, and we’re going to see that the Spirit has three main ministries in the life of a Christian.

Those three main categories are: The Spirit regenerates us (which means he is the agent of being reborn), the Spirit sanctifies us (which means he gradually turns us more and more into the likeness of Christ in our character), and thirdly, the Spirit anoints us with power. The Spirit of God makes God real. The Spirit of God mediates the presence of Jesus Christ. So you don’t just know about him, but you sense you’re in his presence.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 29, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 2". Scripture: Romans 8:15-11.

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Jan 17, 2020
Passive Discipline
46:28

Nobody grows without trouble. You can plan to obey this week, but you can’t plan to suffer. Suffering is one of the main ways in which Jesus Christ gives you what you really want, and that is becoming the person you want to be.

How you respond to the troubles in your life will go a long way toward whether or not you ever develop courage, patience, compassion, or humility. How can you make sure you don’t waste your sorrows?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 21, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1-9.

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Jan 15, 2020
Active Discipline
36:37

We’re now going to talk about, in some ways, the simplest of all of the disciplines: You have to obey. It’s the simplest and the hardest of all of the ways in which we grow, of all the tools for growth. We have to obey, and as we obey him, we change. We’re transformed.

In Philippians 2:12, it says, “work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” It doesn’t mean to be saved, to go to heaven, is something you have to be good and work for. It doesn’t say, “Work for your salvation.” It says, “Work it out.” This passage lays out with three basic principles about obedience–the person of obedience, the method of obedience, and the results of obedience.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 14, 1990. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: John 8:31-39.

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Jan 13, 2020
All Things New
36:43

We are fascinated with the new. The reason we’re fascinated with the new is because every human being has a deep need for eternity. We all sense ourselves fading away. We see ourselves sagging and wrinkling. We see ourselves decaying, and that’s not natural. Nature is subject to futility, we’re told in Romans 8.

Underneath the diets, underneath the need for vacations in new places, new clothes and new things that make you feel good for a little while, there is this need for eternity. We all need eternity. We need this newness God’s talking about.

This passage tells us about the newness that is to come, a newness that is totally in the future. But there is also a newness that you can begin to experience now. Let’s just take a look at those two things. It’s exciting to look at it. The first aspect is the newness that is to come. The second aspect is the newness we receive now.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 31, 1989. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: Revelation 21:1-8.

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Jan 10, 2020
Spirit and Presence of God
31:48

In this series on Christian growth, we’re going to talk about the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. One of the main differences between Christianity and moral religion in general is that Christians believe only through the influence of the Holy Spirit are we able and enabled to do anything good. Only through the Holy Spirit can we grow. It’s through the Spirit’s work anything gets accomplished in our lives, not through our own effort.

If we come to faith in Christ, come to God through Christ, then the Spirit of God comes in, and we can know God personally through the Spirit. Through the Spirit’s influence in our lives, we can actually experience God, not just know about him and not just know what he requires of us, but actually experience him.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 10, 1989. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: Ephesians 5:18-21;3:14-21.

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Jan 08, 2020
Finding our Identity in Christ (Part 3)
39:58

We’re taking a look at Colossians 3:12–17 and pointing out some how-to’s. How do you work the gospel, the good news down into your life? Paul essentially says, “because your life is hid with Christ in God, live that way.”

If Christ is your life, then when other people come and criticize you, you say, “Well, you know, it hurts to be criticized, but my reputation isn’t my life, and what they think of me isn’t my life. Christ is my life.” Paul is saying, “Be what you are. Take hold of what you really are and you really have, and live on the platform of it. Be what you are. Let the peace of Christ rule.”

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 12, 1989. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17.

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Jan 07, 2020
Finding our Identity in Christ (Part 2)
40:01

The gospel tells you to stop trying to steal self-acceptance from other sources and to instead warm yourself at the fire of our standing in Jesus Christ. In Christ, God treats believers as if they have done all that Christ has done. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had. The gospel says that the determining factor is not your present or your past, but Christ’s present and past. That’s what the gospel is.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 5, 1989. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4.

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Jan 03, 2020
Finding our Identity in Christ (Part 1)
40:17

Faith is finding your identity in Christ. But how do you do that? What we’re going to do is look at what it means to live by faith.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 29, 1989. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4.

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Jan 01, 2020
Removing Idols of the Heart
37:11

An idol is something else besides Jesus Christ that is your life. In order to grow, the job of the Christian is to identify what those idols are and to pull them out. You’re looking at yourself and you’re saying, “Why am I so angry? Why am I so worried? Why am I so depressed?” Then you say, “Let me analyze this. What is actually driving me? What goals do I feel like I must have?”

Many of us say, “Oh, I trust Jesus and nothing else.” But what is your heart functionally trusting? What does it actually trust? What does it really rely on? Here is the question we need to ask: “Has something besides Jesus Christ taken title to my heart’s functional trust, its functional preoccupation, loyalty, service, and delight?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 22, 1989. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: 2 Colossians 3:5-11, Luke 7.

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Dec 30, 2019
How Can We Grow
41:21

We’re beginning a series on Christian growth–growth in grace, growth in supernatural maturity. Sometimes it’s only as you begin to see what the Bible says is true of a Christian, what is in store for a Christian, the kind of growth that can happen in the Christian’s life, that you can come to see very clearly you’re not a believer. You’ve been in and out of churches. You’ve been in and out of different religious organizations. “How do you know?”

Sometimes one of the best ways to know is to look and see what the characteristics of Christian growth are. Growth in grace is the very essence of the gospel; otherwise you’re left with a “niceism” or a “moralism” instead of Christianity.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 1, 1989. Series "Growth in Christ, Part 1". Scripture: 2 Peter 1:1-11.

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Dec 27, 2019
A short Christmas message from Tim Keller
01:33

Tim Keller and the Gospel in Life team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you for listening and for your support, especially over these last 6 months. We look forward to sharing more Gospel centered resources with you in 2020.

Dec 25, 2019
Christmas Message
36:07

Christmas utterly contradicts and shows the foolishness of the wisdom of any age, the prevailing thought forms that hold sway over the most educated, enlightened people. Christmas shows the wisdom of the world is dated, shallow, inadequate, and lastly–narrow and exclusive.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 20, 1992. Series "Advent 1992". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:20-21; Romans 1.

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Dec 23, 2019
Christmas Wisdom
29:00

I’d like to prove to you that really everything Christianity is about and everything the Bible is about is locked in the statement, “Fear not: for, behold, the gospel of joy.” Why were the shepherds afraid? It’s because of the light–a particular kind of light. It’s the light of the glory of God. Whenever God gets close, he shows you you’re not God. The light of the glory of God reminds us we’re creatures; we’re not God.

The first thing grace does is make you scared. The first thing at Christmas God’s revelation did was it made them scared. God wanted to bring the good news of Christmas to the shepherds.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 13, 1992. Series "Advent 1992". Scripture: Luke 2:8-14.

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Dec 21, 2019
How to Sing at Christmas
37:43

Mary’s song, the Magnificat, is in a way the first Christmas carol. In fact, we should say that Mary, in a sense, is the first Christian. She’s not the first person saved, not the first believer in God, but she’s the first Christian in that she’s the first person who actually finds her life changed by the Christmas message, by the message God is becoming a human being.

Mary is a great model for us today because when she hears the Christmas message, she’s changed. She’s totally changed. She therefore is a model for us. She sings about three things in here. She understands the message of Christmas, and so she’s singing about it. She sings about God’s nature, his purposes. And then she sings about his adequacy.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 6, 1992. Series "Advent 1992". Scripture: Luke 1:46-55.

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Dec 19, 2019
God and Sinners Reconciled
38:50

In public places, Christmas is generally seen as meaning that if we really work hard we can make the world a better place. That’s the meaning of Christmas. If we hold hands and breathe in unison, if we really get together, we can make the world a better place.

It’s like a song they sang in the Live Aid concert in 1985. Afterward, Bob Dylan, who was one of all those rock stars who were singing, said to the press he was very uncomfortable singing the song. Somebody said to Bob Dylan, “Why were you uncomfortable?” He said, “I’ll tell you why. Because man cannot save himself.”

So we look today unto Bob Dylan for the true meaning of Christmas, because he got it right. The Bible says Jesus Christ came because we cannot save ourselves. There’s a problem. He had to do something about it. God and sinners need to be reconciled. This little passage shows us our need for reconciliation with God, the way of reconciliation, and the results - the radical, thorough results of the reconciliation Christ affects.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 24, 1995. Series "Advent: God and Sinners Reconciled". Scripture: Colossians 1:19-23.

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Dec 16, 2019
Jesus, Our God
27:07

Christmas is about the doctrine of the incarnation, God becoming human. That’s what we sing about. And this passage is a breathtaking roller coaster ride through the doctrine of the incarnation. What I’d like to do, instead of looking so much at the doctrine, I would like to talk about what it means to us, how it makes our lives different.

Let me tell you three things that if the baby in the manger was God, not just a guru, not just a supernatural being, not just the first created thing, not just a hologram from heaven, but God himself. If that baby was God, let me tell you three differences it should make. It should lead to a reordering, a relinquishment and a rejoicing.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 17, 1995. Series "Advent: God and Sinners Reconciled". Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20, Philippians 3:10,  Hebrews 12:2, Mark 10:29.

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Dec 14, 2019
Jesus, Our King
34:57

We’re looking at Colossians 1 during Advent, which is probably the loftiest, most penetrating view of who Jesus is. And Paul tells us here that Jesus is a king.

One paragraph tells us about the kingship of Christ that is. The other tells us about the kingship of Christ that can be. The one is the cosmic kingship of Christ. The other is the personal kingship of Christ. He is King of the cosmos, but he needs to be, he can be, King of your personal life.

First of all, let’s see what he says about the fact that Christ is the cosmic King. It’s a very deep subject, but we will only take a look at it briefly. Then we will turn around and see what Paul means when he says, “Since Christ is the cosmic King; therefore, he must be your personal King.” We’ll then see what that means and how that works out.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 10, 1995. Series "Advent: God and Sinners Reconciled". Scripture: Colossians 1:9-17.

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Dec 12, 2019
Jesus, Our Gospel
34:33

It’s one thing to have the gospel presented to you. It’s another thing to drop in. It’s another thing to have it come to you. According to this passage in Colossians, it is very easy to miss the gospel.

How do you know if the gospel has come to you? How do you know if the gospel has been presented to you, and if you’ve listened? How do you know? I’m going to give you four tests. They’re all here. There are four things this passage tells us. They’re four tests so you can know if the gospel has come to you or not.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 3, 1995. Series "Advent: God and Sinners Reconciled". Scripture: Colossians 1:1-8, 28-29.

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Dec 10, 2019
You Shall See Heaven Open
27:56

The gospels of Matthew and Luke tell us about the facts of Christmas: the star, the shepherds, and the manger. The beginning of the book of John doesn’t talk to us about the facts of Christmas. It doesn’t tell us the story, but it tells us the meaning of the coming of Christ. It tells us the meaning of Christmas.

We saw in John 1 that the meaning of the coming of Christ was tied to an incident in the life of Moses. We’re going to now see that the meaning of the coming of Christ is tied to an incident in the life of Jacob. The message of Christmas according to this text is the heavens have been opened for those who have been humbled.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 20, 2009. Series "Christmas 2009". Scripture: John 1:43-51.

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Dec 06, 2019
The Word Made Flesh
34:50

John’s Gospel begins by teaching that Jesus Christ is the Word of God. Just as we come to know a person through speaking to them and listening to their words, we come to know God by listening to Jesus speak to us. Yet, Jesus did not come solely to speak. He came to live among us so that there is nothing we will suffer that He has not also suffered. But most of all, He came to die for us. In the incarnation, God became vulnerable to us – even to death – and yet He loved us so much that He was glad to so.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 13, 2009. Series "Christmas 2009". Scripture: Hebrews 2:14-18; Mark 2:5.

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Dec 05, 2019
Generosity and Power
35:30

We’ve been looking at the Gospel of Luke and seeing what it says about the theme of generosity. This particular text looks again like it’s about being generous with our money, and of course that’s very much a part of it. But the Bible is primarily not about money, power, and everything else; it’s primarily about Jesus. Once you see what the text is telling us about Jesus, then in light of Jesus we come to understand everything else, including money and power.

What we’re actually learning about is the fact that the only way to really know Jesus Christ is to get converted. Zacchaeus doesn’t only get information. He doesn’t only get inspiration. His whole life gets revolutionized. Why? Because he is getting converted. So let’s look at the necessity of conversion, the circumstances of conversion, the key to conversion, and the sign of conversion.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 11, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 19:1-9.

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Dec 03, 2019
Generosity and Wealth (Part 2)
32:51

Jesus calls us to be relationally and emotionally generous, generous with our homes, generous with our time, our talents, our gifts. While you can be financially generous without being generous in heart, you can’t possibly be generous in heart without being shockingly generous with your money.

We’re looking at what Jesus says about the subject of generosity with your money, and now we come to a text which can be a little distracting. What can be distracting is Jesus comes up with a parable. He comes up with a story, he makes it up. Then he says, “I want you to be like this person.”

This is about how Jesus calls his disciples to use their worldly wealth, and there are three things I want to show you. The three things are we are stewards of money that is not ours, we are in need of a love that is not here, and we are the recipients of a friendship that cannot be equaled.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 4, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 16:1-14.

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Dec 02, 2019
Generosity and Wealth (Part 1)
38:09

Generosity is way more than just giving away your money. Generosity needs to be pervasive in your life. There needs to be a generosity of spirit, a generosity of heart, a generosity in relationships, an emotional generosity.

And yet, in order to be thoroughly generous, it also means being generous with your money. We now get to one of the more famous places in the Bible where Jesus talks about that. This is in his interaction with the rich young ruler. In Jesus’ interaction with the rich young ruler, we are going to learn three things: the danger of money, why money is so dangerous, and how we can escape that danger.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 28, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 18:18-30.

