Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

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Classic sermons by Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus at Redeemer Presbyterian Church


The Dream of the Kingdom
Jun 19 • 46 min
How does a Christian live as a believer in an unbelieving world? God calls His people to be spiritually bi-cultural. God does not want His people to either assimilate or segregate. He wants them to become part of the city, to pray for the city and seek…
Neighbors
Jun 17 • 43 min
The parable of the Good Samaritan demonstrates a powerful example of gospel neighboring. Through examining this parable, we can recognize four elements to help us to act out the neighbored grace modeled by Jesus in our own lives: God’s mandate, magnitude,…
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Jun 14 • 41 min
If God was unipersonal, there would have been no love until he created the world. However, if the world was created by a triune God, then relationships of love are what life is all about. The Godhead is characterized by mutual self-giving love as the…
Perfect Freedom
Jun 12 • 43 min
The Apostle Paul examines the concept of grace and the reason why our lives must follow Christ’s example. Only through God’s grace and accepting Christ into our lives will we ever find true freedom and our true selves. This sermon was preached by Rev.…
Who is the Spirit?
Jun 10 • 41 min
Many people feel as if they understand who God the Father is and who Jesus is, but they become confused about the Holy Spirit. In this sermon, Tim Keller explains who the Holy Spirit is and clarifies misunderstandings about what the Holy Spirit is not. In…
The Dangerous God
Jun 7 • 47 min
It is no accident that the Bible often refers to judgment day as “the Day of the Lord.” We live our lives as if we are the lead actors in the drama of this world. Judgment day is the day when God is paramount. On that day, all people will step back and…
The Parable of the Pearl; On Priorities
Jun 5 • 44 min
Becoming a Christian is not a change of degree but a change in kind. It is leaving your native home and entering the Kingdom of God. But entering the Kingdom of God means being willing to sacrifice everything that goes against your new King. In other…
Hope for the Poor
Jun 3 • 32 min
There are some churches that care about evangelism but not about serving the poor. Other churches will eagerly serve the poor but they don’t care about proclaiming the Gospel. But churches aren’t meant to do one or the other; they must do both. In fact,…
Sharing the Joy we have in Christ
Feb 27 • 36 min
** Register to Livestream Tim Keller’s 7-part series Questioning Christianity, which begins March 7, at https://redeemer.com/qclive ** This talk was part of Inspire Night, a special one-night Redeemer event with Dr. Tim Keller that focused on Public Faith.
The Justice of God
Nov 12, 2018 • 37 min
** Register for the Nov 16-17 Formed for Justice Conference Livestream at https://redeemer.com/formationconference ** This passage tells us that God is a God of justice. Doing justice is not simply punishing wrong people. Doing justice also means giving…
Eating with Jesus
Feb 13, 2018 • 45 min
** Register for the Feb 16-17 Public Faith Conference Livestream at redeemer.com/formationconference ** Many Americans disregard Christianity not because they don’t believe in God, but because they don’t believe in the church. Jesus exhorts the church to…
Messengers
Jan 25, 2018 • 39 min
** Register for the Feb 16-17 Public Faith Conference Livestream at redeemer.com/formationconference ** As disciples of Jesus, we are his messengers, and our mission is to communicate the belief that we have in Christ. Service based on performance, pride,…
An Immigrant’s Courage
Feb 9, 2017 • 50 min
Ruth is a story of redeemers. Ruth teaches us that friendships can change the world (as with Boaz, the kinsman-redeemer), and that we can and must reach across spiritual and cultural barriers to do so (as with Ruth, the hidden redeemer). Both Boaz and…
The Word Made Flesh
Dec 8, 2016 • 33 min
John’s Gospel begins by teaching that Jesus Christ is the Word of God. Just as we come to know a person through speaking to them and listening to their words, we come to know God by listening to Jesus speak to us. Yet, Jesus did not come solely to speak.…
Generosity in Scarcity
Nov 14, 2016 • 32 min
Habbakuk tells us how to deal with evil times and maintain joy when everything is going wrong. There are three principles to giving: give sacrificially, joyfully, and graciously. We must recognize that everything is a gift from God, so we’re giving back…
9/11/2001 Sermon: Truth, Tears, Anger, and Grace
Sep 8, 2016 • 45 min
A recording of the Sunday service after 9/11. Jesus experiences both anger and grief in the face of human suffering. But he also brings about a resurrection; according to the Bible,everything bad will come untrue. Jesus is the perfect Counselor who gives…
