Saturday I heard Tim Keller preach for the first time. Today I listend to two more sermons, and I'm finding them consistently full of grace, centered on the gospel, and deeply thought-provoking. Every now and then I come across a teacher or author who so deeply helps me understand some facet of the gospel or the Scriptures or their application to life or ministry that I walk away feeling that I need to saturate in their teaching. That's how I feel about Tim Keller right now.
Here's a taste:
"The Bible's purpose is not so much to show you how to live a good life. The Bible's purpose is to show you how God’s grace breaks into your life against your will and saves you from the sin and brokenness otherwise you would never be able to overcome... religion is 'if you obey, then you will be accepted'. But the Gospel is, 'if you are absolutely accepted, and sure you’re accepted, only then will you ever begin to obey'. Those are two utterly different things. Every page of the Bible shows the difference."
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