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Dec 01, 2019
Generosity and Ministry
45:36

We’ve been talking about the fact that there are different currencies of generosity, and the currency we now get to is a very important one. It’s a non-financial currency, but it is a way for you to give value to other people.

Every believer should be not just a ministry consumer coming to get your needs met–but a ministry provider. You’re here to serve. But where does that come from–a generosity that’s so deep that it’s pervasive in every currency of life, in every area of life?

Generosity of service means we give away ourselves to other people, but it’s based on generosity of discipleship. We won’t give ourselves away to other people unless we’ve first given ourselves away to Christ. So let’s see the generosity of service, the generosity of discipleship, and then finally the generosity of costly grace.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 21, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 9:49 -10:2.

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Nov 30, 2019
Hospitality and God’s Grace
41:04

The Bible considers generosity to be radical, deeply unselfish living in every area of life. It’s possible to be technically generous––writing big checks. It’s possible to be generous with your money, but not be a generous-hearted person. There are many currencies besides money, and we’re looking at those other areas of our lives in which we should be generous.

We now come to one that is very underestimated in importance: hospitality. If anyone says, “Oh, that doesn’t exactly sound like an awesome subject,” give me a chance. The three sections in our passage are about these three subjects: First, the inner ring. Secondly, the open home. Thirdly, the pauper’s feast, the feast of the poor. Let me show you what they all have in common.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 14:7-24.

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Nov 29, 2019
Generosity and Relationships
40:31

As soon you hear the word generosity, you say, “Oh, a series on money.” No, not necessarily. It is possible to be technically generous with your money and not at all generous in your spirit or in your heart. There are plenty of people who are actually quite generous with their money, generous with their time. They volunteer their time. They help. They’re charitable, yet they’re not relationally generous at all.

There’s a specific form of relational generosity we want to talk about because it’s something that must characterize all Christian believers. And that is forgiveness. Forgiveness? Yes, because there are people out there who relationally owe you. They owe you because of how they’ve treated you. They owe you.

Matthew 18 and Luke 17 are parallel passages in many ways, and they are masterful passages that talk a lot about what it means to forgive. Let’s notice what it teaches us here about the enormity of forgiveness and then the practice of it (exactly how you do it), and then the key to forgiveness (the only way you will actually ever do it). There’s the enormity of it, the practice of it, and the key to it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 7, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 17:3-10.

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Nov 28, 2019
Generosity and God's Grace
34:32

According to the Bible, generosity is not less than being generous with your money, but it’s quite a bit more. In a place like Isaiah 32:8, it says, “The generous make generous plans, and by generous deeds they stand.” There’s no talk of money there, because generosity is something much more radical.

Generosity should be something so deep in us that it is completely pervasive in all parts of our lives. Money is only part of it. What I’m talking about is radical generosity. We’re going to ask three things about this text. First, what is the source of radical generosity? Secondly, what is the sign or mark of radical generosity? Thirdly, what is the key to becoming radically generous?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 30, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 18:9-17.

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Nov 27, 2019
Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Q&A
54:30

In this Q&A (and the talk that precedes it), Tim and Kathy Keller use the metaphor of cultivating a garden to address cultivating healthy marriages. They explore eight areas in marriage: planning and planting, roles, headship and submission, fertilizing and watering, love languages, sex, conflict resolution, forgiveness and repentance, as well as spiritual life together.

This Q&A was with Rev. Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 1, 2005. Series "Cultivating a Healthy Marriage".

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Nov 26, 2019
Cultivating a Healthy Marriage
01:13:30

In this talk (and the Q&A that follows), Tim and Kathy Keller use the metaphor of cultivating a garden to address cultivating healthy marriages. They explore eight areas in marriage: planning and planting, roles, headship and submission, fertilizing and watering, love languages, sex, conflict resolution, forgiveness and repentance, as well as spiritual life together.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 1, 2005. Series "Cultivating a Healthy Marriage". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7.

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Nov 23, 2019
Marriage: Supper of the Lamb
47:41

In Ephesians 5, Paul says, “This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.” This verse is teaching us that there are some things we would never know about marriage if we don’t know about how you relate to Christ by faith. Conversely, there are things we would never know about our relationship with Christ if we didn’t know about marriage.

When you look at marriage, you see things you would never know about a relationship with Christ otherwise. In a sense, one teaches you about the other, and you can’t completely understand one without understanding the other. What does marriage teach us about our relationship with Jesus and what does our relationship with Jesus teach us about marriage?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 13, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 21, 2019
Marriage as Completion: Gender Roles (Part 2)
45:36

Today's passage teaches us how the husband and the wife complete one another and that there is an authority structure inside marriage.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 6, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 19, 2019
Marriage as Completion: Gender Roles (Part 1)
45:50

Today's passage teaches us three things about gender roles. It teaches that there are roles. Secondly, it teaches why there are roles. Thirdly, it teaches what those roles are.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 29, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 16, 2019
Marriage as Completion: One Flesh
39:30

In the Bible, the word flesh doesn’t simply mean your body. It doesn’t simply mean what the English word flesh means, which always means simply skin, sinew, blood, and guts. Actually, there’s a place in the Bible where God says, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh…” That doesn’t mean, “I will pour out my Spirit on everybody’s body.” It means, “I’ll pour out my Spirit on all people.” The word flesh means a person. When it says the two will become one flesh, it says you’ll be one person.

You’re really no longer the same two people, but you’re a third entity. This oneness is tremendously deep. It’s organic. It’s vital. It’s not mechanical.

How is it that this one-fleshness can be developed? Let me give you three ways it can happen and three reasons it doesn’t happen. If you do these three things properly, it develops deep oneness. If you fail to do them or if you do them wrongly, it creates what most marriages are–basically, business partnerships.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 22, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 14, 2019
Marriage as Friendship
37:13

Marriage is not romance garnished with friendship. It’s not in essence romance and attraction, and friendship is thrown in as a wonderful little option, a wonderful little plus if you can get it. Rather, marriage is friendship with romance garnishing and flavoring it.

Furthermore, friendship is not just a feeling of affection. Friendship is a deep oneness that comes from two people journeying toward a common horizon. First, the oneness; secondly, the walking together, the interacting; and thirdly, the common horizon or goal you’re going to.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 15, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 12, 2019
Marriage as Priority and Friendship
47:10

Marriage is many things. Marriage is glorious. Marriage is hard. It’s blood, sweat and tears. It’s defeats, and it’s victories. It’s almost everything except sweet. We’re going to see the Bible’s view of marriage is completely realistic.

The topic we now come to is the purpose of marriage. We’ve looked at the power and the definition, the priority of marriage. What’s the purpose of it? The purpose of marriage is friendship, companionship. Your spouse has to be your best friend.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 8, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 09, 2019
Marriage as Commitment and Priority
44:06

We’re looking at marriage in this passage under six headings. We’re looking at the power of marriage, the definition of marriage, the priority of marriage, the purpose of marriage, the structure of marriage, and the mystery of marriage. So far, we’ve only looked at the first two. We now want to get to the third: the priority of marriage.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 1, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 07, 2019
Overview: Marriage as Commitment
47:59

A person who understands the gospel–who has the gospel in his her blood–is a person who is strong and yet humble, and therefore, out of reverence for Christ submits and is able to serve other people, putting the needs of other people ahead of their own. That’s the power of marriage. That is the basis. Paul here gives us not just the power of marriage, but also its definition. That’s what we’ll now look at.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 25, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 05, 2019
Marriage as Ministry Power
35:23

Marriage, contrary to what a lot of people say, is not something a bunch of people around a cave-fire in the Late Bronze Age suddenly thought up. According to the Scripture, marriage is a divine invention.

In this passage, we’re going to see first that the essence of marriage is a covenant, secondly, that the purpose of marriage is companionship, and lastly, the priority of marriage has to be number one.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 18, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33.

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Nov 02, 2019
Praying the Gospel
40:49

What we’re now looking at is a psalm about how to handle life in general. It in a sense gives you the key approach to handle all of life’s circumstances, no matter what they are. The principle is applied in different ways to despondency and fear and anxiety, all of the things we’ve been looking at, but in here what you actually have is David laying out the basic key to dealing with all conditions, all circumstances of life, any situation. It’s the basic way to handle the problems of life. That’s what this psalm is about.

David is calling for something far deeper than mental recall, and he’s dealing with something far more transforming than just counting your blessings. He’s not just saying, “Oh, count your blessings.” It’s something else. What is it? Remember. What is that? We’re going to learn here why we need to remember, where we need to remember, what we need to remember, and how we need to remember. This is the key to handling life.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 19, 2000. Series "Psalms - The Songs of Jesus". Scripture: Psalm 103:1-22.

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Oct 31, 2019
Praying Our Guilt
45:30

If you’re trying to evoke God’s blessing through the goodness of your record and your life, you are psychologically unable to admit dark, intense, turbulent feelings. You can’t admit who you are. You can’t look and see what’s really in your heart; not if the whole basis for your understanding of who you are is, “I’m good. I’m a good person. I have to get it all together. That’s the only way I know God will listen to me.”

We’re now looking at guilt and shame–having your heart broken under a sense of failure, liability, and general unworthiness. This particular psalm has eight verses in it, and yet, in these wonderful few verses, we actually see guilt and shame likened to a hole, to something we’ve sunk down in. We here have the sinkhole of guilt and shame, the rope that’s given to a person sinking in guilt and shame, and something about the climb out of the hole. The sinkhole is in verses 1–2, the rope is in verses 3–4 and 7–8, and the climb out is in verses 5–6.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 12, 2000. Series "Psalms - The Songs of Jesus". Scripture: Psalm 130:1-8.

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Oct 28, 2019
Praying Our Fears
42:51

The religiosity approach to emotions is to stuff them, deny them, and act like they’re not there. We’re uncomfortable with these strong emotions. We need to get control of them quickly. On the other hand, in secular circles there is this sort of love of just expressing our emotions as if it’s a good in itself.

The Psalms don’t do either. The Psalms do not say we should be under-aware of our emotions or over-awed by our emotions. We shouldn’t be stuffing our emotions or bowing to them. We should be praying them. We don’t mean by praying them that you put them in nicely manicured and managed little theologically correct confessional prayers, but you pre-reflectively pour them out into the presence of God and you process them there.

In this passage, David is really at the bottom in fear. He’s saying, “I’m scared,” but he’s going to do something. He’s turning. The four things he does, the four steps out of the pit, are all there in verses 3–8. I’ll tell you what they are, and then we’ll go through them: Follow your thread, relocate your glory, see the substitute, and remember the people.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 5, 2000. Series "Psalms - The Songs of Jesus". Scripture: Psalm 3:1-8; Genesis 15:1,8.

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Oct 26, 2019
Word: Teach Us To Pray
38:33

If you open the Psalms, which is the divinely inspired prayer book, the first page of the Psalms is not a prayer. Interesting. The very first page of the book that tells you how to pray is not a prayer, but actually a meditation on meditation. It’s a call to meditation.

Meditation is not the same as studying the Bible, because in studying the Bible you’re just learning the truth of it. You’re just learning information. What meditation does is it takes what you’ve learned and does something with it. He says that actually it’s a way of deliberately affecting your mind and your heart and moving it to love and humility and wonder at what you have just learned.

Let’s take a look and see what Psalm 1 tells us about meditation. We’re going to learn about the priority, the promise, the products, the practice, and then the problem and solution of meditation.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 23, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6; 2:1-12.

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Oct 24, 2019
Repose: The Power and Glory
40:27

The Lord’s Prayer is quite a workout. You’re asking for a whole lot of things: daily bread, deliver us from evil, temptation. There are a lot of things you’re asking for, but at the end, you rest in God. You enjoy God. You’re not asking for anything; you’re enjoying God. In fact, you’re realizing that all of the things you’ve been looking for, all the kingdom and the power and the glory are already there in him, and if you have him, you have everything you need. Therefore, at the very end, the last part of the prayer is the prayer of repose.

Our example of this is one of the most famous psalms in the Bible, Psalm 27. We’re going to see that this is exactly what the end of the Lord’s Prayer embodies. This is a psalm of David, telling about something that happens in his life, and the best way to get through it is to notice that in the very beginning he talks about what he’s facing. We learn what he’s facing, then what he does about it, then how he does it, and why he’s confident it will work.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 16, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Psalm 27:1-14.

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Oct 22, 2019
Battle: Lead Us and Deliver Us
40:33

How do you pray when you’re embattled? How do you pray when you feel like there are bad things inside you, bad things outside you, and you’re just spiraling down? You’re confused. You don’t know what to do.

So this is the prayer that Jesus says, “When you’re in the battle, when you’re in the trenches, when you feel like you’re falling, it’s through prayer that you get yourself out.” What does he actually do in prayer? There are four things. I’d like to spend our time looking at these four things. They all can only be done in prayer. Those four things are: he admits the worst, he sees the whole, he grasps God’s grace, and he reorders the loves of his heart.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 9, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Psalm 73:1-3, 13-26.

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Oct 19, 2019
Reality: Forgive Us Our Debts
43:06

What if I told you that there was a process and no matter how much you blew up your life, if you used this process, there would be a way to come out the other side, to get through it. Or no matter how broken your life is, if you used this process, there was a way for you to come out whole.

Would you be interested? Well, here it is. It’s what the Bible calls repentance. Here’s how you do it: Psalm 51. You say, “Repentance? You mean just saying I’m sorry?” When you say that, you have revealed that you do not understand the power of this kind of prayer, if you know how to do it. This kind of prayer, if you do it in an ongoing way, will finally enable you to change deeply from the inside out.

What we’re going to do is mainly look at the first five verses, and we’re going to ask these questions. What one thing must you stop doing? What two things must you start doing? Where do you get the power to do those two things? What to stop, what to start, and how to do it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 2, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Psalm 51:1-19.

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Oct 17, 2019
Petition: Our Daily Bread
32:39

We now get to a particular kind of prayer in which people are very interested–what some call a “give me” prayer. “Give us today our daily bread.” This prayer is the reason why most people even get involved in prayer. They have a need, and they want God to meet it. They have a situation, and they want God to change it.

