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30 Marvelous Tim Keller Quotes

Tim Keller is a minister and author, best known as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Here is a look at some of the most sound Tim Keller quotes ever recorded.

“A common vision can unite people of very different temperaments.”

“All change comes from deepening your understanding of the salvation of Christ and living out the changes that understanding creates in your heart.”

“Any person who only sticks with Christianity as long as things are going his or her way, is a stranger to the cross.”

“Believers should acknowledge and wrestle with doubts… It is no longer sufficient to hold beliefs just because you inherited them.”

“Faith is not primarily a function of how you feel. Faith is living out and believing what truth is despite what you feel.”

“Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin.”

“Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.”

“God has become human. The absolute has become particular. The ideal has become real. The divine has taken up a human nature.”

“God will either give us what we ask or give us what we would have asked if we knew everything he knows.”

“God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows.”

“It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.”

“It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul’s prayers for his friends contain no appeals for changes in their circumstances.”

“Jesus is the ultimate Job, the only truly innocent sufferer.”

“Look at Jesus Christ. Every time he was in trouble he used the Word of God. When he was tempted he used the Word. When he was suffering on the cross he used the Word.”

“Marriage has the power to set the course of your life as a whole. If your marriage is strong, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are filled with trouble and weakness, it won’t matter. You will be able to move out into the world in strength.”

“Men, you’ll never be a good groom to your wife unless you’re first a good bride to Jesus.”

“Occasionally God rips aside the veil, and you begin to see this very fact: All things happen for you. All things. Everything is knit together.”

“Only with time do we really learn who the other person is and come to love the person for him- or herself and not just for the feelings and experiences they give us.”

“Our culture says that feelings of love are the basis for actions of love. And of course that can be true. But it is truer to say that actions of love can lead consistently to feelings of love.”

“Prayer—though it is often draining, even an agony—is in the long term the greatest source of power that is possible.”

“Real love, the Bible says, instinctively desires permanence.”

“Reason can get you to probability, but only commitment can get you to certainty.”

“Suffering is actually at the heart of the Christian story.”

“The basic premise of religion– that if you live a good life, things will go well for you– is wrong. Jesus was the most morally upright person who ever lived, yet He had a life filled with the experience of poverty, rejection, injustice, and even torture.”

“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.”

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”

“Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.”

“When life is going smoothly, and our truest heart treasures seem safe, it does not occur to us to pray.”

“When you listen and read one thinker, you become a clone… two thinkers, you become confused… ten thinkers, you’ll begin developing your own voice… two or three hundred thinkers, you become wise and develop your voice.”

“You don’t really know Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.”

New York based pastor Tim Keller discusses his view on religion and politics with ABC. Keller is an American pastor and Christian apologist best known for this bestselling books, ‘The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism.’

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