Pride: The Case of Nebuchadnezzar
Aug 25, 2016 • 40 min
Nebuchadnezzar’s pride began in contentment and prosperity, but he had no peace of mind. It caused him to take credit for everything he’d achieved. God dehumanized him in a reflection of what pride had done to his heart. Only when he recognized his debt…
A Conversation with Tim Keller on Gospel Movements
Jul 25, 2016 • 29 min
A special recorded conversation with Tim Keller as he explores what makes a gospel movement and the inflection point we find ourselves in today. To learn more about how you can be part of a movement that is reaching a tipping point of gospel influence,…
Hope, Race and Power
Jul 14, 2016 • 34 min
Racial and cultural differences exist. They cannot be resolved by simply embracing broad-mindedness, but by adjusting our lives and forming deep relationships with people from whom we are different. These relationships will enable us to finally view all…
The Still Small Voice
Jun 30, 2016 • 41 min
The reality of God is far greater than our conceptions of God. In this passage, Elijah, persecuted and feeling hopeless, returns to the mountain where God appeared to Moses and hopes for a similar spectacular revelation of His glory. Yet God confounds and…
Rejecting the Real Jesus
Jun 16, 2016 • 41 min
Why do so many people disbelieve Christianity and reject the message of Jesus Christ? The underlying problem is that we do not want to give up control over our lives and have God be our ultimate authority. To overcome unbelief we must see our need for a…
The Final Hour
Jun 2, 2016 • 38 min
The cross solves many of our deepest human dilemmas. We wonder how there can be a God when there is so much injustice in the world, yet of all the world’s religions, only Christianity has a God who comes down and suffers injustice alongside us. We wonder…
War Between Your Selves (Part 1)
May 19, 2016 • 40 min
Everyone has a war within themselves. We all want to live according to a high moral code, but none of us can meet the demands of our moral code. The reason for this is that inside of ourselves there is a desire for evil as well as a desire for good.…
[RISE] A Movement
Apr 25, 2016 • 38 min
This is the ninth and final sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”.…
[RISE] Serving the City
Apr 18, 2016 • 33 min
This is the eighth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
[RISE] Faith and Work
Apr 11, 2016 • 41 min
This is the seventh sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
[RISE] Counter-Culture for the Common Good
Apr 4, 2016 • 34 min
This is the sixth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
[RISE] Encountering the Risen King (Easter)
Mar 28, 2016 • 28 min
This is the fifth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
[RISE] Doing Justice and Mercy
Mar 21, 2016 • 43 min
This is the fourth sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
[RISE] Public Faith
Mar 14, 2016 • 40 min
This is the third sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
[RISE] Changed Lives
Mar 7, 2016 • 35 min
This is the second sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
[RISE] The Centrality of the Gospel
Feb 29, 2016 • 43 min
This is the first sermon in Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s current series “Where We are Going: The City and the Mission”. It’s a series focused on Redeemer’s gospel based core values and is part of a special season at Redeemer called “Rise”. During this…
Praying in the Spirit
Feb 25, 2016 • 32 min
To address God as Father was an intimate and shocking thing for Jesus to do. As we move toward the Father in intimacy of prayer, the Spirit will grow in us a deepening wisdom,develop beauty of heart, and give us spiritual clarity. Prayer is primal,…
Christ: The Final Word
Feb 11, 2016 • 37 min
Jesus is the final Word and ultimate truth of God. But if we don’t listen to and accept God’s final Word, we can’t have a personal relationship with him. We have to adjust to God’s finalities, just as he adjusted to ours by becoming human and dying for…
Blessed are the Poor
Jan 21, 2016 • 41 min
One of the clearest commands Jesus gives us in the Gospels is to give to the poor. Jesus became poor for us, and we must also love the poor with radical generosity. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April…
The New Birth
Dec 31, 2015 • 43 min
A common misunderstanding of being “born again” is that it’s an experience for broken people, a way for outcasts and moral failures to turn their life around. Yet, when Jesus teaches on being born again, He does so by challenging a man who is the very…
The Meaning of Christmas
Dec 17, 2015 • 27 min
Christmas shows why Christianity is unique. In all other religions, a prophet arrives and teaches how we can find eternal life. In Christianity, God himself comes to us and gives himself as the way to eternal life. Christmas shows that salvation is by…