But notice, “Give us today our daily bread” happens dead in the middle, dead smack in the middle, of the Lord’s Prayer. It is surrounded by all sorts of other statements and ideas and concepts. You cannot understand how what we call “petitionary” prayer works unless you see, “give us today our daily bread” in all of its relationships to the rest of the prayer.

I think the Lord’s Prayer tells us petitionary prayer only works if you get confident (knowing his power), if you get perspective (knowing his glory), if you get humble (knowing his wisdom), and if you get reconciled (knowing he is God and letting him be God).

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 14, 1995. Series "The Lord's Prayer 1995". Scripture: Matthew 6:9-15.

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Oct 14, 2019
Struggle: Thy Will Be Done
37:38

Today, we’re going to look at what it means to pray, “Thy will be done.” We’re going to need every bit of help we can get to learn how to pray this, because this goes right into the teeth of our culture.

American culture says that the more free we are to decide what is right or wrong for ourselves, having no one else tell us how to live our lives, the happier we’ll be. But here, Jesus Christ says every time you pray to God you need to say to him, “Thy will be done.” This goes right into the teeth of probably everything you’ve been taught, if you’ve grown up here.

So what does it mean? To understand that, we look at Jesus’ own prayer, and we see that he prays it in the midst of terrible agony. We’re going to first reflect on the magnitude of that agony, then the immediacy of that agony, and then see how that helps us understand what it means to pray, “Thy will be done” in a life-transforming way.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 19, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Matthew 26:36-46.

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Oct 12, 2019
Hope: Thy Kingdom Come
35:01

We’re now looking at the phrase “thy kingdom come.” What does it mean to pray this? We’re going to look at this passage in Luke where he talks about the kingdom of God and the blessedness of the kingdom. “Blessed are you, for yours is the kingdom.”

These passages both tell us a lot about the kingdom of God. I want to show you what the kingdom of God is, what it’s not, what it’s like, how you enter it, and then we’ll apply it to how all that helps us pray, “Thy kingdom come.” What it is, what it’s not, what it’s like, how you enter it, and how that relates to prayer.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 12, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Luke 6:20-26, 46-49.

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Oct 10, 2019
Awe: Hallowed Be Thy Name
33:35

“Hallowed” is an old English word that means to treat something as sacred, to treat something as holy. “Hallowed be thy name” means to praise and adore. It means to be captivated, astonished, to be melted with grateful joy for who God is and what he has done.

So we’re looking at Psalm 63, a very famous psalm about praise. It tells you quite a lot that is very specific about praise. We’re going to look at five aspects to praise and adoration: thinking, expressing, appraising, beholding, and resting. You have to do all five if you’re going to praise him, if you’re going to hallow his name.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 5, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Psalm 63:1-11.

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Oct 08, 2019
Family: Our Father
41:53

In this series, we’re going to take one phrase each week from the Lord’s Prayer and then go to some other place in the Bible that gives us access to the strain of biblical doctrine and teaching that is required if you’re going to pray that part of the prayer.

What does it mean to pray, “Our Father”? What’s intriguing to me about this passage is that in verses 4–5, when it describes everything Jesus Christ came to do, the reason he came, the purpose of his salvation, was that we might receive adoption to sonship. We can pray “Our Father” because we’ve been adopted into the family of God.

Let’s look briefly at the gift of adoption, the meaning of adoption (what it means to be adopted), the reason we can be adopted, and then how it applies to prayer.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 28, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Galatians 3:26-4:3.

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Oct 05, 2019
A Personal Testimony on Prayer
21:45

This is a testimony and teaching about three stages in my own prayer life–my growth in prayer, my growth in understanding in prayer, my growth in the practice of prayer. So I'm going to go back through my whole Christian life and ministry life and give you some ideas. I would say there's three layers or three lessons I learned over the years. The first one was prayer as helplessness. The second was prayer as work. The third was prayer as love.

This talk was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church during a conference on Prayer.

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Oct 03, 2019
How We Are Formed as Believers
34:24

We’ve already asked, “How do you become a believer?” and “How do you know you have become a believer?” We looked at the great story of Naaman the Syrian and his conversion. We’re now going to ask, “How can we be sure we are formed as believers?” How do we make sure the beliefs we have in our head actually form and shape our entire lives?

The general answer over the centuries that the church has given is prayer. And the more specific answer to, “How do we know how to pray?” has been the Psalms. What we’re doing here by giving you the first psalm and the last psalm, the bookends as it were, is I’m about to give you a crash course in prayer and particularly prayer as it’s given to us and taught to us in the Psalms.

Ready? Fasten your seat belts. Very few of you brought your helmets, but that was my fault. I didn’t let you know last week. So the three headings are the way into prayer, the way through prayer, and the way all true prayer must end: in praise.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 23, 2012. Series "Gospel in Life: Grace in the Case of Naaman". Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6; 150:1-6

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Oct 01, 2019
How We Live as Believers
44:02

One of the reasons we’re looking at this guy, Naaman, is because he is a lot like the typical New Yorker. He met God. Now let me ask you … Have you met God? Have you really met God? If you say, “Well, here I am. I’m in church. I go to church,” yeah, but that’s what the second half of this narrative, this historical account, is about.

Naaman, who was a pagan, who knew nothing about the Bible, who had absolutely no (what we would call) religious background is converted. He gets a changed heart. But Gehazi, who lives with the prophet, who is probably an apprentice to the prophet, who lives at the very heart of Israel’s biblical religion, who probably knew the Word of God inside out, doesn’t have a changed heart. Naaman meets God with no religious background; Gehazi misses God with all the religious background.

How do you know you’re not missing God? Have you met God? That’s what we’re going to look at. So first let’s look at the marks of a man who has met God. That’s Naaman. Secondly, let’s look at the marks of a man who, in spite of all his religious background, has missed God. That’s Gehazi. Then thirdly, we’ll say how you can be sure to meet and not miss God.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 16, 2012. Series "Gospel in Life: Grace in the Case of Naaman". Scripture: 2 Kings 5:2-3, 15-27.

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Sep 28, 2019
How We Become Believers
38:43

In this passage, a Syrian general, Naaman, goes to the God of Israel to get help. As we’re going to see, there was an astonishing amount of hatred and disdain between these two nations. But Naaman, the sophisticated, powerful Syrian, goes to Israel and to the God of Israel to get some kind of help, and it’s shocking that such an unlikely person would do that.

What brings a Naaman and what brings a typical person who lives in Manhattan to start to seek the God of the Bible? That’s what we’re going to look at. Let’s notice what we’re taught here: why people seek, how people find, and why people can seek and find.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 9, 2012. Series "Gospel in Life: Grace in the Case of Naaman". Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14.

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Sep 26, 2019
Love and the Future of God
44:28

We’ve been looking at the ways in which an experience of the grace of God creates a new inward character and a new interior character of the heart. We now come to the end of the series and return to the same passage on which we started, 1 Corinthians 13.

What we’re going to do is we’re going to look at the end of this passage in which Paul tells us that the key to developing that interior supernaturally changed heart is to look to the future, to look to something that’s going to happen in the future.

This passage, in verses 1–6, tells us about a problem. Then, verses 8–13, at the end, give us the remedy. Then, verse 7, right smack in the middle, gives us some insight for how to use the remedy. So there’s the problem, the remedy, and how to use the remedy.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 24, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.

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Sep 24, 2019
Living Grace
45:40

Paul, in 1 Corinthians 13, said it is possible to live a completely ethical life without any love at the root of it, but rather, fear, pride and power. What we’re doing is we’re taking a look at the traits of a life that’s not just morally restrained externally, but supernaturally changed from the inside.

This passage is not like the other passages, because every other week what we have been doing is looking at one trait each time. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, integrity, courage, humility, self-control.” Instead of focusing on one trait, this well-known passage from Saint Paul shows us how to know and grow all of the fruit of the Spirit.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 17, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: Galatians 5:16-25.

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Sep 20, 2019
Enduring Grace
45:20

We’ve been looking underneath ethical behavior to the marks of supernaturally changed character, a heart that’s changed at the root in its fundamental desires and motivations. Today, we come to a term that’s very important in Greek philosophy and in Greek language. It’s the word self-control.

Think of how much misery there is in our lives because we can’t control our tongue, our time, our thoughts. We make impulsive decisions or use impulsive words, then we wish we could take them back. What’s the solution?

In this passage, Paul says, “I’m going to tell you the secret.” We’ll first look at this subject of self-control in this passage under what I’ll call principles and then under practice. We’ll first look at principles about what the nature of self-control is. Then, secondly, practice some very, very specific ways of going about increasing it in our lives and carrying it out.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 10, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:23-27; 10:11-13.

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Sep 19, 2019
Passionate Grace
41:14

We’re looking at what the marks are of a heart that has been changed at its very core. We now come to a trait that is hard to summarize in any one English word. A supernatural heart has its relationship to the truth changed. In 1 Corinthians 13, it says the mark of a heart that has been changed by the supernatural love of God is that it rejoices with the truth.

Paul is talking about something more than ethical honesty. There’s a place where Jesus Christ speaks of his followers as people who are of the truth, sort of made of truth, swimming in truth. Truth is your very element. We’re talking about something really different. What is this?

A supernaturally changed heart has an attitude and a relationship to truth no other kinds of hearts have. Let’s notice in this passage the problem of truth, the encounter we need to have with truth, and something about the practice of truth.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 3, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: Ephesians 4:15-25.

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Sep 17, 2019
Blessed Self-Forgetfulnesss
41:57

Up until the twentieth century, the traditional cultures have always believed too high a view of yourself is the real root cause for most of the evil in the world. This is still true in most cultures of the world. Why do people abuse others? Why are people cruel? Why do people do the bad things they do? Traditionally, pride–too high a view of ourselves–is the reason why we misbehave.

In the modern Western culture, particularly in the United States, we have an utterly opposite cultural consensus. The basis of our education, the way in which we treat incarcerated prisoners, our legislation, and certainly the basis of our counseling is exactly the opposite of the consensus of all the other societies that have ever lived. Our belief today is people misbehave for lack of self-esteem, because they have too low a view of themselves.

What’s intriguing about this passage is it gives us an approach to self-regard, a way of seeing yourself, that is utterly different than traditional cultures or modern, postmodern contemporary culture. The three things we’ll learn here and that Paul shows us is the natural condition of the human ego, the supernatural condition–the transformed sense of self and identity Paul discovered–and lastly, how to get it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 24, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:21-4:7.

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Sep 14, 2019
Receptive Grace
43:11

What we’re looking at is not the moral behavior Christianity requires, and which to a great degree other religions require, but what we’re looking at is the supernaturally changed heart–the traits or characteristics of a new heart that only the gospel in its peculiar way of relating us to God can produce.

The trait we now come to is what the world calls tolerance. And we have to confront a very, very urgent question. The question is how should you relate, how can you relate to someone whose views and values and practices offend you, distress you? How can we relate to people with whom we deeply differ?

The world says we need to be tolerant, but I want to show you here that Paul says the mark of a supernaturally changed heart is to go way beyond tolerance. There’s something greater than tolerance, something I’m going to call gospel-receptivity–a loving, peaceful receptivity toward people with whom we deeply differ, which is different than tolerance. It’s better than it. It’s greater than it.

What is this receptivity, this receptive grace? Let’s figure out what it’s not, what it is, and how do we develop it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 10, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:4-11; Romans 15:1-7.

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Sep 12, 2019
Resting Grace
47:22

We’ve been talking about the fact that there’s a difference between a supernaturally changed heart and a morally restrained heart. The marks of a supernaturally changed heart are sometimes called the fruit of the Spirit. They’re listed a number of places in the New Testament. We now come to another trait or quality of a supernaturally changed heart: peace. In almost all the lists of these traits, it’s joy or peace.

I want to spend more of my time than I have the last couple of weeks on how to cultivate the trait, because the three disciplines of cultivation here don’t just work for peace. They really work for all of the character qualities we’re looking at. What I want to do is I want to look at what this supernatural peace is that’s available to us, and then secondly, how we can cultivate it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 3, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: Colossians 3:1-15.

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Sep 10, 2019
Befriending Grace
45:40

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 27, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: Ephesians 4:29-5:2; John 15:12-15.

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Sep 06, 2019
Forgiving Grace
44:46

In traditional moral training, how do we teach people to be honest? How do we encourage them not to lie? It goes something like this. We say, “Don’t lie, or you’ll get caught.” “Don’t lie, or society won’t work.” The more religious approach is, “Don’t lie, or God will punish you.”

Therefore, in traditional moral training, you’ve only restrained the heart, not fundamentally changed the heart. You haven’t changed its character. Instead of dealing with the roots of dishonesty, you’ve just jury-rigged it so it makes people honest. But it’s artificial and temporary. Only for a heart that feels absolutely loved is a lie unnecessary and therefore unnatural.

Therefore, it’s only an experience of grace of God through Jesus Christ that changes the heart rather than restrains the heart.

We’re looking at the marks of a supernaturally changed heart and how each one is cultivated in Christ. Paul makes a list of these marks of a supernaturally changed heart, and we now come to patience. So–why do we need patience? What is it? How do we get it?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 20, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35; 1 Corinthians 13:4,6.

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Sep 05, 2019
Love and the Practical Graces
47:14

In the first sermon of this series, we’re going to look at 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 and ask these questions: What is heart character? What is inner love and joy? What is the inner supernatural change in character that God can bring?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 13, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8.

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Sep 03, 2019
Forward-Back Living
43:41

The kingdom of God is the power of God to readminister your life, rearrange your life in all sorts of ways. We’ve been looking at some of them, and now we look at one last way.

He doesn’t just have you live upside-down and inside-out, but also forward-back. What does that mean? Let’s take a look and see what he teaches us about the power of the kingdom; the practices of the kingdom, and last of all, the provision of the kingdom.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 18, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 4; The Kingdom of God". Scripture: Luke 12:32-46.

