Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

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Ramon Toscano
 Jun 20, 2022
thank you for helping me increase my faith. God bless you, a brother all the way from 🇵🇷

Jennifer
 Jan 16, 2022
Rev. Keller's sermons provide a much deeper understanding of many well-known Biblical stories but also plenty of practical applications. His explanations of the historical context and the different layers of motivation underlying the actions of great Biblical figures continues to fascinate me even after several years of listening.


 Nov 15, 2021
Pastor Keller is a lefty now, but these old sermons are still great

Michael
 Jul 30, 2021
One of the most thought provoking, cerebral ministers I've ever listened to. He stretches my imagination and challenges my assumptions. I love it! He is truly a disciple of Jesus Christ.


 Oct 20, 2020
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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

Episode Date
The True Bridegroom
38:40

The prophet Hosea tells us about the coming Messiah by using the metaphor of his own marriage. In this sermon, we will see that: 1) Our relationship with God is like a marriage; 2) Our relationship with God is like a bad marriage; 3) How God healed his marriage and what it cost him.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 2, 2007. Series: Jesus of the Prophets. Scripture: Hosea 3:1-5; 11:4-11.

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.

Jul 01, 2022
The Struggle for Love
46:42

Jacob is that very ancient figure in the book of Genesis and yet an incredibly modern figure. Jacob is a man with an inner vacuum, an inner emptiness. Although he has begun his relationship with God, that does not immediately create a full remedy for his inner emptiness. 

People with an inner emptiness have a tendency to give themselves to the hope that out there somewhere there is that right person, that he or she who is somehow going to make their life right and going to fix it, but what we’re going to see here are three things. First of all, we’re going to see what is behind that hope for one true love. Secondly, we’re going to see the disillusionment that generally accompanies that hope for one true love, and lastly, what will actually fulfill that hope. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 11, 2011. Series: The Gospel According to Jacob. Scripture: Genesis 29:15-35.

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, 2022
The Great Promise – Rest for Your Soul
37:43

Jesus offers us deep, inner rest— not just rest for the body, but rest for the soul. In this sermon, we’ll learn: 1) Why we need rest; 2) What rest is; and 3) How to get rest. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 14, 2014. Series: Matthew 11 - The One Who Gives You Rest. Scripture: Matthew 11:25-30.

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 27, 2022
The Great Question: Are You the One?
36:20

In the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus, we often see people responding to what Jesus has claimed about who he is. John the Baptist asks Jesus: “Are you the one?” This sermon explores why that question is so important, and what Jesus’s answer is. We will see: 1) John’s condition; 2) John’s question; 3) Jesus’ credentials; and 4) Jesus’ challenge.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 7, 2014. Series: Matthew 11 - The One Who Gives You Rest. Scripture: Matthew 11:1-6.

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.

Jun 24, 2022
Knowing the Risen Christ
32:19

What does the doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus Christ mean? There are two sides to this doctrine: 1) The resurrection of Christ is a fact to be believed; and 2) The resurrection of Christ is an experience to connect with.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 3, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Philippians 3:3-10.

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 22, 2022
The Cross and the Temple
40:09

Jesus overturning the tables at the temple is the only recorded act of violence by Jesus we see in the Bible. To understand why, we have to answer two questions: 1) What does the temple mean? and 2) What does the cleansing of the temple mean? 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 27, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Luke 19:45- 20:2.

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Jun 20, 2022
The Way to Servanthood
35:15

On the cross, Jesus Christ gave Christians a new attitude toward the world — one of mission and servanthood. How does the cross turn us into servants? This sermon will show us that 1) Jesus came to give his life as a ransom and 2) The cross creates a new purpose for us. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 20, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Mark 10:35-45.

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Jun 17, 2022
The Answer to the Problem of Evil
37:14

This sermon explores what it means to overcome evil with good: 1) What does “overcome evil” mean?; 2) How is it done?; and 3) Why is it done in this way? 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 13, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Romans 12:14-13:7.

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Jun 15, 2022
The Way To Become Yourself
34:28

The Bible tells us that when we become Christians, the Spirit of God comes into our lives. What is the nature of the Spirit? 1) The Spirit is not a spirit of fear and 2) The Spirit is a spirit of adoption.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 6, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Romans 8:1-17.

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Jun 13, 2022
The Way To Know Yourself
41:16

The cross of Jesus Christ completely reshapes a Christian’s self-image and self-understanding. This sermon teaches two truths about Jesus Christ on the cross: 1) It means there’s something seriously wrong with us and 2) It means there’s something profoundly valuable about us. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 27, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Romans 8:1-17.

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 10, 2022
The Way to Endurance
38:55

The Bible says that Christians have a unique ability to rejoice in their sufferings. What does it mean to rejoice in your sufferings? This sermon will explore 1) What rejoicing in suffering is not, 2) What rejoicing in suffering is, and 3) How does rejoicing in suffering work?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 20, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Romans 5:1-10.

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Jun 08, 2022
The Way to Forgiveness
45:15

The Christian faith has resources to deal with guilt that are absolutely unparalleled. In this sermon, we will explore 1) The feeling of guilt; 2) God’s dealing with guilt; and 3) The healing of guilt. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 13, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Romans 5:1-10.

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Jun 06, 2022
The Way to Freedom
38:11

The cross of Jesus Christ gives us the most nuanced and sophisticated answer to the modern problem of freedom. How can we gain the freedom of the cross? 1) You have to let the cross offend you and 2) You have to boast in the cross. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 6, 1994. Series: The Cross and Your Life. Scripture: Galatians 5:10-13; 6:14-16.

