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#1. Nobody who understands the free grace of God takes sin lightly. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#2. Our Christian hope is that we are going to live with Christ in a new earth, where there is not only no more death, but where life is what it was always meant to be. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#3. You have been saved through a dying sacrifice, so you are free to be a living one. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#4. To understand the Scripture is not simply to get information about God. If attended to with trust and faith, the Bible is the way to actually hear God speaking and also to meet God himself. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#5. Singles, too, must see the penultimate status of marriage. If single Christians don't develop a deeply fulfilling love relationship with Jesus, they will put too much pressure on their DREAM of marriage, and that will create pathology in their lives as well. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#6. But contemporary capitalism increasingly has the power to eliminate the intimacy and accountability of human relationships. So in the marketplace, as in every field, there is an urgent need for those with a powerful compass. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#7. If God is real, why does he align perfectly with our views? We should expect God to challenge us on what we think is right somewhere - Author: Timothy Keller
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#8. Prayer turns theology into experience. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#9. Jesus didn't come to tell us the answers to the questions of life, he came to be the answer. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#10. Jesus' claims are particularly unnerving, because if they are true there is no alternative but to bow the knee to him. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#11. Unless you point to the good news of God's grace people will not be able to bear the bad news of God's judgement. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#12. Self-righteousness is always self-condemnatory. And self-righteousness is the preserve of the moralist. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#13. No person or group ever conforms completely to a type. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#14. Holiness gives us new desires and brings old desires into line with one another. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#15. There are some needs only you can see. There are some hands only you can hold. There are some people only you can reach. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#16. How do you change your behavior? Change what you worship - Author: Timothy Keller
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#17. It takes both spouses to say, "My self-centeredness is the main problem in my marriage" to have a great marriage. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#18. Temptation isn't impersonal - there is an actual enemy doing the tempting. Mark treats Satan as a reality, not a myth. This is certainly jarring in contemporary cultures that are skeptical of the existence of the supernatural, let alone the demonic. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#19. Paul sees all kinds of sins in himself and all kinds of accomplishments too, but he refuses to connect them with his identity. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#20. Simon Gathercole argues that both Paul and the Gospel writers considered the good news to have three basic elements: the identity of Jesus as Son of God and Messiah, the death of Jesus for sin and justification, and the establishment of the reign of God and the new creation.12 - Author: Timothy Keller
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#21. If you are a child of God, you don't lose your status if you have a bad week. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#22. People only get in the afterlife what they have most wanted-either to have God as Savior and Master or to be their own Saviors and Masters. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#23. Augustine writes: "We love God, therefore, for what He is in Himself, and [we love] ourselves and our neighbors for His sake." That - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#24. Sound preaching arises out of two loves - love of the Word of God and love of people - and from them both a desire to show people God's glorious grace. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#25. We know God will answer us when we call because one terrible day he did not answer Jesus when he called. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#26. The doctrine of grace and redemption keeps us from seeing any person or situation as hopeless. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#27. If earthly fathers, who are sinful, ordinarily want to make their children happy, "how much more" committed is our perfect heavenly Father to our well-being and happiness? - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#28. The Gospel is this: You're more sinful, evil and weak than you'd ever believe. But you're more valued, accepted and loved than you dared hope. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#29. We only grasp the gospel when we understand, as Paul did, that we are the worst sinner we know (1 Timothy 1:15) - and that if Jesus came to die for us, there is no one that he would not die for. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#30. Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#31. If the evolutionary mechanism of natural selection depends on death, destruction, and violence of the strong against the weak, then these things are perfectly natural. On what basis, then, does the atheist judge the natural world to be horribly wrong, unfair, and unjust? - Author: Timothy Keller
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#32. The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#33. It is the illusion that if we find our one true soul mate, everything wrong with us will be healed; but that makes the lover into God, and no human being can live up to that. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#34. If you have to run away from something that used to be an idol, you're actually still enslaved by it. It's still controlling you. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#35. Christians should not be optimists; we know too much about sin. We should also not be pessimists, for we know the living God. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#36. It is possible to avoid Jesus as Savior as much by keeping all the Biblical rules as by breaking them. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#37. Public faith means going public with what's in your heart, with humility and respect for others, as we speak of the truth of the gospel. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#38. To say doctrine doesn't matter, only how you live matters, is itself a doctrine. It's the doctrine of salvation by works. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#39. All human problems are ultimately symptoms, and our separation from God is the cause. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#40. Marriage [is] two flawed people coming together to create a space of stability, love and consolation, a haven in a heartless world. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#41. God looks at the anxious and says, I tore my Son to shreds for you, and you're afraid I will not give you what you need? - Author: Timothy Keller
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#42. Prayer is a recognition of the greatness of our God. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#43. It is because Jesus Christ experienced cosmic thirst on the cross that you and I can have our spiritual thirst satisfied. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#44. Reweaving shalom means to sacrificially thread, lace, and press your time, goods, power, and resources into the lives and needs of others. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#45. If Christianity is really true it will be offending and correcting you somewhere. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#46. God is so committed to your ultimate joy that he was willing to plunge into the greatest depths of suffering himself for you. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#47. Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#48. the fear of God" is increased by an experience of God's grace and forgiveness. What it describes is a loving, joyful awe and wonder before the greatness of God. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#49. We need his kingdom to "come." Calvin believed there were two ways God's kingdom comes - through the Spirit, who "corrects our desires," and through the Word of God, which "shapes our thoughts. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#50. What is essential in prayer is not that we learn to express ourselves, but that we learn to answer God. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#51. There is no evil that the father's love cannot pardon and cover, there is no sin that is a match for his grace. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#52. Covenant community is like air. We don't miss it until we need it. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#53. One thing have I desired of the Lord, one thing will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord to behold the beauty of the Lord. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#54. The proper biblical understanding of sin is much more radical and far-reaching. It can never be used as a weapon, because it will recoil on anyone who tries to deploy it that way. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#55. A lack of generosity refuses to acknowledge that your assets are not really yours, but God's. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#56. The Christian faith gives us a new conception of work as the means by which God loves and cares for his world through us. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#57. Gilligan argued that while men seek maturity by detaching themselves, women see themselves maturing as they attach.18 - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#58. Because we put ourselves in God's place, He put Himself in our place. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#59. Our prayer is that as you read, you'll be struck not by the contents of this book, but by the book it's helping you open up; and that you'll praise not the author of this book, but the One he is pointing you to. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#60. Faith is not opposed to reason, but it is sometimes opposed to feelings and appearances. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#61. Many people think of the Bible as a book of moral teachings with stories sprinkled through to illustrate the teachings. But it's a lot BETTER THAN THAT ... the Bible is a single true story with teachings sprinkled through to illustrate the story. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#62. How can I lose my attraction to the most beautiful face in the universe? Revive my soul and reopen my eyes to your glory and grace. Amen. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#63. Out of the cross comes the resurrection. Out of weakness comes real strength. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#64. On the cross, both justice and love are being satisfied - evil, sin, and death are being defeated. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#65. The product of a true, growing, gospel-centered nature is often gentleness. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#66. In the beauty of the world, we are to see God's existence. In the brokenness of the world, we are to see God's justice. As we do, we run back to the place where we see God's mercy: the cross. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#67. If we are deeply moved by the sight of his love for us, it detaches our hearts from other would-be saviors. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#68. If the Christian faith gets too identified with a party, it reduces Christianity to a political position - Author: Timothy Keller
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#69. Father, your Son taught us to pray, "Hallowed be thy name" before "Give us this day our daily bread." Help me pray not "You've got to do this, God!" but "Be glorified in my life." That is hard at first; then it is freedom itself. Amen. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#70. The human race doesn't need more books telling them what to do. They need the power to do what they already know. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#71. Ministry to the poor is a crucial sign that we believe the gospel. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#72. If you're avoiding sin and living morally so that God will have to bless you and save you, then you may be looking to Jesus as a teacher, model, and helper, but ironically you are avoiding him as Savior. You are trusting in your own goodness rather than in Jesus for your standing with God. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#73. Older forms of indentured servanthood and the bond-service of biblical times had often been harsh, but Christian abolitionists concluded that race-based, life-long chattel slavery, established through kidnapping, could not be squared with biblical teaching either in the Old Testament or the New. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#74. He so tempers the outcome of events according to his incomprehensible plan that the prayers of the saints, which are a mixture of faith and error, are not nullified."185 - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#75. Jesus was the temple to end all temples, the priest to end all priests, & the sacrifice to end all sacrifices. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#76. When we worry we are saying, 'I know the way my life is supposed to go, and God's not getting it right'. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#77. The gospel is not about choosing to follow advice; it's about being called to follow a King. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#78. The more you understand how your salvation isn't about your behavior, the more radically your behavior will change. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#79. Certainly we should be very active in seeking God, and Jesus himself called us to 'ask, seek, knock' in order to find him. Yet those who enter a relationship with God inevitably look back and recognize that God's grace had sought them out, breaking them open to new realities. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#80. Prayer, true prayer, does not allow us to deceive ourselves. It relaxes the tension of our self-inflation. It produces a clearness of spiritual vision. . . . It saps our self-deception and its Pharisaism. . . . So by prayer we acquire our true selves."242 - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#81. Like a baby learning language, we learn how to communicate with God by listening to His words first. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#82. Friends become wiser together through a healthy clash of viewpoints. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#83. Jesus Christ says, 'Kill me and in 3 days, not only this temple, but all temples in the whole world will be out of business.' This is the most stunning thing any human being has ever said. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#84. If his suffering did not make Jesus give up on us, nothing will. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#85. Jesus Christ as only an example will crush you. You'll never be able to live up to it. But Jesus Christ as the Lamb will save you. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#86. The only love that won't disappoint you is one that can't change, that can't be lost, that is not based on the ups and downs of life or of how well you live. It is something that not even death can take away from you. God's love is the only thing like that. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#87. Prayer, therefore, leads to a self-knowledge that is impossible to achieve any other way. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#88. Just because you can't see or imagine a good reason why God might allow something to happen doesn't mean there can't be one. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#89. The gospel is not just the means by which people get converted but also the way Christians solve their problems and grow. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#90. Faith gives you a concept of the dignity and worth of all work, even simple work, without which work could bore you. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#91. Only when our greatest love is God, a love that we cannot lose even in death, can we face all things with peace. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#92. Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#93. there is something in us from God that knows we are not alone in the universe, and that we were not meant to go it alone. Prayer is a natural human instinct. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#94. Both low self-esteem and pride are horrible nuisances to our own future and to everyone around us. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#95. God invites us to come as we are, not stay as we are. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#96. We're far worse than we ever imagined, and far more loved than we could ever dream. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#97. Idolatry happens when we take good things and make them ultimate things - Author: Timothy Keller
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#98. Christians have their attitude toward God changed from one of duty to free, loving self-giving because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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#99. How does Satan accuse us? By causing us to look at our sin rather than our Savior. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#100. Righteous Lord, I have many who falsely accuse me. Defend me from them! But I also know my sin, and my heart rightly accuses me. I rest in Jesus's atoning death for me. - Author: Timothy J. Keller
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