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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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Hospitality
40:20

We’re in a series on Christian practices. We believe certain things, but those beliefs don’t necessarily change our lives unless we instill those beliefs into our hearts through Christian practices, through spiritual disciplines. 

Let’s look at a Christian practice, a spiritual discipline, that you probably don’t think of as a spiritual discipline. It’s the practice of hospitality. All through the Scripture, hospitality is extremely important. It’s a sign of spiritual maturity. If you put the word “hospitality” into a search engine right now, almost all the first things that come up will be vacation resorts or Martha Stewart entertaining where everything is perfect. But actually, that’s almost the opposite of what the Bible means by it.

In Hebrews 13, we’re going to look at 1) the principle behind Christian hospitality, 2) the promise of Christian hospitality, and 3) the impetus for Christian hospitality.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 8, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Hebrews 13:1-14.

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Nov 25, 2022
Spiritual Friendship
28:55

In this series, we’ve been saying beliefs don’t automatically change your life. They have to be instilled into your heart through spiritual disciplines, through Christian practices. I’d like to talk now about a Christian practice you probably don’t think of as a practice—the practice of friendship, especially friendship between believers. 

Friendship only happens to the degree you work at it. The ancients considered it the most virtuous of all the loves—because it was the most deliberate. The Bible understood, like all ancient people, how important friendship was. The practice of friendship was something Christians were to extend to everybody in their Christian community. 

That didn’t mean there weren’t levels of intensity. Jesus said to his twelve disciples, “You’re all my friends,” and yet, John was his best friend, and Peter, James, and John were close friends. With some people you practice more intensely, but the Bible says all other believers in your Christian community must be friends. You must practice the disciplines of friendship. 

There are two great features of friendship. In Galatians 5 and 6, let’s look at 1) the constancy of friendship, 2) the intimacy of friendship, and 3) the power to fulfill them. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 1, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Galatians 5:26-6:5.

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Nov 23, 2022
Community Building
37:56

Many people believe God is real and God loves them. That belief ought to make you more secure, happier, and more humble. But beliefs don’t automatically turn into changed thoughts and feelings and behavior. Beliefs have to be turned into changed character through Christian practices, through spiritual disciplines. 

Over the next three sermons we’re going to look at different aspects of community-building. The importance of Christian community is masked when we read the Scripture. Because we are Americans, in many cases we’re individualistic, and we tend to read the Bible through individual lenses. Also, the English language doesn’t have a second person plural pronoun. So when we read the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus says “you must do this,” we read it as how God wants us to behave individually. Actually, almost all the pronouns in there are “you all”—they’re plural. What Jesus is saying is “I want you to be part of a community like this.” 

Let’s begin looking at the importance of Christian community. From Romans 12, I want to pull out three things we’re going to learn about community: 1) the family nature of Christian community, 2) the graciousness of it, and 3) its ultimate source.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 25, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Romans 12:9-21.

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Nov 21, 2022
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
41:40

We’re in a series on Christian practices. We’ve said beliefs have to be turned into changed character through Christian practices, through spiritual disciplines. 

We come now to forgiveness and reconciliation of relationships. In our culture, we tend to think of forgiveness as a private, emotional process. But the Bible sees it as a communal discipline that we all have to practice. Matthew 18 is a very hard-hitting chapter on this subject of forgiveness and relationship reconciliation. 

Let’s look at forgiveness under three headings: 1) why it’s so crucial, 2) what it is, and 3) how you do it.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 18, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17, 23-35.

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Nov 18, 2022
Led by the Spirit
42:30

We’re in a series on Christian practices. Beliefs don’t automatically produce a changed life. Beliefs have to be turned into changed character through Christian practices, through spiritual disciplines. 

We’re going to look now at a Christian practice that never stands on its own. Rather, it happens within the other practices. When we get to Galatians 6:1, it says Christians shouldn’t hold one another accountable without examining themselves. But what are we examining ourselves for? The answer is here in Galatians 5. We’re supposed to be examining ourselves in order to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit, spiritual fruit. Otherwise, the Christian practices can just become mechanical. 

It’s important to say, “What are we doing in our Christian practices?” We’re supposed to examine, look for, and cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Let’s look at this very famous passage under three headings: 1) the necessity of spiritual fruit, 2) the cultivation of spiritual fruit, and 3) the root of the spiritual fruit.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 11, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Galatians 5:16-26.

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Nov 16, 2022
The Supper
30:08

The belief that God loves you ought to make an enormous difference. But in so many cases, it does not. Beliefs don’t automatically produce changed character. Beliefs must be turned into changed character through Christian practices, through spiritual disciplines. 

Maybe the Christian discipline par excellence is observing the Lord’s Supper. In 1 Corinthians 11, there’s a Greek word that shows up five times: synerchomai, which means to bring together, to come together, to unite, or to connect together. It’s translated in different ways through the text, so when you’re reading it in English, it’s not as striking. But the theme is that the Lord’s Supper connects things that otherwise would be fragmented. 

In order to understand what it means to observe the Lord’s Supper and to have it really change your life, you need to know what some of those connections are. Let’s look at four ways the Lord’s Supper connects things: 1) it connects the present to the past, 2) it connects your soul to God, 3) it connects the individual to community, and 4) it connects your life story to the future.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 4, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:18-34.