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 03, 2022
Preparing the Way
40:08

In the Gospels, John the Baptist was the one who prepared people for Jesus — he showed people how to receive Jesus as the ultimate King. In this sermon, we will learn how we receive Jesus as King in our lives. We must 1) rely 2) obey, 3) relax, and 4) expect.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 24, 1999. Series: Arguing With Jesus. Scripture: Luke 3:3-20.

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Jun 01, 2022
The New Birth
45:30

The phrase “born again” has its own meaning in our culture — but what did Jesus truly mean by it? In this sermon, we’ll learn what Jesus said about the new birth: 1) How important is it? 2) What is it? 3) How do we receive it?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 17, 1999. Series: Knowing Christ. Scripture: John 3:1-15.

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May 30, 2022
The Living Water
40:53

In this passage, we see Jesus telling the woman at the well that he is able to give her “living water.” This sermon will help us understand three things about the living water Jesus offers: 1) It’s a surprise; 2) It is ultimate satisfaction; and 3) It comes in stages. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 10, 1999. Series: Knowing Christ. Scripture: John 4:4-30.

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May 27, 2022
The Ultimate Argument
42:46

Is there an ultimate argument for the truth of Christianity? In this sermon, we will look at three questions: 1) What is the ultimate argument for Christianity? 2) How does it work? 3) Where does it lead?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 26, 2001. Series: Arguing With Jesus. Scripture: Matthew 11:2-6; 22:41-46.

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May 25, 2022
Arguing About Predestination
45:22

In this sermon, we will look at the doctrine of predestination, or election — the idea that we would never seek for or choose God unless first God sought for and chose us. In this passage, Jesus says that “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” We’ll ask two questions of that statement: 1) What does Jesus mean? 2) What does it mean for us practically? 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 19, 2001. Series: Arguing With Jesus. Scripture: John 6:41-48.

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May 23, 2022
Arguing About Politics
47:03

In the Bible, we often see people engaging Jesus in debate or argument about different theological or moral issues. In this passage, we see religious leaders attempting to nail down Jesus’s politics. In this sermon, we will see 1) A revolutionary question; 2) A revolutionary answer; and then 3) A revolution of revolutions.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 15, 2001. Series: Arguing With Jesus. Scripture: Mark 12:13-17.

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May 20, 2022
Arguing About Morality
46:44

In the Bible, we often see people engaging Jesus in debate or argument about different theological or moral issues. This passage helps us understand the nature of morality, or what it means to live a moral life. In this sermon, we will see 1) The problem we all have; 2) The life we all need; and 3) The journey we must take to get there.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 8, 2001. Series: Arguing With Jesus. Scripture: Mark 12:28-34.

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May 18, 2022
Arguing About the Afterlife
43:35

In the Bible, we often see people engaging Jesus in debate or argument about different theological or moral issues. This passage shows us Jesus’s answer to a question about the afterlife. In this sermon, we will see that Jesus’s answer contains 1) a stern rebuke, 2) a remarkable argument, and 3) an amazing promise.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 1, 2001. Series: Arguing With Jesus. Scripture: Matthew 22:23-33.

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May 16, 2022
Literalism: Isn’t the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?
40:28

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 Dr. 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.

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 13, 2022
Hell: Isn’t the God of Christianity an angry judge?
37:37

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 Dr. 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.

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May 11, 2022
Special Episode: Faith and Proof
45:07

This is episode 1 of a new limited series podcast called Questioning Christianity with Tim Keller. 

To listen to the Q&A session that followed this talk as well upcoming episodes, search "Questioning Christianity with Tim Keller" wherever you listen to podcasts OR visit gospelinlife.com/questioning. Once there, hit subscribe to be notified of new episodes!

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In this episode, Tim Keller explores questions around faith and proof: How do we decide what to believe? How do faith and reason relate? Can you believe something that you can’t prove? 

This talk was recorded before a live audience on March 7, 2019 in New York City.

May 10, 2022
Injustice: Hasn’t Christianity been an instrument for oppression?
38:51

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 Dr. 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.

May 09, 2022
Absolutism: Don’t we all have to find truth for ourselves?
42:09

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 Dr. 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.

May 06, 2022
Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?
32:47

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 Dr. 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.

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May 04, 2022
Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?
41:06

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 among people. 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 Dr. 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.

May 02, 2022
Sharing the Joy We Have in Christ
36:15

Why are Christians more quiet about their faith now than in past generations and how can one feel confident to share their love for Christ openly and winsomely? In this talk, Tim Keller asks this question: In its early days, when there was great social cost to becoming a Christian, how did the Christian church grow?

You'll hear the answer through the example of the woman at the well. After she encountered Jesus, she had a joy inside her that she couldn't keep in, as she shared the hope she had in Christ's unique offer of salvation. She wanted people she knew to know who Jesus was to her, and her honest and organic testimony was a hopeful, simple and a natural outcome of encountering Christ.

This talk was given by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 17, 2019. 

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Apr 30, 2022
The Timing of Jesus
32:46

The book of Mark gives us insight into the authentic Jesus, and this account describes the patience of Jesus — which often serves as a trial of our patience. This sermon will show us 1) The delays of Jesus; 2) The lessons of Jesus; and 3) The puzzling weakness Jesus experiences.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 9, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 5:21-43.

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Apr 29, 2022
The Defeat of Evil
39:41

This passage in the book of Mark is the longest and most vivid account in the Bible of an exorcism of demons, and it shows us three things about evil: 1) The complexity of evil; 2) The pattern of how evil works in a life; and 3) How evil can be defeated. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 2, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 5:1-20.

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.

Apr 27, 2022
Lord of the Storm
35:33

The book of Mark gives us insight into the authentic Jesus—not the Jesus who is a projection of our own desires, but the real Jesus of the Bible. This passage tells us four things about the power of Jesus: 1) He has real-world power; 2) He has infinite power; 3) He has unmanageable power; and 4) He has costly power.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 26, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 4:35-41.