When I Survey
Dec 3, 2015 • 39 min
When Paul prays for the Ephesian church, he does not pray for an improvement in their external circumstances. Rather, Paul prays for God to grant the members of the Ephesians church a profound internal knowledge of the depths of God’s love. Paul prays…
The Cost of Mission
Nov 19, 2015 • 18 min
The reality of meeting God changes you into a person of mission: one who is willing to leave what is comfortable in order to love and serve others. As you take risks to bless others, you will find yourself receiving not only the gifts and resources…
The Gospel, the Church and the World
Nov 5, 2015 • 34 min
The church is described as “living stones” to represent it as a deeply interconnected community. We must neither give into culture nor withdraw from culture, but maintain our beliefs while engaging and serving the world. The power to maintain this balance…
Work and Rest
Oct 22, 2015 • 41 min
The religious leaders in Jesus’ time had a long list of rules regarding the Sabbath. When questioned, Jesus does not respond by dismissing the Sabbath, but rather redefines it - by dying on a cross. As Christians, we are able to enter into his rest and…
The Song of Creation
Oct 8, 2015 • 31 min
Genesis tells the why of creation,not the how. It’s a poem,a song about a historical event. The Christian doctrine of creation is that this world is good and the purpose of nature is to be a community. We can take joy in cultivating and enjoying the…
Friendship
Sep 24, 2015 • 38 min
Wise people are good at choosing, forging, and keeping friendships. The marks of a true friend are constancy, carefulness, candor, and counsel. When you are liberated to be the great friend you need to be by the great friendship of Jesus on the cross,…
The Inside Out Kingdom
Aug 13, 2015 • 39 min
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus contrasts two groups who appear the same on the outside,but have different motives on the inside. Religious people are superficial,hiding behind the letter of the law; but people who are changed by the gospel are shining…
Adoration: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Feb 18, 2015 • 29 min
When we say “hallowed be thy name,” we are making the adoration of God the ultimate concern of our lives. By giving God the praise he deserves,we will heal our worldview as well as our souls. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer…
Accepting the Judge
Feb 18, 2015 • 45 min
Without a judgment day,we would live in a hopeless world. But if there is a judgment day,none of us could bear the weight of judgment. However,in Christ we have already been judged. In Christ we can live between two judgments: the judgment we’ve already…
Abraham and the Torch
Feb 18, 2015 • 37 min
It is much easier to believe in God than to trust in God. God calls Abraham to live a life of faith, but Abraham struggles. He asks God how he knows that he can trust God. God responds with a demonstration that is one of the clearest pointers to the…
A World of Idols
Oct 22, 2014 • 45 min
The gospel should change not just our inner being but also the way we relate to the outside world. Paul engaged with society every day. He was distressed, indignant and compassionate about the Athenians’ beliefs, but he kept his eyes on the cross to…
A Woman, a Slave and a Gentile
Oct 22, 2014 • 42 min
The gospel of Jesus Christ transcends cultural and socioeconomic differences. Here we have three examples of conversions in Philippi: of the religious, the oppressed, and the secular. The gospel is presented through rational discourse, a power encounter,…
A Spirit Hath Not Flesh and Bones
Oct 22, 2014 • 40 min
The Easter story tells us of a new beginning after disaster - that after death there is life. If you spiritualize the resurrection of Jesus, you will have comfort but not the truth. The message of Easter is that right now, Jesus has flesh and bones. This…
A Promise of Hope
Jul 28, 2014 • 44 min
Adam and Eve sinned even before they ate the forbidden fruit. As soon as they asked themselves why they should obey God, they had sinned in their hearts. Sin is when we remove God as the ultimate authority and enthrone ourselves in God’s place. By…
A Christian’s Happiness
Jun 27, 2014 • 39 min
Romans 8:28 is one of the most famous verses in the Bible. People love the thought that God works out all things for good for those who love Him. Yet, Romans 8:28 is intimately connected with Romans 8:29-30 where God promises to bodily resurrect those He…
1 Corinthians 6-7
Jun 6, 2014 • 29 min
The Biblical view of sex is unique. It rejects the view, held by some conservative cultures, that sex is dirty. Instead, the Bible views sex so highly that it cannot be shared casually with anyone. Sex is meant to bind two people together. It renews the…