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Nov 14, 2022
The Bridge to Prayer
39:44

We’re in a series on what we’re calling Christian practices or spiritual disciplines. You may have beliefs, but those beliefs don’t automatically produce a different character unless your beliefs are turned into actual changed character through spiritual disciplines, or Christian practices. 

Today we come to a very important spiritual discipline. It’s the subject of Psalm 1: meditating on the law of the Lord, the Scripture, to the point of delight. Psalm 1 says that meditating on the Scripture is what will bring blessedness—absolute well-being. The magnitude of that claim, and in some ways the simplicity of the claim, is easy to miss. Yet here, smack in the middle of the very introduction to the Psalter, we’re told that not just belief in God but meditating on the law of God, on the Scripture, is the key to blessedness. 

This is an extremely important, crucial part of what it means to be a Christian. There are three things I’d like to show you here: what meditation promises, how it’s practiced, and why it works.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 27, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6.

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Nov 11, 2022
Thy Word
45:12

Christians have all of these great beliefs, yet the beliefs we have don’t automatically produce changed character. That’s the reason there are so many people who profess Christianity who are just as selfish as everybody else. Beliefs don’t just produce character. Beliefs have to be turned into character through practices, through spiritual disciplines.

Today we’re going to be looking at how we are supposed to use Scripture, the Bible, in our lives. Psalm 119 is the longest psalm in the Bible (176 verses), and it’s all about the practical uses of Scripture in our lives. If you want the Scripture to be used in your life to translate beliefs into character, then you have to recognize its majesty, tap its power, and unlock its secret. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 20, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Psalm 119.

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Nov 09, 2022
Singing
41:59

An awful lot of people who believe in God are as messed up and as selfish as everybody else. Why? Because beliefs don’t automatically create changed character. You have to turn beliefs into character with something in the middle. Between beliefs and character come spiritual disciplines or Christian practices. Unless you understand what those practices are and unless you participate in them, you will not actually change your character. 

The second most commanded Christian practice in the Bible is one that when you see it, you usually don’t even realize it’s a command. We’re commanded to sing God’s truth, to sing God’s praises. Ephesians 5 gives five things that flow from being filled with the Spirit. Of the five results, three are about music. If you do not learn how important it is to sing God’s praises regularly with others, to listen to God’s praises sung, you will not be changed by the gospel. 

Why would music be that important? Let’s take a look at Ephesians 5, especially in light of the entire history of music in the Bible. We’ll learn the power of music (what it does), the grace of music (what it can do), and the future of music (what it will do).

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 13, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Ephesians 5:18-21.

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Nov 07, 2022
Worship
37:08

We’re starting a new series on spiritual disciplines, or Christian practices, like gathering for corporate worship, private meditation and prayer, the disciplines of simplicity and generosity, reading the Bible in community, and spiritual friendship. 

The best way to introduce the series is to plunge into the first Christian practice, the first of the spiritual disciplines, which is worship. We’re looking at Psalm 95, which is called the Venite. In Latin, venite is the first word. It’s “O come.” It’s probably the best single place in the Bible to go if we want to understand what worship is all about. 

In this Psalm, we’re going to learn three things about worship: why we should, what it is, and how it’s done.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 6, 2008. Series: Practicing The Christian Life. Scripture: Psalm 95:1-11.

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Nov 04, 2022
Should I Not Love That Great City?
40:27

As we come to the end of the book of Jonah, we can ask ourselves the question, “What’s this story about?” Who is the protagonist? Who is the antagonist? It’s not Jonah who is the protagonist. It’s not the fish who is the protagonist. 

It all comes down to this last question in the passage. In the last question, God says, “Should I not have compassion? Should I not love that great city?” This is what the story is about. It’s about God, who is the protagonist, seeking to bring grace and love and mercy to a big city. The antagonists are the religious, moral people who believe in God and who obey his commandments. It’s us. It’s city-disdaining, city-phobic, religious, moral, good people. We’re the antagonists, and God is the protagonist. The book is about God’s love for a big, unbelieving, unjust, violent, pagan city. 

So, what are we supposed to learn about the city from this book? I suggest we learn three things here: we learn about God’s call to the city, God’s view of the city, and God’s love for the city.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2001. Series: The Church in the City. Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11.

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Nov 02, 2022
Let Them Give Up Their Violence
41:32

The book of Jonah is awfully relevant to our situation, especially today. Jonah has been asked to go to the capital of Assyria, the great rising, emerging imperial world power. It  was a violent place. It slaughtered helpless people. Jonah’s response to that is anger. He wants them punished. He is angry at them for their violence. Yet, in one of the great surprises in all of biblical narrative, there’s probably no more surprising turn than what we see in this book. 

God refuses to accept either the violence of Nineveh or the poisonous anger of Jonah. Let’s take a look and see what this text tells us about violence. First, the surprising sources of violence. Second, the remarkable strategy we should take with violence. And then lastly, the ultimate solution for violence.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 7, 2001. Series: The Church in the City. Scripture: Jonah 3:1-4:5.