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Apr 25, 2022
The Openness of the Kingdom
44:05

In the Gospel of Mark, we’re told that the message of Jesus is that “the Kingdom of God is near.” What does Jesus want to teach us about the Kingdom of God? We see three things in this passage: 1) The importance of the kingdom; 2) The central organizing principle of the kingdom; and 3) How we get the power to live according to that principle.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 19, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 4:21-34.

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Apr 22, 2022
The Seed of the Kingdom
42:42

In this passage, Jesus Christ tells us how he can change our lives by using the metaphor of a seed. How is the gospel like a seed? 1) Because it has power; 2) Because of how it releases that power; 3) Because its weakness is the secret of its power.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 12, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 4:1-20.

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Apr 20, 2022
The Family of Jesus
42:08

The book of Mark gives us insight into the authentic Jesus—not the Jesus who is a projection of our own desires. In this passage, we will 1) See that there are wrong theories about who Jesus is; 2) Hear from Jesus’s own lips who he really is; and 3) Learn what difference that makes for us in our lives. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 5, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 3:20-35.

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Apr 18, 2022
And If Christ Be Not Raised
27:51

The resurrection of Jesus was a massive, comprehensive argument that brought the Apostle Paul into faith in Jesus Christ. What does the argument of the resurrection appeal to? In this sermon, we will see that the resurrection presents an argument to the 1) Mind; 2) Conscience; and 3) Heart.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 16, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:3-10, 14-17, 30-32.

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Apr 17, 2022
With Jesus
44:04

In this passage, we see Jesus reaching the height of his popularity with the crowds, cutting across national and ethnic divides. How does Jesus respond to this popularity? By going up into a mountain and naming and renaming people. In this sermon, we learn how Jesus transforms people: 1) We receive a new name; 2) How we receive a new name; 2) Why we receive a new name.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 26, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 3:6-19.

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Apr 15, 2022
The Lord of the Sabbath
41:12

In this passage from the Gospel of Mark, Jesus claims that he’s here not to reform religion, but to absolutely end religion and replace it with himself. This sermon will show us two things: the futility of religion and, on the other hand, the finality of Jesus Christ.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 19, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 2:23-3:6.

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Apr 13, 2022
The Healing of Forgiveness
38:22

The book of Mark was written to make sure we always had access to what the real Jesus actually said and did. In this sermon, we see three different parties react to Jesus. What is Mark doing in these verses? 1) Through the paralyzed man, he’s trying to challenge us; 2) Through our own confusion about how this fits in with the rest of the Bible, he’s trying to comfort us; 3) And through the leaders’ shock and anger, he’s trying to empower us.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 12, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 2:1-12.

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Apr 11, 2022
Prayer, Word, and Deed
37:21

A Jesus who’s a projection of your own desires can’t contradict you, can’t change you, and can’t help you. If you’re going to have a Jesus who really helps you or changes you, it has to be a Jesus with his own reality. We find the real Jesus in the New Testament Gospels. In this passage, we see: 1) The richness of Jesus’s interior life with God; 2) The richness of Jesus’s external ministry to others; and 3) How we can grow in that same wealth of character and power.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 5, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 1:35-45.

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Apr 08, 2022
Called To Be Disciples
37:19

We live in a culture in which everyone seems to be talking about Jesus and wants some sort of connection to him — but everybody wants connection on their own terms. A Jesus that’s a projection of your own desires, is really just you, and therefore, is not a Jesus that can challenge you, change you, or help you. That’s why the real Jesus’s call is a powerful thing. In this passage, we see that the call of Jesus is 1) Different; 2) Drastic; 3) Developmental; and 4) Doable. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 22, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 1:14-20.

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Apr 06, 2022
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
42:52

Many people want to talk about Jesus, but they want to relate to him on their own terms. The way to find the real Jesus is to encounter the Jesus of the gospels in the New Testament. In these verses describing the baptism of Jesus, we learn that 1) There is a dance; 2) The greatest need of your life is to get into that dance; and 3) Jesus is the one who can bring you in. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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.

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Apr 04, 2022
Man in the Wilderness
41:28

How do we know Jesus isn’t just a great human king or one of many angelic beings? The Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus is the anointed King, the Son of God. This passage shows us three things about Jesus the King: 1) The King has come (who he is); 2) The King’s school (how you can meet him in the wilderness); and 3) The King’s cross (where he’s going).

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 8, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 1: The Coming of the King. Scripture: Mark 1:1-8.

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Apr 01, 2022
God’s Holy People – Part 2
37:07

To live as God’s Holy people, there are things to which we must say no — and that includes sexual immorality. This sermon helps us understand what sexual immorality is, and what God’s vision for sex and intimacy is.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 12, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 5:3-7.

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Mar 30, 2022
God’s Holy People – Part 1
43:32

This passage explores both the “negative” parts (the prohibitions or warnings) and the “positive” parts (the blessings, love, and acceptance through Christ) of Christianity. To only embrace the “negative” is to be legalistic; to only embrace the “positive” is to be permissive — a true Christian faith must have both.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 5, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 5:3-6.

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Mar 28, 2022
The Sweetness of the Cross
40:23

This passage is the sum of the Christian life: walk in love, because Jesus loved you by dying for you. We will take three important principles from this short passage: 1) Doctrine and practice are absolutely wedded in the Christian life; 2) Love is the summary of the whole Christian life; 3) The purpose of the cross is to make you sweet.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 28, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 5:1, 2.

