The Meaning of His Death – Gospel in Life
Sermon

The Meaning of His Death

Tim Keller |  January 14, 2007

Download Agreement


By downloading this file, I confirm I understand Gospel in Life's Copyright & Permissions policies and agree to only use this file for personal usage and will not upload it to any third-party platforms.

 

Topics:
  • Atonement
  • Salvation
  • Understanding the Gospel
Duration:
40:52
Scripture:
Mark 10:32-45
SKU:
RS 191-13

Overview

It’s very clear what Jesus Christ came to do. He came to die. That sets him apart from the founders of every other major religion. They came to live and be an example. He came to die.

Most of the people in the world fall into one of two categories with regard to the cross of Jesus. Many people struggle too much with the cross, because they find it offensive and nonsensical. Many other people struggle too little with the cross. They think they believe it, but it’s not changing their life at all.

Mark 10 speaks to both groups. There are two things it shows us: 1) why Jesus came to die, and 2) how that should change us from the inside out.

Mark 10:32–45

The idea of the cross is presented as a trade-off, a sacrifice, emphasizing the importance of being humble and putting others before oneself. The true measure of greatness comes from helping others, as shown by Jesus who traded his life for the good of many. This concept of love that asks for nothing in return is shown using examples from parenting and the Harry Potter series, asking us to better understand the cross and how it changes our lives.

Related

Sermon

The First Christian

By Tim Keller
Sermon

The Prodigal Sons

By Tim Keller
Sermon

Hope for Your Life

By Tim Keller

February Book Offer

Put Your Hope Not in Lesser gods, But in the One True God

In his book Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller shows us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the truth about societal ideals and our own hearts — and that there is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings and fulfill our hopes.

February Book Offer

Put Your Hope Not in Lesser gods, But in the One True God

In his book Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller shows us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the truth about societal ideals and our own hearts — and that there is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings and fulfill our hopes.