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Oct 31, 2022
Those Who Cling… Forfeit the Grace
47:29

We continue to see the relevance of Jonah’s situation and the story of Jonah to our own. Jonah was a prophet and he had a relationship with God. He was a preacher. He had faith. He had an understanding of who God was and who he was. He was moving along in his world just fine. Then his world changed, because God came to him and said, “Now I call you into a new ministry, a new situation. I want you to go to Nineveh.”

Ninevah was a violent, ruthless, imperialistic nation. It was, as it were, a clear and present danger to the very existence of Jonah’s country. He was filled with disdain, hatred, bias, and bigotry. To use the technical theological term, Jonah freaked out. 

What we see next is that Jonah has a spiritual breakthrough. He moves to a new level. Let’s look at four things we can learn from Jonah through this experience: the key to spiritual transformation, the method of spiritual transformation, the marks of spiritual transformation, and the continual need for it.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 30, 2001. Series: The Church in the City. Scripture: Jonah 2:1-3:3.

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Oct 28, 2022
They Greatly Feared
42:34

Jonah is a prophet. God has come to him and told him to go to Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, the implacable foe, the implacable enemy of his country. “Go to that city and preach against it. Warn them about God’s anger.” What Jonah does, of course, is he runs away. He refuses to do it. He goes in another direction.

Jonah’s on the run. Why? Because Jonah has fear in his heart. He’s afraid to go to Nineveh, because–why put himself in the very midst of his enemies? 

We’re going to see what the Bible says about fear by noticing three features of the story: the stormy sea, the religious sailors, and the willing substitute. The stormy sea is who we are. The religious sailors show us the wrong thing to do about it. And the willing substitute is what to do about it.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 23, 2001. Series: The Church in the City. Scripture: Jonah 1:4-17.

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Oct 26, 2022
Running From God
46:24

The book of Jonah is really one of the best possible places to get an overview of what the Christian message is about. This passage is about sin. But it doesn’t actually ever use the word sin. And yet, not only does it profoundly map out the real nature of sin, it gives us an understanding of sin that goes deeper than what you’d think the definition of sin is. 

It’s one thing to believe in sin. It’s another thing to understand it and understand your own heart. We’re going to take a look at four features in the narrative, and each one is going to tell us something about sin. The four features we see are in verse 1. We see the coming word. “The word of the LORD came …” In verse 3, we see the running man. In verse 5, we see the deathly sleep. And lastly, we see the stormy hope. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 9, 2001. Series: The Church in the City. Scripture: Jonah 1:1-10.

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Oct 24, 2022
God’s Love and Ours
38:06

Jonah was called to go to Nineveh to preach, and after a lot of detours, he did. When he got there and began to preach, we’re told that Nineveh, by and large, turned from its violence and its evil ways. Now this is a marvelous thing and we would expect great joy in Jonah’s heart. But surprise, in 4:1, we read, “But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry.” Why is that? The bottom line is Jonah can’t figure out God’s love.

Jonah, like everybody, believes in love in general, but when it comes right down to it has a fatally inadequate understanding of how love actually operates, and in particular, how God’s love actually operates. In the same way, many, maybe most, of our own struggles and collapses (just like Jonah here) are due to our own inadequate understanding of how God’s love really operates.

Let’s look at two things that God is trying to get across to Jonah. First, God’s love is refining fire. It is life-purifying. Secondly, God’s love is a seeking fire, a seeking power, a seeking love.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 16, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 4:1-10

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Oct 21, 2022
Angry Enough to Die
38:27

Jonah went into a big city like New York, and he saw a massive change. He saw repentance that was culturally transforming. The people turned from their violence and evil ways. In response to this amazing thing, we’re told, “But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry.” What’s going on here?

How can we explain Jonah’s mood swings, his tremendous emotional instability, able to praise God in chapter 2 and a few days later saying, “I am angry enough to die?” The answer is a divided heart. Jonah believed in and served the true God, but he also believed and served a rival god. As a result, his heart was divided between worshipping two different things. 

Hearts divided between more than one god creates that kind of instability we see in Jonah. They create the kind of misery and drivenness of Jonah. And what we see is that it could be true of us as well. Now let’s just ask two questions of the passage: 1) What’s a divided heart? 2) How can we heal a divided heart?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 9, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 4:1-10.

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Oct 19, 2022
Abounding in Love
40:26

The last chapter of Jonah is a surprise chapter. It’s the most surprising ending of any of the books of the Bible. If you gave this whole chapter a title, you might call it “The Incredible Collapse of Jonah.” Why would a preacher get exceedingly angry when, as a response to his preaching, he’s actually turned a culture away from violence, oppression, and wickedness to the living God?

The incredible collapse of Jonah is because of a misunderstanding of God’s love. There are several lessons we can learn, but one is that God’s love is a patient love. Fruitful Christians like Jonah can fall back into old patterns of sin and self-deception, but  only the patient love of God stands between them and oblivion. God’s patient love will always bring his children back.

Why is God’s patient love not more operative and powerful in our lives? How can God’s patient love be more powerful and operative in our lives? Let’s look at four things we can do: 1) Examine your heart, 2) Confess sin, 3) Make sure you realize God’s patient love is the thing that will keep you out of despair, and 4) Seek reality.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 2, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 4:1-10.