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Aug 30, 2019
Inside-Out Living
44:56

We’re continuing to look at the various themes of the gospel of Luke. We’ve been looking at how the gospel completely changes the way in which we live.

In this parable, Jesus introduces us to a universal problem, the problem of righteousness. He gives us two guys, each of which represents a particular solution to the problem–one solution which does not work, one which does. Problem; a solution that doesn’t work, the outside-in approach; and a solution that does work, the inside-out approach.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 11, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 4; The Kingdom of God". Scripture: Luke 18:9-14.

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Aug 28, 2019
Upside-Down Living
43:45

We’ve been looking at the gospel of Luke, but we really can’t leave it unless we look at this theme that is all through the gospel of Luke and all through Jesus’ teaching … the kingdom of God. We really can’t leave until we understand better what that is, and it’s not easy to get that across. Many of you have heard the term kingdom of God for a long time, but can you put in a nutshell what it is? It’s not that easy.

One philosopher says a kingdom is the range of your effective will. If tonight somebody gets into your purse and takes something out or somebody gets into your backpack and takes something out, you’ll be outraged. Why? Because there has been an intrusion on your kingdom, on a place where the way you want things to be ought to reign supreme. There has been a violation of the range of your effective will.

What does it mean, then, to put yourself within the range of God’s effective will? What does it mean to put yourself under his effective will? That’s what we’re going to be looking at, and this particular parable tells us it means at least four things. To live in the kingdom of God is to get a lasting identity that goes on for eternity and is marked by astounding liberality. Finally, we have to ask, “How do we get that?”

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 4, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 4; The Kingdom of God". Scripture: Luke 16:19-31.

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Aug 26, 2019
Responding to Jesus
44:21

I believe it’s in the crucifixion account that Luke comes to us and says, “I’ve given you all of this information, but how will you respond to it? I’ve given you this information, but how do you take it in?” When Jesus says, “Father, forgive them; they don’t know what they’re doing,” what he’s saying is, “Father, they’re looking right at me, and they don’t get it. They’re looking at what we’re doing, they’re looking at your salvation, they’re looking at the greatest thing that has ever happened in the history of the world, and they don’t get it.”

Here’s what Luke is asking. Do you get it? Luke is saying, “You have information, but is it real to you? Do you get it?” Everything you need to respond to Jesus in a life-transforming way is right here.

We see all of the people rejecting him, the whole sweep of humanity. We see both the leaders and the common people rejecting him. We see both the Jews and the Gentiles rejecting him. Everybody. Peppered through all this rejection are four parties who respond differently, and if we look at how they respond, we’ll learn how we should. Let’s notice three things: who gets Jesus, how they get Jesus, and why they (and, therefore, we) can get Jesus.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 27, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 4; The Kingdom of God". Scripture: Luke 23:33-56.

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Aug 23, 2019
The Call to Discipleship
43:21

In chapter 9 of Luke, Peter comes to realize, with the help of the Holy Spirit, that Jesus is not one more in a row of prophets and teachers and sages. He says, “You are the Christ of God. You are the Messiah. You are the one who is bringing the kingdom of God, the ruling, healing, power of God, come back into the world.”

What’s interesting is the minute his identity is revealed, he immediately begins to say, “Follow me.” Chapters 1 to 8 are all about, “Who is Jesus?” but we’re going to find chapters 9 through 18 are all about, “If he is this, what does it mean to follow him? If he is who he says he is, what does that make us? If he is that, what does it mean to follow him?” The word follow is the key word for the next nine chapters, and this chapter lays out the basics of it.

This chapter tells us what it means to be a disciple, in the most basic way. That’s what the whole passage is about, and there are three sections we’ve taken out of this chapter, three basic principles that will help us understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. It means setting a new priority, it means finding a new identity, and it means living a new mercy. All three are critical, and they all fit together.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 9, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 9:20-25; 51-62.

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Aug 22, 2019
The Glory of Jesus
40:02

If you read Matthew, Mark, and Luke, you’ll always find at the climactic, pivotal place in the narratives of each of those gospels, the transfiguration is the final answer to a question that is continually posed in each of their early chapters. That question is … Who is this? “Who is this, that the wind and seas obey him? Who is this who forgives sins?”

The transfiguration is the climactic answer in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. So to look at the transfiguration is one of the key ways you’re going to know who Jesus is, what he came to do, and how to connect to him.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 2, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 9:28-36.

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Aug 19, 2019
Faith in Jesus
43:08

Jesus comes and heals what’s wrong within us and what’s wrong between us. We’ve talked about that previously. But now we ask, “What’s the ticket for that healing? How does that healing come into our lives?” The answer, of course, is a well-known answer. It’s faith, but what is faith? How does it come? How does it work?

This whole chapter is about that. The two people he mentions are at the extreme ends of the social spectrum in that time and place. You have a woman of the street. You have a Roman centurion. And yet, the bottom line of the very first story is great faith. And the bottom line of the second story in verse 50 is: “Your faith has saved you …”

In the strongest possible ways, Luke is saying, “No matter who you are, no matter what your condition, no matter what, faith is the key.” These stories, these accounts, have been given to us to teach us something about that faith. Here’s what we can learn. We can learn how it comes, what it is, and where it takes us.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 26, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 7:1-10, 36-50.

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Aug 16, 2019
The Community of Jesus
45:00

In the first part of today's passage, Luke 6:12-36, Jesus tells us about the promise of a true human community. In the middle part of the passage, he tells us about the components of this true community. At the very end, he shows us where we get the power for it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 19, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 6:12-36.

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Aug 15, 2019
The Message of Jesus
42:05

What you get all the way through the first four chapters of Luke is that there’s a Savior coming, but he’s going to bring a salvation infinitely wider and deeper, more magnificent, and more multidimensional than anything anybody expected. Starting here in chapter 5, we have Luke spelling out what that is. These three incidents will show us how all-comprehensive and how multidimensional and full the salvation of Jesus is.

In the first incident we see Jesus’ salvation transforms our relationship to ourselves. In the second incident it shows us Jesus’ salvation transforms our relationships with others. Lastly, the third incident shows Jesus’ salvation transforms our relationship with God. It completely transforms us psychologically, sociologically, spiritually.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 5, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 5:4-26.

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Aug 13, 2019
The First Temptation of Christ
41:12

Life is a fight. Life is a struggle. How are we going to survive, let alone triumph over that?

The answer is in this very famous passage from the Gospel of Luke on Jesus’ temptation. Let’s ask three questions that will help us handle the fights of life. When is the fight? Where is the front? What’s our hope?

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 22, 2012. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 2:34-35; 4:1-13.

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Aug 10, 2019
The Deity of Jesus
36:10

The spiritual challenge of studying the incarnation is to hear the life-shattering, life-changing, enormous truths through the familiar texts and phrases read at Christmastime.

But I would propose to you that you can still hear it. You can hear the claims of the doctrine of the incarnation, that God became in carne, in the flesh. God became human. The claim of that first gets in your face intellectually, then it gets in your heart transformationally. What do I mean by that? Let’s look.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 15, 2012. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 1:26-45.

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Aug 08, 2019
The Excellence of Jesus
43:12

We’re looking at the life of Jesus in the book of Luke. We’ve said Luke claimed the things he was writing were true; they happened. That’s the first reason why anything is recorded in the gospel of Luke, because it actually happened. But there’s a second reason why he records these things. The second reason is that he wants us to have a relationship with God through Jesus.

Though Luke doesn’t record everything, everything he does record is there to teach us something about how to encounter Jesus, how to meet Jesus. These two incidents we’re reading, which are early in the life of Jesus and early in the gospel of Luke, have a common thread, and that is the sonship of Jesus.

We’re going to learn three things from these two incidents: the account of Jesus as a 12-year-old boy in the temple, and the account of the baptism of Jesus 18 years later, when he turns 30. We’re going to learn about the amazing sonship of the boy Jesus, the amazing sonship of the man Jesus, and the amazing sonship of the followers of Jesus.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 8, 2012. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 2:41-52; 3:22-23.

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Aug 06, 2019
The True Story of Jesus
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Right from the start, Luke immediately deals with what the average educated person wonders about. If someone comes along and says, “I’m going to tell you the story of Jesus,” the first question that comes up is, “Where did you get your information? How do we know it’s reliable?”

If you begin to explore Christianity, the premise immediately comes up: the accounts of Jesus’ life in the Bible and in the Gospels are not reliable. They’re basically legends, and therefore, we can’t really know who Jesus is. It’s said that we can’t really know what Jesus said or what he claimed or what he did or who he was, at all.

But Luke immediately answers the question, immediately confronts it, in a remarkable way, and basically says here, “I’m going to tell you the true story of Jesus.” In that are our three points. The gospel is about Jesus. The gospel is true. The gospel is a story.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 1, 2012. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 1:1-4; 24:18-27.

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Aug 02, 2019
Your Plans; God's Plans
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When you see the word guidance, most of the time in the Hebrew Bible it comes from a word for rope. It’s derived from the word for rope because ropes were the method of navigation for sailors in those days. You would use ropes to lower the sails when the wind was in your favor or to move the sails when the wind changed or to raise the sails and tie them up when a storm came up. Otherwise, you would be blown totally off course, so ropes were ways of navigating.

The question is … How do you get God’s guidance? How do you get God’s navigation, so when you have all these choices, you know the right course to take? How does that happen? We’ll find out by looking at these proverbs and understanding, first of all, the guidance God does; secondly, the guidance God gives; and thirdly, the guidance God purchases for us.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 12, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 11:3; 12:5,15; 15:22; 16:1-4,9,25,33; 21:5; 27:1.

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Jul 31, 2019
The Wounded Spirit
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We all at certain times have a lot of trouble understanding and dealing with the very deep, conflicting, confusing, powerful, sometimes warring dynamic impulses and feelings that just roll through our hearts. Sometimes we don’t feel we have any power over it. We feel helpless, and we don’t know how we got to feeling like that. We know there’s something deeply wrong with it. We don’t know what to do about it.

We’re taking a look at what the book of Proverbs says about the complex realities of the inner being, the inner life, the psychological life. I’d like to look at the passage under four headings. Let’s see what we learn from these collected proverbs. You’re not going to be wise unless you understand the priority of the inner life, the complexity of the inner life, the solitude of the inner life, and the healing of the inner life.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 5, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 12:25; 13:12; 14:10,13,30; 15:4,13-14; 16:2; 18:14; 28:1.

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Jul 30, 2019
A Broken Wall
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Proverbs does not talk nearly so much about how to make right decisions as to how to become the kind of person who makes right decisions. We now come to self-control. A man or a woman without self-control is not going to live a wise life, not going to make wise choices, and is going to mess up their lives and the lives of people around them.

What do we learn from these passages in Proverbs about self-control? Three things. We learn the problem of self-control. We learn something about the principle of self-control. Then, last of all, we learn the practice of self-control, how we do it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 28, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 18:10; 23:19-21; 25:28; Titus 2:11-14.

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Jul 26, 2019
Sluggardliness
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A theme that anybody who reads the book of Proverbs through will see come up again and again is the subject of work. It talks positively about work under the heading of “diligence.” It talks negatively about work under the heading of “sluggard” or “the sluggardliness.” We live in a city where there’s probably more pressure on work—fewer boundaries to it, and less stability in it—than anywhere I know.

The book of Proverbs tells us if you want to have a fulfilled human life, you have to do four things with your work. If you want to have a fulfilled human life, you have to do your work, love your work, re-narrate your work, and redeem your work.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 21, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4; 10:4-5; 12:10-11; 15:19; 22:29; 27:18.

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Jul 25, 2019
Haughty Eyes
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Over and over and over again, the Bible, and especially Proverbs, says, “If you think you’re wise, you’re a fool; but if you are painfully aware of all of your foolishness, you are wise—or at least you’re on your way to becoming wise.” Chapter 16:19 says, “Better to be lowly in spirit and among the [poor] than to share plunder with the proud.”

Humility is more valuable than all the gold, silver and jewels that lay beneath the earth. So we’re going to learn three things by looking at these texts. We’re going to learn the diagnosis of pride, what it is; the destructiveness of pride, what it does; and the antidote for pride.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 14, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 11:2,12; 13:10; 15:25,33; 16:18-19; 21:4; 28:26.

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Jul 23, 2019
The Evil of Envy
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The book of Proverbs has been showing us that very basic to the development of wisdom is the ability to understand and redirect the deep currents of our hearts. We now come to a theme the Bible talks about as being very important to understand—both the reality of it and the power of it—and that is envy. I’d like us to notice three things: how to understand envy, why to deal with envy, and where to take your envy.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 7, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 23:17-18; Psalm 73:1-3, 20-26.

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Jul 20, 2019
Scattering Gathers; Gathering Scatters
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Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do in the great majority of life situations the moral rules don’t address. One of the areas where you will have a mess of a life if you only follow the rules and don’t have wisdom is the area of money.

People who only look to the rules in the area of money are going to be destructively unwise in their lives. According to the book of Proverbs, if you want to be wise in the area of money, finances, wealth and possessions, you need to know three things. You need to know the power of money, the reasons for the power of money, and how to break the power of money and properly use it in your life.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 31, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 10:15-16; 11:1,4,24,26; 13:21,23; 30:8b-9.

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Jul 17, 2019
The Temptation of Beauty
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Solomon asks for wisdom. He asks for “a heart that can discern right from wrong.” The question comes up, “If he’s the king of Israel, he has the law of God. Why would he need a heart to discern right from wrong? Doesn’t the Word of God tell you?” The answer is wisdom is not less than being moral and good, but it’s quite a bit more. It’s knowing the right decision to make, the right course of action to take, in the vast majority of life situations the moral rules don’t address.

In today's passage, we’ll see that in order to be wise, we have to learn how to understand and manage the power of sexuality. If we’re going to be wise with regard to sex, we have to know three things. First of all, why and how we tend to undervalue sex. Secondly, why and how we tend, at the same time, to overvalue sex, and how we can solve that.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 24, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: ProverbsProverbs 5:15-19; 11:16, 22; 30:18-20.