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Mar 25, 2022
Dear Children
47:11

In Ephesians, Paul lays down the beauty and genius of the Christian life. What is unique about the Christian life is that the Christian lifestyle flows out of a new self-understanding. One of the new ways Christians understand ourselves is that we are children of God. This passage calls us to 1) Be imitators of God; 2) As dear children.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 14, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 5:1, 2.

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Mar 23, 2022
Ministries of Mercy
48:13

In Ephesians, Paul outlines distinct characteristics of the Christian lifestyle, and one of the characteristics is to seek to use work and wealth to care for people in need — otherwise known as “mercy ministry.” This sermon unpacks the 1) Nature, 2) Necessity, 3) Dimensions, 4) Impact, and 5) Dynamic of mercy ministry for Christians.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 24, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 21, 2022
Work and Wealth
43:00

Christianity isn’t just a lifestyle, but the Bible does outline a distinctive lifestyle for Christians, including the purpose of our work. What’s the purpose of work? 1) To do something useful for somebody else and 2) To create wealth with which you can help people.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 17, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 18, 2022
Working and Giving
34:59

In Ephesians, Paul outlines distinct characteristics of the Christian lifestyle: what to do with anger, how to communicate, how to forgive, attitudes toward wealth and toward poverty, and how to use your words. This sermon focuses on communication—our words must be characterized by 1) Kindness; 2) Aptness; and 3) Truthfulness.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 3, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 16, 2022
Building People – Part 2
38:31

God is a God who speaks, and we bear his image as communicators. Speech is incredibly powerful— there is nothing more fundamental than the need to be understood and to understand. This sermon considers the power of words under two headings: 1) One of the powers of the tongue is a power over you, the speaker; and 2) Words mold our character.

his sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 17, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 14, 2022
Building People – Part 1
47:42

How do we get rid of bitterness toward others? Is it even possible? This sermon explores the external and internal side to getting rid of bitterness. Externally, forgiveness must sometimes be granted before it is felt; internally, you have to put on your “new self” in Christ. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 10, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 11, 2022
Forgiving and Forgiven
44:11

How is it possible to be angry and indignant at injustice, but hold no ill will or bitterness towards others? Anger in and of itself isn’t sinful, but there are three forms of sinful anger: bitterness, blowing up; and clamming up. This sermon explores how an experience of God’s radical forgiveness can enable us to forgive ourselves and others. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 3, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 09, 2022
Be Angry, Sin Not
44:41

The Bible gives us a wonderful and amazingly balanced understanding of anger. What does it mean to be angry and not sin? It means that anger is not wrong in and of itself, but it can very easily lead to a tremendous amount of trouble. This sermon will examine what it means to be angry, and what it means to not sin in your anger. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 27, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 07, 2022
Put Off Falsehood
35:56

When the Apostle Paul starts to describe the Christian lifestyle, he begins with writing to “put off falsehood.” Truth is the essence of what it means to be a Christian. This sermon explores why to tell the truth and how to be truthful. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 20, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 04, 2022
The Christian Lifestyle
43:20

The Christian lifestyle is distinct from other pathways to morality, and necessitates a radical change. What is so distinctive about the Christian lifestyle, and how does it differ from other kinds of morality? 1) You do things because of who you are; 2) Christian morality has a distinct attitude toward the truth; and 3) Natural ability is not the basis for change, and therefore, failures have as much hope as successes. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 13, 1991. Series: Christian Lifestyle. Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32.

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Mar 02, 2022
The Grace of God
40:22

We’re looking at the characteristics—also known as the “attributes”—of God according to the Bible. This sermon looks at the grace of God. In this sermon, we’ll see that grace is a gift that is also indispensable and infinitely costly—and, if you see the indispensability and the costliness of God’s grace, it will come into your life as traumatic tranquility.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 1, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive. Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10.

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Feb 28, 2022
The God Who Makes Alive
30:14

We’re looking at the characteristics—also known as the “attributes”—of God according to the Bible. This sermon looks at God as the God who makes alive. 

When Israel was invaded by the Babylonians and taken into exile, they had no hope of the future. Yet God, through Ezekiel, gives them a picture of resurrection, and it’s both a hope and a strength to them and us. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 24, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive. Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14.

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Feb 25, 2022
The God Who Reconciles Sinners
37:39

We’re looking at the characteristics—also known as the “attributes”—of God according to the Bible. This sermon looks at God as the God who reconciles sinners—we have to be reconciled to God, and God has to be reconciled to us. We’ll notice: 1) The more visible but lesser problem; 2)  The less visible but greater problem; and 3) The great solution to it all. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 17, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive. Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-14, 22-26.

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Feb 23, 2022
The Holy One
40:10

We’re looking at the characteristics—also known as the “attributes”—of God according to the Bible. This sermon looks at the holiness of God by way of an enigmatic and little known incident in the life of Joshua. We’ll get glimpses of the 1) Holy Lord; 2) the Holy Servant; and 3) the Holy Servant Lord. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 10, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive. Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:5.

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Feb 21, 2022
The Wrath of God
33:57

We’re looking at the characteristics—also known as the “attributes”—of God according to the Bible. This sermon looks at the wrath of God—an attribute that probably gives modern Western people the shudders. From the passage, we’ll learn that God’s wrath is: 1) Warranted wrath; 2) Controlled wrath; and 3) Absorbed wrath. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 3, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive. Scripture: John 18:1-14.

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Feb 18, 2022
The Jealousy of God
40:19

We’re looking at the characteristics—also known as the “attributes”—of God according to the Bible. This sermon explores the jealousy of God, perhaps the most offensive of all the things the Bible says about God. The text will show us: 1) What the jealousy of God is; 2) What it calls for from us; and 3) How we can answer the call. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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.

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Feb 16, 2022
The Shepherd-King
40:30

We’re looking at the characteristics— also known as the “attributes”— of God according to the Bible. This sermon looks at an attribute given in the form of an extended metaphor— God as a shepherd. 