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Oct 17, 2022
The Secret Siege of Nineveh
36:06

Nineveh, which is the capital of Assyria, was the greatest city the world had yet seen. Nobody in their right mind would even think of besieging the city, let alone trying to capture the city, because you couldn’t even get an army around it. Who had an army that could stretch around the circumference of this city? But the foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men, and God decides, not just to besiege the city, but to sack it with an army of one.

God did it by taking one man and turning that one man into a city-changer, into a world-changer. Then, by doing so, he was able to sack the greatest city in the history of the world up to that time. How did God make Jonah an army of one? First, God’s persistent grace makes you an army of one. Second, God’s calling makes you an army of one. Thrid, God’s strategy. And finally, God’s power.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 26, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 3.

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Oct 14, 2022
Your Own Grace
38:27

We’ve seen that when Jonah was called to preach in the great city of Nineveh, he refused and fled from God. God sent a storm to reclaim him, and he was thrown over the side of the boat into the ocean. There, he was swallowed by a great fish. Then in the belly of the deep, Jonah prays a prayer of faith, and he grasps the grace of God.

We’re going to look, not so much at the subject or topic of the prayer, but the phenomenon of the prayer itself. How did Jonah, who was in this condition of utter despair, of cowering fear, and of rebellion… How did he come from that position to a posture of triumphant faith by the end of the prayer?

The answer is that faith rose up, and it brought with it Jonah’s heart. We’ll see his faith that he exercised was done in three stages. First, he calls, then he remembers, and finally he commits.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 19, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 2:1-10.

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Oct 12, 2022
Faith Rising
43:38

The plot line of Jonah goes like this. Chapter 1: God says to Jonah, “Go and preach to Nineveh, the greatest city in the world.” Chapter 2: Jonah refuses and flees on a boat. Chapter 3: God sends a great storm on the ocean to reclaim Jonah. Chapter 4: Jonah is thrown into the sea and swallowed by a fish.

The point of all of this is in this chapter, almost exactly in the very center of the book. The point is about God’s grace. This book says a religious professional, a preacher, and even more than that, a prophet who received direct revelation from God can be deeply and profoundly in the dark about God’s grace. Jonah’s deepest fears, his racial prejudice, and his lack of endurance are all tied to his blindness to the reality of grace. 

Let’s look at three questions that this passage answers for us: 1) What is the grace of God? 2) How do you receive the grace of God? 3) How do you know you have received the grace of God in your life?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 12, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 2:1-10.

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Oct 10, 2022
The Church Before the Watching World
43:07

Jonah is called by God to go to Nineveh, the greatest city in the world, to warn the city about impending disaster and preach there. Jonah refuses, heads in the other direction, and gets on a boat. God sends a storm to hunt him down, endangering the lives of everyone on the ship. Jonah, recognizing this, offers to be thrown into the ocean so the lives of the other sailors will not be forfeit.

We’re going to pause and look at the sub-plot here: Jonah’s impact on the sailors and their impact on him. God uses the sailors to teach Jonah something about himself and the world. In doing so, let’s take a look and see how God will teach us something about ourselves and how we are supposed to regard the world.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 5, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 1:4-16.

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Oct 07, 2022
Love Beneath the Waves
40:02

We’re looking at the Book of Jonah, and we’ve seen that one subject in the book is sin and grace. Even though there are many places in the Bible that talk about those topics very theologically, the great thing about the book of Jonah is it presents these concretely. Sin is running away from God, and grace is God chasing us down, hunting us down in love, and intercepting our self-destructive behavior. 

We’ve learned that Jonah ran from God – he literally decided to get as far away from God as he possibly could. Then God sent a storm, and so the plot thickens. This chapter is about the storm God sent and about Jonah’s response to the storm. 

Until you see you are not competent to run your life, you are not competent to run your life. This is an intervention of God. Let’s look to see how God intervenes and uses the storm as a way of teaching Jonah about himself and about sin and grace. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 29, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17.

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Oct 05, 2022
Runaway Believer
41:02

The book of Jonah is a very simple story. It’s a book about a man running away from God and about God pursuing him, and as a result of that, this book is one of the most concrete ways to learn what the Bible means by sin and grace. 

Almost everybody is familiar with the words sin and grace, but what they actually mean is another thing. Essentially (as concretely as you can put it), sin is running away from God and grace is God’s effort to pursue and to intercept self-destructive behavior. That’s it. Sin and grace. Running and chasing. 

In this passage, we’re going to see, first of all, Jonah is called to do something. Second, Jonah runs away from it. And third, we’ll see how God pursues him. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 22, 1990. Series: Jonah. Scripture: Jonah 1:1-10.

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Oct 03, 2022
The Parable of the Pearl: On Priorities
46:47

In these short parables, we see sacrifices made in the context of such tremendous riches that the sacrifice is made with incredible joy. In other words, the characters sacrificed in the joy and knowledge of what was on the way.

This story shows us several principles of the kingdom of God: 1) Give up your small ambitions; 2) Christianity is a change of dimension and of essence; 3) To make that change, Christianity requires you to sell everything; 4) What Jesus gives in response to unconditional surrender is unimaginable splendor. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 28, 1994. Series: The Parables of Jesus (1994). Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46.