Greed: The Case of the Rich Young Ruler
Jan 24, 2014 • 34 min
The rich young ruler in this passage had followed all the rules, but received an astonishing rebuttal from Jesus. Any encounter with the “real” Jesus shocks us. This young man’s religious assumptions failed him because he didn’t understand the concept of…
Everyone with a Gift
Jan 24, 2014 • 37 min
In Romans 12, Paul looks at the Gospel and then exhorts us as to how we should live in the light of what Christ has done. He urges us to give up control over our lives and become “living sacrifices” for God. Unfortunately, the problem with a living…
Lord of the Earth
Nov 1, 2013 • 44 min
The story of Noah and the flood is about second chances and new beginnings; God is ready to give us another chance. God calls us into three great relationships: with the earth, with all the people on earth, and with himself, the Lord of the Earth. This…
A Covenant Relationship
Oct 9, 2013 • 30 min
The great tension of the Old Testament is the seemingly ambiguous status of God’s covenant with His people. Sometimes God speaks as if He will bless Israel irrespective of whether or not they keep the statues of His covenant. Other times the blessing…
Beholding the Love of God
Oct 9, 2013 • 31 min
Knowing God is not an anti-rational mystical experience. Knowing God occurs when the truth overflows from your mind into your entire being. Knowing God is when the truth you’ve heard a thousand times becomes experientially real, and you marvel at the…
The Jealousy of God
Aug 29, 2013 • 33 min
Modern people are often uncomfortable when the Bible speaks of God’s jealousy. Yet, God’s jealousy is intimately related to God’s love toward us. The relationship that God calls us to is not merely one of subjects obeying a king. Rather, God calls us into…
Basis of Prayer: “Our Father”
May 31, 2013 • 35 min
The proper basis for prayer is to approach God as our loving, Heavenly Father and to view our relationship with him as a family relationship - not a business relationship. To be able to pray with this kind of confidence, we need to know that we have been…
Come and See
May 2, 2013 • 44 min
Do we see Jesus as he is or merely as we would like to see him? That same question goes for religious people and skeptics alike. For skeptics and seekers “come and see” means to come, think, and examine the evidence. For Christians “come and see” means to…
Peace – Overcoming Anxiety
Apr 10, 2013 • 41 min
A lot of us are cast down because we don’t expect the attacks on our peace and joy that are inevitable. Much of the depression we experience is depression over our depression. We’re sad that we’re sad. We’re surprised that we’re surprised. We’re upset…
The Crucifixion
Mar 11, 2013 • 26 min
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus howled this agonized cry at his execution. How could any good come from such a seemingly horrible end? Timothy Keller ponders the depths of what is surely most horrible, yet most wonderful question ever…
Imitating the Incarnation
Feb 1, 2013 • 39 min
Many people today believe that Jesus never claimed to be God. They think Jesus was merely a wise teacher whose followers later deified him. Yet, key passages such as Philippians 2 demonstrate that from the very beginning of Christianity, Jesus was…
Peace
Nov 30, 2012 • 37 min
Christian peace is not the absence of troubles. It is a peace that is unshakeable even in the midst of troubles. During difficult times, Christians are called to remember the living God who works out all things for good for those who love Him. If we set…
Born into Hope
Nov 5, 2012 • 39 min
Without hope, it is all but impossible face life and endure suffering. But hope must be grounded in something real and lasting. True hope enables us to navigate both sorrow and joy. In Jesus Christ, we have a living hope grounded and sustained in an…
Love and Lust
Oct 8, 2012 • 34 min
The Bible presents a more attractive and comprehensive view of sexuality than is generally understood. The headings explored in this sermon include the integrity of sex, the challenge of lust and the future of love. This sermon was preached by Rev.…
Questions of Suffering
Aug 1, 2012 • 33 min
No book in all of literature addresses the questions of suffering and evil with the spiritual wisdom of the book of Job. In this sermon, Timothy Keller demonstrates how the Christian approach to suffering differs from both cynical and moralistic…
Spiritual Warfare
Jul 3, 2012 • 36 min
Modern people are uncomfortable with the existence of evil, let alone the existence of the Devil. Yet, the Bible teaches that we cannot fully understand the world we live in unless we realize that there are supernatural agents of evil. But it is not…
Justified by Faith
May 25, 2012 • 37 min
