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Redeemer Presbyterian

How to Change

The Gospel changes people from the inside out. Christ gives us a radically new identity, freeing us from both self-righteousness and self-condemnation. He liberates us to accept people we once excluded, and to break the bondage of things (even good things) that once drove us. In particular, the gospel makes us welcoming and respectful toward those who do not share our beliefs.

Comments:

Drew Goodmanson

You can't know you are a Christian unless their is change in your life. But how do you change? Keller presents how the gospel changes us.

Steven Adams

I can, in my own will, (for a period) change the external things in my life, change the way I talk, do good things for others, say the right things, don't drink, etc. Or just hide these things… In public one way, in private another. But this change will not last and is just more self-righteousness that I would robe myself with. So, the change talked about here is internal change, generated by the Gospel. If the internal change is not happening, this does not necessarily mean you are not a Christian… The Gospel has not yet penetrated.



As a Christian man, I am always looking for the "something I need to do". Here, Tim Keller points back to the gospel for that transformation. Amen.