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Sep 30, 2022
The Parable of the Farmer: On Servanthood
39:51

In this parable, we see Jesus teaching about how he wants his followers to live. The main theme of this story is that a Christian is no longer his or her own, but a Christian is a servant.

Through this story, we'll see that a servant is somebody who has settled something intellectually and emotionally; they’ve settled that God owes them nothing. But we'll also see that a Christian is more than a servant: Christians are sons and daughters of God. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 21, 1994. Series: The Parables of Jesus (1994). Scripture: Luke 17:1-13.

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Sep 28, 2022
The Great Banquet: On Humbling
34:55

The parable of the Great Banquet shows us that God's kingdom is a feast, but it’s not the kind of feast you’d think. Instead of the feast for the rich and the proud, it’s a feast for the humble.

How can we humble ourselves so we can enter the kingdom? First, Jesus shows that you must be humbled under the slowness of the kingdom. Secondly, under the freeness of the kingdom. Thirdly, under the commonness of the kingdom. Fourthly, under the priority of the kingdom.

his sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 30, 1992. Series: The Parables of Jesus (1992). Scripture: Luke 14:7-24.

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Sep 26, 2022
Interview: Communicating the Gospel in Preaching, Teaching & Writing
41:57

Susan Nacorda Stang interviews Tim Keller as they discuss how to communicate the Gospel in preaching, teaching and writing.

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Sep 24, 2022
The Sower: On Hearing
32:39

In the parable of the sower, we see that Jesus did not just come to bring forgiveness of sins, but the very kingdom of God—in other words, forgiveness of sins is just the beginning. The kingdom of God is nothing less than the power of God in heaven entering the world to heal every alienation and every brokenness.

What does it mean to enter the kingdom of God? How do we come into the power of the kingdom of God? In this parable, we learn that listening well, listening deep, and listening in understanding is the primary skill of the kingdom of God.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 23, 1992. Series: The Parables of Jesus (1992). Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23.

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Sep 23, 2022
The Two Debtors: On Devotion
48:24

Two people find themselves in the same room with Jesus: Simon, an intellectual and a religious man, and a woman, who we are told lived “a sinful life.” What happens with them? Why does one of them remain cool and detached, while the other one sees their life transformed and changed?

In the parable of the two debtors, we see what happens when people come to Jesus with two different conditions, and how Jesus responds to each of them. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 16, 2008. Series: The Parables of Jesus (1992). Scripture: Luke 7:36-50.

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Sep 21, 2022
Interview: Why Tim Keller wrote his new book on Forgiveness
59:07

In this special podcast episode Susan Nacorda Stang interviews Tim Keller as they discuss why he wrote his new book "Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I?" which will be published in early November.

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Sep 20, 2022
The Wheat and the Weeds: On Reality
34:08

In the parable of the weeds, we see Jesus depicting a cosmic truth about the kingdom of God in a very concrete way. Jesus shows us that to enter the kingdom of God, you must make Jesus your king—you must obey the one who saved you. The parable also shows us we must have patient diligence, and be careful to be neither too zealous nor too passive.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 9, 2008. Series: The Parables of Jesus (1992). Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30; 36-46.

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Sep 19, 2022
The Good Samaritan: On Love
47:40

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus teaches that love is what God built us to do, that love is the essence of what it means to be human. In this story, we see that real love doesn't begin until you see that you can't really love—it doesn't begin until you see you're a sinner saved by grace alone. We also see that real love begins when you're stunned into silence by the love of Christ for paying your debt. Once you've experienced and been humbled by that kind of love, then you're capable of concrete and costly love toward others.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 2, 2008. Series: The Parables of Jesus (1992). Scripture: Luke 10:25-37.

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Sep 16, 2022
The True Older Brother
34:33

At the beginning of Luke 15, Jesus is speaking to religious leaders who look at him fraternizing with “sinners.” They basically ask Jesus: “Why are you hanging out with all these lost people?" In response, Jesus gives three parables about lostness, ending with the parable of the lost son. Jesus is trying to get across a new idea of what it means to be spiritually lost. In the parable of the lost son, then, Jesus gives us a new understanding and a new category for spiritual lostness.

In this sermon, we'll see what that category is, how you can judge whether you’re in the category yourself (what the signs are of that condition), what do you do with it if that’s you, and lastly, what are some of the implications for the church.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 9, 2008. Series: The Fellowship of Grace. Scripture: Luke 15:17-32.

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Sep 14, 2022
We Had to Celebrate
37:38

The famous parable of the prodigal son shows us not just how the grace of God changes our individual lives but also how it changes our relationships with each other, how it forms a new kind of human community, a unique human society. Jesus brilliantly ties this story in with one of the main themes of the entire Bible: exile and homecoming.

Philosophers have taught that the human condition is one of profound alienation—feeling that we’re not really home in this world. Why would that be? What are we going to do about that? Those profound questions are all addressed and actually answered by this parable. We’re going to learn here about the human condition, the divine solution for it, and the new Communion that is the result.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 2, 2008. Series: The Fellowship of Grace. Scripture: Luke 15:17-32.

