Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

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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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Eating with Jesus
45:02
** 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
39:20
** 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
50:56
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
33:16
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
32:00
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
45:41
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
40:23
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
29:50
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
34:29
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
41:55
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
41:22
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
38:44
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)
40:51
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
38:35
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
33:59
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
41:48
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
34:12
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)
28:59
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
43:06
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
40:41
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
35:40
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
43:00
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
32:52
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
37:15
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
41:44
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
43:31
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
27:48
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
39:24
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
18:13
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
34:45
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
41:26
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
31:09
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
38:00
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
39:32
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
29:57
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
45:08
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
37:26
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 World of Idols
45:58
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 Woman, a Slave and a Gentile
42:09
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 Spirit Hath Not Flesh and Bones
40:46
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 Promise of Hope
44:45
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
39:08
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
29:35
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
Greed: The Case of the Rich Young Ruler
34:09
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
Everyone with a Gift
37:11
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
Lord of the Earth
44:01
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
A Covenant Relationship
30:40
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
Beholding the Love of God
31:28
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
The Jealousy of God
33:53
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"
35:21
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
44:25
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
41:28
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
26:42
“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
39:29
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
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
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
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
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
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
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