This particular passage is the longest text in the entire Bible depicting God as a shepherd. We will look at it under three headings: 1) A problem (human beings are sheep); 2) A partial but inadequate solution (human shepherds); 3) The ultimate answer (the Good Shepherd).

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 20, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive. Scripture: Ezekiel 34:11-17, 23-29.

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Feb 14, 2022
The Love of God
40:41

We’re looking at the characteristics— also known as the “attributes”— of God according to the Bible. This sermon looks at the love of God, an attribute contemporary people are almost too comfortable with. The love of God is more complicated and complex than you might think. 

Looking at an Old Testament and a New Testament text, we will uncover the multidimensionality of God's love. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 13, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The God Who Makes Alive. Scripture: Psalm 145:14-20; John 15:9-15.

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Feb 11, 2022
The God Who Is Everywhere
42:22

We’re looking at the characteristics— also known as the “attributes”— of God according to the Bible. One of God’s attributes is his omnipresence— he’s present everywhere, and we can’t get away from him. 

There are three things this psalm tells us about the presence of God: 1) God’s presence is an inescapable fact; 2) His presence is a radical  threat; and 3) His presence is a transforming joy. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 30, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The Majesty of God. Scripture: Psalm 139:1-24.

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Feb 09, 2022
The Unchanging God
37:14

We’re looking at the characteristics— also known as the “attributes”— of God according to the Bible. Most of our problems stem from not knowing who God is or forgetting who he is at the moment.

One of God’s attributes is that he does not change— this can also be referred to as the immutability of God. We’ll explore this attribute in Psalm 102, looking at what it says about 1) What we are; 2) What we need; and 3) How we can get it. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 23, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The Majesty of God. Scripture: Psalm 102:1-4; 18-28.

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Feb 07, 2022
Maker of Heaven and Earth
38:59

We’re looking at the characteristics— also known as the “attributes”— of God according to the Bible. Most of our problems stem from not knowing who God is or forgetting who he is at the moment.

One of God’s attributes is that he is the creator of all things. We’ll explore this attribute in Psalm 8, written by David. We’re going to notice: 1) The wonderful thing David saw; 2) The frightening thing David felt; and 3) The amazing thing David learned. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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.

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Feb 04, 2022
Our Covenant God
36:18

We’re looking at the characteristics— also known as the “attributes”— of God according to the Bible. One of God’s attributes is that he is a covenant God— He is a God who makes covenants, and he is a God you can only relate to through covenants. 

We will unpack what this means by noting three things: 1) What the covenant is; 2) What the new covenant solves; and 3) How it changes and transforms us. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 9, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God; The Majesty of God. Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34.

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Feb 02, 2022
Beholding the Glory of Christ
42:14

In John 17, Jesus is specifically praying for his current and future disciples, and in these verses, we see Jesus’s desire for the world to know that God sent him to save us. In these verses, we’ll see 1) What we most need; 2) How to get it; and 3) What the outcome will be. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 25, 2017. Series: Jesus, Mission and Glory: The Lord’s Prayer for His Glory and Ours. Scripture: John 17:20-26.

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Jan 31, 2022
Unity
36:11

John 17 is the “great prayer” of Jesus— his prayer for his disciples before he goes to die on the cross. In this prayer, Jesus very directly prays for both his current disciples and his future disciples— the Church. The main thing Jesus asks for is that his disciples be joined in loving unity. This sermon will examine what it means to be united by the love of God in Christ.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 18, 2017. Series: Jesus, Mission and Glory: The Lord’s Prayer for His Glory and Ours. Scripture: John 17:20-23.

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Jan 28, 2022
The Church
33:10

John 17 is the “great prayer” of Jesus. In this message, we will look at Jesus’s prayer for the Church— the disciples in the room with him, but also his future disciples. We are going to look at what Jesus says about the church and what it ought to be— and what we as Christians ought to be. 

We will notice four things about the church: 1) It’s crucial; 2) It’s countercultural; 3) It’s inexplicably attractive; and 4) It’s the company of the forgiven.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 21, 2017. Series: Jesus, Mission and Glory: The Lord’s Prayer for His Glory and Ours. Scripture: John 17:6-11.

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Jan 26, 2022
The Triune God
36:05

John 17 is the only passage in the Bible where we get a look into the inner life of the Trinity. Christianity is the only religion in the world that believes God is triune—one being, eternally existing in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), all equally God who know and love each other. In this passage, we’ll seek to answer two questions: 1) What is the triune God all about? 2) And what is life all about? 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 14, 2017. Series: Jesus, Mission and Glory: The Lord’s Prayer for His Glory and Ours. Scripture: John 17:1-5, 24.

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Jan 24, 2022
Holy Father
40:26

John 17 is one of the most astonishing passages in the Bible. There’s no other place in the Bible where you actually get any insight into an actual conversation inside the Godhead, between Father and Son. 

Jesus is praying to the Father on his deathbed, as it were, and what is the main thing that is on his mind? It’s us — his disciples, present and future. Here we have Jesus asking the Father for five things for us: 1) Truth, 2) Unity, 3) Joy, 4) Mission, and 5) Holiness.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 7, 2017. Series: Jesus, Mission and Glory: The Lord’s Prayer for His Glory and Ours. Scripture: John 17:11-23.

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Jan 21, 2022
Jesus’ Prayer for All Time
32:23

We’ve been looking at what the Bible says about prayer and spirituality, and this message concludes the series. We are examining the Lord’s Prayer — the one place in the Bible where Jesus himself is asked about prayer and spirituality. It’s the richest single source of information in the entire Bible on how to pray, not because it’s a case study of someone praying, but more that it’s a model of true prayer for everyone.