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Sep 12, 2022
And Kissed Him
36:14

The parable of the prodigal son gives us incredible insights about how the grace of God creates a unique kind of Christian community. The one thing everybody knows when you read the parable of the prodigal son is that it's about forgiveness.

What does this story teach us about forgiveness? What kind of community would we be if we took its teaching about forgiveness seriously? In this sermon, we'll see that forgiveness is assertive, it’s sacrificial, it’s powered from inside, and it leads to a resurrection.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 26, 2008. Series: The Fellowship of Grace. Scripture: Luke 15:11-24.

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Sep 09, 2022
To Be Called Your Son
35:47

The parable of the prodigal son shows us how the grace of God affects our relationships with each other and how it creates a unique community. In the story, when the younger brother comes back to try to make restitution and reconciliation, he says “I am not worthy to be called your son" two times.

What did sonship mean in ancient culture? What does sonship mean in the Bible? We have to understand sonship if we are going to understand the great gift that God has given to us through Jesus.

This sermon will explore the character of sonship, the practice of sonship, the community that results from sonship, and the accomplishment of sonship.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 19, 2008. Series: The Fellowship of Grace. Scripture: Luke 15:21-24.

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Sep 07, 2022
He Came to Himself
39:50

In the story of the prodigal son, we see a story about the meltdown of community and the restoration of it. The key theme we’re going to look at in this sermon, which is crucial for the restoration or the renewal of community, is the theme of repentance.

Even though the word is not in this passage, what we have when the younger son decides to go back to his father is an example of repentance. This sermon will look at the importance of repentance, the anatomy of it, the key to doing it, and the kind of community that results from it. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 12, 2008. Series: The Fellowship of Grace. Scripture: Luke 15:11-20.

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Sep 05, 2022
Give Me Mine
37:53

The parable of the prodigal son shows us, among many things, how the gospel creates a new and different kind of community. The parable shows us a family that is unraveling and falling apart—it is experiencing assaults on its integrity and cohesion.

In this sermon, we will see that the story of the prodigal son gives us a picture of an assault on community, because of idolatry which is only overcome by agony.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 5, 2008. Series: The Fellowship of Grace. Scripture: Luke 15:11-14.

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Sep 02, 2022
He Welcomes Sinners
36:45

We’re looking at the parables Jesus tells in Luke 15: the parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the lost coin, and the parable of the lost son. These famous parables not only show us how God’s grace changes us individually, but how God’s grace forms us into a unique kind of human community. 

The gospel creates a completely unique and distinct kind of community — a community the world has never seen. Let’s take a look at the sheep, the search itself, and the shepherd, and see what each one of those teaches us about how God’s grace creates community.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 28, 2008. Series: The Fellowship of Grace. Scripture: Luke 15:1-10.

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Aug 31, 2022
The Glory of the Triune God
39:17

The doctrine of the Trinity is that God is one being who eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this passage of Jesus’s “high priestly prayer”—his prayer for his disciples the night before he died—Jesus gives us insights into the inner life of the Trinity.

In this sermon, we will see how the doctrine of the Trinity helps us understand true glory. There are three things about God that we learn from the passage: 1) The ancient love; 2) The ultimate hour; 3) The welcoming glory.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 19, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God – The Adequacy of God. Scripture: John 17:1-6, 20-26.

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Aug 29, 2022
The Triune God
38:47

The Trinity is one of the most unique and startling of all Christian teachings. One of the most important things to know about the New Testament is that the Trinity— that God is one God containing three persons— is assumed everywhere, and so it’s in the background of every text.

How can we talk about and think about the idea of the Trinity? This sermon will cover: 1) The difficulty of the thought of the Trinity; 2) The power of the thought; 3) The proof of the thought.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 12, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God – The Adequacy of God. Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20.

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Aug 26, 2022
God Our Father
28:45

The fact that God can be our Father is possibly one of the most important things that the Bible tells us. Jesus came and lived and died, so that we could have a family relationship with God — so that we can call God “Father.” This should be a source of wonder for us, something that electrifies us, and should never be commonplace.

If God is our Father, then, what does that mean? 1) To live in covenant; 2) To live in grace; 3) To live in confidence when bad things are happening; 4) To live in intimacy; 5) To live in gratitude. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 5, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God – The Adequacy of God. Scripture: Psalm 103:1-18.

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Aug 24, 2022
The Compassion of God
35:21

In some cultures or social locations, God isn’t seen as compassionate enough, because he allows terrible things to happen. In other cultures, he is seen as too compassionate and forgiving to people who have done terrible things. To fully understand the compassion of God, we have to look at what the Bible says about it.

At the end of this famous story of Jonah, the word “compassion” shows up three times — what does it tell us about the compassion of God? This sermon will look at the compassion of God under three headings: 1) What is the compassion of God? 2) What is the compassion of Jesus? 3) What is the compassion of you and me?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 29, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God – The Adequacy of God. Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11.

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Aug 22, 2022
God Only Wise
36:34

If you are facing a difficulty you don’t know how to bear, a decision you don’t know how to make, or a complicated relationship you don’t know how to navigate, what you’re feeling is the need for wisdom. This simple yet profound passage is a great poetic hymn to wisdom, and it shows us that we can only find wisdom in God. In this sermon, we will see 1) The absolute importance of wisdom; 2) The only source of wisdom (God); and 3) How you can get wisdom.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 22, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God – The Adequacy of God. Scripture: Job 28:9-15; 20-28.