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Jul 16, 2019
The Healing of Anger
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Solomon prays for wisdom, and he defines it like this. He says, “God, give me a heart that can discern right from wrong.” You might say, “He was the king of Israel. He had the law of God. Why does he need a heart to discern right from wrong?” The answer is wisdom is not less than being moral and good, but it’s quite a bit more. It’s knowing what the right decision or right course of action is in the vast majority of life situations the moral rules don’t address.

If you’re going to live a wise life, if you’re going to have a heart that discerns, you need to understand anger. You need to be able to understand and handle anger, not only in yourself, but in other people as well. There are four things we’re going to learn about anger that you have to know to be wise: its dangerous power, its basic goodness, why it goes wrong, and how it can be healed.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 17, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 14:29-30; 15:1,18; 16:32; 19:11,19; 24:28-29; 25:21-22; Jeremiah 45:5.

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Jul 12, 2019
Knowing God
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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. This is a theme that runs all through Proverbs and, in fact, all through the whole Bible. It’s obvious the term fear of the Lord is something that is a summary of everything we’re supposed to do and be.

So why is it so important and what in the world is it? Looking at these passages of Proverbs, I’m going to tell you that the fear of the Lord is beginning with God, knowing God, trusting God, and discovering the grace of God.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 10, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6; 9:10; 16:6; 19:23; 20:9; 23:17-18; 28:14.

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Jul 10, 2019
Strangeness and the Order of God
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We don’t want to have to get to the place where we have to know reality, how things really work in the world, so well that we know what the result of a particular action is going to be. That takes a lot of experience and wisdom. We don’t want to have to think. We want to have a rule. But you know what? No matter how much you multiply rules, you’ll never cover all of the situations. It just doesn’t work. Wisdom is being in touch with reality, understanding reality.

What does that mean? What is reality? That’s what we’re going to look at in these passages in Proverbs. We’re going to see in the beginning we’re taught the persistence of reality (it’s really there), secondly, the problems with reality, and thirdly, how it gets healed.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 3, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 5:16-23.

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Jul 08, 2019
The Wellspring of Wisdom
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Most of the situations you face in life aren’t covered by the rules. “Do I say something, or do I wait? Do I act, or should I be more passive?” The rules don’t cover those things, yet you will sink, and the people around you will sink, unless you get wisdom. Wisdom is having character of the mind and the heart that enables you to make the right choices in the places where the rules don’t apply.

Now how do you get that character? If we look at this passage in Proverbs 4, we’re going to see how this character develops, where it comes from, and how character can be transformed. The character that accords with wisdom.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 26, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 4:11-27.

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Jul 05, 2019
Training in Wisdom
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In every area of our lives—work, love, marriage, family—we have decisions we have to make, and if we don’t make them wisely, we’re going to blow up our lives and the lives of people around us. Therefore, being good, being right, being moral, having right moral values is not enough. We have to be wise.

Now how do we get wisdom? Here in chapter 3 of the book of Proverbs we see the beginning of the answer to the question … How do we develop wisdom? How do we grow in it? How do we get it? We’re going to learn how to get wisdom if we understand from this passage the path of wisdom, the process of wisdom, and the man off the mountain.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 19, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-12; 30:1-4.

