How To Change – Tim Keller

The operating principle of religion is “I obey therefore I am accepted” but the operating principle of the gospel is “I am accepted therefore I obey.”

The gospel is not just the ABCs of the Christian life, it is the A to Z. It is by the gospel, the good news of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ministry that we are not only brought in to the Kingdom, but it is the way we grow at every step. In this video, Tim Keller helps us to see the gospel as not just the goal of mission, but also the means by which we are changed from the inside out.

Other resources and videos from Tim Keller on the Verge Network that might be helpful:

Tim Keller: Doing Justice | VIDEO

Generous Justice Panel: Christ & City Conference | VIDEO

Tim Keller: Generous Justice | VIDEO

Tim Keller: Reaching Your City With The Gospel | VIDEO

Tim Keller: What Is God’s Global Urban Mission? | VIDEO


Dr. Timothy Keller (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) was founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Manhattan, chairman of Redeemer City to City, and co-founder of The Gospel Coalition. He wrote numerous books, including The Reason for God. He and his wife, Kathy, had three children.