We’re going to take a look at this under three headings. 1) What you must have before you pray; 2) What you must do as you pray; and 3) The key to getting them all.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 25, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15.

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Jan 19, 2022
David’s Prayer at Death
37:40

We are going through a series of case studies on prayer and spiritual encounters in the Bible. This great prayer, which comes at the very end of David’s life, gives us a fascinating message about the whole subject of spiritual encounters. The message is that giving — or financial generosity — is a key component in true spirituality and in a real spiritual encounter with God. This is what we’re going to see as we look at this passage and put it in the context of David’s whole life and, therefore, the rest of the book of 1 Chronicles. 

We’ll see three things as we study the passage: 1) What David wanted for his people; 2) How David gave it to them: and 3) How we can have even more of it than they did. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 18, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:6-20.

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Jan 17, 2022
Paul’s Prayer for Experience
41:42

We are going through a series of case studies on prayer and spiritual encounters in the Bible. This message explores the greatest stack of model prayers in the New Testament — all found in the epistles of Paul. Paul’s letters are filled with prayers, and they are probably the biggest single stash of prayers in the New Testament that will help us understand how to pray. 

The message of this particular prayer in Ephesians is that you should expect and seek profound, life-changing spiritual experiences of the love and joy of God. If we take a look and study the passage, we’re going to see: 1) Why we need it; 2) What that life-changing spiritual experience is; and 3) How to receive it.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 11, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21.

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Jan 14, 2022
Heman’s Cry of Darkness
34:00

We are looking at a series of case studies on prayer and spiritual encounters in the Bible. This message is from the Psalms, which is the prayer book of the Bible. In the Psalms, there are many prayers by people who are suffering and who are asking God for help, asking God for rescue, for relief.

This is a psalm that ends without hope, and has “darkness” as its last word. What is a prayer like this doing in the Bible? There are four messages this psalm teaches us: 1) Spiritual and personal darkness can last a long time no matter what you do; 2) Times of darkness are often the best places to learn about God’s grace; 3) Times of darkness can sometimes be the very best situation for you to grow into someone of greatness; and 4) Darkness can be relativized.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 4, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: Psalm 88:1-2, 6-18.

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Jan 12, 2022
Hannah’s Prayer for Family
38:35

We are looking at Biblical case studies of prayer and spiritual encounters. This message centers around the encounter that Hannah, who eventually becomes the mother of the prophet Samuel, had with God. 

We will examine: 1) The anatomy of Hannah’s pain; 2) The change in Hannah’s heart; 3) The secret in Hannah’s song.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 21, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:4-11; 2:1-10.

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Jan 10, 2022
Moses’ Prayer for God
35:50

We are looking at a series of case studies of prayer and spiritual encounters we find in the Bible. This message explores maybe one of the most famous and also one of the most astonishing prayers and answers in the Bible — an encounter between God and Moses. 

What’s going on with this prayer? The answer is profound. We will examine 1) Moses’ prayer for our glory; 2) Moses’ prayer for God’s glory; 3) God’s answer to all of the prayers.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: Exodus 33:12-23; 34:5-8.

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Jan 07, 2022
Jacob’s Prayer for Joy
39:08

Although prayer and spirituality are very popular in our culture, we will see that what the Bible thinks about spirituality and what modern people think about spirituality aren’t necessarily the same things at all. 

We are exploring Biblical case studies of people who had authentic and life-changing encounters with God. Today’s message looks at what happened when Jacob encountered God. How do you know that you don’t just believe in God, but that you’ve actually met him? If you meet God, according to this text, 1) You must meet God alone; 2) You must meet God for blessing; and 3) You must meet God at the point of weakness.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 7, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31.

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Jan 05, 2022
Abraham’s Prayer for the City
38:28

What does real spirituality and connection with God truly mean? Real spirituality is knowing a God who comes to you and changes the way your heart works. 

We are exploring Biblical case studies of people who had authentic and life-changing encounters with God. This message centers around the dialogue between Abraham and God. What do we learn from this text? Three things: 1) How Abraham prayed; 2) Why he was able to pray like that; and 3) How we can get what he had and more. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 30, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: Genesis 18:16-33.

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Jan 03, 2022
The Bridegroom
30:46

We are looking at how Jesus defines what it means to be a Christian. In this message, we are exploring the idea of Jesus as a Bridegroom. We know from reading the Old Testament that God defines himself as the Bridegroom and his people as the bride. 

What does this mean for Christianity? It means that: 1) Christianity is a bond that consists both of duty and love; 2) Christianity is a bond of completing love; 3) Christianity is a bond of absolutely permanent love; 4) Christianity is a bond of utter exclusiveness; 5) Christianity is a bond of ravishing love. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 24, 1995. Series: Matthew 9. Scripture: Matthew 9:9-17.

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Dec 31, 2021
Mercy, Not Sacrifice
34:49

We are looking at the account of the tax collector, Matthew, coming to Christ. By looking at how Jesus brought Matthew to himself, we are laying out important principles about what it means to be a Christian. A Christian is someone who is called by a force outside themselves — both called away from something and called toward something. In this message, we will focus on what we’re called away from.

Jesus says you can’t be a Christian unless you’re willing to be called away from religion. In this message, we’ll see 1) What religion means; 2) How Jesus smashes that definition; and 3) Some tests to see the extent to which we’ve moved away from religion. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 10, 1995. Series: Matthew 9. Scripture: Matthew 9:9-17.

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Dec 29, 2021
Christ Calls Us to Himself
38:13

It's been taught that Christianity is basically like other religions — but Christianity is like nothing else. Everyone who has really become a Christian has had a sense of being awakened from some kind of sleep by an outside force. You thought you understood Christianity, but now you realize, "How radical! How new! How different!" A radical change has to happen inside.