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Jul 03, 2019
True Wisdom
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If you’re going to make it through life, you need something we hardly talk about today. It’s not identical to knowledge, and it’s not identical even to moral goodness. It’s wisdom. You’re going to make an absolute muck of your life if you don’t find and grow in wisdom. There’s no better place to go to than the book of Proverbs. As an introduction to the book, we’re looking at chapter 8, which as we go through it, we will see, shows us the importance of wisdom, the definition of wisdom, the problem of wisdom, and a clue to the solution. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 12, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 8:10-16; 22-31. Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel In Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. For more information about the ministry of Gospel In Life visit Gospelinlife.com.
Jul 01, 2019
Maker of Heaven and Earth
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We live in a culture where the psychology class will teach that your problem is a lack of self-esteem, but the philosophy and biology classes will teach you that you are nothing. The doctrine of creation shows that the universe is not an accident and that every single human being has inherent value because they are made in the image of God. Yet, God is not merely a distant creator. God entered the world and died to redeem it because He loves us so much. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 16, 2011. Series "To Know the Living God; The Majesty of God". Scripture: Psalm 8:1-9; Genesis 1-2; Luke 1:68; Matthew 21:14-16; Deuteronomy 7:7; John 17:19
Jun 28, 2019
The King and the Furnace
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In sixth century BC, Babylon was the preeminent power in the world, and this passage shows how they conquered Israel and deported the professional classes, including artisans, scholars, and government and military officers, in order to subjugate them through assimilation. This passage shows how Daniel and his three friends confronted the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. What happened in that confrontation? This sermon teaches three things: the pressure of pluralism, the precision of truth faith, and the promises of suffering. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 21, 2011. Series "Theophany: Anticipations of Jesus in the Old Testament". Scripture: Daniel 3:14-29; 1 Peter 1:7; Job 5:7; 1 Peter 4:12; Isaiah 43:1-5
Jun 26, 2019
Money and the Logic of Grace
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Naturally we’re inclined to spend our money on ourselves and if we have any left over, we will give it to ministry and charity. However, Jesus shows us how our priorities need to change. Giving to ministry and charity must come first. Only then should we figure out how to spend the rest of our money. Yet, it is only through the Gospel that we can give so much away. It is only when we are spiritually rich that we can stop looking at money as our real wealth and security. It is only when we look forward to the resurrection that we can be assured that the sacrifices we’ve made in this life will pale in comparison to the joys awaiting us in the age to come. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 20, 2010. Series "Money and Possessions - In the Teaching of St. Luke". Scripture: Luke 14:7-24
Jun 24, 2019
Christ, Our Life
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In life we are inevitably changed and shaped by the things we desire. When good things turn into ultimate things, they become idols. However, by devoting our lives to the gospel, we can give up our idols and look to Jesus, with whom we died and are now raised. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 18, 2005. Series "The Vision of Redeemer". Scripture: Colossians 3:1-14
Jun 21, 2019
The Dream of the Kingdom
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How does a Christian live as a believer in an unbelieving world? God calls His people to be spiritually bi-cultural. God does not want His people to either assimilate or segregate. He wants them to become part of the city, to pray for the city and seek its peace and prosperity. Yet, God also insists that His people retain their distinctiveness and not compromise their allegiance to Him. Christians are called to love the city of man for the sake of the city of God. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 30, 2000. Series "Daniel: Living by Faith in a Secular World". Scripture: Daniel 2:24-35, 44-46; Jeremiah 28-29; Daniel 3; Hebrews 11:10
Jun 19, 2019
Neighbors
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The parable of the Good Samaritan demonstrates a powerful example of gospel neighboring. Through examining this parable, we can recognize four elements to help us to act out the neighbored grace modeled by Jesus in our own lives: God’s mandate, magnitude, proper motivation, and method. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 23, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 2; Following Him ". Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
Jun 17, 2019
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
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If God was unipersonal, there would have been no love until he created the world. However, if the world was created by a triune God, then relationships of love are what life is all about. The Godhead is characterized by mutual self-giving love as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit orbit around one another in a dance. It is impossible for us to join in if we focus on ourselves, but through Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death on the cross, we can be brought into the dance. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 15, 2006. Series "King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King". Scripture: Mark 1:9-13; Genesis 1
Jun 14, 2019
Perfect Freedom
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The Apostle Paul examines the concept of grace and the reason why our lives must follow Christ’s example. Only through God’s grace and accepting Christ into our lives will we ever find true freedom and our true selves. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 19, 2006. Series "In Christ Jesus: How the Spirit Transforms Us". Scripture: Romans 6:1-7;11-18
Jun 12, 2019
Who is the Spirit?
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Many people feel as if they understand who God the Father is and who Jesus is, but they become confused about the Holy Spirit. In this sermon, Tim Keller explains who the Holy Spirit is and clarifies misunderstandings about what the Holy Spirit is not. In the process, he shows what it means for the Holy Spirit to dwell richly in us. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 4, 2010. Series "The Holy Spirit". Scripture: John 14:16-26
Jun 10, 2019
The Dangerous God
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It is no accident that the Bible often refers to judgment day as “the Day of the Lord.” We live our lives as if we are the lead actors in the drama of this world. Judgment day is the day when God is paramount. On that day, all people will step back and see the world being put right when God is placed at the center of all things. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 22, 1993. Series "Studies in 2 Peter". Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-13; John 3:30; 1 John 3:2-3
Jun 07, 2019
The Parable of the Pearl; On Priorities
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Becoming a Christian is not a change of degree but a change in kind. It is leaving your native home and entering the Kingdom of God. But entering the Kingdom of God means being willing to sacrifice everything that goes against your new King. In other words, the Kingdom of God will cost you everything you have. But is it expensive? Not at all. It’s a bargain. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 28, 1994. Series "The Parables of Jesus 1994". Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46
Jun 06, 2019
Hope for the Poor
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There are some churches that care about evangelism but not about serving the poor. Other churches will eagerly serve the poor but they don’t care about proclaiming the Gospel. But churches aren’t meant to do one or the other; they must do both. In fact, the two are linked. When non-Christians see Christians sacrificially serving the needy, it displays the beauty of God to them and becomes an aid to evangelism. Separately, serving the poor doesn’t just help others, but helps ourselves. One of the signs that we have truly experienced God’s love is that we can love others – in word and in deed. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 4, 2009. Series "The Gospel, Hope, and the World". Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3, 14-20
Jun 04, 2019
Sharing the Joy we have in Christ
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Feb 28, 2019
The Justice of God
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** Register for the Nov 16-17 Formed for Justice Conference Livestream at https://redeemer.com/formationconference ** This passage tells us that God is a God of justice. Doing justice is not simply punishing wrong people. Doing justice also means giving the oppressed and the weak their due. How can we become people who reflect the God of justice through a life of justice? This sermon shows how you become a person of justice not just by discussing the God of justice, but by praising, worshiping, and adoring the God of justice. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 15, 2011. Series "To Know the Living God; The Adequacy of God". Scripture: Psalm 146:1-10
Nov 13, 2018
Eating with Jesus
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** Register for the Feb 16-17 Public Faith Conference Livestream at redeemer.com/formationconference ** Many Americans disregard Christianity not because they don’t believe in God, but because they don’t believe in the church. Jesus exhorts the church to be a “city on a hill,” a community where people love and serve one another, in fellowship with God as well as with our neighbor. When he fulfills our deepest needs, we can find resources that we never knew we had for serving others. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 30, 2000. Series "The Apostles' Creed; Getting a Vocabulary for Faith". Scripture: John 21:1-22
Feb 13, 2018
Messengers
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** Register for the Feb 16-17 Public Faith Conference Livestream at redeemer.com/formationconference ** As disciples of Jesus, we are his messengers, and our mission is to communicate the belief that we have in Christ. Service based on performance, pride, and self-image can be manipulative and harmful, but service based on who we are in Christ allows us to rejoice in what God does in our lives and in the lives of others. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 16, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 2; Following Him". Scripture: Luke 10:1-21; Exodus 32, Ephesians 2:10, Luke 9:1
Jan 26, 2018
An Immigrant's Courage
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Ruth is a story of redeemers. Ruth teaches us that friendships can change the world (as with Boaz, the kinsman-redeemer), and that we can and must reach across spiritual and cultural barriers to do so (as with Ruth, the hidden redeemer). Both Boaz and Ruth point to Jesus, our true Redeemer. Once we realize that, we can ourselves reach across barriers to engage in spiritual friendships and be true disciples of Jesus. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 19, 1997. Series "Pointers to Christ - Directional Signs in History". Scripture: Ruth 4:13-17
Feb 09, 2017
The Word Made Flesh
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John's Gospel begins by teaching that Jesus Christ is the Word of God. Just as we come to know a person through speaking to them and listening to their words, we come to know God by listening to Jesus speak to us. Yet, Jesus did not come solely to speak. He came to live among us so that there is nothing we will suffer that He has not also suffered. But most of all, He came to die for us. In the incarnation, God became vulnerable to us - even to death - and yet He loved us so much that He was glad to so. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 13, 2009. Series "Christmas 2009". Scripture: John 1:1-14; Hebrews 2:14-18; Mark 2:5
Dec 08, 2016
Generosity in Scarcity
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Habbakuk tells us how to deal with evil times and maintain joy when everything is going wrong. There are three principles to giving: give sacrificially, joyfully, and graciously. We must recognize that everything is a gift from God, so we're giving back from his gifts. Habbakuk points to Jesus as the true source of our strength. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 31, 2009. Series "Living by Faith in Troubled Times". Scripture: Habakkuk 3, Matthew 6, Luke 19
Nov 14, 2016
9/11/2001 Sermon: Truth, Tears, Anger, and Grace
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A recording of the Sunday service after 9/11. Jesus experiences both anger and grief in the face of human suffering. But he also brings about a resurrection; according to the Bible,everything bad will come untrue. Jesus is the perfect Counselor who gives us grace even when he has to suffer for us. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 16, 2001. Series "The Church in the City". Scripture: John 11:20-53
Sep 08, 2016
Pride: The Case of Nebuchadnezzar
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Nebuchadnezzar's pride began in contentment and prosperity, but he had no peace of mind. It caused him to take credit for everything he'd achieved. God dehumanized him in a reflection of what pride had done to his heart. Only when he recognized his debt to God - and that he was the object of God's mercy - could he be humbled and healed of his pride. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 5, 1995. Series "The Seven Deadly Sins". Scripture: Daniel 4:24-37; Isaiah 52
Aug 25, 2016
A Conversation with Tim Keller on Gospel Movements
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A special recorded conversation with Tim Keller as he explores what makes a gospel movement and the inflection point we find ourselves in today. To learn more about how you can be part of a movement that is reaching a tipping point of gospel influence, visit rise.redeemer.com/10x10
Jul 25, 2016
Hope, Race and Power
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Racial and cultural differences exist. They cannot be resolved by simply embracing broad-mindedness, but by adjusting our lives and forming deep relationships with people from whom we are different. These relationships will enable us to finally view all aspects of God's glory. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 25, 2004. Series "Living in Hope". Scripture: Romans 14:1-3,14-15:7
Jul 14, 2016
The Still Small Voice
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The reality of God is far greater than our conceptions of God. In this passage, Elijah, persecuted and feeling hopeless, returns to the mountain where God appeared to Moses and hopes for a similar spectacular revelation of His glory. Yet God confounds and comforts Elijah by appearing as a still small voice. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 26, 1999. Series "Discerning the Spirits (with Elijah)". Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18; John 11:21-35; Luke 16:19-31; Luke 9:28-36; Proverbs 11:29; Matthew 11:2
Jun 30, 2016
Rejecting the Real Jesus
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Why do so many people disbelieve Christianity and reject the message of Jesus Christ? The underlying problem is that we do not want to give up control over our lives and have God be our ultimate authority. To overcome unbelief we must see our need for a Savior and look to Jesus Christ, the wisdom of God, who died for us on the cross. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 22, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 1; His Teaching". Scripture: Matthew 11:16-24
Jun 16, 2016
The Final Hour
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The cross solves many of our deepest human dilemmas. We wonder how there can be a God when there is so much injustice in the world, yet of all the world's religions, only Christianity has a God who comes down and suffers injustice alongside us. We wonder how we can ever truly please a perfectly holy God, but on the cross, Jesus satisfies the holiness of God for us. The temple curtain is torn, and we are welcomed inside as God's children. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 16, 2000. Series "St. Matthew's Passion; The World's Last Night". Scripture: Matthew 27:45-56; Psalm 22
Jun 02, 2016
War Between Your Selves (Part 1)
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Everyone has a war within themselves. We all want to live according to a high moral code, but none of us can meet the demands of our moral code. The reason for this is that inside of ourselves there is a desire for evil as well as a desire for good. Therefore, none of us can win the battle. But the battle changes when we become a Christian. The deepest parts of ourselves change so that for the first time our most inner being delights in the law of God. We move from a battle we cannot win to a battle we cannot lose. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 17, 1997. Series "The War Between Your Selves". Scripture: Romans 7:1-25; Acts 9:4; Galatians 5:17; Romans 2:15; Colossians 3:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21
May 19, 2016
[RISE] A Movement
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This is the ninth and final sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 24, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-12
Apr 25, 2016
[RISE] Serving the City
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This is the eighth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 17, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1-14
Apr 18, 2016
[RISE] Faith and Work
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This is the seventh sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 10, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-11, 18-21
Apr 11, 2016
[RISE] Counter-Culture for the Common Good
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This is the sixth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 3, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: Matthew 5:11-16
Apr 04, 2016
[RISE] Encountering the Risen King (Easter)
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This is the fifth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 27, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: John 20:1-18
Mar 28, 2016
[RISE] Doing Justice and Mercy
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This is the fourth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 20, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: Isaiah 58:1-14
Mar 21, 2016
[RISE] Public Faith
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This is the third sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 13, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: John 4:27-42
Mar 14, 2016
[RISE] Changed Lives
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This is the second sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 6, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: John 4:6-26
Mar 07, 2016
[RISE] The Centrality of the Gospel
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This is the first sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church's current series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". It's a series focused on Redeemer's gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called "Rise". During this season, we'll be making these sermons widely and freely available. Please visit rise.redeemer.com for more information, including daily devotionals. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 28, 2016. Series "Where We are Going: The City and the Mission". Scripture: Galatians 2:11-21
Feb 29, 2016
Praying in the Spirit
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To address God as Father was an intimate and shocking thing for Jesus to do. As we move toward the Father in intimacy of prayer, the Spirit will grow in us a deepening wisdom,develop beauty of heart, and give us spiritual clarity. Prayer is primal, realistic, positional, experiential and communal. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 13, 1999. Series "The Lord's Prayer 1999". Scripture: Romans 8:15-27; Matthew 14:30
Feb 25, 2016
Christ: The Final Word
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Jesus is the final Word and ultimate truth of God. But if we don't listen to and accept God's final Word, we can't have a personal relationship with him. We have to adjust to God's finalities, just as he adjusted to ours by becoming human and dying for us. This understanding should melt our hearts and change our lives as we become more and more focused on God and the gospel. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 6, 2005. Series "Christ: Our Treasury (The Book of Hebrews)". Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:1-4; 2 Corinthians 3
Feb 11, 2016
Blessed are the Poor
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One of the clearest commands Jesus gives us in the Gospels is to give to the poor. Jesus became poor for us, and we must also love the poor with radical generosity. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 5, 1998. Series "The Church - How to Believe Despite Christians". Scripture: Luke 6:20-26
Jan 21, 2016
The New Birth
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A common misunderstanding of being "born again" is that it's an experience for broken people, a way for outcasts and moral failures to turn their life around. Yet, when Jesus teaches on being born again, He does so by challenging a man who is the very opposite of the born again stereotype. Nicodemus was an upright moral man and a leader in his society - and yet Jesus said that all of his accomplishments meant nothing unless he was born again. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 17, 1999. Series "Knowing Christ". Scripture: John 3:1-15; Matthew 21:31; Ephesians 4:24; Ezekiel 37; 1 Peter 1:23; John 4; Numbers 21:4-9; John 7:50-52; John 19:38:42; John 16:19-21
Dec 31, 2015
The Meaning of Christmas
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Christmas shows why Christianity is unique. In all other religions, a prophet arrives and teaches how we can find eternal life. In Christianity, God himself comes to us and gives himself as the way to eternal life. Christmas shows that salvation is by grace, that we can have true intimacy with God, that love really matters, and that there exists an unceasing river of joy beneath all the sorrows of this world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 18, 2011. Series "Christmas 2011". Scripture: 1 John 1:1-4; Exodus 33:18-20; John 1; John 5; John 17
Dec 17, 2015
When I Survey
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When Paul prays for the Ephesian church, he does not pray for an improvement in their external circumstances. Rather, Paul prays for God to grant the members of the Ephesians church a profound internal knowledge of the depths of God's love. Paul prays that the doctrines that the Christians intellectually believe would become experientially real to their hearts. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 16, 1990. Series "Lord of All". Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21; Colossians 2; 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalm 139; Philippians 2:6
Dec 04, 2015
The Cost of Mission
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The reality of meeting God changes you into a person of mission: one who is willing to leave what is comfortable in order to love and serve others. As you take risks to bless others, you will find yourself receiving not only the gifts and resources necessary to do so, but the greatest blessing of all - His presence in your life. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 30, 1994. This was an individual sermon. Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4
Nov 20, 2015
The Gospel, the Church and the World