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Aug 19, 2022
The Justice of God
36:59

Many people accuse the Bible of being a document that promotes oppression and injustice—but that’s not true at all. This text tells us God is a God of justice, and that, to walk with God, we must love mercy (our heart motivation) and do justice (the life we’re supposed to live). Therefore, Micah 6:8 actually summarizes what it means to be a follower of God by saying, “Do justice.”

This sermon will look at “doing justice” under three headings: 1) The life of justice; 2) The God of justice, and 3) How to live a life of justice before God.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 15, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God – The Adequacy of God. Scripture: Psalm 146:1-10.

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Aug 17, 2022
The Beauty of God
40:49

In this psalm of David, we see David’s desire to behold the beauty of God. It is the beauty of God, in fact, that allows David to hold his head high even though his enemies surround him. To find God beautiful means that the perception of him— his attributes, names, and actions— brings pleasure. This sermon will explore the beauty of God: 1) Why we need it; 2) What it is; 3) How it changes our lives.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 8, 2011. Series: To Know the Living God – The Adequacy of God. Scripture: Psalm 27:1-14.

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Aug 15, 2022
God Incarnate – Part 2
34:35

The incarnation— the event of God becoming fully human in Jesus Christ— is the paradigm-shattering event of human history. In the incarnation, the ideal became real, the absolute became particular, and the invisible became visible. If we can grasp this doctrine, it has enormous implications for our lives. This sermon will cover 1) What the incarnation is; 2) What it does in your life; 3) Why it can do this. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 19, 2010. Series: To Know the Living God – The God Who Can Be Known. Scripture: Hebrews 2:5-18.

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Aug 12, 2022
God Incarnate – Part 1
31:06

What does it mean that Jesus is called Immanuel, or God with us? Every other religion was founded by someone who was a prophet or a teacher who came to tell us how to find God—but Christianity says, “No, our Founder, Jesus Christ, is God come to find you.” This sermon will consider three things about Jesus Christ as Immanuel: 1) He is God; 2) He is us (human); and 3) He’s with us.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 12, 2010. Series: To Know the Living God – The God Who Can Be Known. Scripture: Matthew 1.

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Aug 10, 2022
The God Who Can Be Known – Pt 2
34:15

It’s not enough to just know about God— we must actually know him. One of the marks that you know God is spiritual growth: when the Holy Spirit comes into your life, it is going to change you. That means there are no excuses for Christians not having a changed life. In this passage, there are four things we can learn about spiritual growth— spiritual growth is 1) possible, 2) vital, 3) gradual, and 4) memorable.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 5, 2010. Series: To Know the Living God – The God Who Can Be Known. Scripture: 2 Peter 1:1-9.

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Aug 08, 2022
The God Who Can Be Known – Part 1
42:16

In the book of John, we see Jesus becoming human and making a way for us to have deep and personal fellowship with God the Father. God is not an unknowable, undefinable force, but a God you can have fellowship with. This sermon will show us: 1) What is fellowship with God? 2) What does it actually look like? 3) How can it be ours?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 28, 2010. Series: To Know the Living God – The God Who Can Be Known. Scripture: 1 John 1:1-2:2.

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Aug 05, 2022
The God With A Name
39:25

There’s nothing more practical than getting to know the true God of the Bible— because everything we do wrong and every experience of inordinate anxiety or anger or pride always comes because, at that moment, we’re forgetting who God really is. 

In this passage from Exodus 3, we see the first time in the Bible when somebody says to God, “Who are you?” God shows us that he is not an ineffable, indefinable force, but a God with a name. We will see that he is the God of 2) Brilliant delay; 2) Fiery reality; 3) Absolute sufficiency; and 4) Mysterious nearness.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 21, 2010. Series: To Know the Living God – The God Who Can Be Known. Scripture: Exodus 3:1-14.

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Aug 03, 2022
The God Who Is
41:08

Whenever you are inordinately anxious, angry, proud, deflated, it’s because at that moment you’re forgetting who the God of the Bible is— or maybe it’s because you never understood who he was. That’s why there is nothing more practically important than to know the God of the Bible in depth. 

This sermon focuses on two questions. How do we know God exists? And how do human beings get the knowledge of God? We’ll look at four things Paul tells us in Romans 1: 1) We can know God; 2) We actually do know God; 3) Yet paradoxically we don’t know God; and 4) How we can know God truly and personally again.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 14, 2010. Series: To Know the Living God – The God Who Can Be Known. Scripture: Romans 1:16-25.

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Aug 01, 2022
Temptation
35:43

When God seems the most hidden, he’s often working the most for us — and we see that in this account of Joseph’s temptation. This sermon will examine three temptations Joseph experienced  and what they mean for us: 1) The power temptation; 2) The sexual temptation; 3) The hardest temptation of all.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 15, 2003. Series: The Gospel According to Joseph. Scripture: Genesis 39:1-23.