Justification is not merely an abstract theological concept. Rather, it is the sense of approval and belonging that every person desires. Justification is not only that we have our sins forgiven, but that in God’s eyes we are given Jesus’ perfect record.…
The Ascension
Apr 2, 2012 • 40 min
The Ascension of Jesus Christ “takes what Jesus was and did on Earth, and releases it into the universe and into (our) lives with all of its healing power.” In this sermon, Timothy Keller shows us the power, the nature and the meaning of the Ascension,…
Jesus Our King
Mar 6, 2012 • 41 min
We naturally have a love/hate relationship with kings. For thousands of years, myths and legends have centered on the return of a noble king who will rule the people justly. Yet, submitting to a king means that we have to subordinate our own will to the…
Authentic Christianity
Jan 31, 2012 • 43 min
In the conclusion to the sermon on the mount, Jesus challenges everyone. He challenges those who don’t attend church by telling them that not all roads lead to God. He challenges those inside the church by telling them that not everyone who calls him…
Our Work and Our Character
Jan 1, 2012 • 39 min
What is the connection between faith and work? The Bible affirms the goodness of creation and therefore the goodness of work. In this sermon, we see how even 1st century slaves found dignity in their work through the Gospel. Yet, the Gospel provides us…
God with Us
Dec 3, 2011 • 33 min
What does it mean to say God is with us? The meaning of Christmas is that the Creator of the universe has become a human being. It means that the terrifying God who appeared in the Old Testament as a whirlwind and a fire has become a vulnerable baby in…
A Reason for Living
Nov 8, 2011 • 34 min
To find absolute freedom in life, we must admit that life on its own accord is meaningless. True meaning in life is only found through Jesus Christ, the designer of life. This message was given by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on…
The New Heaven and New Earth
Sep 30, 2011 • 28 min
The historical event of the resurrection of Jesus Christ means everything, yet it is only the first installment on something to come, and this is it—new heavens, new earth, City of God. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer…
A Tale of Two Cities
Sep 1, 2011 • 38 min
What did the fall do to humanity? By tracing the descendants of Cain and by studying the city they created, we see the violence and oppression that resulted from turning away from God—including the Bible’s first instance of polygamy. However, we also see…
The Wounded Spirit
Aug 5, 2011 • 41 min
Happiness is not determined by external circumstances, but by the way we view, process and address them. Contrary to simple, reductionist views of psychology, the Book of Proverbs presents the inner-life in its complex, multidimensional aspects, offering…
Seeing Him as He is
Jun 23, 2011 • 26 min
It is possible to know God in more than an intellectual way. By faith, we can experience his presence in a way that is astonishing, healing and satisfying. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 9, 1995.…
Missions
Jun 15, 2011 • 37 min
To be in mission means to be sent. Jesus’ mission was to reveal the truth of God’s character and to save mankind from destruction. A Christian is one who has been drawn into a healing relationship with God in order to be sent out to reveal his image and…
Forgiving and Forgiven
May 19, 2011 • 42 min
Having an attitude of compassionate forgiveness is more than just an external standard we are meant to live up to, but is the organic fruit of a heart that has been melted by receiving the forgiveness of Christ. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy…
I Am He
Apr 29, 2011 • 35 min
The Apostle John’s eyewitness account of the arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane gives us the greatest claim, the greatest problem and the greatest mission in the history of the world. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer…
The Search for Happiness
Apr 1, 2011 • 39 min
Our modern age scorns the wisdom of the past, but have the fruits of our physical and philosophical sciences progressed us toward fundamental human happiness? The ancient wisdom in the prologue of the Book of Psalms provides four principles that dig into…
Noah and the Reasons of Faith; Faith as Understanding
Feb 1, 2011 • 36 min
Contrary to popular perception, faith begins with reasoning. In fact, the Bible teaches that faith is not only compatible with reason, but that it consists of, requires, and even stimulates, profound thinking, reasoning and rationality. This sermon was…
How to Find the Way
Jan 20, 2011 • 21 min
How can Jesus be so shockingly narrow as to call himself “the way?” This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 18, 1998. Series “Jesus - On Finding God”. Scripture: Matthew 7:7-14
Does God Control Everything?