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The church is described as "living stones" to represent it as a deeply interconnected community. We must neither give into culture nor withdraw from culture, but maintain our beliefs while engaging and serving the world. The power to maintain this balance comes from being secure in Christ and united as a church body, with him as our cornerstone. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 20, 2005. Series "The Vision of Redeemer". Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-12, 21-25
Nov 06, 2015
Work and Rest
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The religious leaders in Jesus' time had a long list of rules regarding the Sabbath. When questioned, Jesus does not respond by dismissing the Sabbath, but rather redefines it - by dying on a cross. As Christians, we are able to enter into his rest and enjoy the same rest that God enjoyed after creation, by means of his works, not ours. The Sabbath is a blessing from God and one we will only enjoy if we understand it correctly. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 23, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 2; Following Him". Scripture: Luke 6:1-11
Oct 22, 2015
The Song of Creation
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Genesis tells the why of creation, not the how. It's a poem, a song about a historical event. The Christian doctrine of creation is that this world is good and the purpose of nature is to be a community. We can take joy in cultivating and enjoying the physical world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 15, 2000. Series "Genesis - The Gospel According to God". Scripture: Genesis 1:1-8, 31; Exodus 14,15; Judges 4,5; Revelation 21:2; Isaiah 40:14; John 1:1-3; Psalm 19:1-4
Oct 08, 2015
Friendship
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Wise people are good at choosing, forging, and keeping friendships. The marks of a true friend are constancy, carefulness, candor, and counsel. When you are liberated to be the great friend you need to be by the great friendship of Jesus on the cross, then you will find yourself getting, paradoxically, all the friends your heart needs. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 29, 2005. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 17:17; 18:24; 25:17,20; 26:18,19; 27:5,6,9,14,17; 28:23; 29:5, John 14-17, Genesis 3:8
Sep 24, 2015
The Inside Out Kingdom
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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus contrasts two groups who appear the same on the outside,but have different motives on the inside. Religious people are superficial,hiding behind the letter of the law; but people who are changed by the gospel are shining in the spirit of the law. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 28, 1999. Series "The Mount; Life in the Kingdom". Scripture: Matthew 5:11-20, Psalm 1, Matthew 7.
Aug 13, 2015
Adoration: Hallowed Be Thy Name
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When we say "hallowed be thy name," we are making the adoration of God the ultimate concern of our lives. By giving God the praise he deserves,we will heal our worldview as well as our souls. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 30, 1995. Series "The Lord's Prayer 1995". Scripture: Matthew 6:6-15
Feb 18, 2015
Accepting the Judge
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Without a judgment day,we would live in a hopeless world. But if there is a judgment day,none of us could bear the weight of judgment. However,in Christ we have already been judged. In Christ we can live between two judgments: the judgment we've already passed through and the coming judgment of the world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 23, 2000. Series "The Apostles' Creed; Getting a Vocabulary for Faith". Scripture: John 12:41-50
Feb 18, 2015
Abraham and the Torch
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It is much easier to believe in God than to trust in God. God calls Abraham to live a life of faith, but Abraham struggles. He asks God how he knows that he can trust God. God responds with a demonstration that is one of the clearest pointers to the Gospel in the Old Testament. In so doing, God enables Abraham to truly live a life of faith. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 3, 1996. Series "Daring to Draw Near". Scripture: Genesis 15:1-21
Feb 18, 2015
A Spirit Hath Not Flesh and Bones
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The Easter story tells us of a new beginning after disaster - that after death there is life. If you spiritualize the resurrection of Jesus, you will have comfort but not the truth. The message of Easter is that right now, Jesus has flesh and bones. This changes the way you think, the way you live, and the way you feel. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 12, 1998. Series "Easter Service". Scripture: Luke 24:37-43
Oct 22, 2014
A Woman, a Slave and a Gentile
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The gospel of Jesus Christ transcends cultural and socioeconomic differences. Here we have three examples of conversions in Philippi: of the religious, the oppressed, and the secular. The gospel is presented through rational discourse, a power encounter, and through practical embodiment of a gospel-changed life. The message of Christ liberates and transforms lives, and unites people who once had nothing in common into one family. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 9, 2003. Series "The Necessity of Belief". Scripture: Acts 16:13-34
Oct 22, 2014
A World of Idols
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The gospel should change not just our inner being but also the way we relate to the outside world. Paul engaged with society every day. He was distressed, indignant and compassionate about the Athenians' beliefs, but he kept his eyes on the cross to inform his words. He recognized their idols and raised up Jesus as the only true God. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 29, 1998. Series "The Church - How to Believe Despite Christians". Scripture: Acts 17:16-34
Oct 22, 2014
A Promise of Hope
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Adam and Eve sinned even before they ate the forbidden fruit. As soon as they asked themselves why they should obey God, they had sinned in their hearts. Sin is when we remove God as the ultimate authority and enthrone ourselves in God’s place. By elevating ourselves at the expense of God, God’s good world became broken. Yet, the story of Adam and Eve does not end with despair but with hope. God, in the midst of his judgment, promises that a day will come when one of Eve’s children will utterly annihilate the power of sin. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 5, 1998. Series "Genesis 1998". Scripture: Genesis 3:11-24
Jul 28, 2014
A Christian's Happiness
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Romans 8:28 is one of the most famous verses in the Bible. People love the thought that God works out all things for good for those who love Him. Yet, Romans 8:28 is intimately connected with Romans 8:29-30 where God promises to bodily resurrect those He has called. In other words, the Bible does not promise that Christians will have more pleasant circumstances in this life than non-Christians. The Bible promises a better life to come—not better life circumstances in this world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 6, 1997. Series "Happiness and Weeping". Scripture: Romans 8:28-30
Jun 27, 2014
1 Corinthians 6-7
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The Biblical view of sex is unique. It rejects the view, held by some conservative cultures, that sex is dirty. Instead, the Bible views sex so highly that it cannot be shared casually with anyone. Sex is meant to bind two people together. It renews the covenant that they have made with one another. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 7, 2005. Series "1 Corinthians: Leader Talks, 2004-2005". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6-7
Jun 06, 2014
Everyone with a Gift
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In Romans 12, Paul looks at the Gospel and then exhorts us as to how we should live in the light of what Christ has done. He urges us to give up control over our lives and become “living sacrifices” for God. Unfortunately, the problem with a living sacrifice is that it keeps moving off the altar. Unless we stare deeply at Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf, we will never trust God enough to become the living sacrifices that he calls us to be. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 18, 2011. Series "Every Member Ministry". Scripture: Romans 12:1-8
Jan 24, 2014
Greed: The Case of the Rich Young Ruler
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The rich young ruler in this passage had followed all the rules, but received an astonishing rebuttal from Jesus. Any encounter with the “real” Jesus shocks us. This young man’s religious assumptions failed him because he didn't understand the concept of “treasure in heaven,” and consequently, he was unable to recognize the true freedom and inheritance Jesus offers. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 19, 1995. Series "The Seven Deadly Sins". Scripture: Matthew 19:16-25
Jan 24, 2014
Lord of the Earth
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The story of Noah and the flood is about second chances and new beginnings; God is ready to give us another chance. God calls us into three great relationships: with the earth, with all the people on earth, and with himself, the Lord of the Earth. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 10, 2000. Series "Genesis - The Gospel According to God". Scripture: Genesis 9:1-17
Nov 01, 2013
Beholding the Love of God
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Knowing God is not an anti-rational mystical experience. Knowing God occurs when the truth overflows from your mind into your entire being. Knowing God is when the truth you’ve heard a thousand times becomes experientially real, and you marvel at the miracle of God’s love for us. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 2, 1995. Series "Knowing that We Know God; 1 John, Part 2". Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3
Oct 09, 2013
A Covenant Relationship
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The great tension of the Old Testament is the seemingly ambiguous status of God's covenant with His people. Sometimes God speaks as if He will bless Israel irrespective of whether or not they keep the statues of His covenant. Other times the blessing appears to be conditional upon their obedience. This deep tension is resolved through the cross. Jesus takes upon Himself the curse for breaking the covenant. Meanwhile,all of us who have disobeyed the covenant receive - through faith in Christ - the reward that Jesus deserved for keeping the covenant. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 9, 2007. Series "The New Heart God Gives". Scripture: Deuteronomy 29:2-4, 9-18
Oct 09, 2013
The Jealousy of God
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Modern people are often uncomfortable when the Bible speaks of God’s jealousy. Yet, God’s jealousy is intimately related to God’s love toward us. The relationship that God calls us to is not merely one of subjects obeying a king. Rather, God calls us into a marriage relationship with Him, and His jealousy is spousal. God seeks a relationship with us that is characterized by priority, fidelity, and intimacy. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 27, 2011. Series "To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive". Scripture: Exodus 20:1-6
Aug 29, 2013
Basis of Prayer: "Our Father"
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The proper basis for prayer is to approach God as our loving, Heavenly Father and to view our relationship with him as a family relationship - not a business relationship. To be able to pray with this kind of confidence, we need to know that we have been adopted as his children, with all the privileges that entails, by the sacrificial death of his only begotten Son, Jesus. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 23, 1995. Series "The Lord's Prayer 1995". Scripture: Matthew 6:6-15
May 31, 2013
Come and See
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Do we see Jesus as he is or merely as we would like to see him? That same question goes for religious people and skeptics alike. For skeptics and seekers “come and see” means to come, think, and examine the evidence. For Christians “come and see” means to come and be a disciple of Jesus. We may think we are following him when in reality we are just following our own hearts. Coming to Jesus with a heart that seeks to see him as he wants to be seen opens the way to a life-changing encounter. Come and see. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 15, 1998. Series "John - On Knowing the Christ". Scripture: John 1:35-51
May 02, 2013
Peace – Overcoming Anxiety
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A lot of us are cast down because we don't expect the attacks on our peace and joy that are inevitable. Much of the depression we experience is depression over our depression. We're sad that we're sad. We're surprised that we're surprised. We're upset that we're upset. Part of being upset is the anger, the guilt, and the frustration we experience as we say, "It's not supposed to be like this!" The Bible takes a positive but realistic view toward facing and overcoming the very real adversaries to inner peace. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 18, 1990. Series "Fruit of the Spirit". Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9
Apr 10, 2013
The Crucifixion
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“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus howled this agonized cry at his execution. How could any good come from such a seemingly horrible end? Timothy Keller ponders the depths of what is surely most horrible, yet most wonderful question ever asked. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 1, 2012. Series "Savior and Teacher - A Study of Matthew". Scripture: Matthew 27:45-56
Mar 12, 2013
Imitating the Incarnation
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Many people today believe that Jesus never claimed to be God. They think Jesus was merely a wise teacher whose followers later deified him. Yet, key passages such as Philippians 2 demonstrate that from the very beginning of Christianity, Jesus was worshiped as God. In our lives, we can only see Jesus’ love for us once we realize that he is God. Jesus left the perfect love of the Trinity in order to serve us. He then sends His disciples out into the world, to follow in his footsteps, to serve and sacrificially love others. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 2, 1995. Series "Philippians". Scripture: Philippians 2:3-11
Feb 01, 2013
Peace
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Christian peace is not the absence of troubles. It is a peace that is unshakeable even in the midst of troubles. During difficult times, Christians are called to remember the living God who works out all things for good for those who love Him. If we set our heart on anything besides God, we can lose our peace. But if our greatest love is the unchanging God, then our peace can never be taken from us. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 25, 2010. Series "The Real Signs of the Spirit". Scripture: Philippians 4:4-12
Nov 30, 2012
Born into Hope
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Without hope, it is all but impossible face life and endure suffering. But hope must be grounded in something real and lasting. True hope enables us to navigate both sorrow and joy. In Jesus Christ, we have a living hope grounded and sustained in an ever-living savior. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 4, 2001. Series "The Radical Imperative; A New Birth". Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Nov 05, 2012
Love and Lust
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The Bible presents a more attractive and comprehensive view of sexuality than is generally understood. The headings explored in this sermon include the integrity of sex, the challenge of lust and the future of love. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 6, 2012. Series "Savior and Teacher - A Study of Matthew". Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30
Oct 08, 2012
Questions of Suffering
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No book in all of literature addresses the questions of suffering and evil with the spiritual wisdom of the book of Job. In this sermon, Timothy Keller demonstrates how the Christian approach to suffering differs from both cynical and moralistic viewpoints. Christians are called to hold onto the mystery and stay in a relationship with a God we cannot control—but whose goodness we cannot doubt when we truly grasp the Gospel. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 6, 2008. Series "Job - A Path Through Suffering". Scripture: Job 1:8-22
Aug 01, 2012
Spiritual Warfare
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Modern people are uncomfortable with the existence of evil, let alone the existence of the Devil. Yet, the Bible teaches that we cannot fully understand the world we live in unless we realize that there are supernatural agents of evil. But it is not enough to believe in the Devil; a Christian must study his methods. Satan practices evil subtly. He tempts and accuses people rather than overthrowing their will. Temptation is when the Devil asks us to ignore the holiness of God. Accusation is when he blinds us to the love and grace of God. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 29, 2012. Series "A Study of Ephesians: Who is the Church?". Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-13
Jul 03, 2012
Justified by Faith
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Justification is not merely an abstract theological concept. Rather, it is the sense of approval and belonging that every person desires. Justification is not only that we have our sins forgiven, but that in God’s eyes we are given Jesus’ perfect record. We are treated as if we had lived the perfect life that Jesus lived. We are given the love that Jesus deserved. We have the same access to the Father that Jesus did. The best news is that all of this comes not from us doing anything at all, but simply by faith. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 8, 2009. Series "Bible: The Whole Story - Redemption and Restoration". Scripture: Romans 3:21-28
May 25, 2012
The Ascension
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The Ascension of Jesus Christ “takes what Jesus was and did on Earth, and releases it into the universe and into (our) lives with all of its healing power.” In this sermon, Timothy Keller shows us the power, the nature and the meaning of the Ascension, and what difference it makes for our lives. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 18, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: Acts 1:1-12
Apr 02, 2012
Jesus Our King
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We naturally have a love/hate relationship with kings. For thousands of years, myths and legends have centered on the return of a noble king who will rule the people justly. Yet, submitting to a king means that we have to subordinate our own will to the king—and no one yearns for that. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 12, 1993. Series "Understanding Jesus". Scripture: Psalm 2
Mar 06, 2012
Authentic Christianity
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In the conclusion to the sermon on the mount, Jesus challenges everyone. He challenges those who don’t attend church by telling them that not all roads lead to God. He challenges those inside the church by telling them that not everyone who calls him “Lord, Lord” will be saved. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 28, 1993. Series "Lent - Nature of Sin". Scripture: Matthew 7:13-27
Jan 31, 2012
Our Work and Our Character
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What is the connection between faith and work? The Bible affirms the goodness of creation and therefore the goodness of work. In this sermon, we see how even 1st century slaves found dignity in their work through the Gospel. Yet, the Gospel provides us not only with the motivation to work but with the ability to rest—because the ultimate work is not dependent upon us, but has already been performed by Jesus. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 17, 2010. Series "The Gospel and the World". Scripture: Ephesians 5:21, 6:5-9
Jan 01, 2012
God with Us
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What does it mean to say God is with us? The meaning of Christmas is that the Creator of the universe has become a human being. It means that the terrifying God who appeared in the Old Testament as a whirlwind and a fire has become a vulnerable baby in order to be close to us. What, in turn, will we do in order to be close to Him? This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 22, 1991. Series "Advent 1991". Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Dec 03, 2011
A Reason for Living
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To find absolute freedom in life, we must admit that life on its own accord is meaningless. True meaning in life is only found through Jesus Christ, the designer of life. This message was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 27, 1994. Series "Redeemer Open Forums".
Nov 08, 2011
The New Heaven and New Earth
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The historical event of the resurrection of Jesus Christ means everything, yet it is only the first installment on something to come, and this is it—new heavens, new earth, City of God. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 12, 2009. Series "Bible: The Whole Story - Redemption and Restoration". Scripture: Revelation 21:1-7
Sep 30, 2011
A Tale of Two Cities
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What did the fall do to humanity? By tracing the descendants of Cain and by studying the city they created, we see the violence and oppression that resulted from turning away from God—including the Bible’s first instance of polygamy. However, we also see that God has not given up on humanity. God has a vision for a different kind of city—a city built on worship and grace instead of self-aggrandizement and power. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 1, 2009. Series "Bible: The Whole Story - Creation and Fall". Scripture: Genesis 4:11-26
Sep 01, 2011
The Wounded Spirit
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Happiness is not determined by external circumstances, but by the way we view, process and address them. Contrary to simple, reductionist views of psychology, the Book of Proverbs presents the inner-life in its complex, multidimensional aspects, offering the means of acquiring the inner health needed to face the challenges of life. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 5, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 12:25; 13:12
Aug 05, 2011
Seeing Him as He is
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It is possible to know God in more than an intellectual way. By faith, we can experience his presence in a way that is astonishing, healing and satisfying. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 9, 1995. Series "Knowing that We Know God; 1 John, Part 2". Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3
Jun 23, 2011
Missions
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To be in mission means to be sent. Jesus’ mission was to reveal the truth of God’s character and to save mankind from destruction. A Christian is one who has been drawn into a healing relationship with God in order to be sent out to reveal his image and saving grace to others. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 15, 1992. Series "Gospel of John, Part 2". Scripture: John 17:13-19
Jun 15, 2011
Forgiving and Forgiven
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Having an attitude of compassionate forgiveness is more than just an external standard we are meant to live up to, but is the organic fruit of a heart that has been melted by receiving the forgiveness of Christ. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 3, 1991. Series "Christian Lifestyle". Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32
May 19, 2011
I Am He
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The Apostle John’s eyewitness account of the arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane gives us the greatest claim, the greatest problem and the greatest mission in the history of the world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 17, 2008. Series "St. John's Passion". Scripture: John 18:1-11