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Jul 29, 2022
The Hiddenness of God
45:55

In the story of Joseph, we learn how to get perspective on the bad things that have happened in our lives. In this first chapter of Joseph’s life, we see three things: 1) The hidden depths of sin; 2) The hidden purposes of God; and 3) The hidden patterns of grace.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on June 1, 2003. Series: The Gospel According to Joseph. Scripture: Genesis 37:2-13; 23-34.

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Jul 27, 2022
The Man the King Delights to Honor
35:27

Haman, the enemy of Queen Esther, is one of the most vivid case studies in the Bible of unchecked pride. We learn three things from the account of Haman: 1) The character of pride; 2) The deadliness of pride; 3) The cure for pride.

This sermon was preached by Dr. 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.

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Jul 25, 2022
The Silent Sovereignty of God
43:39

This sermon looks at the first two chapters of the book of Esther, which shows us how to follow God in morally, spiritually, and culturally ambiguous situations. We will see that 1) God is always at work in spite of appearances; 2) The world is obsessed with appearances; and 3) God’s work can free us from enslavement to the world’s ways.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 15, 2007. Series: Esther and the Hiddenness of God. Scripture: Esther 2:5-10;16-23.

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Jul 22, 2022
Rest From Our Enemies
34:04

At the end of the book of Esther, we see the nation of Israel receive a holiday, a day of rest from their enemies. God promised Israel that rest was going to be the upshot of his salvation. In this text we see three things: 1) How Esther got rest from her enemies; 2) How Jesus gets us rest from our enemies; 3) How we can have rest from our enemies.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 6, 2007. Series: Esther and the Hiddenness of God. Scripture: Esther 7:1-10; 9:20-23.

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Jul 20, 2022
If I Perish, I Perish
43:09

The book of Esther poses a fascinating question to us: In such morally, culturally, spiritually ambiguous situations as this, does God still work with us? We’ll see how God works in this passage under three headings: 1) The importance of being in the palace; 2) The danger of being in the palace; and 3) How to live in the palace with greatness.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on Apr 22, 2007. Series: Esther and the Hiddenness of God. Scripture: Esther 4:5-17.

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Jul 18, 2022
Isaiah and the Crisis
35:21

The prophet Isaiah experienced God showing up at a point of cultural crisis and decline. Isaiah needed some way of facing the crisis and facing the future. When Isaiah experienced God showing up, what did he see? He saw: 1) A God who is not boring; 2) A God who is holy; and 3) A God who is on a mission.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 11, 2011. Series: Theophany: Anticipations of Jesus in the Old Testament. Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8.

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Jul 15, 2022
The King and the Furnace
35:37

The Old Testament account of Daniel and the furnace is an account of resistance in the face of a powerful empire. The book of Daniel is a story about one of the Jewish exiles in Babylon, Daniel, and his three friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and their confrontations in Babylon with the emperor, the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar.

In this sermon, we will see three things: 1) The pressure of pluralism; 2) The precision of true faith, and 3) The promises of suffering.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on August 21, 2011. Series: Theophany: Anticipations of Jesus in the Old Testament. Scripture: Daniel 3:14-29.

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Jul 13, 2022
Abraham and the Fire
37:03

This account of Abraham encountering God is known as a theophany — where God manifests himself in a dramatic, physical expression. Every place where God manifests himself in some dramatic, physical way in the Old Testament points to the ultimate expression of God manifesting in a physical way in Jesus Christ.

This sermon will look at this account of Abraham encountering God under three headings: 1) The questions and doubts of Abraham; 2) The answers and assurances of God; and 3) What this means for us.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 3, 2011. Series: Theophany: Anticipations of Jesus in the Old Testament. Scripture: Genesis 15:1-21.

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Jul 11, 2022
The God of Wonders
29:09

This is a famous passage from the book of Isaiah — he calls the coming Messiah “Wonderful Counselor.” If we consider those two words in reverse, we have the subjects of wisdom (or counsel) and wonder — this sermon will meditate on those two words.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 23, 2007. Series: Jesus of the Prophets. Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7.

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Jul 08, 2022
The Once and Future King
26:26

In this passage, the prophet Micah predicts the coming of the Messiah. What's intriguing about this Messiah is that on the one hand, he’s from of old. But on the other hand, he’s coming in the future. In this sermon, we will ask: 1) What does it mean that Jesus is the ancient King? 2) What does it mean that Jesus is the future King? 3) How we can make him our King?

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 16, 2007. Series: Jesus of the Prophets. Scripture: Micah 5:1-6.

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Jul 06, 2022
Healer of the World
34:29

The biblical word for peace, shalom, doesn’t just mean the absence of hostilities; it means the presence of justice. The word justice is closely connected with the word shalom in the Bible, and the book of the prophet Amos is all about that theme, justice. In this sermon, we will see: 1) The meaning of justice; 2) The sign of justice; and 3) The promise of justice.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 9, 2007. Series: Jesus of the Prophets. Scripture: Amos 8:4-10; 9:7-15.

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Jul 04, 2022
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 13, 2022
Hell: Isn’t the God of Christianity an angry judge?
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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
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This is episode 1 of a new limited series podcast called Questioning Christianity with Tim Keller. 

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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?
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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.

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

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

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May 02, 2022
Sharing the Joy We Have in Christ
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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
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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
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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.

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Apr 27, 2022
Lord of the Storm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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