Dec 2, 2010 • 39 min
How are we to understand and receive the absolute, life-changing assurance God offers to us? This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 7, 2007. Series “In Christ Jesus: How the Spirit Transforms Us”.…
Made for Stewardship
Feb 19, 2010 • 36 min
We are called to work because God also worked - He created the world! We can work for God by using our gifts for others. We also need rest from our work, which comes from our security in God through Christ. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller…
Real Friendship and the Pleading Priest
Feb 19, 2010 • 44 min
Abraham, in his intercessory prayer for Sodom, engages in the first priestly action of the Bible. His intercession implies a corporate responsibility in which righteousness as well as sin can be ascribed to a people, and his actions point to Christ, the…
Justice
Feb 19, 2010 • 41 min
The biblical concept of justice emphasizes restoring the wholeness of the world. However, we contribute to the breakdown of the society when we put ourselves first. In Isaiah, we are shown some of the ways that God identifies with the poor, calls us to…
Blueprint for Revival: Social Concern
Feb 19, 2010 • 39 min
The parable of the Good Samaritan demonstrates a biblical model of social work and compassion. The Samaritan meets the physical, financial, emotional, and material needs of the man in his path. This parable reminds us that real faith is expressed in deeds…
Treasure vs. Money
Feb 19, 2010 • 36 min
Greed is a particularly dangerous sin because it hides in our hearts while binding us to our materialistic desires. Money has tremendous power over us: for some it is our significance, for others it is our security. We can break free from our slavery to…
Culture
Feb 17, 2010 • 40 min
Isaiah shows the way the riches of the world glorify God through the cultural activity in the new Jerusalem. God has saved this city from sadness, war, and darkness. In order to use our lives and our professions to cultivate a rich and godly culture, we…
Arguing About Politics
Feb 17, 2010 • 45 min
The Pharisees pose a controversial question to Jesus when they ask him if they should pay taxes. Jesus responds with a revolutionary answer: He refuses political complacency, political simplicity, and political primacy. Jesus then models a revolutionary…
Can Faith Be Green?
Feb 10, 2010 • 32 min
Genesis shows us the goodness of creation, the stewardship of creation, the fallenness of creation, and the final restoration of creation. The Bible calls us as Christians to be careful stewards of creation because nature reflects God’s goodness and…
Should I Not Love that Great City?