What does it mean to be a real Christian? A real Christian is someone who is called. What does it mean to be called? 1) You sense a power coming in from outside taking charge; 2) You are confronted with a person, not a lot of intellectual ideas; and 3) You rise and follow him.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 10, 1995. Series: Matthew 9. Scripture: Matthew 9:9-13.

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Dec 27, 2021
A Christmas Message from Tim and Kathy Keller
03:01

A warm and happy Christmas from Tim and Kathy Keller!

Dec 25, 2021
You Shall See Heaven Open
27:48

The beginning of the book of John doesn’t talk to us about the facts of Christmas — it tells us the meaning of Christmas. This passage from John 1 shows us that the meaning of the coming of Christ is tied to an incident in the life of Jacob. According to this text, the message of Christmas is that the heavens have been opened for those who have been humbled. 

We will break down the two aspects of this message: First, that the heavens have been opened, and second, that the heavens have been opened for those who are humbled. 

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

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Dec 24, 2021
The Word Made Flesh
34:42

One of the problems with Christmas is we think meaningfulness comes easily. You go to a Christmas service or even a Christmas party, and a couple of people say a couple of words. You come and you sing Christmas carols with sort of dreamy and happy faces. That’s good, because we’re immediately connecting Christmas to family, reunions, gifts, time off from work, and things like that. We settle for too little though, because the meaning of Christmas is inexhaustible. It’s filled with theologically powerful, life-changing truths.

Our passage from John 1 today helps us understand the meaning of the events around Christmas. We’re going to simply meditate on three aspects of the most pregnant part of this famous passage, verse 14: 1) Jesus is the Word of God; 2) Jesus is our counselor; and 3) the real becomes ideal. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 13, 2009. Series: Christmas 2009. Scripture: John 1:1-14.

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Dec 22, 2021
Family
38:23

The book of Proverbs teaches us about wisdom, and wisdom is critically important to have in our relationships. Family relationships can be especially challenging — mistakes, wrong choices, bad patterns of behavior can be absolutely devastating. We need wisdom to navigate these things in our families. 

Whether you have a large family or small family, distant or close, there is something for everybody here. The themes of wisdom that run through familial relationships are kind of universal. Let’s take a look, first of all, at what the book of Proverbs says about the relationship of spouse to spouse and then relationships of parents and children.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 12, 2005. Series: Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living. Scripture: Proverbs 2:16-17.

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Dec 20, 2021
Repairing Relationships
40:54

Let’s just say you have something to say to a friend that’s going to be hard for that person to hear but good for them. Should you tell them now or later? Should you only tell them if certain circumstances present themselves? Or should you not tell them at all? Any one of these options is morally allowable. We need wisdom to help us make these kinds of decisions. 

We particularly need wisdom for making and maintaining relationships. Relationships are so important in life — vitally important for your health and wellbeing — and you need wisdom for knowing how relationships can break down and how to repair them. A wise person knows 1) the need for relationship repair, 2) the components of relationship repair, and 3) the heart of relationship repair. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 5, 2005. Series: Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living. Scripture: Proverbs 10:18; 11:12-13; 17:9; 24:17-18, 28-29; 25:7b-10, 21-22; 27:5-6.

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Dec 17, 2021
Friendship
39:51

In the Bible, wisdom is certainly not less than being moral and good — it’s much more. To be wise means that you are so in touch with reality that you know what the right thing is to do in the vast majority of the situations the moral rules don’t apply to. It means that when you are faced with multiple permissible choices, you will know which one to make. 

Proverbs says you’re not going to be a wise person unless you are great at choosing, forging, and keeping terrific friendships. Let’s look more deeply at friendships under these four headings: the uniqueness of friendship; how to discover a friend; how to forge a friend; and lastly, where to get the power for friendship.

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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.

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Dec 15, 2021
Words
41:06

Of all the things the book of Proverbs says something about, speech is at the top of the list. It has so much to teach us about how to use our tongues and about language. In short, how you speak will make or break your life. Learning to speak wisely is all-important. 

We’re going to look at several different proverbs that shed light on these topics for us. These three headings will guide us: the power of our words, the character of our words, and the healing of our words. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 15, 2005. Series: Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living. Scripture: Proverbs 10:18-19.

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Dec 14, 2021
The Two Great Tests
44:06

Today we’re going to look at the subject of wisdom. Wisdom is so much more than just being good and moral and ethical. Wisdom has to do with knowing something about the way the world works so that you can make the right decision when you’re faced with multiple options that are morally permissible. This doesn’t necessarily happen with more education, or by being a world traveler, or by becoming more sophisticated. The secrets of wisdom are locked in your ordinary experiences if you know how to learn from them.

According to the book of Proverbs, there are two particularly common experiences, and when you’re in either of these two situations, you are in both a moment of great spiritual danger and a moment of great spiritual opportunity. There are tests, and if you pass the tests, you’ll become wiser about yourself, the world, and about human nature. If you fail, you’ll actually become more of a fool. We’re going to ask these three questions: 1) what are the tests, 2) why do they work, and 3) how we can pass. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 23, 2005. Series: Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living. Scripture: Proverbs 3:9-14; 10:16, 25; 24:10-12.

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Dec 10, 2021
Creation Care and Justice
42:55

In Proverbs we see that at the heart of what it means to live a wise life is caring for justice. Take a look here at this last verse that was just read to you, “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” This little word caring is way too weak an English word to get across what’s actually being said here. The Hebrew word here is the word yada`, which is the deepest and most intimate and experiential word in the Hebrew language for knowledge. It’s even used in Genesis to describe sexual activity that brings forth children — it’s a very strong word. 

