We cannot survive in this world without the presence of God. Yet, the holiness of God creates a chasm between God and man. The Bible vividly depicts this chasm when Uzzah is slain after merely touching the ark of the covenant. In this sermon, Tim Keller shows how Jesus Christ has satisfied the holiness of God in our place, and how through Him we can finally enjoy the presence of God.
The Lost Ark
1 Samuel 5:1-5; 2 Samuel 6:1-15
February 22, 2004 • Dr. Timothy Keller • Series: The Gospel According to David
Two Men With Money
2 Kings 5:13-19, Luke 19:5-10 • October 21, 2001 • Dr. Timothy Keller
Meeting with God and grasping the grace he freely gives us changes our relationship to our money, possessions, and career. When we see that salvation cannot be earned or gained through hard work, we are freed from the idolatry of wealth. When we experience this freedom, we can give with spontaneity and joy.
1 Corinthians 1:18-31 • April 20, 1997 • Dr. Timothy Keller
Predestination teaches that God doesn’t love us because we’re lovely; God loves us with a love that makes us lovely. Intriguingly, the apostle Paul uses the seemingly problematic doctrine of predestination in order to heal divisions in the Corinthian church. When we realize that we contributed nothing to our salvation – that even our faith is a gift from God – we can become humble men and women that boast only in the cross of Christ. It is only when we make that boast and cease boasting in ourselves that we can become true agents of healing and reconciliation.
Isaiah 53:4-11; 54:1-5, 11-14 • September 25, 2005 • Dr. Timothy Keller
The gospel is not moral conformity, which is religion, nor is it self-discovery, which is secularism. The gospel is something else altogether — a grid through which we see the world. There are three results of the gospel: the restructuring of our hearts, the removal of our sin, and the reversal of our values.