Apr 29, 2011
The Search for Happiness
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Our modern age scorns the wisdom of the past, but have the fruits of our physical and philosophical sciences progressed us toward fundamental human happiness? The ancient wisdom in the prologue of the Book of Psalms provides four principles that dig into the root issues that either frustrate or encourage true joy and satisfaction. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 12, 1993. Series "Modern Problems; Ancient Solutions". Scripture: Psalm 1
Apr 01, 2011
Noah and the Reasons of Faith; Faith as Understanding
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Contrary to popular perception, faith begins with reasoning. In fact, the Bible teaches that faith is not only compatible with reason, but that it consists of, requires, and even stimulates, profound thinking, reasoning and rationality. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 18, 1994. Series "The Nature of Faith: Hebrews 11 and 12". Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-7
Feb 01, 2011
How to Find the Way
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How can Jesus be so shockingly narrow as to call himself "the way?" This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 18, 1998. Series "Jesus - On Finding God". Scripture: Matthew 7:7-14
Jan 20, 2011
Does God Control Everything?
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How are we to understand and receive the absolute, life-changing assurance God offers to us? This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 7, 2007. Series "In Christ Jesus: How the Spirit Transforms Us". Scripture: Romans 8:28,38-39
Dec 02, 2010
Real Friendship and the Pleading Priest
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Abraham, in his intercessory prayer for Sodom, engages in the first priestly action of the Bible. His intercession implies a corporate responsibility in which righteousness as well as sin can be ascribed to a people, and his actions point to Christ, the great priest, and our role as the royal priesthood. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 3, 2001. Series "The Gospel According to Abraham". Scripture: Genesis 18:16-33
Feb 19, 2010
Made for Stewardship
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We are called to work because God also worked - He created the world! We can work for God by using our gifts for others. We also need rest from our work, which comes from our security in God through Christ. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 22, 2000. Series "Genesis - The Gospel According to God". Scripture: Genesis 1:26-2:2; 2:7-9, 15
Feb 19, 2010
Justice
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The biblical concept of justice emphasizes restoring the wholeness of the world. However, we contribute to the breakdown of the society when we put ourselves first. In Isaiah, we are shown some of the ways that God identifies with the poor, calls us to change our self-centered hearts, and works towards restoring the shalom of the world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 23, 2005. Series "The Vision of Redeemer". Scripture: Isaiah 58:1-14
Feb 19, 2010
Treasure vs. Money
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Greed is a particularly dangerous sin because it hides in our hearts while binding us to our materialistic desires. Money has tremendous power over us: for some it is our significance, for others it is our security. We can break free from our slavery to money by treasuring Jesus, who was willing to pay the ultimate price so that we may be his ultimate treasure. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 2, 1999. Series "The Mount; Life in the Kingdom". Scripture: Matthew 6:19-34
Feb 19, 2010
Blueprint for Revival: Social Concern
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The parable of the Good Samaritan demonstrates a biblical model of social work and compassion. The Samaritan meets the physical, financial, emotional, and material needs of the man in his path. This parable reminds us that real faith is expressed in deeds as well as sentiments and words. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 2, 1990. Series "Revival". Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
Feb 19, 2010
Culture
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Isaiah shows the way the riches of the world glorify God through the cultural activity in the new Jerusalem. God has saved this city from sadness, war, and darkness. In order to use our lives and our professions to cultivate a rich and godly culture, we must consider the goodness that God intends for culture, the brokenness of our culture, the diversity of culture, and how culture can be renewed. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 30, 2005. Series "The Vision of Redeemer". Scripture: Isaiah 60:4-11, 17-21
Feb 17, 2010
Arguing About Politics
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The Pharisees pose a controversial question to Jesus when they ask him if they should pay taxes. Jesus responds with a revolutionary answer: He refuses political complacency, political simplicity, and political primacy. Jesus then models a revolutionary idea, showing his followers that the way to gain power is to give it away. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 15, 2001. Series "Arguing With Jesus". Scripture: Mark 12:13-17
Feb 17, 2010
Can Faith Be Green?
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Genesis shows us the goodness of creation, the stewardship of creation, the fallenness of creation, and the final restoration of creation. The Bible calls us as Christians to be careful stewards of creation because nature reflects God's goodness and because nature will ultimately be restored in heaven. This message was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 16, 2008. Series "Redeemer Open Forums".
Feb 10, 2010
Should I Not Love that Great City?
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Many recoil at the thought of being called to reside in a large city. Jonah felt the same way when God asked him to go to Nineveh, and he made every attempt and excuse to avoid the great city. Like Jonah, we may see crime, pollution, greed, and moral decay as deterrents to living in a city; but in God's eyes its peoples are precious, and his grace and mercy are available to all. Once we glimpse the heavenly eternal city, the city of God, we will share God’s view of the lost and will be able reach out in charity and love to a broken world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2001. Series "The Church in the City". Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Feb 10, 2010
Sexuality and Christian Hope
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Christianity presents a revolutionary view of sex, singleness, and marriage that rejects both traditional and modern conceptions of the purpose of sex. Ultimately, our hope in our future family, future journey and certainty of our true love, Jesus Christ, shapes our attitudes towards sex, singleness, and marriage. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 18, 2004. Series "Living in Hope". Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:13-20; 7:27-31
Feb 10, 2010
Marriage as Commitment and Priority
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The key to transforming ourselves and our marriages is being filled with the Spirit. This sermon examines the power of marriage, the definition of marriage, and the priority of marriage. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 1, 1991. Series "Marriage". Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33
Feb 10, 2010
The Community of Jesus
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Jesus not only saves us from our sins, he weaves us into a new human community. That community is characterized by a reversal of values. When we realize that we are both sinners and saved by grace, we will have freedom from the values that previously defined us, and yet a regard and love for those who don't share our values. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 19, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 6:12-36
Feb 10, 2010
How to Change
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Christian growth is described through the metaphor of the fruit of the spirit, which is a gradual process that begins with the seed of the Holy Spirit. As we are changed from the inside out, organically and radically, we will find deep joy and lasting change. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 19, 1998. Series "Galatians: New Freedom, New Family". Scripture: Galatians 5:16-18,22-25
Feb 10, 2010
Praying Our Tears
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Suffering is inevitable, and we should always expect tears. But by investing our tears we can not only grow from them but eventually find joy through them. In praying our tears, we remember God's grace, behold the cross and find assurance in glory yet to come. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 27, 2000. Series "Psalms - The Songs of Jesus". Scripture: Psalm 39:12-13; 126:1-6
Feb 10, 2010
Praying Our Fears
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Anxiety is a deep fear that threatens your sense of self. But we must obey Christ in times of hardship, and place our hope in Christ's sacrifice on our behalf. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 5, 2000. Series "Psalms - The Songs of Jesus". Scripture: Psalm 3:1-8
Feb 10, 2010
Real Security and the Call of God
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Through Abraham we see how God's personal call graciously challenges every aspect of our lives, by giving us entirely new lives with a radical new purpose. God's call to Abraham presents him with the opportunity to find his true self, and to rely on the ultimate security that comes from trusting Him. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 22, 2001. Series "The Gospel According to Abraham". Scripture: Genesis 11:27-12:9
Feb 10, 2010
The Gospel and Your Self
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The cure for our self-absorption is an encounter with God. The real God is infinitely glorious, weighty, and beautiful. When God moves from being a concept to a reality, he changes our beliefs and priorities by displaying his beauty, man’s sinfulness, and purifying man by grace. Once changed, we can live new lives for him. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 13, 2005. Series "The Vision of Redeemer". Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-13
Feb 10, 2010
Your Plans: God's Plans
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The only way to understand God's plans for us is to see Christ truly and trust him fully. Gods plans for us are not abandoned to fate; our choices matter, and once we have committed entirely to His will, we can receive his guidance humbly and boldly. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 12, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 11:3; 12:5,15
Feb 09, 2010
The Man the King Delights to Honor
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Haman, who plots to kill the Jews exiled in Persia, exemplifies pride and its downfalls. His pride manifests itself in self-absorption, an inability to learn from his mistakes, a progression into more serious forms of evil, and a blindness to his own pride. Pride is overcome by forgetting oneself and clothing oneself in the overwhelming praise of the Father through Christ. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 29, 2007. Series "Esther and the Hiddenness of God". Scripture: Esther 3:1-6; 6:1-10
Feb 09, 2010
Worship
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The worship of the living God gives us peace and equilibrium to face the troubles of life. Worship engages our entire being in adoration and brings us to a sense of joy in God’s ravishing beauty. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 7, 2002. Series "Psalms; Disciplines of Grace". Scripture: Psalm 95:1-11
Feb 08, 2010
Finding God
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Seasons of spiritual dryness and disillusionment are inevitable in life, and may derail your faith. They don’t seem to fit with a just and holy God. Psalm 42 offers a prescription for your soul when it seems impossible to feel close to God and sense his lovingkindness. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 21, 2002. Series "Psalms; Disciplines of Grace". Scripture: Psalm 42:1-43:5
Feb 08, 2010
The Story of The Lamb
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One of the major narrative plot lines of the Bible is the story of the lamb. It runs all through the Bible, beginning with the story of Abraham being asked to kill Isaac, continuing with the Passover in Egypt, and running through the Passover supper with Jesus and his disciples. In all of these cases a lamb is offered as a sacrifice for a debt. In John 1, John the Baptist tells us to "behold the lamb of God," meaning to soak in and understand who Jesus is and the debt he paid for us with his death. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 29, 2002. Series "The Gospel According to Moses". Scripture: Exodus 12:1-13
Feb 08, 2010
The Cosmic King
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What does it mean for Jesus to be the alpha and the omega? When we see him as "alpha," we see him as God. We understand who we are in the light of knowing that we are beings created by and for God. When we see him as "omega," we cease to use Jesus as a means to a greater end. Instead, Jesus himself becomes our greatest end. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 23, 1993. Series "Revelation: The Final Word". Scripture: Revelation 1:9-18
Feb 08, 2010
Meeting the Real Jesus
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There are three kinds of people who are open to Jesus: the poor, the violent, and the "least of these." Those who are poor, or those who know they're no different than the poor, identify with Jesus the most. If we identify with him and choose to accept him, he will disrupt our lives in order to change us and heal us. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 15, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 1; His Teaching". Scripture: Matthew 11:4-15
Feb 03, 2010
Lord of the Wine
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Why did Jesus use his powers for something as trivial as replenishing wine at a party? It is because he knows that history will ultimately end at another feast, the wedding supper of the Lamb. Jesus sits in sorrow at this wedding party as he thinks of the price he will have to pay in order to invite us to the ultimate wedding party. He offers us his wine so we may taste God and know joy. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 17, 1996. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: John 2:1-11
Feb 03, 2010
Knowing The Father
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There are two ways to know someone: knowing information about them and knowing them personally. Christianity is about having a personal relationship with God, and the only way to do this is through Jesus Christ. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 27, 1991. Series "Gospel of John, Part 1". Scripture: John 14:5-15
Feb 03, 2010
Reconciliation
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Near the end of his life, Joseph displays his hard-earned wisdom. He shows us that we need to leave all righting of wrongs to God; we must see God’s providing hand in man’s malice; and we must never repay evil with evil, but instead we must meet evil with forgiveness, and even affection. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 29, 2003. Series "The Gospel According to Joseph". Scripture: Genesis 50:12-21
Feb 03, 2010
The Prodigal Sons
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In the parable of the Prodigal Sons, Jesus redefines God as Father, redefines sin, and redefines salvation. We need the initiating love of the Father to learn to repent for something besides sins and to be moved by the cost of bringing us home. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 11, 2005. Series "The Vision of Redeemer". Scripture: Luke 15:1-2, 11-32
Feb 03, 2010
The Gospel
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The gospel is not moral conformity, which is religion, nor is it self-discovery, which is secularism. The gospel is something else altogether — a grid through which we see the world. There are three results of the gospel: the restructuring of our hearts, the removal of our sin, and the reversal of our values. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 25, 2005. Series "The Vision of Redeemer". Scripture: Isaiah 53:4-11; 54:1-5,11-14
Feb 03, 2010
The Struggle for Love
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In dealing with inner emptiness we often hope for “one true love.” Jacob and Leah have that hope after the failure of their lives. When their dreams are achieved, their hopes are dashed. Leah eventually achieves inner peace by placing her hope in God, who alone can deliver. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 11, 2001. Series "The Gospel According to Jacob". Scripture: Genesis 29:15-35
Feb 03, 2010
The Two Great Tests
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There are two spiritual tests highlighted in these passages: good times and bad times. These circumstances show our sin in general or our idols in particular. We can choose whether to deal with them or deny them, but we will not stay the same. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 23, 2005. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 3:9-14; 10:16
Feb 03, 2010
The Healing of Anger
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Anger has the power to disintegrate our health, our communities, and our individual wisdom. However, anger can be a good thing; it is an attribute of God and of anyone who loves. The key to healing anger is to find out what you truly love and why your anger is out of control. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 17, 2004. Series "Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living". Scripture: Proverbs 14:29-30
Feb 02, 2010
The Sickness unto Death
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It is our nature to seek our identity in the praise of others and in the praise of self. But the praise doesn’t last, and we are never satisfied. God has provided, through Jesus’ death, a new identity to all who know him. This new identity is built on Jesus’ performance rather than on our own; we receive the praise that He deserved. The more we know God, the more our new identity is strengthened and our old identity dies away. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 14, 2003. Series "The Necessity of Belief". Scripture: Jeremiah 9:21-26
Feb 02, 2010
The Upside Down Kingdom
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Jesus introduces a revolutionary kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount. He contrasts the pattern, power, and product of two kingdoms: the old one which we are currently under, and the new one which is to come. Jesus' teaching goes against every natural instinct, and represents a reversal of the world's values. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 21, 1999. Series "The Mount; Life in the Kingdom". Scripture: Luke 6:17-26
Feb 01, 2010
The Longing for Home
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In addressing Israel's exile, Jeremiah poses the question of why we long for home. This world can't sustain us, so how we can get home? The answer is in Jesus' sacrifice, which gives us the gift of a fully sustained life in our relationship with God. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 28, 2003. Series "The Necessity of Belief". Scripture: Jeremiah 31:10-17; 31-34
Feb 01, 2010
How Sin Makes Us Addicts
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The definition of sin is when you replace God with something or someone, and the result is an addiction of spirit. There is an attraction at the spiritual level every bit as powerful as sexual attraction at the physical level: You cannot produce your own meaning in life, your own worth, your own security. Spiritually speaking, if it’s not God who is the source of your meaning, then you’re in bed with something else. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 14, 1999. Series "What's Really Wrong with the World". Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-8; 23-32
Jan 29, 2010
Sin as Slavery
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Why do we sin — even when we know right from wrong? Sin is a power that enslaves us, but we can be freed from its power by encountering God through worship. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 17, 1996. Series "The Faces of Sin". Scripture: Numbers 11:4-6,10-20
Jan 29, 2010
Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?
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In the midst of evil and suffering, abandoning your faith will neither help you handle suffering nor understand God. By looking back to Jesus’ death on the cross and looking ahead to the hope of a new heavens and new earth, we can understand God’s overwhelming love for us and the promise that victory will swallow up evil and death. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 1, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-12
Jan 29, 2010
Literalism: Isn't the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?
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Some people claim that they can't trust in the Bible because it is historically unreliable and culturally regressive. But do we have cultural blinders on? Dr. Keller discusses solid reasons that we can trust the Bible historically, culturally, and personally. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 5, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: Luke 1:1-4; 24:13-32
Jan 29, 2010
Injustice: Hasn't Christianity been an instrument for oppression?
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Historically, the gospel has been particularly empowering and compelling to the poor and the oppressed. Seeing what Jesus did for us, no matter what our socioeconomic position, frees us from being controlled by what is on the surface and teaches us to love and identify with the poor. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 15, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: James 2:1-17
Jan 28, 2010
Hell: Isn't the God of Christianity an angry Judge?
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The Christian understanding of hell gives us insight into the danger of our own hearts. It also gives us resources to live in peace in the world, and to know the love of God who suffered hell for us. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 22, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: Luke 16:19-31
Jan 28, 2010
Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?
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Religion poses a danger of creating division or intolerance between groups of people. However, the gospel lead us to three things: humble service, reconciling behavior that is neither patronizing nor self-righteous, and a love toward people who hold different beliefs than we do. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 24, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: 1 John 4:1-10
Jan 28, 2010
Losing My Religion - Why Christians Should Drop Their Religion
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The modern critique of religion comes from Freud, Marx, and Nietzsche. Freud claimed that religion is psychological self-justification, that we created God to assuage our guilt and fear. Marx claimed that religion is a sociological self-justification, that we created God to exclude those unlike us. Nietzsche said that religion is nothing but a power trip, an attempt to use God to accrue power over others. However, Jesus himself critiqued religion and turned it on its head. This message was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 21, 1999. Series "Redeemer Open Forums".
Jan 27, 2010
Absolutism: Don't we all have to find truth for ourselves?
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In today's society, absolute truth is thought of to be the enemy of freedom. But truth is more important than you think, freedom is a lot more complex than you think, and Jesus is a lot more liberating than you think. Surrendering to God's absolute truth gives you a deeper, richer freedom in every area, without oppression. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 8, 2006. Series "The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it". Scripture: Galatians 2:4-16
Jan 26, 2010