What this is saying is, “You’re not wise unless you are living an intensely passionate life, committed to justice.” We’re going to look at this under four headings. Why do we need justice? What is justice? Who does justice? How can we be one of the ones who do justice?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 16, 2005. Series: Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living. Scripture: Proverbs 3:18-20, 27-32; 11:10-11; 19:17; 29:7.

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Dec 08, 2021
What Kind of Fool Are You?
40:37

In the book of Matthew, the account of the birth of Jesus tells us the “wise men” came to worship him. Who were the wise men? The wise men were the culturati, the cultural experts and the leading thinkers of their society. So why did they come to worship a baby? Their coming illustrates the point that God makes foolish the wisdom of this world — God’s wisdom makes the world’s wisdom bow to God. 

In 1 Corinthians 1, Paul asks, “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” When you grasp who the child born in the manger really is, the things you thought of before as foolish will look wise, and the things you thought of before as wise will look foolish. We’re going to learn more about how this happens by looking at the antonym of wisdom: foolishness. First, what a fool is; secondly, what kinds of fools there are; thirdly, how to be a fool no more.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 26, 2004. Series: Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living. Scripture: Proverbs 1:22, 32-33; 8:27-32; 14:15; 15:5; 16:25; 19:25; 21:24.

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Dec 06, 2021
Grace and Glory
28:30

Psalm 113 points us back to the song of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1 and 2, and it looks forward to the song of Mary in Luke 1, where Mary sings because she has been told she’s going to give birth to Jesus. So these three — the song of Hannah, Psalm 113, and the song of Mary — are connected. There’s a theme running through all of these that will shed light on what Christmas is about. 

So what is Christmas about? It’s about the infinitely high becoming inconceivably low, the infinitely huge becoming astoundingly small. In other words, there’s a protocol God has when it comes to renewing the world and renewing your life. The protocol is he tends to work through the poor to renew the world, and he tends to work through weakness and suffering to renew you. Let’s take a look at this protocol as God depicts it in Psalm 113 and then as Jesus Christ works it out through his own life. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 19, 2004. Series: Proverbs: True Wisdom for Living. Scripture: Psalm 113:1-9.

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Dec 03, 2021
Your Plans: God’s Plans
44:23

Today’s message is part of a series on the subject of wisdom in the book of Proverbs. We’ve said that wisdom is basically the ability to make right choices. You make or break your life on the basis of your choices and we need wisdom to make the right ones. For example, is this the right career for you? Is this the right person to marry? Is this the right place to live? In every one of those situations, the options in front of you are many. Most of them are moral and most of them are legal. Most of them are allowable, but most of them aren’t wise. 

We need guidance to make decisions. How do you get God’s guidance? We’re going to look at a few different proverbs to see 1) the guidance God does; 2), the guidance God gives; and 3) the guidance God purchases for us.

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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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Dec 01, 2021
The Wisdom of Generosity
47:18

The gospel brings about a radical change in the way in which a believer regards money and possessions. Money has tremendous power. It exerts a huge power in our lives. 

Let’s look at why and how it does that, and then how we can break the power of money over our lives. We’re going to learn three things here. We’re going to learn that money exercises great power over us, why it exercises great power over us, and how to break that power over us.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 29, 2015. Series: Proverbs: What We Are Giving: The Dynamic of Grace. Scripture: Proverbs 10:15.

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Nov 30, 2021
The Wounded Spirit
43:26

Today we’re going to talk about wisdom with regard to the complex realities of our inner beings — what we would today call the psychological life. We all at certain times have a lot of trouble understanding and dealing with the very deep, conflicting, confusing, powerful, sometimes warring dynamic impulses that just roll through our hearts. Sometimes we don’t feel we have any power over those impulses. We feel helpless. We don’t know how we got there and what to do about it. 

The book of Proverbs can help us. We’re going to look at four headings in a collated group of 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 Dr. 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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Nov 29, 2021
A Broken Wall
40:55

The book of Proverbs is one of the best places to learn about the topic of wisdom. The book teaches us that a wise person has certain characteristics and qualities. In order to be wise, you need to become a certain type of person. The book does not talk nearly so much about how to make the right decisions but it teaches us how to become the kind of person who makes the right decisions. 

Today, we come to self-control. A man or a woman without self-control is not going to live a wise life and will inevitably mess up their lives, along with the lives of people around them. What do we learn from the passages in Proverbs about self-control? There are at least three things: the problem of self-control; the principle of self-control; and the practice of self-control.

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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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Nov 26, 2021
Sluggardliness
41:14

Today’s sermon is a continuation of a study on wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Throughout the book you’ll find that work is a recurring theme. It talks positively about work under the heading of “diligence.” It talks negatively about work under the heading of “sluggard” or “the sluggardliness.” It tells us if you want to have a fulfilled human life, you need to do four things with your work: do your work, love your work, re-narrate your work, and redeem your work.

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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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Nov 24, 2021
Haughty Eyes
43:54

Today’s message comes from a series on the topic of wisdom in the book of Proverbs. We’ve defined wisdom according to the Bible as “competence with regard to the complex realities of life.” This means being wise is knowing something about the way the world works in order to make the right moral decision. It’s not enough to just know the rules, but we need to have wisdom so that we can apply the rules appropriately in all types of life situations. 

We are technically-oriented as a society, so generally we want a technique when it comes to rules. However, the book of Proverbs does not give you methods by which you can make wise decisions. Instead, it says, “Here's the kind of person you have to become who makes wise decisions.” Today we’re going to focus on pride and humility, and we’ll learn about three things: the diagnosis of pride (what it is); the destructiveness of pride (what it does); and the antidote for pride.

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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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Nov 22, 2021