Sermon Recommendation- “Authentic Christianity”

26 Mar

In this sermon, Tim Keller discusses some inconvenient truths that Jesus put forth.

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One Response to “Sermon Recommendation- “Authentic Christianity””

  1. Nick Eadie March 27, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    I liked the sermon. Just last week at a church discussion I suggested that inauthentic Christians (or “functioning atheists” as Canadian pastor Bruxy Cavey calls them) are perhaps more likely to be defensive about their beliefs than people genuinely trying to live the way that Christ instructed. If I had one criticism it is that I don’t think Keller emphases enough Christ’s focus on deeds within the lines “everyone who hears these words of mine AND PUTS THEM INTO PRACTICE is like a wise man who built his house on the rock”. Practical application of the sermon on the mount seems to be the duty of those who genuinely want a relationship with Christ. I recently came across this television imagining of Christ’s temptation in the garden of gethsemane:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrPGQbWke5E

    This scene – as cheesy as it is – shows Jesus’ temptation in a way that I’d never previously considered. When the New York Times reported in 2006 that 87% of white American evangelical Christian supported war, it’s not difficult to imagine how narrow the path can be. I cannot stress enough, however, that I believe love should be the Christian’s prevailing instinct – even to those who claim to follow but seem to neglect the plain teaching of Christ.

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