Feb 10, 2010 • 39 min
Many recoil at the thought of being called to reside in a large city. Jonah felt the same way when God asked him to go to Nineveh, and he made every attempt and excuse to avoid the great city. Like Jonah, we may see crime, pollution, greed, and moral…
Sexuality and Christian Hope
Feb 10, 2010 • 41 min
Christianity presents a revolutionary view of sex, singleness, and marriage that rejects both traditional and modern conceptions of the purpose of sex. Ultimately, our hope in our future family, future journey and certainty of our true love, Jesus Christ,…
Marriage as Commitment and Priority
Feb 10, 2010 • 42 min
The key to transforming ourselves and our marriages is being filled with the Spirit. This sermon examines the power of marriage, the definition of marriage, and the priority of marriage. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer…
The Community of Jesus
Feb 10, 2010 • 43 min
Jesus not only saves us from our sins, he weaves us into a new human community. That community is characterized by a reversal of values. When we realize that we are both sinners and saved by grace, we will have freedom from the values that previously…
How to Change
Feb 10, 2010 • 32 min
Christian growth is described through the metaphor of the fruit of the spirit, which is a gradual process that begins with the seed of the Holy Spirit. As we are changed from the inside out, organically and radically, we will find deep joy and lasting…
Praying Our Tears
Feb 10, 2010 • 34 min
Suffering is inevitable, and we should always expect tears. But by investing our tears we can not only grow from them but eventually find joy through them. In praying our tears, we remember God’s grace, behold the cross and find assurance in glory yet to…
Praying Our Fears
Feb 10, 2010 • 42 min
Anxiety is a deep fear that threatens your sense of self. But we must obey Christ in times of hardship, and place our hope in Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 5,…
Real Security and the Call of God
Feb 10, 2010 • 39 min
Through Abraham we see how God’s personal call graciously challenges every aspect of our lives, by giving us entirely new lives with a radical new purpose. God’s call to Abraham presents him with the opportunity to find his true self, and to rely on the…
The Gospel and Your Self
Feb 10, 2010 • 41 min
The cure for our self-absorption is an encounter with God. The real God is infinitely glorious, weighty, and beautiful. When God moves from being a concept to a reality, he changes our beliefs and priorities by displaying his beauty, man’s sinfulness, and…
Your Plans: God’s Plans
Feb 9, 2010 • 42 min
The only way to understand God’s plans for us is to see Christ truly and trust him fully. Gods plans for us are not abandoned to fate; our choices matter, and once we have committed entirely to His will, we can receive his guidance humbly and boldly. This…
The Man the King Delights to Honor
Feb 9, 2010 • 34 min
Haman, who plots to kill the Jews exiled in Persia, exemplifies pride and its downfalls. His pride manifests itself in self-absorption, an inability to learn from his mistakes, a progression into more serious forms of evil, and a blindness to his own…
Worship
Feb 8, 2010 • 45 min
The worship of the living God gives us peace and equilibrium to face the troubles of life. Worship engages our entire being in adoration and brings us to a sense of joy in God’s ravishing beauty. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer…
Finding God
Feb 8, 2010 • 45 min
Seasons of spiritual dryness and disillusionment are inevitable in life, and may derail your faith. They don’t seem to fit with a just and holy God. Psalm 42 offers a prescription for your soul when it seems impossible to feel close to God and sense his…
The Story of The Lamb
Feb 8, 2010 • 43 min
One of the major narrative plot lines of the Bible is the story of the lamb. It runs all through the Bible, beginning with the story of Abraham being asked to kill Isaac, continuing with the Passover in Egypt, and running through the Passover supper with…
The Cosmic King
Feb 8, 2010 • 35 min
What does it mean for Jesus to be the alpha and the omega? When we see him as “alpha,” we see him as God. We understand who we are in the light of knowing that we are beings created by and for God. When we see him as “omega,” we cease to use Jesus as a…
Meeting the Real Jesus
Feb 3, 2010 • 32 min
There are three kinds of people who are open to Jesus: the poor, the violent, and the “least of these.” Those who are poor, or those who know they’re no different than the poor, identify with Jesus the most. If we identify with him and choose to accept…
Lord of the Wine
Feb 3, 2010 • 42 min
Why did Jesus use his powers for something as trivial as replenishing wine at a party? It is because he knows that history will ultimately end at another feast, the wedding supper of the Lamb. Jesus sits in sorrow at this wedding party as he thinks of the…
Knowing The Father
Feb 3, 2010 • 38 min
There are two ways to know someone: knowing information about them and knowing them personally. Christianity is about having a personal relationship with God, and the only way to do this is through Jesus Christ. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy…
Reconciliation
Feb 3, 2010 • 38 min
