The Real Jesus
The King is Come
Matthew 21:1-17 • March 2, 1997 • Dr. Timothy J. Keller
What do we learn from Jesus' entry into Jerusalem? Jesus is incredibly humble but absolutely immodest. He orchestrates his entry to show that he is the King. His message to everyone is that they can crown him or kill him, but there is no middle way. The same choice holds true for each and every one of us.
Lord of the Wine
November 17, 1996 • Dr. Timothy J. Keller
Why did Jesus use his powers for something as trivial as replenishing wine at a party? It is because he knows that history will ultimately end at another feast, the wedding supper of the Lamb. Jesus sits in sorrow at this wedding party as he thinks of the price he will have to pay in order to invite us to the ultimate wedding party. He offers us his wine so we may taste God and know joy.
Rejecting the Real Jesus
September 22, 1996 • Dr. Timothy J. Keller
Why do so many people disbelieve Christianity and reject the message of Jesus Christ? The underlying problem is that we do not want to give up control over our lives and have God be our ultimate authority. To overcome unbelief we must see our need for a Savior and look to Jesus Christ, the wisdom of God, who died for us on the cross.
Meeting the Real Jesus
Part 1; His Teachings • September 15, 1996 • Dr. Timothy J. Keller
There are three kinds of people who are open to Jesus: the poor, the violent, and the "least of these." Those who are poor, or those who know they're no different than the poor, identify with Jesus the most. If we identify with him and choose to accept him, he will disrupt our lives in order to change us and heal us.