Near the end of his life, Joseph displays his hard-earned wisdom. He shows us that we need to leave all righting of wrongs to God; we must see God’s providing hand in man’s malice; and we must never repay evil with evil, but instead we must meet evil with…
The Prodigal Sons
Feb 3, 2010 • 38 min
In the parable of the Prodigal Sons, Jesus redefines God as Father, redefines sin, and redefines salvation. We need the initiating love of the Father to learn to repent for something besides sins and to be moved by the cost of bringing us home. This…
The Gospel
Feb 3, 2010 • 38 min
The gospel is not moral conformity, which is religion, nor is it self-discovery, which is secularism. The gospel is something else altogether — a grid through which we see the world. There are three results of the gospel: the restructuring of our hearts,…
The Struggle for Love
Feb 3, 2010 • 45 min
In dealing with inner emptiness we often hope for “one true love.” Jacob and Leah have that hope after the failure of their lives. When their dreams are achieved, their hopes are dashed. Leah eventually achieves inner peace by placing her hope in God, who…
The Two Great Tests
Feb 3, 2010 • 42 min
There are two spiritual tests highlighted in these passages: good times and bad times. These circumstances show our sin in general or our idols in particular. We can choose whether to deal with them or deny them, but we will not stay the same. This sermon…
The Healing of Anger
Feb 2, 2010 • 39 min
Anger has the power to disintegrate our health, our communities, and our individual wisdom. However, anger can be a good thing; it is an attribute of God and of anyone who loves. The key to healing anger is to find out what you truly love and why your…
The Sickness unto Death
Feb 2, 2010 • 42 min
It is our nature to seek our identity in the praise of others and in the praise of self. But the praise doesn’t last, and we are never satisfied. God has provided, through Jesus’ death, a new identity to all who know him. This new identity is built on…
The Upside Down Kingdom
Feb 1, 2010 • 39 min
Jesus introduces a revolutionary kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount. He contrasts the pattern, power, and product of two kingdoms: the old one which we are currently under, and the new one which is to come. Jesus’ teaching goes against every natural…
The Longing for Home
Feb 1, 2010 • 37 min
In addressing Israel’s exile, Jeremiah poses the question of why we long for home. This world can’t sustain us, so how we can get home? The answer is in Jesus’ sacrifice, which gives us the gift of a fully sustained life in our relationship with God. This…
How Sin Makes Us Addicts
Jan 29, 2010 • 38 min
The definition of sin is when you replace God with something or someone, and the result is an addiction of spirit. There is an attraction at the spiritual level every bit as powerful as sexual attraction at the physical level: You cannot produce your own…
Sin as Slavery
Jan 29, 2010 • 34 min
Why do we sin — even when we know right from wrong? Sin is a power that enslaves us, but we can be freed from its power by encountering God through worship. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 17, 1996.…
Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?
Jan 29, 2010 • 31 min
In the midst of evil and suffering, abandoning your faith will neither help you handle suffering nor understand God. By looking back to Jesus’ death on the cross and looking ahead to the hope of a new heavens and new earth, we can understand God’s…
Literalism: Isn’t the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?
Jan 29, 2010 • 38 min
Some people claim that they can’t trust in the Bible because it is historically unreliable and culturally regressive. But do we have cultural blinders on? Dr. Keller discusses solid reasons that we can trust the Bible historically, culturally, and…
Injustice: Hasn’t Christianity been an instrument for oppression?
Jan 28, 2010 • 37 min
Historically, the gospel has been particularly empowering and compelling to the poor and the oppressed. Seeing what Jesus did for us, no matter what our socioeconomic position, frees us from being controlled by what is on the surface and teaches us to…
Hell: Isn’t the God of Christianity an angry Judge?
Jan 28, 2010 • 35 min
The Christian understanding of hell gives us insight into the danger of our own hearts. It also gives us resources to live in peace in the world, and to know the love of God who suffered hell for us. This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at…
Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?
Jan 28, 2010 • 39 min
Religion poses a danger of creating division or intolerance between groups of people. However, the gospel lead us to three things: humble service, reconciling behavior that is neither patronizing nor self-righteous, and a love toward people who hold…
Losing My Religion - Why Christians Should Drop Their Religion
Jan 27, 2010 • 45 min
The modern critique of religion comes from Freud, Marx, and Nietzsche. Freud claimed that religion is psychological self-justification, that we created God to assuage our guilt and fear. Marx claimed that religion is a sociological self-justification,…
Absolutism: Don’t we all have to find truth for ourselves?
Jan 26, 2010 • 40 min
In today’s society, absolute truth is thought of to be the enemy of freedom. But truth is more important than you think, freedom is a lot more complex than you think, and Jesus is a lot more liberating than you think. Surrendering to God’s absolute truth…